As inconsiderate as the article was keep in mind that this was the personal view of one writer. The Korean newspaper has already indicated that the views expressed are not the views of the newspaper.
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gogogo "How does this guy stay in office?"
That's one of Japan's problems. In the US a politician would be fighting for his/her political life. In Japan not only are they repeatedly elected, they prosper and are often placed in positions of power and influence. Kind of makes you go hmmmm....
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Thunderbird2 said "Japan isn't ALLOWED to move beyond WW2"!?!?!?
Japanese leaders have been making offending comments, trying to distance itself from atrocities committed and rewriting and white washing history since the end of WW2 and you're trying to pass this on China and S. Korea? Japan is doing fine all by itself keeping WW2 alive. Just take a look at the s**t storm Japanese leaders have created in the last few days alone. No help needed from the outside.
Japan needs to wake up.
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"But many in Japan feel nationalists abroad use the issue as a stick to beat it for their own domestic ends."
Japanese leaders have persistently apologized for WWII atrocities and they have also persistently spent just as much time denying the very atrocities that they previously apologized for. The fact that world leaders constantly beat Japan about it is much deserved.
It's rather pathetic that Japan just can't seem to move beyond WWII.
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