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31-08-2014, 07:30 PM
WaPo: Japan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremony
So China didn't drop nuclear bombs on Japan and therefore shouldn't be the one most concerned about this issue.

China will be happy too if the US doesn't mind this much either. At least thus we know one efficient way to communicate with Japan.

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Japan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremony

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Stone-carved guardian dogs sit at the entrance of a memorial compound honoring World War II-era war criminals in Koyasan Okuno-in temple in Koya town, Wakayama prefecture, central Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga acknowledged Wednesday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 29 sent a note to the Koyasan temple’s ceremony honoring hundreds of war criminals that praised their contributions to the country. Suga said that Abe sent the note to the ceremony, but in his capacity as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, not as prime minister. (Kyodo News/Associated Press)
By Associated Press August 27

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals which praised their contributions to the country, the government’s top spokesman said Wednesday.

Abe sent the message to an annual ceremony held April 29 at the Koyasan Buddhist temple in central Japan in his capacity as head of the ruling party, not as prime minister, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

“I humbly express my deepest sympathy for the martyrs ... who sacrificed their souls to become the foundation of peace and prosperity in Japan today,” Abe wrote in his note, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press through the ceremony organizers’ office. “I hope for eternal peace and pledge to work toward a harmonious coexistence of mankind in the future.”

Many Asian countries that suffered from Japanese militarism in the first half of the 20th century see honoring war criminals as a lack of remorse by Tokyo for wartime aggression. The revelation of Abe’s note could especially worsen Japan’s ties with China and South Korea, which have repeatedly criticized Abe’s views on wartime history, widely seen as revisionist.

Tokyo’s relations with Beijing and Seoul have been badly strained since Abe prayed last December at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, which honors 2.5 million Japanese war dead, including 14 executed “Class-A” war criminals.

More than a year and a half since taking office, Abe has not been able to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of the two countries.

Abe’s message was read aloud to about 220 people who attended the April ceremony, according to Midori Nakatsuji at the organizers’ office. She said Abe sent a similar message to last year’s memorial service.

The ceremony was held in front of a stone monument that honors about 1,180 Japanese war criminals, including wartime Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and the 13 other executed officials.

The “Class A” criminals were convicted of crimes against peace and humanity by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, held in Tokyo by the allied forces after the war. Suga acknowledged that Japan has accepted the tribunal’s decisions, laid out in the San Francisco Peace Treaty, as a condition for the country’s return to the international community.

Abe, however, has said that those convicted by the tribunal are not considered war criminals under domestic law.

Ceremony organizers said on their website that the tribunal was the victors’ ”retaliation” against the losers, and that those who were executed were “wrongfully convicted” by the allies and their honor should be restored.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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31-08-2014, 07:34 PM
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Patriotism - the poor man's religion...


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31-08-2014, 07:52 PM
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Me wanting to move to japan does not make me ignorant that japan also does stupid things.

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31-08-2014, 08:07 PM
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America does not care because we won. We found out after WW1 that destroying a culture and subjugating a people just leads to problems on down the road. So we let them have their rituals and Imperial family. Makes the natives less restless.

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31-08-2014, 08:09 PM
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(31-08-2014 08:07 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  America does not care because we won. We found out after WW1 that destroying a culture and subjegating a people just leads to problems on down the road.
*subjugating

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31-08-2014, 08:10 PM
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(31-08-2014 08:09 PM)Vosur Wrote:  
(31-08-2014 08:07 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  America does not care because we won. We found out after WW1 that destroying a culture and subjegating a people just leads to problems on down the road.
*subjugating

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You have failed me for the last time spell checker!

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31-08-2014, 08:28 PM
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(31-08-2014 08:10 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(31-08-2014 08:09 PM)Vosur Wrote:  *subjugating

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You have failed me for the last time spell checker!

Sucks don't it?

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31-08-2014, 08:51 PM (This post was last modified: 31-08-2014 09:15 PM by HU.Junyuan.)
RE: WaPo: Japan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremony
(31-08-2014 08:07 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  America does not care because we won. We found out after WW1 that destroying a culture and subjugating a people just leads to problems on down the road. So we let them have their rituals and Imperial family. Makes the natives less restless.

So you don't think conquering a country, destroying its culture, subjugate its people and telling them to forget about the past as a good idea, do you not ?

Consider

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31-08-2014, 09:09 PM
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(31-08-2014 08:51 PM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  
(31-08-2014 08:07 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  America does not care because we won. We found out after WW1 that destroying a culture and subjugating a people just leads to problems on down the road. So we let them have their rituals and Imperial family. Makes the natives less restless.

So you don't think conquering a country, destroying its culture, subjugate its people and telling them to forget about the past as a good idea, do you not ?

Consider

It tends to complicate issues, just look at Tibet.

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31-08-2014, 09:13 PM
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(31-08-2014 08:51 PM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  
(31-08-2014 08:07 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  America does not care because we won. We found out after WW1 that destroying a culture and subjugating a people just leads to problems on down the road. So we let them have their rituals and Imperial family. Makes the natives less restless.

So you don't think conquering a country, destroying its culture, subjugate its people and telling them to forget about the past as a good idea, do you not ?

Consider

You're complaining about destroying culture, subjugating people and telling them to forget it!?!?

That's fucking rich...
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