Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, sought to buy more than 1,000 historical documents that testify to Japanese
atrocities from a Taiwanese collector before they were donated to a Beijing museum, reports Duowei News, a US-based Chinese political news outlet.
Taiwanese artist and philanthropist Hsu Po-yih claimed Abe dispatched several envoys to procure the archive, which is said to offer proof of Japanese war crimes during Taiwan’s colonial era and Japan’s invasion of China during the 1930s and 1940s.
According to Hsu, Japanese authorities continued to attempt to contact him after learning that he intended to donate the documents to the Overseas Chinese History Museum, once sending several wealthy business executives offering a hefty payment in return fo [FULL STORY]