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    I wonder if there's any possibility that this odd explanation, about "offensive words" which are probably relatively common in other books and school materials, might simply be a public front for some other reason?  I know there was some significant protest of the most recent Hayao Miyazaki film "The Wind Rises" when it premiered in Japan by Japanese rightist groups who felt the movie didn't present the Japanese Imperial cause as goos and just, and so on.  Perhaps the school officials sympathize with this kind of view, portraying Japanese as the underdogs in the war, etc. needed to be quietly censored, with some other BS public explanation given?

    ----------------------- "Zu jeder Zeit, an jedem Ort, bleibt das Tun der Menschen das gleiche..."

    by Rheinhard on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 01:47:05 PM PDT

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