About The oft Forgotten Attrocities of the Japanese
|September 29th, 2004||#1|
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The oft Forgotten Attrocities of the Japanese info
I wonder at times why so many are so disinteresting in this particular topic. Is it water under the bridge? Forgiven and forgotten? I know that China and Korea are both quite upset by the long-standing Japanese refusal to acknowledge that they ever committed any crimes against their peoples. Germany probably outdid Japan ... ONLY BARELY ... but they have publicly appologized for what happened. Am I just failing to understand Oriental Culture in thinking there should be reckoning? The most distressing thing is that it seems as though most people don't seem to care at all about any of it. Kinda seems unequal.
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- General Robert E. Lee
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|September 29th, 2004||#2|
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I am... info
Going to read it. I studied the atrocities when I attended school in China. Many western countries are still unknown to what Japanese had done during that era.
That is why you see Sino-Japanese relationship is only bound by trading. Many asian countries are still upset about the Japnaese government attitude and its attempt to rewrite the WWII history in their history text books.
I was shocked that Japan was not punished and criticized harshly compairing to the Nazi Germany. Isn't Gernmany still paying war debts now, I am wondering.
think this topic should be posted on main post area "Military related Issues". Just to let people to read up, bro.
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|September 30th, 2004||#6|
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check out the section on atrocities in the pacific.
ďIf we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of from the neck down.Ēó General James H. Doolittle, USAAF
|October 18th, 2004||#7|
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what the japs did will NEVER be forgotten down under!
and i hope they dont ever have any sizable millitary forces again.
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|October 20th, 2004||#8|
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Forgot to thanks mr.Lighting showing me this site.
From the public reaction on this thread, I found that not many of them giving much atention. Somehow I feel a little sad for this.
1-2 days ago the Japanese once again worship the Yasukuni War Shrine (largest worshiping group officially ever in the history. Koizumi + 79 Politicians). And Koizumi,with a very provoking sound, said that the JAPANESE HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE THEIR WAY TO RESPECT THE OLD SERVING HEROES.
The above case already show us that. This things have been Forgotten, or I should say, not even given a proper view and attention by many, including the Asians (No governemnt officially against them, for Japanese throw so much many to help their economy,more ever,the younger generations rufuse to make any remembrance over it) and the Europeans (who generally never give a single damn about this. Frence,USA support to let Japan be a permanent member is a very good prove to it).
I am very angry of what the Japanese did nowadays,which never even given a good pressure like what German were given. I really hope many of u know what did happened in the past, more cruel than Nazi generally. This is what I can do as I am alone to do so.
|October 20th, 2004||#9|
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I was under the impression that the Japanese had apologized and pay reparations (in the form of economic aid) to this day. I donít know, maybe they didnít lament enough about it to suit your taste, but you must realize that this a culture shock. We donít like to talk about our atrocities either, and in some instances, ours were just as bad if not worse than the Japanese. For instance, the infamous Bataan Death March was horrific indeed, but does this not mirror the Trail of Tears? The forced relocation of the Indians left few survivors because many of those that didnít perish on the march died due to the climate change of their new home. Just like our POWS in Bataan, the Indians that were too weak to march were killed outright.
What the Japanese did was horrible and it needs to be remembered, but what I see in this thread is a dog pile attack on the Japanese. When will all you haters be properly vindicated?
|October 20th, 2004||#10|
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Reparations? None that I know of. No, Japan has some major denial issues. They won't admit to anything unless confronted with irrefutable facts and even then they go out of their way to make sure that the Japanese public is not aware of anything. There are SOME Japanese who have been some of the foremost in bringing their attrocities to light, but these are the rare exceptions to the rule among the Japanese people.
If anyone can verify what Reparations the Japanese have done (if any), it would be a useful addition. To my knowledge, you had several Nuremburg style executions of a small handful of Japanese commanders and that was about the extent of it. That and the Constitutional clause limiting Japan from developing offensive military capabilities.