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Ahead of summit, China urges Japan to make break from 'inglorious' past

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Well, anyway, tell that to the almost 4 million Chinese that have come to Japan so far this year both for shopping and getting some rest. They don't care. I've been to China several times and have always been treated very well. Totally gay gokai has never been kicked out of a gay bar in Shanghai or Beijing when they find out I'm Japanese. We all have a great time together. Not that I'm cute or anything.

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arguably, japan already has made a break from its inglorious past, it is a peaceful upstanding member of the world community, follows the rules and has played a large part in funding and supporting the modernization of china's and korea's economies. so what does china really mean?

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What's the point? Japan will never admit it. This should have been just a bilateral summit between China and South Korea and just talk business. I think it's more productive than having to have this diplomatic mess every time Japan gets involved. Just ignore.

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Mr Wang don't hold your breath with this current government!

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Saying one thing and doing the other/opposite is quite common in this administration, i don't think u can trust them esp. when it comes to history.

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Ahead of summit, China urges Japan to make break from 'inglorious' past

that will be a bit hard when the whole country continually paints itself as the victim of it's glorious "inglorious" past....

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Then why is China the one copying Japan's inglorious past? Guess who took all those South China Sea islands 70-80 years ago?

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Chinese leaders are just as stupid as Japanese leaders. What do we have to do to "atone"? All that Japan did for modernizing China is not "atonement"? Perhaps they mean that we have not all committed harakiri.

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tokyodoumoOct. 29, 2015 - 01:50AM JST for many people pride won't allow admitting to mistakes and wrongdoing in the past, many still believe they lost the war to >U.S. and not to Korea or China therefore apology is unnecessary..

Korea was part of the Japanese Empire from 1910 tp 1945. A great many Koreans we serving in the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces. President Parks own father was an officer in the IJA, in the Kwantung Army. Killing Chinese and using the Comfort Stations. Why does Korea deserve an apology?

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for many people pride won't allow admitting to mistakes and wrongdoing in the past, many still believe they lost the war to U.S. and not to Korea or China therefore apology is unnecessary... shortsighted view like this will disallow Japan to have a leadership role in Asia unlike Germans who accepted their faults, apologized profoundly and moved on. Japan is still stuck in the past arguing what they did or didn't do unwilling to move foreward.

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Totally gay gokai has never been kicked out of a gay bar in Shanghai or Beijing when they find out I'm Japanese.

An excellent metaphor, Gokai. Our differences are minuscule, our similarities monumental.

Let's build monuments to our commonality.

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“We hope that Japan genuinely and sincerely reflect on all its past mistakes, simply and directly make a clean break with that inglorious past, take an entirely new outlook to join hands with the people of China and South Korea and get on the path to healthy, stable and sustainable development.”

Translation: It's time for the Chinese Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.

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More people died under Mao's Chinese Communist Party than under any other regime in history. Who needs to make the break from an inglorious past?

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I'm more concerned about China's inglorious present and future, than Japan's inglorious past.

China would get sympathy were it not busy dredging up islands in international waters, etc etc etc etc etc.

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