Victors write the history...... This tendency is not unique to Japan. As a matter of fact, photo editing arose out of Stalin's maniacal purge. He would not only order the death of people, but had all records associated with those people destroyed and had people develop photo editing so that any photo records found were retouched to erase the dead out of pictures.
the nice thing about the internet is that the availability of information typically exceeds people's abilities to distort and change that information. Stanley is a man of true character for posting the truth about matters. I am sure that he is number one of Aikikai's christmas card list