I'm planning on sightseeing Melbourne with someone who is Japanese.
I was browsing Trip Advisor's top attractions for Melbourne, and site number five was the Shrine of Remembrance.
I'm not after advice about whether it's a good idea in general to take Japanese people to western war memorials. I probably wouldn't push the idea too much, but the person I'm sightseeing with might be progressive-minded enough to suggest it himself.
But are there any war memorials in particular I shouldn't take Japanese people to, either because the exhibits are offensive or the staff have negative attitudes towards Japanese people?
When talking about exhibits being offensive, I mean that the exhibits condones past racist attitudes towards Japanese people, or that they deliberately try to instil racist attitudes towards Japanese people, or that the exhibits refer to Japanese people in a derogatory way. I'm not opposed to exhibits discussing racial prejudice, or having primary sources within the museum that have racial prejudice within them, just so long as it's not being condoned by the museum.
I don't think it'll be a problem with the Shrine of Remembrance, because it's received two Japanese language reviews, both of which were positive. But I'd like to know in general.