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Japan Hotel Will Not Remove Books That Deny Nanjing Massacre During Tokyo Olympics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 05 / 17

A Japanese hotelier who denies that a '37 massacre by Japanese troops in Nanjing, China, ever took place has "no intention" of removing books with his revisionist views from his hotels during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Tokyo-based hotel and real estate de...

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