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Monday, August 31, 2020

関東大震災97周年 9.1朝鮮人犠牲者追悼集会 オリバー・ストーン監督とピーター・カズニック教授のメッセージ Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick's message for the 97th anniversary of the massacre of Koreans in the aftermath of Great Kanto Earthquake

 きょう(日本の9月1日午前11時~)東京・墨田区の横網町公園「関東大震災朝鮮人犠牲者追悼碑」前でとり行われた「関東大震災97周年 9.1朝鮮人犠牲者追悼集会」に、オリバー・ストーン監督と、ピーター・カズニック教授(アメリカン大学、歴史学)のメッセージが寄せられました。英日語でここに紹介します。From 11 AM, September 1, the annual memorial ceremony for the victims of the massacre of Koreans and others in the aftermath of the Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred on September 1, 1923, was held at the Korean victims' memorial within the Yokoamicho Park, Sumida Ward, Tokyo. This year marked the 97th anniversary of the worst hate crime in modern Japan. Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick sent a message for this memorial. 



Message for the Memorial for the Victims of the 1923 Kanto Massacre

September 1, 2020   

Americans may know Japan’s four decades of brutal colonial rule of Korea, but few know about the massacre of thousands of Koreans, hundreds of Chinese, and some Japanese socialists in the aftermath of the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1, 1923, by Japanese soldiers, police, and civilian vigilantes, who were instigated by false rumors. We are heartened to hear that some Japanese remember and feel remorse for this terrible injustice and hold a memorial ceremony to honor the victims of the massacre. We are disappointed, though not surprised, to hear about intensified efforts by right-wing Japanese history deniers, including the governor of Tokyo, to whitewash this history. We know that confronting the past honestly is not easy for any nation. Our own country is struggling with this problem right now, especially as it involves racial oppression, the legacy of the Second World War, including the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the history of empire. We stand firmly in solidarity with those, like you, who fight for a truthful view of history and join you in mourning the victims, with the determination that we will never allow such crimes of hatred to happen again. 

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick     




映画監督 オリバー・ストーン & アメリカン大学教授 ピーター・カズニック

(翻訳 乗松聡子)

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