From BBC NEWS: Many in Japan dispute the scale of killing in Nanjing in 1937.
A Japanese court has rejected a claim that journalists made up the story of a killing competition carried out by Japan’s army in China in 1937.
It is a rare legal victory for the critics of Japan’s wartime past.
The relatives of two officers, accused of taking part in a race to decapitate Chinese soldiers, had sued for damages, claiming the report was fabricated.
Japan and China dispute the scale of murder, rape and looting during Japan’s wartime occupation of parts of China.