Japanese filmmaker Satoru Mizushima (水島総) was not too happy about Nanking, the American documentary about the Nanking Massacre. So he set out to create his own film The Truth about Nanjing (南京の真実, Nanking no shinjitsu) to set straight what he felt were “fabrications” and “false impressions” propagated by the film and a “setup by China to control intelligence”. Several leading politicians, including Tokyo’s rightwing governor, Shintaro Ishihara, have come out in support of the film which basically denies that a massacre ever happened and honours several post-war criminals as martyrs. Now that the film is out, tensions are running high (watch that fiery debate in the second clip on the right).
Shanghaiist: Movie Review: Nanking
Wikipedia: The Truth about Nanjing
Guardian Unlimited: China angered by Nanjing massacre film
Reuters: Japan seeks truth about Nanjing massacre