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    Japan and WWII : Asian hegemony

    Why did Japan invade other Asian countries ?

    To answer this question, we have to start from the Meiji restoration in the late 1800's. Japan, forced to open its trade to the United States then other Western powers, realized that its technology and political system were lagging far behind, and a group of revolutionary samurai from Choshu, Satsuma and Tosa (all in South-Western Japan) toppled the Shogunate and created a new Westernized government. All the society followed, and soon Japan had launched its industrial revolution. As the first and only Asian country to do so, Japan became quickly much richer and militarily more powerful than its neigbours.

    In 1895, it proved its strength to the international community by defeating China quite easily - and annexed Taiwan. Russia and Japan then started to fight over the control of the Korean Peninsula and Manchuria. In 1905, The Russo-Japanese war started, but proved much harder for the Japanese. Although they officially won (and annexed Southern Manchuria and the Karafuto/Sakhalin peninsula, North of Hokkaido), loss were similar on both sides. But Japan became confident that it could rival Western powers for the first time. Japanese people began to feel a duty to protect their Asian neighbours from Western colonial imperialism. Korea was officially annexed in 1910, while Japanese troops continued to extend their control over Manchuria.

    Japanese politics became increasingly dominated by the military, eventhough no military party ever gained any influence in the Diet (parliament). The cabinet of ministers was made mostly of nonparty politicians, supported by violent ultra-nationalist military factions such as the Imperial Way, who assassinated numerous politicians or opponent in the army itlself.

    Those militarists pushed to take control of China. Economic and social upheaval in the 1920's led many Japanese farmers to move to Manchuria to release tensions inside Japan, and in 1931 the nominally independent puppet state of Manchukuo was created. From 1937, the Japanese army invade and took Peking, Shanghai, Nanjing and most of North-East China, although the countryside remained uncontrolable due to local guerillas and the low proportion of Japanese to Chinese (600.000 Japanese soldiers vs 300 millions Chinese in occupied land).

    How did Japan and Germany become allies ?

    In 1936, Hitler and Japanese prime minister Hiranuma signed the Anti-Comintern Pact against the Soviet Union, by which they pledged to help each other in case of Russian attack. Italy joined in 1937.

    However, in August 1939 Hitler violated the pact by signing a non-agression treaty with the USSR in order to invade Poland in September. Himanuma felt betrayed and resigned as prime minister. But Japan, Germany and Italy signed the Tripartite pact in September 1940 to support each other against the United States.

    After the Nazi had entered France and set up the collaborationist Vichy regime, Japan was able to negotiate the occupation of French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) through the Tripartite pact.

    But when Hitler attacked the Soviet Union in 1941, Japan decided not to follow Germany.

    South-East Asia and Pearl Harbor

    The situation between Japan, Britain and the USA had been tensed since 1922 when a treaty was signed to limit the naval warships of each nation to a respective ration of 610. Japan tried to raise its ratio to 7 in 1930, but only obtained it for some kind of ships. Inceasingly frustrated and under pressure from expansionist military at home, Japan renounced to the treaty in December 1934.

    The US had been supporting China against Japan by selling them cheap equipment, and broke the Japanese-American commericial treaty to enable them to place an embargo on exports to Japan if necessary. When Japan occupied the whole of Indochina in June 1941, Roosevelt immediately called for an international embargo to cut off all foreign oil supplies to Japan. This way, Japan would not be able to support its army and economy and would have to cede to American pressure to withdraw completely from China and Indochina.

    But the Japanese government was resolved to stay. It tried to find a diplomatic agreements on a partial withdrawal from China, but the US were intransigent. When it became obvious that no agreement would be reached, the Japanese planned an attack on the oil-rich British and Dutch South-East Asian colonies (Malaysia, Indonesia...), as well as the American Philippines, while preparing a pre-emptive attack on the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese knew very well that they couldn't wage a prolongated war against the poweful industry of the United States, but they also didn't expect them to be so determined to pursue a war and mobilize tens of thousand of men to such a distant land. That is why on 7/8 December 1941, they attacked Hawaii, pulling the United States into WWII, which resulted in the collapse of the Japanese Empire.

    Some historians argue that the USA pushed Japan into declaring war on them. But could the Japanese military expansionism have stopped had the US taken conciliatory measures ? That is probably interesting to discuss in the context of the war in Iraq and against terrorism undertaken by the US at the moment. Did the Bush administration provoke the Muslim world to incite them to attack the US on September 11 ? Is history repeating itslef ? Are American leaders playing with fire or are they really acting in the name of democracy and freedom ? Nice debate in perspective.
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    Outstanding History Lesson

    Informative, accurate and well balanced.

    Good background for debates on other threads.

    I believe that most of the high command in Japan during WWII was hoping that some how the US would trade security for most of Asia. That the US would allow Japan to keep indonisia, malaysia, part of china, korea, and indo-china in return for a settled peace and security for american interests.

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    off topic sorry. but for history lovers who can read/understand Japanese very well.


    ところで、Maciamoさんは下記のサイトをご存知ですか? 日本語サイトですが(Engl ish Versionもあるにはあるんですが、日本語版ほど充実していない気がします)、貴方ぐらいの知性・教養 と日本語能力のある方ならきっと楽しめると思います。戦前の日本(と世界)について、相当深く、かつ偏りの 少ない知識が得られると思います(Maciamoさんの知識が浅いとか、偏っていると主張している訳ではあ りません。念のため)。


    第1次大戦
    http://www3.kiwi-us.com/~ingle/index.html


    それから、そのサイトの掲示板の方はWWⅠに限らず、より広い話題が楽しめます。今現在だとGaleazz o Cianoの日記の話やイギリスのMosquitoとドイツのTa154との比較など、ヨーロッパ人の方が 詳しそうな話題も出ています。何かおかしな事が書いてあったら、是非訂正のresponseを入れてみてく ださい。webmasterの別宮暖朗氏も「訂正大歓迎。もし記載に事実相違があれば是非ご指摘ください。 」と仰っていますので。

    というか、本音は知識人対知識人のバトルを野次馬として観戦してみたいのです。
    http://www3.kiwi-us.com/~ingle/trees....cgi?log=&mc=t

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    Wow. Great post.

    Maciamo, have you ever heard of a Japanese peace activist called Arou Sei? (spelling?)
    I know he was remotely involved with support for a free China early on, and I think he even worked with Chiang Kai-Shek...(?)

    Anyways, if you have any info on him, please pass it along.
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    Perharps Japan was controlled by a foreign force?

    We do know that it's not a very good tactical move at all to attack Pearl Harbour, considering that it only do little damages at all (like most/all of the new and good ships were already evacuated out of Pearl Harbour), a waste of resources (Japan was already quite low in resources at that time), and gives the U.S.A. a legitimate reason to attack Japan.

    If Japan really has a grudge on the U.S.A., the good tactical decision would be to gather enough resources and allies, then make the U.S.A. surrender without any fight at all.

    IF Japan didn't attack the U.S.A. , what reason do the U.S.A. got to participate in the Pacific War? Let alone participate in the European war, since the U.S.A. got involved in the European war because German and Italy vow to protect their Japanese ally.

    It as if the reason Japan attacked Pearl Harbour was to create a REASON for the U.S.A. to go into war, in both Europe and the Pacific.


    And the interesting thing is that, the Japanese government did indeed was trying to make the South East Asian areas to be independent countries.

    While this can be argued as the Japanese government trying to make puppet countries, this too makes no sense. Considering the amount of work and resources put into these effort. This is like when the U.S.A. invade Iraq and then make a new independent country, instead of just making it its 51th state (which actually would be better that way).

    Why did they do that? It's a waste of resources, it's a waste of time, it's a waste of effort. Why bother to do that?

    Then also, why use battles at all?

    Those who know on how to do battles (or at least read Sun Tzu's Art of War) knows that it's better to gain a territory not through battles, but through cunning and diplomacy. Make them give their territory to you without any battle at all.

    One of those people that do exactly just that in recent time is the former Indonesian president Suharto, when he devise the creation of A.S.E.A.N. (Association of South East Asian Nations), which is essentially can be considered as Indonesia+. He as a military general is quite well versed in the art of war, his prefered method of conquering other countries is actually more into as corporate merger or corporate take over (a.k.a. A.S.E.A.N.) instead of military of invasion (makes no mistake though, he has no qualm of using military forces if needed). If he indeed make a military invasion, chances are that he was ORDERED to do so, and not his own personal actions. For example, the invasion to East Timor (that was done exactly after he met with Henry Kissinger) doesn't has his signature moves, even if he participated in it. Some says that Kissinger give his approval, what if it's more like an order?


    As things unravel. It seems that the so called Japanese invasion of other countries during World War II seems isn't actually 'Japanese' at all, but more like a foreign invasion done under the name of the Japanese and using Japanese.

    9/11 had many the same signatures as Pearl Harbour (both are non life threatning slaps intended to make people mad and angry), chances are... the people responsible for both events seems to be the same people. While some people argued on how the U.S.A. is behind all of these, it's very unlikely that it was really the U.S.A., it's more likely that in the end, the U.S.A. too is just another mere 'tool'. This thing seems to go so far as the Roman empire, and even way beyond that.

    The question, who is the 'tool user'?

    Once people know that, I'm sure that the conflicts around the world will end, and what's left are only low level conflicts.

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    Yeah, it seems you know who the tool user is. Now would you please tell us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digicross
    9/11 had many the same signatures as Pearl Harbour (both are non life threatning slaps intended to make people mad and angry), chances are... the people responsible for both events seems to be the same people.
    Yes, both were non-life threatenening. I'll ignore it since I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you are not utterly so stupid.

    One huge difference. The raid on Pearl Harbor was a military maneuver and did not target innocent civilians, whereas Al Quaida's sole purpose in attacking WTC was to kill innocent civilians. If the Japanese military wanted to kill innocent civilians they could've attacked downtown Honolulu.

    It is so moronic to equate 9/11 to Pearl harbor. I have a friend who has a kindergarten-age half white-half Japanese daughter. One day she went to kindergarten and some dumb kid started shouting it was the Japanese who blew up the WTC and pointed at her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digicross
    If Japan really has a grudge on the U.S.A., the good tactical decision would be to gather enough resources and allies, then make the U.S.A. surrender without any fight at all.

    IF Japan didn't attack the U.S.A. , what reason do the U.S.A. got to participate in the Pacific War? Let alone participate in the European war, since the U.S.A. got involved in the European war because German and Italy vow to protect their Japanese ally.

    It as if the reason Japan attacked Pearl Harbour was to create a REASON for the U.S.A. to go into war, in both Europe and the Pacific.
    This is where all the conspiracy buffs are correct. There have been reports that the United States government under Roosevelt knew about a possible attack on the islands. That the United States government made sure all the circumstances were right so that the attack would be carried out fully. Remember, before this, the United States had supposedly an isolationist view towards the war. It seems reasonably clear that they were secretly setting themselves up for this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Golgo_13
    It is so moronic to equate 9/11 to Pearl harbor. I have a friend who has a kindergarten-age half white-half Japanese daughter. One day she went to kindergarten and some dumb kid started shouting it was the Japanese who blew up the WTC and pointed at her.
    True. I think both events are different and should not be synonymized.

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    The sole purpose of the attack on Pearl Harbor was to damage the main aircraft carriers of the U.S.N. Pacific Fleet that were supposed to be there. The Japanese couldn't care less about sinking old battleships.

    Somehow the carriers snuck out before the attack.

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    It is surely that the Japanese navy was able to sink the American aircraft carrier,if it does, the Japanese would won,somehow,they didn't find the carriers,this is the key that the Japanese lose the war!

    I think that the Japanese governor is too stupid to start a war.Why they start the war is they are too arrogant,think that they are the best nation of the world!

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    Thumbs down

    Anyway,most of the civilians from which countries Japan invaded suffered a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by digicross
    Then also, why use battles at all?

    Those who know on how to do battles (or at least read Sun Tzu's Art of War) knows that it's better to gain a territory not through battles, but through cunning and diplomacy. Make them give their territory to you without any battle at all.

    One of those people that do exactly just that in recent time is the former Indonesian president Suharto, when he devise the creation of A.S.E.A.N. (Association of South East Asian Nations), which is essentially can be considered as Indonesia+. He as a military general is quite well versed in the art of war, his prefered method of conquering other countries is actually more into as corporate merger or corporate take over (a.k.a. A.S.E.A.N.) instead of military of invasion (makes no mistake though, he has no qualm of using military forces if needed). If he indeed make a military invasion, chances are that he was ORDERED to do so, and not his own personal actions. For example, the invasion to East Timor (that was done exactly after he met with Henry Kissinger) doesn't has his signature moves, even if he participated in it. Some says that Kissinger give his approval, what if it's more like an order?
    I would have to disagree with you on the matter of Suharto invading East Timor. True, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and then US president
    Gerald Ford were in Indonesia the day before the invasion took place. But instead of them ordering Suharto to invade, it was a "green light" giving an o.k. to go ahead with an invasion.

    Declassified US gov't documents published by the
    National Security Archive are none the less still
    damning to all parties involved in the conversation.

    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB62/
    Ford was unambiguous: gWe will understand and will not press you on the issue. We understand the problem and the intentions you have.h

    as Kissinger told Suharto: gWe would be able to influence the reaction in America if whatever happens happens after we return. . . If you have made plans, we will do our best to keep everyone quiet until the President returns home.h


    This sounds quite in line with what Suharto would do given his taking
    power resulted in the massacre of over 700,000 Indonesians.
    And I don't blame this on Suharto alone either. The CIA provided lists
    of known and suspected communists and communist sympathizers.


    Then there's the whole take over of West Irian/West Papua as well.
    In what was called the "Act of Free Choice" has been sarcastically
    called the "Act of No Choice". Indonesia was to help conduct an
    election on self-determination under the UN, but "quickly moved to repress
    political dissent by groups demanding outright independence for the territory."
    The only ones allowed to vote were 1022 Papuans hand picked by Indonesian authorities.

    Again, relevent US documents surrounding this issue:
    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB128/index.htm


    But I don't mean to sit here and slam your government - only.
    As noted I've ripped on US officials too.


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    It is interesting you note ASEAN as a sort of corporate take over
    of other countries.

    Then compared with the US invasion of Iraq to make it an indepedent country
    rather than the 51st state. Also I'd like to throw the trade agreement NAFTA
    (North American Free Trade Agreement) between Mexico, Canada, & the US, as well as IMF, World Bank, & WTO into the mix.

    Some people consider NAFTA to be an annexation of Mexico of sorts similar
    to your comparison for ASEAN.
    "Annexation of Mexico : From the Aztecs to the IMF"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...82559?v=glance

    With the IMF, WTO, & World Bank, being from Indonesia I suspect
    you might be more familiar with the international monetary institutions
    treatment of countries not of the G7/G8 ("the North"), again inline
    with your ASEAN comparison, and for those not familiar with such a point
    of view...
    My understanding is that those 3 institutions act as a sort of global
    governance system. IMF & World Bank (I forget which does what)
    give out loans to countries under the guise of development or
    poverty reduction or in a financial crisis. As conditional to get these
    loans countries are forced reorganize their economy and gov't services
    including cutting schooling funds sometimes down to grade school.
    Privatize gov't held industries. Reorganize tax structures to treat foreign
    corporations as if they were local businesses and even allow for investments
    to be taken out of the country 100% on a whim. WTO threatens lawsuits
    if such things as environmental or worker protections are ruled a "barrier
    to trade" by an unelected 3 judge tribunal.

    And with US invasion of Iraq, it is rather setting up a puppet gov't.
    It would be very bad public relations and even their biggest supporters
    would not support them if the US gov't set up a 51st state.
    Instead they invade by telling lies to their own population about "weapons
    of mass destruction" and hint at connections with 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    (never outright claim there are connections,
    but hint at them and prominant non-governmental supporters can tell out right lies).
    When the US had its viceroy in power before handing over to the Iraqi
    interm government, Paul Bremer signed into law, that for Iraqis, was
    really bad economic policies. Foreign companies could own 100% of
    companies and withdraw 100% of all assets at any time. Also no foreign
    company could be held responsible for anything. At first they were going
    to privatize all the state owned oil companies, but they decided it was better
    for profits if they kept it state owned. Also imposed a flat tax system.
    Its all about economics. They don't have to steal the oil and send it home,
    just control of the oil so they can profit from where ever it goes.

    Basically control the heads of state enough to deal economically in favor of
    you instead of their own people. Which is a major reason the US didn't
    say anything when Saddam Hussein was massacring the Kurds back
    in the 80's.
    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/press.htm

    So that too fits in with your ASEAN corporate take over scheme.
    I actually believe more of the ones that I listed, but its the first
    I've heard of the example you gave, so I'll try to keep an open mind.
    Thus far I've been thinking ASEAN was more like the European Union
    before it became political, it was mainly economic.
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    Sun Yat Sen's(j speech on Pan-Asianism in Kobe 1924
    all japanese was his believer at that time.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat_Sen's_speech_on_Pan-Asianism
    Last edited by Carlson; May 27, 2006 at 13:37.

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    A Higher Purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    [U][B]Did the Bush administration provoke the Muslim world to incite them to attack the US on September 11 ? Is history repeating itslef ? Are American leaders playing with fire or are they really acting in the name of democracy and freedom ? Nice debate in perspective.
    It is well known that the Bushes have long-standing relations with the Bin-Laden family. Speculation and conspiracy theories about regarding these ties, and the Sept. 11th attacks. It seems a bit convenient that such an attack on American soil would provide just the impetus the Bush administration needed to once again start up the wheels of America's military-industrial complex for the sake "perpetual war," let alone the opportunities the region holds for oil speculation and development.

    Speculation aside on what the "big plans" are, these plans are nothing until they are acted on by the masses within the organizational heirarchy. I think it is interesting to compare the motivating forces that compel those within both the Imperialist Japanese organizational structures, and those currently motivating troops in Bush's Army. (I use the term "Bush's Army" because I was a soldier in the Clinton/Gore Army, and I can tell you, it was a very different Army than the one we see in America today.)

    In the case of Japanese Imperial Forces, elements of the Bushido code, as well as a pervading sense of the devine lineage of the Emporor gave them a sense of a deeper connection with a "higher purpose." This sense of "higher purpose" included improving the lives of the people of Japan through the attainment of resources they needed to survive, and that would keep the nation's "wheels of industry" in motion. Some, no doubt, felt a sense of responsibility for the subjugated peoples as part of the human family, to help educate them to become a productive part of the "natural heirarchy" that led all the way up to the Emperor and the sun. Unfortunately, this mind-set was often superceded by nationalist leanings that held that all non-Japanese were lesser humans, if even human at all. (Earliest elements of this sentiment can be found in some accounts of the Nihon-Shoki that tell of a deformed child, the result of Izanami speaking before Izanagi, who was sent away in a reed boat, thereby explaining the existence of foreign peoples.)

    In America's Army today, it goes without saying that the vast majority are driven by a sense of duty, honor, and country. But, beyond this lies an appreciation for Bush and his fundamentalist Christian leanings. In their mind, they are engaged in a modern-day "Crusade."

    Bush, on the other hand, seems intent on exploiting this Christian element in the American cultural ethos, for the purpose of 1.) Funelling vast amounts of money into war-based industries, e.g. Halliburton, Bechtel, etc.; and 2.) securing vast amounts of oil for additional wealth-creation.

    If it were really a war on "terror," then we would have stayed focussed on finding Bin-Laden and rooting out Al-Q'aida. Instead, Bush has successfully diverted attention away from Bin-Laden... to catch him too early would put a too-early end to the "perpetual war" upon which his economic master-plan depends.

    Playing with fire? Yes. Democracy? I think in Bush's mind, that is not even an issue. In fact, Bush seems to see himself as a modern-day Emperor with "devine rights" above the petty laws of man. Witness the way he stormed through the U.N., blatantly disregarding the stipulations in the U.N. Charter to which the U.S. agreed to abide some 50 years before. Witness the way he thumbs his nose at the Geneva Conventions by sanctioning the torture of prisoners of war.

    In 1.5 years, Bush will be gone, the negative karma he's generated will continue to ripple throughout the world, but Bush himself will fade away, his legacy becoming an embarassing chapter on "America's Modern Dark Age" in history books... a dark age where intelligent, ethical leadership gave way to arrogance, belligerence, and ignorance... an age when Democracy came very close to being supplanted by Fundamentalist Christian Fascism.

    Fascism under any guise is abhorrent. And it is often perpetuated by ancient myths of human creation. We must learn from the lessons of the past, look upon the world with clarity, being vigilant against allowing ilusion and delusion to influence our thoughts actions. Hopefully, there will evolve a way for the tribe of humankind to find a peaceful way to coexist.

    I believe it is time for an age of the "Peaceful Warrior," guided by the "higher purpose" of universal love, rather than the pursuit of money and power. Every person has within them a beating heart... It is up to our minds to learn what it is we need to know to ensure that all our hearts can go on beating together as one heart in the "Corpus Gaia."

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    Long time no see, buddies.

    August 15 again.

    Japan is still Japan as it was decades/cenuries ago -- a dwarf nation with a giant's ambition (deformed, right?), a barbarian country equipped with modern technology. Shinto, Yasukuni... Oh, everything Japanese is still so helplessly Japanese.

    Trying to justify Japanese being so Japanese? Oh, futile, Maciamo, especially when the majority of this nation remain ignorant of well-established values of the civilised world. I in some way appreciate your efforts, though, because you are one of the few Japs who mind to dialogue with the civilised world.

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    Long time no see, buddies.

    August 15 again.

    Japan is still Japan as it was decades/cenuries ago -- a dwarf nation with a giant's ambition (deformed, right?), a barbarian country equipped with modern technology. Shinto, Yasukuni... Oh, everything Japanese is still so helplessly Japanese.

    Trying to justify Japanese being so Japanese? Oh, futile, Maciamo, especially when the majority of this nation remain ignorant of well-established values of the civilised world. I in some way appreciate your efforts, though, because you are one of the few Japs who mind to dialogue with the civilised world.

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    He's not Japanese.

    I'm trying to read your post but its covered in tons of slimey hate-bashing weed.

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    Help quench what you find to be hatred in me. Do it.

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    Hmm, yes babarism is in the eye of the beholder. The Japanese hardly thought they were improving Aisa to lead it, they were just simply colonizing with the hope of getting the resources they needed for their own citizens.

    As to comparing the current US president's 'crusade' to Japan's rampaging in their conquests of Korea, China and other parts of Asia, the comparison is not that far off. But a major difference would be having other nations involved, whereas Japan went it alone (exception being they recruited some Koreans to do fighting, but they were hardly volunteers).

    Bush's damage, a little off thread, has been great to any efforts that the US hopes to make in their foreign diplomatic endeavors.

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    exception being they recruited some Koreans to do fighting, but they were hardly volunteers
    why do you tell a lie?.


    What is your purpose?

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    [QUOTE=caster51]

    (1) why do you tell a lie ?

    (2) What is your purpose ?

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    (1) What was there to lied for it was the historic truth,many Korean males were conscripted NOT volunteered force as someone here probably tried to lie.

    (2) Informed this forum with facts,unlike someone addictively litters Jref with propagandized-posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caster51

    Sun Yat Sen's(孫文) speech on Pan-Asianism in Kobe 1924

    all japanese was his believer at that time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat_Sen's_speech_on_Pan-Asianism
    This is a far-fetched dead propaganda

    Dr Sun Yat Sen was immediately expelled by Japan.

    Where's " osias ",his old post purposely falsely claimed Dr Sun Yat Sen was educated in Japan as the fact was he only had brief stay in Japan.

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    At first, the korean as the japanese were drafted since 1944 Sep
    in 1944 , 55,000 korean were drafted
    in 1945 , 46,000 korean were drafted.

    most of them were escorts in korea against enemy
    so the korean' victim in the war who was drafted was a little.
    so japanese were discriminated...

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    Dr Sun Yat Sen was immediately expelled by Japan.
    Where's " osias ",his old post purposedly falsely claimed Dr Sun Yat Sen was educated in Japan as the fact was he only had brief stay in Japan.
    so were Ӊ, ?

    Ӊ΁@was studying at RmwZ

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