japan and china, in the future - Page 10

April 19th, 2005  
It's not to hate and to seek revenge, I'd hope.

nope, its to be patient for the end result that will surely give us advantage, only time will tell
April 20th, 2005  
As I have suspected, the series of protests happened at the peak of emotions. Beijing has shifted its approach and is now seeking to stablize the relationship between China and Japan.


From Chinese websites (such as www.bbsland.com) I even read that China's Foreign Minister said 'Chinese and Japanese have friendly relationships', this is how fast things can change.
April 21st, 2005  
better to let off a lil steam, show the japanese that china is not to be bullied anymore, we have guts and we are not afraid of them

it seems that years of occupation and humilation was the real reason behind this, it seems that the rising economy and greater international reconigation has indirectly produced this national feeling that china is one of the world's main powers

and when japan was being agressive in island disputes, contracts and history, these young-optimistic chinese felt this was unexceptable for the new china, and thus a demostration occured, i admit it was a bit heated, but it was more than justified than waht the japanese did, they fired some shots and threatened to kill all chinese in japan
April 21st, 2005  
they fired some shots and threatened to kill all chinese in japan
April 21st, 2005  
well some japanese redheaded rightwinged people shot a chinese bank in osaka, and some other chinese owned facilities in japan

they stated that they will kill all ethenic chinese living in japan if china does not stop the protests,

u can find this story with modernate ease in asian websistes,
April 21st, 2005  
Anyways, let me see.... an armed conflict between China and Japan?

I would have to hear some strategic reason for the conflict, bitter memories and petty protest do not ignite modern war.

Yet, China does not seem above mere punishment, as Vietnam once learned.
April 22nd, 2005  
Yet, China does not seem above mere punishment, as Vietnam once learned.
explain please, i dont think ur grammar works with that sentence
April 22nd, 2005  

Topic: Japanese PM apologises over war


Japanese PM apologises over war

Source:BBC News

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has reiterated his country's "deep remorse" over its colonial aggression in Asia.

The speech at the Asia-Africa summit comes amid tensions over the approval by Tokyo of school textbooks which China says gloss over Japan's record.

Mr Koizumi later said he hoped to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday - although Beijing has yet to agree.

Leaders from 80 nations are attending the two-day summit in Indonesia.

The annual Asia-Africa summit has increasingly been dominated by global trade issues.

But the escalating row between China and Japan threatens to overshadow all other considerations.

'Facing facts'

Addressing delegates, Mr Koizumi said: "In the past Japan through its colonial rule and aggression caused tremendous damage and suffering for the people of many countries, particularly those of Asian nations.

"Japan squarely faces these facts of history in a spirit of humility."

The wording repeats previous Japanese apologies - but analysts say the international setting gives the statement added weight.

Asked by reporters if he would hold talks with President Hu, Mr Koizumi said he was hoping for a meeting on Saturday.

The BBC's Tim Johnston in Jakarta says the apology should go some way to placating Chinese anger, which was recently reignited by a history textbook that the Chinese felt paid insufficient attention to atrocities.

China has so far ignored the apology.

But it did protest on Friday over the visit by Japanese lawmakers to the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo. The shrine honours the Japanese who died during World War II, including a number of war criminals.

"As Sino-Japanese relations are facing a serious situation, we express our strong dissatisfaction over the negative actions of some Japanese politicians who ignore the larger interests," the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement quoted by AFP news agency.

In his speech, Mr Koizumi also repeated Japan's call for an overhaul of the UN Security Council and underscored Tokyo's qualifications as a potential permanent member.

"The United Nations, particularly the Security Council, needs to be reformed, so that the organisation reflects the realities of the today's world."

The Japanese leader emphasised Tokyo's past contributions to development aid and repeated its commitment to increase them.

Japan's campaign for a permanent seat on the Security Council has been one of the factors fuelling the recent anti-Japanese protests in Chinese cities.
April 23rd, 2005  
lol, some appology eh?? not very clear, being overgenearlized, no bowing or ketouing, and no compensations for those who suffered under it, its so fake

TOKYO - Duan Yuezhong has some advice for fellow Chinese citizens in Japan these days: Don't speak Chinese in public, avoid reading Chinese newspapers on the subway and always get along with Japanese colleagues.
Duan, one of some 460,000 Chinese living in Japan, has good reason to be jittery. Japanese nationalists have reacted to violent anti-Japan protests in China with their own sporadic but troubling attacks on Chinese establishments in Japan.

"I've heard of harassment before, but my friends have never had experiences this bad," said Duan, 47, who heads the Japan-China Exchange Research Institute. "It's scary. If the situation escalates, who knows what will happen next."

The troubles have magnified the focus on the Chinese community here, the second-largest immigrant group after Koreans, and comes as foreigners were already becoming scapegoats for the country's rising crime rate. While the percentage of crimes committed by foreigners is tiny, thefts and murders by foreigners get high-profile media coverage.

The anti-Japanese protests in China broke out following Tokyo's approval of a history textbook that critics say whitewashes Japanese atrocities in the 1930s and 40s. Both Japanese and Chinese officials have called for calm and moved to guard against violence.

In Japan, authorities have pledged to tighten security around Chinese establishments. The prestigious Keio University has convened special meetings on protecting the 244 Chinese exchange students it hosts, though it hasn't taken any major steps.

"If we made too big a deal out of the situation, we are afraid we might make the relationship between the Chinese students and students from other countries unnecessarily more awkward," said Atsuko Ishiguro, a Keio spokeswoman. "We decided it's best to stay calm and see how the situation develops."

Protesters have already thrown a bottle of flaming liquid at a Chinese bank, shot metal pellets through the door of a Chinese language school and splashed red paint on the Chinese ambassador's residence, along with 22 other recent anti-China incidents.

While no Chinese have been injured, Duan and others complain of lower-profile discrimination, such as Chinese being refused service at shops or neighborhood bullying of Chinese children.

And fears were high that rightwing extremists would exploit the tensions to intimidate foreigners. Nationalist groups marched through a Chinese and Korean immigrant neighborhood in Tokyo on Saturday to protest the violence in China.

"We want to explain to them that anti-Japanese activity won't be accepted," said Shuhei Nishimura of the nationalist Kokumin monthly newspaper, which is organizing the rally. "We want to convey the feelings of the Japanese people."

The Chinese community has deep roots in Japan some 30,000 arrived on the island as a result of Japan's military conquest of China that is the historical background of the current dispute. The Chinese have an especially large presence in the Kansai region of western Japan and in Yokohama, home to a Chinatown that is crowded on the weekends with diners and tourists.

In Yokohama, where many Chinese settled after coming to Japan during Tokyo's occupation of their homeland in the 1930s and 40s, residents said they hoped the dispute would blow over quickly.

One shopkeeper who has lived in Japan for 63 years said she hadn't witnessed anyone getting hurt in anti-Chinese violence and was hoping she wouldn't.

"If there is a problem, the two sides should talk it out. All people have their shortcomings, but you mustn't resort to violence," said the woman, who asked that her name not be used for fear of attracting unwanted attention to herself.

Tenko Sato, a 70-year-old Japanese man reading palms at a nearby table, said he hoped the Asian giants would quickly bridge their differences starting with a frank apology from Tokyo that will satisfy Japan's neighbors.

"The Japanese government should apologize and compensate where it needs to. The Japanese government always seems to fudge it so it's not odd that Chinese are angered," said Sato. "Instead of always carrying on about the war ... we should resolve this quickly."

Protesters have already thrown a bottle of flaming liquid at a Chinese bank, shot metal pellets through the door of a Chinese language school and splashed red paint on the Chinese ambassador's residence, along with 22 other recent anti-China incidents.

lol, ya, id complain all the way with peaceful protests while me and my buddies go and kill some chinese