Thursday, April 10, 2008

 

Censorship of the Day

A critically acclaimed movie about Yasukuni Shrine, Japan's controversial memorial to its war dead, has been pulled from Tokyo cinemas amid a campaign of right-wing intimidation and death threats against the distributors.... Yasukuni explores the shrine's role as a rallying point for the Japanese far right and its tortured relationship with Japan's undigested war history. —David McNeillin reporting in "Japan's nationalists on warpath over shrine film"

Well, at least it was a movie and not a cartoon that set them off.

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