The article you see on the right was callously ripped from brittle pages of a 1938 issue of KEN MAGAZINE and it recalled the gas rationing that the Japanese population had to suffer during the war years (furnished by the Americans). The journalist was surprised to find that the general population was mildly ignorant of their military's activities in China:
"[The] Japanese behind the lines actually believe that their armies are marching to help the Chinese, to establish peace and to rid the world of the communist devil. Consequently, there is no hatred against the Chinese people. The often cited example of the Chinese community, living in Tokyo undisturbed and at ease, is no figment. Chinese dressed in their national costumes, have been among crowds that saw Nipponese soldiers march to the front and they were not molested."
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