Japan Blasts Chinese Bid for UN Recognition of Nanjing Massacre

June 11, 2014 11:45 AM

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Tokyo: Japan protested to China on Wednesday after Beijing applied for the inclusion of the 1937 Nanjing massacre and the "comfort women" forced to work in wartime military brothels in a UNESCO programme, the latest flare-up of tensions in relations.

Ties between China and Japan, the world's second- and third-largest economies, have been strained by a territorial row over a group of East China Sea islets and Chinese allegations that Japan has not properly atoned for wartime aggression.

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