Pandas Become Diplomatic Casualties
It was supposed to be a goodwill gesture. After the earthquake and tsunami devastated much of her Japanese city last year, Sendai Mayor Emiko Okuyama asked Beijing if it would loan a pair of giant pandas to the local Yagiyama Zoo to cheer up young kids in the Tohoku region.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at KBOI-AM Boise.
Since: Aug 12
#1 Sep 25, 2012
Japanese Attitude Is Mostly Paradoxical
For example, North Korea is a mere Japan's puppet.
Yet North Korea is one of the examples of the Japanese conspiracy which is easy to understand.
#2 Sep 26, 2012
While the surface factors are complicated enough — conflicting territorial claims where both sides arguably are right, because they base their arguments on the logic of different historical periods — what is really worrying about the anger in China is how it is rooted in nationalism encouraged by the government, commentators, both Chinese and foreign, say.
Right-wing nationalism in Japan is a major inflammatory factor. The last time Chinese demonstrated on this scale against Japan was in 2005, over the whitewashing of Japan’s World War II crimes in Japanese history textbooks. Western diplomats blame Japan for this current round of tension, which began in April when the nationalist governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara, announced the city was considering buying the islands from the family that owned them.(The Japanese government’s purchase last week aimed at calming tensions by keeping them out of Mr. Ishihara’s hands. Judging by the reaction, it didn’t work.)
Add your comments below
|Thieves steal dog, but not owner's determinatio... (Jul '15)||11 hr||Bothell dog lover||2|
|U.S. Immigration Agency Will Lose Millions Beca...||Apr 9||tomin cali||24|
|Our View: We must embrace climate change and ad... (Aug '12)||Mar 30||Acolyte||2|
|Scott Fardy steps back in time to meet children...||Mar '17||Phil||1|
|Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy includes Bellam...||Feb '17||White Christian Man||1|
|Thousands of Fukushima evacuees face hardship a...||Feb '17||CANCERSIDASPANDAE...||66|
|Pregnancy dreams, decoded||Jan '17||Anita Bryant s Jihad||2|
Find what you want!
Search Tsunami Forum Now
Copyright © 2017 Topix LLC