I know a few Japanese and like them. I get damned angry that it took two for the buggers to jack it in, particularly since it was long after the writing was on the wall. What an infernal bloody waste. Hirohito deserved to dangle, along with his entire cabinet and military hierarchy at the hands of his own folk for what he put them through, even if we weren't prepared to do the polite.
Half a million dead Chinese don't seem to merit the same attention as 70,000 Japanese.
During the Second Sino-Japanese War 20-35 million Chinese were butchered. Perhaps a little commemoration of the Three Alls Policy, those alls being: "Kill All", "Burn All" and "Loot All" would be a appropriate.