QINGDAO: Japan 'eager' to join trilat...

QINGDAO: Japan 'eager' to join trilateral FTA with China, S. Korea

There are 3 comments on the Asia News Network story from May 25, 2012, titled QINGDAO: Japan 'eager' to join trilateral FTA with China, S. Korea. In it, Asia News Network reports that:

Japan is becoming increasingly "eager" to join a free trade agreement with China and South Korea while it is unable to join a broader Asian trade pact, and as Beijing and Seoul began negotiations on an agreement, said the ministry of commerce.

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2 Cents

Taipei, Taiwan

#1 May 26, 2012
The Free Trade Agreement between China, South Korea and Japan would be great for the region's economy. Europe and the United States still look like a mess and will never be the export markets that they used to be. Reducing trade barriers will encourage consumption in these three countries and help offset the reduction of exports to Europe and the United States.

China, Japan and South Korea are to Asia what France, Germany and England are to Europe. Hopefully, Japan will be like Germany someday and truly show remorse for the atrocities that it committed during the war. Europe was able to move on because the leaders of Germany actually made it a crime to deny the holocaust. The leaders of Japan on the other hand continue to venerate its war criminals. This is a pity because venerating its war criminals is like picking on a scab and not allowing the wound to heal.
Filmalay

Marina, CA

#2 May 26, 2012
2 Cents wrote:
The Free Trade Agreement between China, South Korea and Japan would be great for the region's economy. Europe and the United States still look like a mess and will never be the export markets that they used to be. Reducing trade barriers will encourage consumption in these three countries and help offset the reduction of exports to Europe and the United States.
China, Japan and South Korea are to Asia what France, Germany and England are to Europe. Hopefully, Japan will be like Germany someday and truly show remorse for the atrocities that it committed during the war. Europe was able to move on because the leaders of Germany actually made it a crime to deny the holocaust. The leaders of Japan on the other hand continue to venerate its war criminals. This is a pity because venerating its war criminals is like picking on a scab and not allowing the wound to heal.
The two bombs that was dropped in Japan is more than enough to repay the atrocities committed by Japan, that's why the allies did not press for individual harassment of war criminals. The allies did not drop bomb in Germany and just resorted to hunting the war criminals until all were located wherever they hide in all corners of the world.
2 Cents

Taipei, Taiwan

#3 May 28, 2012
Filmalay wrote:
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The two bombs that was dropped in Japan is more than enough to repay the atrocities committed by Japan, that's why the allies did not press for individual harassment of war criminals. The allies did not drop bomb in Germany and just resorted to hunting the war criminals until all were located wherever they hide in all corners of the world.
I think the United State's use of nuclear weapons was an absolute tragedy. That was the single largest indiscriminate slaughter of civilians including unarmed women, children and the elderly. What Asians need and seek is not retribution but a demonstration of rehabilitation - acts and statements by Japan's leaders that it understands and is sorry for the atrocities that it committed and that it would never repeat those acts again. Continuing to venerate their war criminals does exactly the opposite.

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