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The event has been an issue interpreted differently by historians and journalists. Unfortunately, the historical facts have often been held hostage to a political agenda. That includes the photographic "evidence" of the "Nanking masacre." Such fabricated photos found its place in an exhibition on World War II displayed in the Toronto City Hall.


The photo exhibition on World War II in Asia was held from November 27 to December 2, 2012, in the Toronto City Hall Rotunda.The visitors were shocked to see “the crimes” committed by the Japanese army. However, some of the photos used for the exhibition had been closely examined in the past by historians specializing in that period, together with many other photos. 


Here are some examples.


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One of the photos displayed at City Hall.

Below is the comparison of two photos (excerpt from "Analyzing the “Photographic Evidence” of the Nanking Massacre" by Higashinakano Shudo, Kobayashi Susumu and Fukunaga Shinjiro).

The most frequently used “rape photographs” are Photo 29 and 30. In particular, Photo 29 has appeared in the following publications:
   Japanese edition of Timperly’s book
   Chūgoku no tabi
   Chūgoku no nihongun
   Nankin 1937

The following are various examples of the caption to this image:

“A woman who was violated by a beast-like Japanese soldier”
“A woman in Nanking after being raped”
“A shameless Japanese soldier took a souvenir picture after he committed the crime”
“A girl who was stripped naked after she was raped—a photograph confiscated from a Japanese POW”
“A girl who was humiliated even after she was sexually abused”

Hata Ikuhiko, professor of Nihon University, however, found what appears to be the original version of this photograph in a picture book he had obtained in Taiwan.  Photograph A, which was originally in Tiezheng Rushan [Iron Evidence Accumulates Like Mountain] published in Taiwan, was reprinted in Hata’s Gendaishi no sōten.
[Contentious Points of Modern History].

Example 1:

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