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Posted 3/1/07

rhynny wrote:

investment is just the beggining, but it is a legitimate reason because Germany (who's has the 2nd highest GDP) also experienced a huge boom when the rest of Western Europe and the US invested in it.

^ but are you saying that Japan is under the control of the US? Japan is just one of the very few countries that was not colonised by the West. maybe unofficially?


germany had colonies in the pacfic b4 ww1 but japans involvement got em
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Posted 3/1/07

queenbee wrote:

this thread is really serious...im pure capitalist and i think that japan have done such a great job surviving after WWII. Other countries in Asia like the Asian Tigers haven't done so well (Philippines is one example) altho from another perspective japan is becoming such a workaholic nation that family ties and values are degrading rapidly to the point that children don't even know their fathers. too much of this will result in the degradation of values that made japan recover so quickly from the debacle of WWII. its gonna turn out to be another dysfunctional country like USA.


im going to disagree with your US statement sure there are few disfunctional families but you are only looking at a small portion after all for there to be so many people living here of course there are going to be problemed families but to say that US in general is disfunctional is really pushing it (sorry but the one thing that annoys me the most is when people dis other countries or their own because of a small majoridy if it were more on imigration status then i would agree) but still japanese are survivers history shows becuase (i cant remember if this is true if it isnt disregard) i think it was an area in china that tried twice to capture japan but do to typhoons that they were not prepared for their fleet going to japan got whiped out twice so it does have a lil bit of luck to go with it.


thus ends my slightly pointless rambling if i am wronge on that info please send me mail to get facts streight
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Posted 3/1/07
eh?! Japanese war?! T_T
日本の戦争...??
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Posted 11/15/07
errr...i hate history..
so i don't really care..
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Posted 11/15/07

catex wrote:

^^^^ India has serious potential of becoming a superpower next 20 or 50 years. In fact I think India will get to that point before China. At present I think there is too much diffusion in China for it to be a fully functioning superpower, plus there are other countries that aren't keen on the idea of China becoming a superpower.



No, India is 15 years behind China in terms of economic. You might not know, but India has more problems than any other countries. First, India has one of the highest rate of terrorist attacks. Second, Pakistan anyone?. Third, their population is huge, unlike China, , India doesn't have one child policy, meaning its population will continue to increase. Fourth, India is a democracy, democracy is good, but for a huge country like India, it is not.
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Posted 11/15/07
Japan has hard working citizens that have earned their country's wealth. I think it might be dangerous for Japan if they start forming their own active military body but it might even help out the U.S. someday if we need allies, however, forming an army usually leads to conflicts for most countries...
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Posted 11/15/07
Regarding school in JP
What is the school hours in Highschool?
What does the campuses look like?
What are the months in operation?( Summer Vacation etc)
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Posted 11/15/07

rhynny wrote:

^ that's the american perspective. Japanese death toll was more like 600,000 civilians and 2 million military.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

all other countries in asia lost bout 12.5 million civillians. china alone lost 7 million and indonesia 4 million. if ur talking about civilian deaths, Japan did get off lightly.







Not to mention how those deaths came about. Not to mention their crimes against humanity. Not to mention their constant denial and refusal to accept responsibility (i'm not talking about just reparations). Not to mention their false pride. Not to mention their insane mentality and idea of hierarchy(which goes against all morals). Not to mention their injustice.
AND they still think they're the ones who were disadvantaged. I do know that, if America chose to invade mainland, there would have been more than 1 million Japanese civilian casualties, 500 thousand US casualties. During the final months, the Imperial Japanese Army, were teaching the civilians to fight until every last one of them is dead- never surrender because the military told it's citizens that Americans will :
torture them
kill their families
put them into slavery
kill the emperor
All in all, America's big boys actually did a favour to the rest of the world by instigating the unconditional surrender of the Imperial Jap Army.
As for everything the japs did, it's unforgivable. At least the Nazi Germany admitted their mistakes and sincerely reforming, the Japanese (at least the ones in government) still think their actions were justified and thus even refuse to admit their atrocities. Even now, there are politicians who think their entire involvement in WWII is a fabrication. The fact that Japanese text books don't even mention things like Nanjing, Pearl and human experimentation, shows their lack of respect to other humans. A truly selfish and sub-human mindset. Despicable.
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Posted 11/15/07
Those of you who live or grew up in Japan will have no idea what i'm talking about because you obviously weren't taught that in school, and the stuff on WWII are very censored in Japan.

btw, just found out that Japs aren't allowed to march in Turkey on ANZAC day unless their govt apologises. lol
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Posted 11/15/07

rhynny wrote:


Why do you think Japan recovered so quickly and efficiently after the huge devastation of WWII?

to the point that it is now the 3rd country with the highest GDP?

even when it had to pay off 1 trillion 30 billion yen war reparation?



I believe it was because Japan had an oil crisis which they were heavily dependant on. That then forced them to concentrate on other means of income... hence the technological metropolis it is today.
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Posted 11/15/07
ww2 should be tough in japan like now
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Posted 11/15/07
well as for military matters it always leads to conflict but i never wanted to move to japan just because anime is there lol aslo i dont know if u guys have realized some or most japanese i have met are racially biast (a friendly way of saying racist) well thats just my opinion

aslo as for WWll i agree with echo they have to accept what they have done like the germans did the japs pride were way to high
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Posted 11/15/07
Main reason I plan to visit Japan/China is the rapid growth in technology with their little gadgets they got, cars, and how much faster internet connection they give to civilians (unlike the US, we have the technology to have fast internet connection by far; they just won't give it to us.)
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Posted 11/15/07

Evadne wrote:


rhynny wrote:


Why do you think Japan recovered so quickly and efficiently after the huge devastation of WWII?

to the point that it is now the 3rd country with the highest GDP?

even when it had to pay off 1 trillion 30 billion yen war reparation?



I believe it was because Japan had an oil crisis which they were heavily dependant on. That then forced them to concentrate on other means of income... hence the technological metropolis it is today.


Funnily enough, one of the major reasons why Japan wanted to invade Asia was because they felt they needed more land for their growing population. Which is the exact same concept of the German "lebensraum"...which also started a world war.
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Posted 11/16/07

rhynny wrote:
Why do you think Japan recovered so quickly and efficiently after the huge devastation of WWII?

to the point that it is now the 3rd country with the highest GDP?


Japan took on the American model after the war and changed models in the 1970s. They began globalization and had an economic boom. They went through a recession at the end of the 80s and not too long ago they just got out of a recession. Now not only consumer products are being exported, but also their culture. That's probably all to it in simplistic form. I can't go into details since I've never digested the details myself on an intense level. Although if you want to ask me about nihonjinron and Japanese post modernism, I'd probably be able to answer you with more details.
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