Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore [wiki]. I've been fascinated with this pivotal moment of WW2 history since getting to know my now-wife who is from that fantastic island-state.
Here's some facts for you:
There is no doubt that the Japanese were brutal occupiers. My wife has relatives who can still not speak about what they experienced. She has a grandmother and several great-aunts but no great-uncles. The women of that generation had brothers, but they were all killed in the occupation.
Today the Japanese Fellowship of Singapore meets in the building.
That's the gospel for you.