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The remains of war : apology and forgiveness / Jintaro Ishida ; [translated from the Japanese by Makiko Okuyama-Ventura, Reynald Ventura, and Satoshi Masutani].

By: Ishida, Jintarō, 1922-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2002Edition: 1st Lyons Press ed.Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1585745715; 9781585745715; 1592281354; 9781592281350.Other title: Testimonies of the Japanese Imperial Army soldiers and their Filipino victims [At head of title on jacket:].Uniform titles: Waran hiya. English Subject(s): Japanese Occupation of Philippines (1942-1945) | World War (1939-1945) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | Atrocities -- Philippines | Philippines -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 | Atrocities | Philippines | 1939-1945Genre/Form: History.DDC classification: 940
Tanauan--Calamba Horror Tales -- Los Banos, Bai, and San Pablo -- Lipa and Its Suburds -- Taal, Bauan -- Aftermath of the Battlefields.
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Includes index.

Originally published in English by Megabooks, Quezon City, Philippines.

Chapter 1 Tanauan--Calamba Horror Tales -- Chapter 2 Los Banos, Bai, and San Pablo -- Chapter 3 Lipa and Its Suburds -- Chapter 4 Taal, Bauan -- Chapter 5 Aftermath of the Battlefields.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-313) and index.

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Library Journal Review

In February and March 1945, soldiers of the Japanese Imperial Army massacred several thousand Filipino citizens in southern Luzon in the name of guerrilla subjugation. Ishida, a Japanese World War II veteran, provides interviews with both Filipino survivors and Japanese participants in the killings. Although the types of questions Ishida posed, the size of his cohorts, and the sophistication of his analysis would fail any professional sociologist's standards, he captures the unvarnished horror of that slaughter as experienced and subsequently subsumed into the lives of those who witnessed it. If this narrative of death and destruction varies little from others of the violent 20th century, its great value rests in the range of feelings expressed 50 years later, from Japanese remorse to complete denial and from Filipino hatred to forgiveness. Despite some editing and translation lapses, this work offers a simple, humble, and haunting examination of a tragedy as remembered and assimilated by the human spirit. Recommended for all libraries. John F. Riddick, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mt. Pleasant (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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During World War II, Jintaro Ishida served in the Japanese Navy. At the age of 55, he resigned from his teaching job to concentrate on writing. He wrote about apartheid in South Africa, the U.S. bases in Okinawa, and other issues. In 1988, he conducted a one-year research project on the Filipino experience during the Japanese occupation, the result of which was his first book, Walang Hiya (Without Shame: The Record of Filipino Civilians Massacred by the Japanese Army). Ishida, now 79, lives in Japan

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