In Japan, the fight over war memory h...

In Japan, the fight over war memory has new implications

There are 7 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 10, 2012, titled In Japan, the fight over war memory has new implications. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

At a Shinto shrine here lined with cherry trees, a war museum asserts a jarring and unrepentant storyline about Japan's wartime past, brushing aside well-documented atrocities and describing its rampage through Asia as tragic but justified.

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#1 Dec 11, 2012
Why do we, as american's always insist that others think exactly as we do? Setting the atrocities and horrors of war aside, both Japan and Germany both had reasons, they thought completely valid, to begin aggresions....

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Since: Jan 12

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#2 Dec 11, 2012
Many Southerners in THIS country pretend that the Civil War was the "War of Northern Aggression," that it had nothing to do with slavery, and that they had EVER right to secede from the Union.

Long-lived delusions about wars, particularly on the part of the losers, is common throughout the world.

Since: May 08

Highland, CA

#3 Dec 12, 2012
The japanese should be taught that their Army behaved very badly and was the aggressor during WWII.
But at a shrine honoring the Dead it might not be the right place. After all does the US Army say anything about Wounded Knee at Arlington?

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#4 Dec 12, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
Many Southerners in THIS country pretend that the Civil War was the "War of Northern Aggression," that it had nothing to do with slavery, and that they had EVER right to secede from the Union.
Long-lived delusions about wars, particularly on the part of the losers, is common throughout the world.
Liberalism/Progressivism: Characterized medically as a mental disorder. Causes are suspected to be Genetic. Studies suggest that the gene that triggers maturity doesn't develop properly retarding or stunting ability to discern reality from fantasy. Symptoms include adolescent denial of factual circumstance,lying and fits of pique when confronted with the truth. Other symptoms include a childish desire coveting others' belongings as well as delusional ideas of superiority over others.

There is no known cure.
USA Huh

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#5 Dec 12, 2012
let the nation with no blood on his hand step forward.

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#6 Dec 12, 2012
USA Huh wrote:
let the nation with no blood on his hand step forward.
Switzerland.....

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#7 Dec 12, 2012
Grumpy Guy wrote:
The japanese should be taught that their Army behaved very badly and was the aggressor during WWII.
But at a shrine honoring the Dead it might not be the right place. After all does the US Army say anything about Wounded Knee at Arlington?
Your correct, as we have so much disgrace on our own plate....like in the early 50's, Ho Chi Minh asking President Truman for some assistance, building his portion(later Vietnam) of Indochina into a viable democratic-styled government, and Truman ignoring his pleas for help....just imagine, how history might have been changed....

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