The oft Forgotten Attrocities of the Japanese

September 29th, 2004  

Topic: The oft Forgotten Attrocities of the Japanese

There is far too little attention paid to the Sino-Japanese front of World War II. Here is a response I got from another forum with some good information about things. I'm still working on readin through it all, but I thought I'd share the links. The Japanese were terrible ... ant they have never appologized nor admitting to anything if they could help it.

Nanjing(Nanking) Massacre

Battle of Changsha (3 times in different years,mistaken by concluding all happen in 1943)

Comfort Women project


Japanese deny over their War Crimes act in WW II (MUST PAY FULL ATTENTION!)
Some of the highpoints of Comfort Women I find particularly distessing: "While serving as a "comfort woman" Ms. Chong Ok Sun witnessed the Japanese torture a Korean girl who asked why they were forced to service up to forty men a day. A Japanese commander ordered her to be beaten with a sword while the other "comfort women" watched. The soldiers stripped the girl, tied her arms and legs, and rolled her over a board covered in nails "until the nails were covered with blood and pieces of her flesh." She was then decapitated. One Japanese officer told the witnesses that "it's easy to kill you all, easier than killing dogs" and suggested that the flesh of the dead girl would be boiled and the survivors forced to eat it."

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.
September 29th, 2004  

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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.

mod edit:In the future, do not post back to back. It's against the rules
September 29th, 2004  
Well, the Japanese not apologizing is a current issue, but the rest of it is all Military History, so I felt this was the most appropriate place.
September 30th, 2004  
This the right place for it, as it is Military history. Need to research this more before I post a comment on it.
September 30th, 2004  
Yep, that's why its here.
September 30th, 2004  
Mark Conley

check out the section on atrocities in the pacific.
October 18th, 2004  
bush musketeer
what the japs did will NEVER be forgotten down under!
and i hope they dont ever have any sizable millitary forces again.
October 20th, 2004  
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  
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  
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.