Originally posted by CTID56092
I've met lots of Japanese people and had two Japanese g/f's - thanks!
Oh, so you are an expert then! LOL!
Two Japanese girls decided to have a fashion accessory gaijin boyfriend and you got past the kowaii-oishiii phase to have a real chat with them?
Please. Stop. You're killing me!
Those I've met have an 'incomplete' picture of what their country did in the war.
Or maybe they just didn't want to open themselves up to you? This statement alone demonstrates how little you understand the Japanese character.
I live in Japan. I speak reasonably fluent Japanese. I don't claim to be a leading expert, but I have more experience under my belt with these people
than you with your 2 g/fs! Have you ever been to Japan? Not Tokyo, but outside Tokyo, in the real Japan?
Japan's failure to make a full apology are well-known
Yawn. See my link in the last post.
Rise of Neo-con revisionists in Japan
As oppossed to the adventures of the neo-cons in America? Cause and effect have any meaning to you?
Japan honours war-criminals as heroes
Rubbish. It is a shrine to the war-dead. Among the hundreds of thousands of normal Japanese soldiers a dozen or so "war-criminals". It is treated as
a memorial to all Japanese who have died in conflict and where Japanese re-affirm their commitment to peace, by praying to their ancestors who have
died in wars that they will not allow such a thing to happen again.
If this is where you are getting all your info, it is no wonder you have such a coloured view of the situation. It is histironics and it doesn't
I found the reference to "Bush-i-do" quite amusing as well. Being a practioner of bushido
myself I find their slant on the "warrior's way"
quite insulting and slanderous.
There was a reference to the Chinese "Rape of Nanking" movie in that link. Have you even
seen that movie? I have. It is horrific. I also
remember the scene where one of the bushido
masters comes to see what is going on and was disgusted at was being done in the name of
Can you think outside the box for a second and question why China would produce a movie like that at this time? Or are you going to fall into the
clutches of hysteria as well?
Certainly the Chinese aren't satisfied with weak words
LOL!!! But they took the money as well, though! The Chinese have a different agenda and seeing Japan as a friend is not part of it. Quite the opposite
The protests were sparked by new Japanese schoolbooks, which many Chinese say whitewash Japan's occupation of much of China during the 1930s and
Read my posts in the earlier pages. You will see my answer to this farce as well.
How many people in your family were POW's of the Japanese and say men split in two for 'fun', had to eat rats etc?
None. My family had more sense to stay out of it. War is dirty and barbaric. I am sure I could dig up plenty of lovely tales about English escapades
down through the years. The Japanese had the excuse of being a feudal society being trust upon the Industrialised world scene. What was England's