Mitsubishi Materials Apologizes to Chinese World War II Laborers – The New York Times

Finally. A good story but this should have occurred 40 years ago and it should certainly include relatives of those Chinese slain by the Japanese in the Rape of Nanking.

Three survivors of its predecessor company’s mines will each receive about $15,000 under an agreement intended to be used as a template for future settlements.

Source: Mitsubishi Materials Apologizes to Chinese World War II Laborers – The New York Times

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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  1. Mr. McCain:
    I tried sending you this note via the contact button, but it just keeps spinning and spinning rather than sending … so I will try it via the blog.
    I happened on “An Honorable German” by accident last weekend in a bookstore and could not put it down once I began reading. I was quite sad to finish it just a few minutes ago, and even put off doing so last night because I didn’t want it to end — always the hallmark of a great read and a great book.
    I read a lot, mostly histories and current events/politics, some mysteries and a few other novels, a lot of classics; I’m a newspaper editor in Pittsburgh, and spend my work hours reading as well; I usually have two to four books going at a time. With yours, I abandoned all the others (even went to work late yesterday morning, as I got caught up in its pages) and became absorbed in the lives of Max Brekendorf, Mareth, and poor old Dieter (who I probably will never forgive you for killing off).
    What a fascinating and rewarding read! I’ve read much about WW2, fiction and non, and this really is one of the best. Thank you so much for writing it. It was an absolute delight.
    I hope you are working on another.
    Congratulations on a fabulous first book. Good luck and good hunting for your next one.
    Frank Craig

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