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[–] Truly 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago  (edited ago)

To be fair, other than culture and tech they have contributed to the world most of your points are kinda... pointless.

On Their economy post-ww2

The US didn't destroy all of their cities in the first place. But either way the US was mostly responsible for their growth after the war; giving them TONS of money, getting them into GATT, and providing for their defense.

On earthquakes/nuclear

The Japanese culture actually contributed to the nuclear problem because people in charge of it didn't want to admit how bad it was and measures could have been put in place earlier if their culture allowed for more open communication. Their response to earthquakes is really no different from any country dealing with them regularly.

I am sure they will be fine, they deserve to be.

They are kinda responsible for some of the worst war-time atrocities ever committed. If you want to see the horror they inflicted on just a single chinese city click the link below or look up info on the rape of nanjing. I am not sure they are more deserving than any other culture of good fortune.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=rape+of+nanjing&ia=images

With all that said, I do love their porn. Just not big on your love letter to the country of Japan, considering their history.

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[–] 146Dissident_Fulcrum 8 points -4 points (+4|-8) ago 

Japan killed some people during a war?

I am shocked. But really I don't even hold pearl harbour against them. A brilliantly executed attack that failed only because the carriers weren't in port. We really had it coming. Who the hell were we to say they couldn't invade China or that we could blockade them. You have to let it go man.

Are you South Korean? They hate the Japanese for no good reason also.

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[–] qvazzler 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You have to let it go man.

Even if they, 70 years later, haven't owned up, faced, and admitted everything did they did? Last opportunity was missed for them to do this and that was barely 2 weeks ago. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/15/asia/japan-wwii-anniversary/

One of the main gripes; capturing anything between 20,000 to 410,000 women from another country for pleasure and human experimentation. I'm making the assumption you think it's "anything goes" when at war? Also sign me up for sources.

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[–] Sodalurk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Could i get a source to the U.S. blockade on japan? It sounds interesting to me.

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[–] wackwack 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Certainly today's hate from some of their neighbors is, seventy years after the facts, unwarranted. But downplaying some of the shit they did during ww2 is just wrong and shows bias.

I'm not talking about pearl harbour, anything military is sorta fair game in a war. But the civilian population was treated like garbage everywhere they invaded and the rape of nanjing (seriously, click the link above) is only the most shocking example.

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[–] Truly 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Japan killed some people during a war? I am shocked.

I know someone already called out your dismissal, but seriously... did you look at things like the rape of nanjing? Unit 731?

We are not talking about combatants but women raped while their beheaded children sat beside them, only to be killed themselves after being used(Or worse, taken for permanent sex slaves). Babies stuck on the ends of bayonets, mass torture, and wholesale murder of civilians.

But really I don't even hold pearl harbour against them. A brilliantly executed attack that failed only because the carriers weren't in port. We really had it coming. Who the hell were we to say they couldn't invade China or that we could blockade them. You have to let it go man.

As for Pearl Harbor, we were vastly more entitled to use economic means to stop their slaughter of the chinese. In your weird twisted view invading a country and breaking every law of war is fine but not trading with them and freezing their local assets is somehow terrible? Dude, you are blinded by your love of the japanese.

Are you South Korean? They hate the Japanese for no good reason also.

I am American. I don't hate the japanese at all. I really like their media and culture at large.

Did not know SK people disliked them though, so I just looked it up and it appears they were under japanese imperial rule until the end of WW2. I would assume their dislike is for similar reasons to the Chinese dislike.

I know so much about their atrocities in WW2 because I researched it heavily after one of the chinese/japanese disputes over some islands. Japan did REALLY terrible Nazi-level shit and very many of them skirt around acknowledging it.

I just wanted to temper your "The japanese are the master race that deserve great fortune and are resilient gods" stance. I exaggerate, but you get my point.