Re: THE WOLVERINE Trailer Thread - First Full Teaser Online March 27th
Perhaps that flashback is told through the Japanese guy's perspective as he recalls and relays it to Logan.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.