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Posted in: Japanese A-bomb victim's paper cranes eyed for UNESCO heritage list See in context

No one would have died in either city nor the countless innocent civilians across Asia if Japan hadn’t launched an aggressive, Imperialist war.

Korea and China had suffered occupation and invasions for 40+ years by the time WWII got under way. Japan then turned its attention to the rest of the Pacific while it thought the rest of the world was occupied with the war in Europe. Guam, Wake Island, Hong Kong fell to the Japanese, followed in the first half of 1942 by the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, Singapore, and Burma. Japanese troops also invaded neutral Thailand and forced it to join them. Several Aleutian islands were also invaded and occupied. Then Pearl Harbor was attacked, although no decoration of war had been made. Thousands of people were killed and horrible atrocities committed during these conquests. Then Karma came home and the Japanese are now cr

This article is about Japanese war victims, not other countries or imperial Japan.

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Posted in: At Hiroshima G7, atomic bomb survivors grapple with a disarmament dream deferred See in context

We have to go through this every year in August, now everyday of the G7 then again in August!

Can you imagine if every international event done in China they dragged dignitaries and guess over to Nanjing?

The bigotry and lack of empathy in this comment is disgusting.

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Posted in: The ups and downs of being ‘half Japanese’ in Japan See in context

Then you can't call them half. If they have to choose, then either they are JAPANESE or they are NOT. To call them half is then racist.

It is not a racist term. People use it normally without being racist. Even my friends use it (No, they are not Japanese).

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