Really? Tell that to Koreans and Chinese. Many young people in those countries are taught to still hate the Japanese because of WW II even though they were not alive at the time and Japan is no where near what it was before and during WW II.
Very true indeed and In Australia, we have forgiven, some anyway, but have never forhgotten and the young one's are taught here.
My friends parents in Thailand pretty much hold a strong dislike towards anything Jpanese because of the past time attrocities they committed..