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APA hotels won’t remove books that deny Nanjing Massacre during Olympics

APA hotels won’t remove books that deny Nanjing Massacre during Olympics
Today 06:58 am JST 29 Comments

By Elaine Lies

A Japanese hotelier who denies that a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops in the Chinese city of Nanjing ever took place has “no intention” of removing books with his revisionist views from his hotels during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Tokyo-based hotel and real estate developer APA Group came under fire this year over books by its chief executive, Toshio Motoya, which contain essays in which he says the Nanjing Massacre never happened.

The books are placed in every room of the company’s 400-plus APA Hotels.

Following protests, including Chinese calls for a boycott of the chain, APA temporarily removed the books from hotels hosting athletes for a sports event on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.  Read More

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