My Japanese father calls my Japanese mother by her name to this day and they are in their seventies and sixties. I guess it is different for everyone....
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Great move!!! I hope this would be the first of many.
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Was a good book to read while on train to kill time, but I don't think I will be at movie theater for this one.
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I have to wonder what kind of Japanese person some of you have been talking to. I think people I know usually know about all the stuff you have been mentioning here.
I must admit that we(I mean "I") could get diffensive when people keep saying your country did this and that, and it gets tiring real quick all you hear is Japan is this bad country. I know it is not right to point a finger and say "your country did the same thing too" when your country did some really awful things, but I get frustrated. I usually keep it to myself, because I know our grandparents generation did some really horrible things(tust me, my parents even took me to an island where Japan made posison gas. hope all of you know what I am talking about. yeah, all the experiments with human. yes, I know!) and we are really sorry for those things. We are not letting that happen again.
But no country's got clean hands. Also, I feel real defensive when people talk about Japan like it is the only country with all these attrocities. Japan should do this and that. And now, we have to be told what shoud be taught in school. (like learning could only happen in school.) I must wonder how much people learn about their own horrible history in a way victims can be satisfied. There is no chance of that I am pretty sure. Japan is no different from any other country.
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