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Families of Japanese war dead pray for fallen U.S. soldiers at Pearl Harbor

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In the years after the Pearl Harbor attack, the U.S. incarcerated roughly 120,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps before dropping atomic bombs in 1945 that killed some 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nagasaki.

Can't stop playing the victim, can you. Always gotta remind everybody about the two bombings.

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In the years after the Pearl Harbor attack, the U.S. incarcerated roughly 120,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps before dropping atomic bombs in 1945 that killed some 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nagasaki.

( Nice retort ) Sensei is silenced.

As I have always stated, Japanese have to pay respects to the fallen Japanese soldiers, not Americans. It's morally wrong to honor your former enemy in war without honoring your own first. These kids may have never visited Yasukuni Shrine, and neither have they visited The Hacho Plains of Aichi to pay respects to their fallen. It is a type of miseducation whereby Japanese kids feel shame for the sacrifices of the own people during war, while glorifying their former enemies as being morally right for killing over a half a million of their own Japanese brothers. Sad day for education.

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Everybody should pay respect to the people who died during the war. There's nothing morally wrong about it. By showing a little empathy you might avoid the next war.

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It is a type of miseducation whereby Japanese kids feel shame for the sacrifices of the own people during war, while glorifying their former enemies as being morally right for killing over a half a million of their own Japanese brothers. Sad day for education.

Tony A, It is you that needs a little more educating I think!

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Ten million is the number from the Japanese government. Japan had 2 million dead alone from its invasion of China. yep the estimate seems to rise every year, IJA slaughtered twice as many people throughout asia than all the deaths of Japan and the US combined. Have a good hard think about it, all the deaths in the Pacfic war was from people defending themselves from Japans aggression entirely of their own making. Blaming a dog for biting you after you continually kick it doesn't shift the initial blame away from the root cause of the problem. here are the approximate figures from WW2 historians. USSR 20miilion, China 15million, Germany 7 million, Dutch east indies 4million, Japan 3million, USA 500,000 .

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Should also say If Japan hadn't started the war, I really should start checking what the voice print software wrote before I hit submit

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The Americans are responsible for almost wiping out Hogan the language of Okinawa. 

Anyone of Okinawan heritage should be ashamed to even state this "alternative fact" aka a lie!

The IJA executed Okinawan's as spies if they were caught speaking uchinaguchi.

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""As an American, particularly a Japanese-American, I have a lot of regrets and sorrow for what my country did to their country at those two locations,"

Sooooo.... no regrets about anything else? Like, maybe regret that Japan started it to begin with at the location you are going to lay wreaths at, supposedly for the American soldiers who fell there?

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Sooooo.... no regrets about anything else? Like, maybe regret that Japan started it to begin with at the location you are going to lay wreaths at, supposedly for the American soldiers who fell there?

Don't blame [current day regrets] for the fact that the past is the past, same as your parents likely didn't like things young people did when you were young, and their parents the same, and theirs the same, and so on.  And so on Smith..

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If Japan hadn't started the war

actually america started the pacific war by cutting off energy supplies. they are attempting the same thing with NK, so i built a nuclear bomb shelter.

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I'm always left to wonder, why does it take the Japanese so long to realize when they have wronged people ? They are always so..... late in breaking bread.

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Respect for both sides. It's good to see that the US has learned from it's catastrophic use of nuclear weapons and this region will never again be subjected to such genocide.

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I am the son of a man who fought in that war and survived. While in the military, my father saw a lot of death and destruction, which most of the time he was reluctant to recall. That said, he did not hate anyone. Without reservation, he encouraged my interest in befriending Japanese and learning about Japan.

For most people who survived WW2, the remainder of their life was an anticlimax. I respect their feelings. Less so for the ones who came two or three generations later and make a pretense of knowing all about what happened from watching Saving Private Ryan.

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actually america started the pacific war by cutting off energy supplies. "the tripe is strong with this one master" the Pacific war started with the 1936 invasion of China by the IJA, it was their superiority complex over all other Asians and this same complex that convinced them that they should be the master and all other asians their minions.

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Back on topic please.

sensei258Sep. 22 07:17 am JSTIn the years after the Pearl Harbor attack, the U.S. incarcerated roughly 120,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps before dropping atomic bombs in 1945 that killed some 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nagasaki.

Can't stop playing the victim, can you. Always gotta remind everybody about the two bombings.

I suggest you send your complaint to the Associated Press. They are located at: 200 Liberty St. New York, N.Y. 10281

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These young Japanese pilots in Mitsubishi zero that had only one way fuel to attack Pearl Harbor. WWII began. Notice that Japanese people have been enjoying life without war since Summer 1945. I don't think Trump will be welcomed by Japanese people in November. Japan will not join Trump to destroy N Korea and kill all N Koreans.

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These young Japanese pilots in Mitsubishi zero that had only one way fuel to attack Pearl Harbor. WWII began.

They had fuel to return to their carriers, Japan never started using the "one-way" kamikaze attacks until much, much, later in the war, when they were losing.

Stop trying to romanticize their actions

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