Nanking: A sequel to a sequel to a sequel

News travels slowly where corrections to the New York Times‘s international edition are concerned.

See below a correction that appeared in the print edition of the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times‘s international edition,  on March 17, 2008. The correction also appeared for a time at the newspaper’s website but as of today (April 3, 2008) it seems to have been deleted. Getting the truth out about East Asian affairs has never been easy but rarely has it been this difficult.

EDITOR’S NOTE [Published in the International Herald Tribune/Monday, March 17, 2008]

Two letters published in the IHT on Dec. 21 wrongly portrayed the views
presented in an article by Eamonn Fingleton, ”A quiet anniversary: The rape of
Nanking” (Views, Dec. 18). The article described how the anniversary of the
Nanking massacre was being marked in China. It did not deny that Imperial Japan
had committed atrocities nor did it suggest that information about the massacre
should not be taught in Japanese schools.

To read both the original article as published in the IHT on December 18, 2007 and the subsequent letters, click here.

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