|Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae|
Japan's ambassador to the United States responds to China's anti-Japan propaganda campaign:
The Japanese people have pride and confidence in the peaceful course we have taken over the past 70 years and are moving toward the future. Unlike China, Japan has not once fired a gun in combat since World War II. Japan has made major economic and technology contributions to help boost economic development in Asia, including in China. Japan has consistently upheld freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law since the war and has contributed to the peace and prosperity of Asia, in solidarity with the United States as allies.