What else will you do to divert the ill progress domestics situation? It's not a coincident, nor is this isolated, this Abe likes to play China card so this is a calculated move... if you fall into his trick...then you are playing by his card....but if you don't....many years later he will claims credit for laundrying all the crimes that Japan had committed in the pass....so he is not a good man but a very good politician imo...China etc can only LLBP....alway summon their envoy to protest this or that or fly in a few jet or Lioning to patrol the Diayu's....nothing else they can do...
just a simple humble apology needed
just remove the war criminals to the basement store room
whats so hard right ?
what does all this mean ?
In 1945, Japan has surrendered.... but spiritually and in their hearts silently....Japan has not surrendered yet
Last edited by ed9119; 30th December 2013 at 12:04 PM.
shaddap and just shoot .... up close
A chapter that Japanese can't easily wipe away and we can't forget for generations to come.
Without Hiroshima and Nagasaki our president might now be a guy called General Tiger Yamashita:
And every morning we'll be singing Japanese national anthem Kimigayo in the assembly.
Please ponder upon this for a minute.
Last edited by Sion; 30th December 2013 at 12:20 PM.
A side note....Japan isn't the only nation doing it.
One of the most vocal Nation against Yasukuni War shrine knows alot about how to "White Wash Their Ugly Past" as you put it... and that Nation is... CHINA.
Anyone tried asking the Communist Party in China to account, explain or apologize for the madness during the years of Mao's Great_Leap_Forward (estimated death of 18-24 million)... or the more infamous Cultural_Revolution (estimated death of 30 million)....
Has the ruling party in China ever admitted and/or apologize for the action of Mao ?? I don't think so... instead, they build Mao a $100m Yuen, Golden Statue to mark his 120th Birthday....
IMHO... instead of using the Shrine visit to rise nationalism in China... it may be better for them to 'put their money where their mouth are'... and prove to the rest of the World that China isn't just the Pot, that call the Kettle... Black.
Last edited by diver-hloc; 30th December 2013 at 03:53 PM.
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I am soooo surprise that people seemed to forget the past so easily... and had the cheek to come out and say what is past is past. Seriously...
If the Japanese had forget the past and will not repeat it given the chance... they will not retain their old war flag. They will not name their new helicopter destroyers the same names as their destroyers in WWII. And they will apologise. They will not put their war dead in a shrine and pay respect to these war criminals that had killed so many of our ancestors... in the Japanese mind, they have not done anything wrong... a total contrast to the Germans.
That is why people (who still have some memory of the past) doesn't approve.
What has been done was by the older generations, and most probably those soldiers who shot them had no choice as they were under orders from the top.
We must learn to forgive.
Are you going to kill kei chan if she happens to pay respect to her ancestor who might happens to be one of those who commit the crime? LOL
Perhaps another way of looking at it is that apology = pay $$$.
They need to do that in their national psychic to that they can move forward to greater heights.
This is the same as our eternal quest to find a real merlion to realize our national dream.