Japan and China: A Clash of Civilizat...

Japan and China: A Clash of Civilizations?

There are 15 comments on the Forbes.com story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Japan and China: A Clash of Civilizations?. In it, Forbes.com reports that:

Last week I made a short trip to Beijing from Tokyo. It is a four hour flight one way and three hours back.

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Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#1 Feb 26, 2013
If Japan just for once tried to be Japan instead of copying Western Civilization they will be alright. Stop being lapdog to the West.
Brit expat

Saint-nazaire-de-pézan, France

#2 Feb 26, 2013
As I remember it, Japan is about as civilized as Nazi Germany!

The Atheist aged 82.
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Nips are Game Over.
Lu the historian

Calgary, Canada

#4 Feb 26, 2013
I don't think it is a clash of civilisations.

Japan did not just clash with China if you look at the facts and the history.

Conflicts occur between Japan and many countries because of Japan's greed.

So today it wants to eliminate the international treaties Japan signed when it surrendered to the allies.

It is currently engaged in land conflicts with South Korea, Russia and PRC and Taiwan.
Lu the historian

Calgary, Canada

#5 Feb 26, 2013
RayH wrote:
Nips are Game Over.
Japan has two faces. First, they are aggressive and mean in their hearts.

Second, they are polite and pretend to courteous all the time. They often portray themselves as victims.

But Japan is never a good citizen of the world.

Look at what Japan did in history to many Asian countries and it today refuses to admit its war crimes.

Also look at what its frigate and whaling ships did just last week on small Australian environmental acitivist ship.

The action taken by Japanese ships are dangerous malicious acts.
atilla the Han

Australia

#6 Feb 26, 2013
clash of civilizations??????????

let's begin with once upon a time...

during the sui dynasty, japan sending students often on scholarship from the sui emperors to study and adopt high civilization. it went on until the tang dynasty. that was about 400 years of intensive active adoption, not to mention direct/indirect earlier and later broad base influences.

recent history...
at the near end of qing dynasty. japs invaded qing govt on the first sino-jap war. the japs demanded 4x qing's govt annual revenue to fund their meiji restoration. and used the money to send their students to usa and europe to adopt "advanced" technology and modernize japan. after their industrialization completed, armed with modern fire power, initiated a second sino-jap war. more brutal than the first.

now...
your days are numbered.

where is the civilization??? a nation built on filth!!!! with a few extra pennys to throw, it really look good in the eyes of the world. dont forget those images of japan you see is only happened in last 100 years.
Truth

UK

#7 Feb 26, 2013
India and Japan stands united against the commie !
Brit expat

Saint-nazaire-de-pézan, France

#8 Feb 26, 2013
Truth wrote:
India and Japan stands united against the commie !
Hmmmm. Where did you get your education? This post reads like Foxcrap to me! Boo. lol.
atilla the Han

Australia

#9 Feb 26, 2013
Truth wrote:
India and Japan stands united against the commie !
if indians not that smelly, they may find some allies.

please spray chanel no 5. it may help to reduce some of those foul smell you have.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#10 Feb 26, 2013
Japan and India are in a big mess. China has risen and has continued to grow.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#11 Feb 26, 2013
Things that hurt Japan and India are----greed, immorality, Fukushima, caste system, not many true friends,pollution, culture, traditions, jealousy et al. It is taking them down right in front of our eyes. In India, women are raped, murdered, molested and degraded each day and authorities looked the other way, same thing in Japan yet there is a hush about it.
Henry

Edmonton, Canada

#12 Feb 26, 2013
In India, baby girls are killed in favor of baby boys.

Women from poor families who cannot afford to take with them a generous dowry are sometimes burned to death by their husbands. Even they are not burned, they are discriminated by the husbands' families.

By law, the caste system is gone. But it still exist in reality. The untouchables are still untouchable. There is no social mibility and justice for them. They are still discriminated.
japan nippon

Kowloon, Hong Kong

#14 Feb 27, 2013
this is true story of the horror of biological and chemical live human experiment of the notorious japanese 731 unit,

many many Chinese peasants are trick into live human experiment...among them were a women being trick into the horror...

she was injected with anesthesia, she fall asleep, when she wakes up.. she found that they have taken her organs out for experiment while she is still alive...

knowing that she weren't able to live. she ask and beg them, please spare my child..

and did the notorious 731 unit spare them.??..of course, everyone know the answer, they are notorious...

should the world sided with japan when the war started..??....japan false claim is wrong.

just as the japanese are using whale experiment for excuse so that they can hunt the whale..
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#15 Feb 27, 2013
We r taking the wrong side, we should side with China not Japan. Well in a way we are , we r doing more business with China than Japan by far.
Lu the Historian

Calgary, Canada

#16 Feb 27, 2013
Lu the historian wrote:
<quoted text>Japan has two faces. First, they are aggressive and mean in their hearts.
Second, they are polite and pretend to courteous all the time. They often portray themselves as victims.
But Japan is never a good citizen of the world.
Look at what Japan did in history to many Asian countries and it today refuses to admit its war crimes.
Also look at what its frigate and whaling ships did just last week on small Australian environmental acitivist ship.
The action taken by Japanese ships are dangerous malicious acts.
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