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Abe: Japan Will Apologize No More
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As Abe mentioned in his speech, over 80% of the population was born after WWII. Should these people be responsible for apologizing for atrocities that occurred prior to their birth? I do not think so.

Yes, I think that what occurred was very sad. And I'm sure that most people do as well. But at what point do we, or any society, stop apologizing? It is not a young Japanese child's fault for comfort women any more than it is my fault that wealthy Georgian landowners bought slaves to work their land. Why should they apologize for what occurred in WWII anymore than I should apologize what happened during the pre-Civil War era?
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Boomtap wrote:

On behalf of the entire United States of America, I would like to apologize for the first (ever) legal systematic destruction of an entire race of people (american indian)........... Wait why am I apologizing, I wasn't there.... Feel guilty? Fuck no why would I feel guilty for somethen I didn't do... no? doesn't work? They are our most committed Ally in Asia besides S.Korea, if you werent there then let's let it be...

Edit: And i'm proud of Shinzo Abe it's about time they got someone in power with the balls to tell China "we're here to baby!"


Yeah... you do realize that Seoul and Beijing are becoming closer particularly because of this issue....

here's an excerpt from this article on the subject from the Wall street Journal

http://www.wsj.com/articles/beijing-seoul-grow-closer-but-north-korea-strains-ties-1404802524


Increasingly, the two countries are joined by common interests. Both governments despise Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and what they see as his efforts to whitewash Japan's World War II aggression.
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Akage-chan wrote:

As Abe mentioned in his speech, over 80% of the population was born after WWII. Should these people be responsible for apologizing for atrocities that occurred prior to their birth? I do not think so.

Yes, I think that what occurred was very sad. And I'm sure that most people do as well. But at what point do we, or any society, stop apologizing? It is not a young Japanese child's fault for comfort women any more than it is my fault that wealthy Georgian landowners bought slaves to work their land. Why should they apologize for what occurred in WWII anymore than I should apologize what happened during the pre-Civil War era?

You are right and Germany should stop feeling guilty and let the Nazi's I mean those old Nazis are dead and why should the Nazis of today be made to feel guilty over the deeds of those past Nazis

Posted 8/16/15
It is pretty silly 70 years later to still be apologizing, accept it and move on.

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uncletim wrote:

Yeh and they should let the Nazis come back to power in Germany I mean it has been nearly 71 years


It's about to happen in Greece.


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Abe needs to stop fucking around and authorize a Mobile Suit program. He knows he wants to.
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I don't think the sincerity or amount of apologies is the problem, I think what Korea and China mainly wants is for Japan to admit the atrocities that were committed in the occupation. The Japanese, from what I've gathered, tend to be quiet about the past, for it is shameful. What Prime Minister Abe said is true and I agree, that this generations and future generations should not have to keep apologizing and bear the sins of their ancestors. However, I have yet to see a sincere acknowledgement from Abe on the specific events that happened in WWII, and also him still visiting and paying respects the tomb of soldiers? or a tomb, that China and South Korea sees as a slap to the face.
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MysticGon wrote:

Abe needs to stop fucking around and authorize a Mobile Suit program. He knows he wants to.


Close enough in my opinion, I so want one

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/sci/japanese-engineers-develop-madetoorder-13foot-mech-suit.html
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Why were they apologizing? They shouldn't be.



Dude the Japanese did some pretty fucked up shit during WWII.
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severticas wrote:


LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


uncletim wrote:

Yeh and they should let the Nazis come back to power in Germany I mean it has been nearly 71 years


It's about to happen in Greece.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Dawn_(political_party)
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megahobbit wrote:


severticas wrote:

Why were they apologizing? They shouldn't be.



Dude the Japanese did some pretty fucked up shit during WWII.


As with every single country ever involved in a war... Time to move on. This is of no concern to the current times as it is no longer an issue. They've both acknowledged and apologized plenty of times. This is no more special than any other dark chapter in human history.
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dotsforlife wrote:


megahobbit wrote:


severticas wrote:

Why were they apologizing? They shouldn't be.



Dude the Japanese did some pretty fucked up shit during WWII.


As with every single country ever involved in a war... Time to move on. This is of no concern to the current times as it is no longer an issue. They've both acknowledged and apologized plenty of times. This is no more special than any other dark chapter in human history.


Not true Abe denies the existence of Comfort women even when past ministers have admitted it happened.
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megahobbit

Not true Abe denies the existence of Comfort women even when past ministers have admitted it happened.


So your rebuttal is one guy saying so... Okay. I'm done here. My point stands.

The point of history is to learn from it, not dwell on it. Something you kids will learn someday.
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I am not my father and you are not your mother. The children of Japan make a new Japan, not one of oldfaggotry.

Otherwise everybody would have a blood feud with just about everybody else by this point.

Though sometimes that much is easy to believe on the internet.
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Have they admitted to crap like Nanking and other stuff, though? I heard they wouldn't' fess up to the LOT of that.
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