The Japanese government admitted on Tuesday in a statement the killing of
noncombat people by the Japanese imperial army in the Nanjing Massacre in China,
Kyodo News reported.
The Japanese government thinks it can not deny such facts as killing of
noncombat people and plunder, but it is difficult for the government to make a
conclusion on the exact number of the slain people since there have been
different voices, the statement said.
The statement was released in response to an inquiry by a member of the Lower
House, or the House of Representatives.