An ice cream shop in Shanghai has rolled out treats in the likeness of Japanese war criminal and former prime minister Hideki Tojo ahead of 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
The ice cream bars are being sold at outlets of the popular chain Iceason, a subsidiary of the Shanghai-based manufacturing company Bright Foods.
Images of the themed cream have been making the rounds online, as well an advertisement for the dessert reminding consumers to “Never Forget the National Tooth”. As the Wall Street Journal points out, this is a play on the slogan “Never Forget the National Humiliation”, often echoed in the wake of WW2.
A massive military parade commemorating the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression will kick off in Beijing tomorrow, and China has been pulling out all the stops to drum up nationalistic sentiment ahead of the date. This includes anti-Japanese war dramas on repeat and historically inaccurate wartime documentaries.
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[Image via China Daily]