Japanese play an atonement for militaristic past

A new play depicting the lives of “comfort women” during WWII was recently presented by a Japanese couple in the U.S. city of Cupertino.
The play’s nearly-70-year-old Director Yoshiji Watanabe was the son of a war criminal. His wife Kazuko Yokoi’s father was an arms supplier during WWII.
The two say the want to atone for the actions of their parents.
For the past twenty years, the couple have written, directed and acted in a number of plays to reveal the atrocities of Japanese militarism, despite facing opposition from Japan’s right wing.

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