Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki wants to educate the West about the history of the manji, a counterclockwise swastika that means “good fortune” in Japanese.
A graffiti stencil shows a popular anti-Nazi icon, "Thank you for dumping Nazism." In 2007, the icon was allowed in Germany despite anti-swastika laws, on the grounds that it is a clear symbol of fascist resistance. Photo by Denis Bocquet.
The swastika — known to many as a symbol of peace, and many more as a symbol of Nazi fascism — will be hotly debated at George Washington University.