History haunts 21st-century life in J...

History haunts 21st-century life in Japan

There are 18 comments on the Home News Tribune story from Aug 20, 2006, titled History haunts 21st-century life in Japan. In it, Home News Tribune reports that:

The past is present everywhere, but Japan is an unusually history-haunted nation.

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Easymoney

United States

#1 Aug 20, 2006
More rapes and murders confer Japan's past as more horrible than any other. History should haunt Japan.
Don Hebel of Concord

San Pablo, CA

#2 Aug 21, 2006
China may be correct in their stance about Japanese leaders visiting the Shrine, but better relations between the two countries would be beneficial to all the world. What is past is past, but should never be forgotten. hatred for past offenses doesn't make any sense. No I am not forgetting the atrocities the Japanese committed on the Chinese. No one could possibly forget the Rape of Nan king and the other common everyday crimes against humanity the Japanese perpetrated against them.
ninja3000

La Habra, CA

#3 Aug 31, 2006
If history should haunt a nation, then china should be remembered for all the opium that they supplied to the world as drug dealing scoundrels that they are.
Andrez Lopez

El Paso, TX

#4 Aug 31, 2006
ninja3000 wrote:
If history should haunt a nation, then china should be remembered for all the opium that they supplied to the world as drug dealing scoundrels that they are.
About China and Opium, pleae click on Google or Yahoo
with the KEY word : OPIUM WARS.

Jesse Jackson only said that the British Crown was the world greatest drug dealer.

This is the first time I hear that China is responsible for the world drugs. Please support your claim.

What we hear mostly at this time are the Columbian Cartel, the Tijuana Cartel. In Asia they say that Afghanistan sells druga to support the Taliban. This is the first time I hear that China is responsible for the world drugs. You must have some information I would like to know about China and Drugs
ninja3000

Downey, CA

#5 Sep 4, 2006
this was big news in Japan at one time. N. Korea would buy drugs from China and distribute it worldwide. How do you think China was able to buy military arms?
Andrez Lopez

El Paso, TX

#6 Sep 4, 2006
ninja3000 wrote:
this was big news in Japan at one time. N. Korea would buy drugs from China and distribute it worldwide. How do you think China was able to buy military arms?
Don't believe Japan News. Japan don't like China. They want China look bad. China sells more military arms. China buys little military arms. Gomenasai. Sayunara.
DCA

Odenton, MD

#7 Sep 5, 2006
For some reason "history" is a hard thing to let go of in Asia. Regardless of who is right and wrong both sides should have enough foresight to know that comprimising will prove mutually beneficial. I could agree with the fact that Japan would have the most atrocious war record, but Japan has been paying China more than 50 million (USD) a year to compensate--enough is enough-- just let it go.

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Robert Finch

Wentzville, MO

#9 Oct 10, 2006
One of the more interesting cross cultural points was Godzilla. It represented the U.S., as a radioactive monster destroying cities, but then came to be a benevolent monster, that protected Japan.
It is most refreshing to have a society that can adapt so quickly their myths and legends.
Consider the U.S. does not have much of any common myths that are not destroyed with a little investigation.
A stander-by

Hiroshima, Japan

#10 Oct 12, 2006
ninja3000 wrote:
If history should haunt a nation, then china should be remembered for all the opium that they supplied to the world as drug dealing scoundrels that they are.
I prefer not to use this word "stupid" on you while i just can't. Have you ever heard of the word "Opium war"? have ever have the wisdom of a goat?

do you how much treasure british robbed from china by selling opium to china during that part of history?

OMG, you are sutpid, at last, i can't help to point this point out.
A stander-by

Hiroshima, Japan

#11 Oct 12, 2006
please come to china and see how many building of thoes invader left in china almost everywher.
ninja3000

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Oct 13, 2006
alright, im back.
okay, stander-by,
where do you think British came up with opium and sold it to the chinese?
that's what you think that you were taught from school, but, where did it actually grow? not in britain, India, or parts of africa but asia!! all the brits did were process it and sell it back to chinese as a potent form!! chinese people were doing it to begain with. why don't you go and smoke some of your chinese herbs.
ninja3000

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Oct 13, 2006
Andrez Lopez wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't believe Japan News. Japan don't like China. They want China look bad. China sells more military arms. China buys little military arms. Gomenasai. Sayunara.
Very good point, will you be happy if japan buys more military arms from china instead from U.S.? I would believe asia would be even stabler if japan became more friendlier with china instead of U.S.
ninja3000

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Oct 13, 2006
china would sell rocket technology which they stole from U.S.(i believe if im correct, it was from motorola to place a cell phone satellite for china's telecommunication company) cheaper than those bastards N.Koreans would!!!
yeay

Sweden

#16 Oct 13, 2006
I find Japanese war crimes funny. No seriously eating peoples flesh, bombing villages with bacteria. Haha!
ninja3000

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Oct 13, 2006
hahahaha.... yes, when you take a step back and look at the whole picture, it is.
Iceman

Toronto, Canada

#18 Oct 31, 2006
Another Nutty Ninja
MajorMalfunction

London, UK

#19 Dec 8, 2006
Actually ninja3000 I believe the opium was grown in Afghanistan which the british controlled during the time of the opium wars. In fact they are still grown in Afghanistan which is now controlled by the US and the British and the taliban.
MajorMalfunction

London, UK

#20 Dec 8, 2006
I think China will forgive Japan's atrocities if Japan asks for forgiveness however as Japan tends to deny that these atrocities ever happened and that they have never attacked their asian neighbours only to 'liberate' them from imperilist western colonisation, Then no forgiveness will be forthcoming from the chinese.

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