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Nobody in Japan is burning Chinese flags or vandalizing Chinese property. That's something Japan can be proud of.

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Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, campaigning for the LDP leadership election. He says the island dispute with China has to be settled diplomatically and that China has to ensure the security of Japanese citizens and companies. (NHK)

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There's two sides to every coin. The same restraint keeping people from burning Chinese flags is the same passive attitude that lets Japanese politicians walk all over Japanese people.

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Nothing proud about it. It's what civilized people within civilized society do.

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Oh dear. Someone has tried to set light to a Chinese school - news from about half an hour ago...

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There's two sides to every coin. The same restraint keeping people from burning Chinese flags is the same passive attitude that lets Japanese politicians walk all over Japanese people.

its also what kept people from looting supermarkets after 3/11....

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Burning Chinese school. Insulting Koreans. Yes, no rampant hooliganism like in China, but nothing to be proud of either.

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Can you say YouTube?

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Its also what kept people from looting supermarkets after 3/11.

There WAS looting of convenience stores after 3/11, which is why police bolstered patrols there (it's documented) but you're off-topic.

When I lived in Osaka, it was commonplace for Japanese men to assault Korean schoolgirls around my neighborhood. Typically, they would brandish a knife and then slit their clothes and shout racist obscenities in their face. Mind you, the Japanese media only gave this minor coverage.

If something similar happened in China, the J media would be all over it, and people like Nigel would emboldened by how "civilized" Japanese people are by comparison.

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No, they're just lightening fires and throwing rocks at Chinese schools. Abe, shut up. You had your turn.

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well, they know deep down those rocks belong to china, it's the quiet of the guilty people not the proud people. I'm japanophile and ashamed of japan keeping what they've looted long time ago and not willing to give it up to the rightful owners. I guess at the end, the good reputation of japanese people for those who thought they have it ,is nothing but a myth. If japanophile feel that way I can just wonder how outraged the chinese should be.

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fds:

Its also what kept people from looting supermarkets after 3/11.

I guess you don't remember the news about the looting of ATMs. Just google Japan, tsunami and looting. Plenty there.

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If something similar happened in China, the J media would be all over it, and people like Nigel would emboldened by how "civilized" Japanese people are by comparison.

Actually, the recent violence occured to Japanese nationals in China got very little press coverage including the volunteer who was helping the victims of the Yunnan Earthquakes who was beaten by a gang of thugs.

Any moron can distinguish what happened after 3/11 in Japan versus what transpired these past week in China are night and day.

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http://www.recordchina.co.jp/group.php?groupid=64719

A tale of a Chinese student in Japan which made news.

To summarize, a Chinese student in Japan came home after having dinner with his friends and when he opened his PC, he got a message from his older brother in China to call his father right away. Apparently, the father was worried because of the anti-Japan protests/riots there, he thought that his son was in danger in Japan. Of course, the student told his father not to worry for everything was calm in Japan.

Just a day before, the student along with his 7 colleagues were passing leaflets of their Chinese language school. One person who received one of the leaflets asked for more because he/she wanted to pass it to other people. The student then ponders, "if a Japanese person were passing leaflets of Japanese language schools in China, what would happen to that person.."

The following morning, the student had an appointment to go to the motorcycle school. The staff there apparently realized that he was having problems filling the application so the staff helped him. The student, who thought he might get a negative reaction from the staff, was very surprised with his courtesy.

That noon, there was a headline news that Chinese vessels had encroached Senkaku but there were no major reaction or outrage from the public. The student believes that if it were China, there would of been a major outrage.

Just last Wednesday, he met with a Japanese student who returned from a one month study program in Shanghai started in March. The student asked what he thought about China after visiting there. The Japanese student replied, "China is a fun place to go. I like China. I hope to go back there again." The student at that time wanted to relay that response to those country fellowmen who assaulted the Japanese in China.

Like I said previously. There is NIGHT. And there is DAY.

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well, they know deep down those rocks belong to china, it's the quiet of the guilty people not the proud people. I'm japanophile and ashamed of japan keeping what they've looted long time ago and not willing to give it up to the rightful owners. I guess at the end, the good reputation of japanese people for those who thought they have it ,is nothing but a myth. If japanophile feel that way I can just wonder how outraged the chinese should be.

Sorry, but it doesn't work that way. If nations were under any legal obligation to give back conquered lands, half of the nations would cease to exist.

Nevermind that they're talking about a couple of ROCKS here! Do you have any idea how many islands have traded hands in the course of human history? And one last point...

As someone who supposedly 'loves japan', you should be well aware that Japan didn't take these islands from ANYBODY. They were uninhabited!

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Also, suggesting that not burning flags and destroying property is a sign of guilt...

Unbelievable. I have no idea how someone can think like that.

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