"Unfortunately here in the U.S. it is politically incorrect to call Japan out for its human rights abuses." There are many American's former POWs of the Japanese who will completely agree with your statement. Many believe it started with MacArthur who allowed many Japanese War Criminals to go free. I agree with you, what really would sets me off is when the victims were Australians, British, Indians, Chinese or New Zealanders and MacArthur seem to have power over even those trials and sentences. He never really got dirty himself, he was always in the rear or close to it, and he never missed a meal. How many POWs of the Japanese starved to death and the Japanese criminals who allowed this were never prosecuted by MacArthur? It's seems to be true that here in the U.S. we go out of our way for the sake of healing and normalizing relations and trade that we sidestep the issues of abuse by the Japanese during WW2. There were some truly horrific occurrences one after the other in fact Death March at Bataan, railroad building in Malaysia, abuse of captured pilots in the Pacific. I once corresponded with a Battan Death march survivor now living in PA and he told me he was very upset at the making of the sanitized Pearl Harbor movie and Japan paying reparations to Korean women who were forced into prostitution in Japanese comfort houses and never admitting what they did to Americans, Australians and others. Not to say the poor women were not deserving. It just upset him to think the admission of guilt has to not been made in regard to his buddies that died by their hands. I have met scores of the many younger generation of Japanese people who are totally sympathetic and who embrace anything or anyone American and are truly good people. I think that's what makes things even harder to put all this behind us. The Japanese that exist today are for most part a very warm and compassionate people. We have to make an effort to differentiate between their current and older generations and some times that very hard to do If you are part of our greatest (WW2 vet) generation.