OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Discrepancies Regarding Japan's World War II History: Why They Exist and What Has Been Done To Eliminate Them

TitleDiscrepancies Regarding Japan's World War II History: Why They Exist and What Has Been Done To Eliminate Them
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsProctor, Ellan M.
Academic DepartmentHistory
DegreeBachelor of Arts in International Studies in History
Number of Pages31
Date Published06/1996
UniversityOregon State University
CityCorvallis
Thesis TypeUndergraduate
Keywordshistory, Japan, perceived history, recorded history, WWII effects
Abstract

For over fifty years the Japanese have been struggling with their problematic World War I1 past and the best way to reconcile themselves to what actually happened. However, not until recent years has progress been made by the Japanese regarding their admission to some of World War 11's events. Today there is still a large gap between what officially happened and what actually happened, but the Japanese are working to narrow the gap. The purpose of this paper was to study the gap that exists as well as analyze why it exists and make predictions as to what will happen in the future.