Absolutely. They witter on about peace and make sideways allusions towards the dropping of the A-Bombs being a virtual war crime without acknowledging in the slightest the fact that they were an arrogant and martial people who treated those they fought and conquered with abhorrent cruelty. I wonder how many people who fried in Hiroshima and Nagasaki had cheered at news of Nanking, Pearl Harbour and Singapore?Nobody was objecting to Japan being in the colonial empire game. Everybody else who was capable of doing so was also at it at the time.
What Japan was particularly condemned for was their abominable treatment of their colonial subjects and their atrocious behaviour in their treatment of POWs and civilian prisoners. This is a past that all too many Japanese have not had the courage to face up to and why so many people in the rest of the world see the Japanese of that era as lacking in any sense of personal morals or honour.