End of WW2 This Week 67 Years Ago; Ca...

End of WW2 This Week 67 Years Ago; Cairo Declaration and Potsdam Declaration

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A Student

Toronto, Canada

#1 Aug 8, 2012
On August 6, 1945, USA dropped 2 atomic bombs - one on Nagasaki, and another on Hiroshima.

That prompted the Japanese empire to surrender to the 5 allied powers. At this point the hope for peace returned.

The Cairo Declarations and the Potsdam Declarations ended the tragic WW2.

As Japanese militarism and aggression had brought about the tragedy of WW2, the 5 allied powers (USA, Britain, Russia, France, China) had decided that the terms for the unconditional surrender of Japan to include the following:

1, Japan had to give up all occupied territories. Japan's territories had to be confined to the main islands only.

2, Japan as a defeated country and liable for war crimes should never have a regular army.
A Student

Toronto, Canada

#2 Aug 8, 2012
But today Japan's appetite for re-arming itself is on the rise again. Not only it has a powerful military force today. The right-wing (supporters of neo-militarism, e.g. the mayor of Tokyo) vowed to expand its military and urged the Japanese government to make nuclear bombs.

Japan is also very aggressive in expanding its territories. It has conflicts over many islands with Russia, Korea, China and Taiwan. According to Cairo Declaration, and Potsdam Declaration, the islands in questions are not Japan's territories.
A Student

Toronto, Canada

#3 Aug 8, 2012
Japan is mourning the deaths, in this week, caused by the atomic bombs, and trying to spread the notion that the bombing is inhumane. But the Japanese refuse to admit their crimes against humanity (against Asians, and the POWs of the allied powers). Japan while asking for an apology from USA for the bombing, never mentions what caused the bombs to be dropped in the first place. They are trying to confuse the world and portray themselves as the victims and the USA the creator of tragedy.
A Student

Toronto, Canada

#4 Aug 8, 2012
Unfortunately, since the beginning of the cold war era, the former allies such as USSR/Russia and China (being communist states) become competitors or enemies of the USA. Japan is smart to take advantage of this situation to evade the conditions imposed by the Cairo Declaration and Potsdam Declaration. This is dangerous.

The terms of Japan's surrender must be enforced without exception. The current governments of the 5 allied powers must be clear on this issue and do not let Japan get away.

Secondly, the re-surge of Japanese militarism must be suppressed.
New China

Zhengzhou, China

#5 Aug 15, 2012
Japanese empire was enforced to surrender to allied powers on the history's today. the peace returned

Japan is smart to take advantage of this contradiction to evade the conditions imposed by the Cairo Declaration and Potsdam Declaration. This is dangerous.
Dave of the Prarie

Toronto, Canada

#6 Aug 20, 2012
People in the civilised world must be careful and do not forget the facts about WW2. What has Germany, Austria, and Italy done against humanity.(The Nazists and Facists).

What has Japan done against humanity in Asia (against civilians of Korea, China, the Philippines, Burma, Vietnam and the prisoners of war).

The European Nazist powers surrendered and apologized courageously and explicitly to the victims.

But Japan still refuses to apologize for its massacres committed through Asia, its chemical warfare, and forced prostitution (comfort women).

They have no remorse for their crimes.

Instead, they say USA should apologized to them for dropping the atomic bombs. That is absurd!

Japan has changed their school text books and denies everything.

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