One of the organizers of the rally was Toshio Tamogami, a former air force chief who was sacked after publishing an essay that argued that Japan was not an aggressor in World War Two.
I would not get too worked up about this issue - the guy in question is Japan's far right nationalist. The bigger dispute is that China wants Japan to put back into their history books the invasion of China in the '30's and the horrendous treatment of Chinese people (including the Nanjing massacre) that this guy also disclaims.
Beneath, or behind, most of this is also outside interference in anything Asian - the signature is always the appearance of far right figures.
The Chinese name of the islands means Fishing Island and has been an issue for centuries I believe, being Chinese but so near to Japan.
Maybe you should try to read the wrods before stabbing that keyboard - I said clearly China WANTS Japan to include their history in ther own text books - and making some point with your pointless comments would be good - or why bother to reply to my posts everywhere.
More apologist rhetoric - The subject is hot debate in Universities here and the objection is to the apologist wording of the miniscule entries in the Japanese history books that talk of anything but what really happened. The Chinese are quite rightly insulted and demeaned by this apologist approach to the atrocities committed by Japan in China and their 'demand' is that Japan admit what they did, I am quite sure China has not submitted suitable texts or demanded any speicfic wording.
And to suggest that China has some kind of reciprocal apology to make is pure apologist twisting of history.