Herbert Ziegler says "It’s a violation of my freedom of speech and of academic freedom."
If a Japanese history textbook mistakenly says "American soldiers kidnapped 200,000 Japanese girls as spoils of war given by Douglas MacArthur, and happily raped them and massacred them in the latter half of 1945", how do you feel? Is it just about "freedom of speech or academic freedom"?
Professor Herbert Ziegler, who is supposed to be a professional historian, is basically doing the same thing. Totally wrong.
When pointed out, Professor Ziegler claims "It’s a violation of my freedom of speech and of academic freedom."
Maybe Japanese Consulate people could have acted smarter, but when you are disseminating totally wrong information and groundlessly insulting and defaming other people including my ancestors, that is not at all "freedom of speech or academic freedom."
What Professor Ziegler teaches American students in the textbook is way beyond factual interpretation.