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Japanese city passes down tale of rescue of enemy Russian sailors

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It's sometimes amazing to see the great gulf of Humanity between the Japanese citizenry and their 'Leaders' such as this and the monument to American flyers crashed in the mountains near Takachiho, Miyazaki... Sadly, in my own culture. 'hate' is worshiped and kept fresh and 'forgiveness' just a word heard from shamans...

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Miyako residents of Okinawa also saved a crew from a german ship.

To say thankyou the German government built a miniature german village in Miyako and also gifted them pieces of the Berlin wall when it came down.

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to the negative commenters.... I'm pretty sure Japan doesn't hold a monopoly on either atrocities, or hypocrisy.... and one small town is not the Japanese government...

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Tom, one thing at a time. One good story is one good story.

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To say thankyou the German government built a miniature german village in Miyako and also gifted them pieces of the Berlin wall when it came down.

That is incorrect.

Japan passed the Resort Law in the 80s, which led to a bunch of foreign cultural parks opening up across the country. A Japanese private sector company caught on to this and built a theme park in Miyako based on the story of German sailors being saved in Miyako. There was no "gifting" it was just a marketing opportunity and Miyakojima city kept begging Schroeder to come, and he eventually did after a while.

The German sailors were going around the islands from Qingdao, to analyze the potential acquisition of them by Germany.

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I'm pretty sure Japan doesn't hold a monopoly on either atrocities, or hypocrisy.... and one small town is not the Japanese government...

No national entity holds a monopoly on wartime atrocities or government malfeasance. But pointing out the hypocrisy in reporting is beneficial when a party in power benefits from concealing a part of its' history while promoting another.

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So typical of Japan to promote these tales but deny historical facts of atrocities.

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