One of the ABC network’s program “foreign correspondence” aired a documentary show focused on Japan that was titled as “Japan – Return of the Samurai”.
This show was made with a big assistance from Japan Self- Defense Forces (JSDF) and was aiming to capture a recent debate in Japan for the historical change over the interpretation of a right of collective self defense.
Overall, this show was focused on the recent movement of people in Japan to be nationalist yet the biggest problem of this show was that it was showing video of Nanking Massacre at 21:40.
Return of the Samurai http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/
After the air of this show, the official Youtube account of foreign correspondence had uploaded a edited version of this show which capture the interview session with Toshio Tamogami (ex Chief of staff of Japan’s Air Self Defense Force) and video of Nanking Massacre which titled as “ultra-nationalism : Return of the Samurai - Foreign Correspondent”
This Youtube Video has a same narration with the actual show which speech out the information of Nanking Massacre and comfort women issues.
Moreover, they speech out the incorrect information over the outcome of Tokyo gubernatorial election 2014 which Mr Tamogami has entered as a candidate and they have announced that Mr Tamogami had obtained quarter of overall votes and ranked as a second in the election (when he had obtained 24% of votes from people in their 20th and ranked 2nd for this category but overall outcome was 12.5% and ranked as 4th in the election) and they claimed that Japan are turning into a nationalist country which aimed to intestinally misread the viewer.
In addition to the above, the other problem with this show is that the video they have used in this show for Nanking Massacre is one scene form a propaganda film made by China and USA during the World War 2.
The title of this film is “The Battle of China 1944” and the scene used is at 27:40.
The below video shows how the propaganda film was made up by China and USA and how they have set up a scene which they claimed that Japanese Army officers are shooting Chinese civilian during the Nanking Massacre.
In the end roll of this show, there are two Japanese names Yayoi Eguchi, Yumiko Asada are appearing as ABC staff.
This two Japanese were production staff of documentary show that were aiming to support the “Tokyo Two” who were greenpeace anti whaling activists who were arrested for stealing whale meat in Japan.
To conclude all of the above facts, it shows well enough that the ABC’s reporter and staff’s position or mindset over Japan and Japanese.
We ask for all of the people who are living in Australia to make a complain letter to ABC for using the video from propaganda film and creating an intestinal misreading to the people which has ended up with huge damages to Japanese’s and Japan’s reputation.
JCN has already sent a letter to request ABC to make a balanced show without any bias so we believe that above mentioned complain letters will be a great assistance to our letter and will make huge influence with them.
Furthermore, we have asked JSDF and Sydney Consulate General of Japan to make complain to ABC as well.
If you feel any anger or sadness by watching the above videos, please submit complain to ABC in your words by clicking a “tip off” at the below website.