Japanese troops to train in Australia, WW II veterans upset




 
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December 11th, 2004  
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Topic: Japanese troops to train in Australia, WW II veterans upset


AFP - Japanese troops will participate in war games in Australia as part of a move towards closer military ties but the move has upset many World War II veterans, it was reported.

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January 3rd, 2005  
AussieNick
 
Understandably they are upset. A lot of serving soldiers don't really want to train with them anyway as they don't see much benifit, and many had fathers/grandfathers who fought against the Japanese in the Pacific.
January 3rd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Yeah I could see where that would be upsetting. When my brother bought a Japanese car my father wouldn't speak to him for two weeks. Years as a WWII Marine in the Pacific left him with a lifelong distaste for anything from Nippon. He saw too many of his friends hacked to bits and came so very close himself many times. An uncle of mine was on the Bataan Death March too. Many hard feelings for my parents' generation.
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February 5th, 2005  
Ezechiel
 
Mod Edit: You are acting like a troll. Stop or I will be forced to treat you as one.
February 5th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
DELETED: I killed this as it no longer makes sense after the mod edit above.
February 5th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
One of my teachers in high school had an uncle who fought in Korea. And that uncle of his never bought anything from Korea. North or South.
This was a pretty insensitive decision by the Australian government. It's true that NOW we're allies but those guys put their butts on the line to keep the Japanese off Australia.the politics don't mean much to them. Keeping the Japanese off did.