The head of the Japanese air force is to be sacked after saying the country was not an aggressor in World War II, Japan's defence minister said. Yasukazu Hamada said Gen Toshio Tamogami's views, written in an essay, ran counter to the government's position on the war. The general's views are likely to anger many of Japan's neighbours. China, North and South Korea and other Asian nations still have traumatic memories of Japan's aggression and colonial rule.
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Japan's defence minister said today he will sack the air force chief of staff for saying that Japan was ensnared into World War Two by the United States and was not an aggressor in the conflict in Asia. General Toshio Tamogami's essay, posted on the website of a Japanese hotel and apartment developer, was expected to rouse anger in China and South Korea, where memories of Japan's wartime acts and colonisation run deep. Japan expressed remorse for its war-time actions in , following it up with another apology a decade later. Kyodo News Agency quoted Prime Minister Taro Aso as also saying that the essay, in which the air force general denied Japan was ever the aggressor in China, was inappropriate. Disputes over wartime history often fray ties with Beijing and Seoul, although relations with China especially have warmed in the past two years as both sides seek to put priority on deepening trade and investment.