Japan plays down China's remembrance days to mark Nanjing Massacre, WWII
Published on Feb 28, 2014 11:21 AM
TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo on Friday played down Beijing's approval of national remembrance days to commemorate the Nanjing Massacre and Japan's defeat in World War II, saying it was a "domestic matter" for China.
Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said he could not understand why China had made this change at this point.
"I can't deny there is a question why they have to set up these commemoration days more than 60 years after the war," he said.
"But this is a domestic matter for China, so the government declines to comment on it.
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