Hansaram's past comments

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    Hansaram

    Remember the anti Japanese riot in China back then?

    Now,China tasting their own medicine.

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  • -10

    Hansaram

    Hopefully this time those Chinese families got their justice.

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  • 0

    Hansaram

    The reason why SE Asian nations don't hold this anti-Japanese sentiment as much is because they were also under the "brutal" colonization under Western nations longer.

    Not sure about other SE Asian nations but for Malaysia,you are totally wrong. My country was ruled by British,Portugese,Dutch and Japanese. Among all the foreign rulers,Japanese rule are the most evil and brutal one.No western invader have been described as evil and brutal as the Japanese. The west might rule us longer but the Japanese bring more negative impact than the entire west. I learn all this since I was at school.

    Japanese people pay too much attention on China and Korea but if you try to look at the bigger picture,Malaysia also share the same view as China and Korea when it comes to Japanese occupation. The only difference is that Malaysia don't use it to spread anti Japanese propaganda.However, that does not mean Malaysia,as one of the economically successful country in SEA view Japanese occupation positively. It also does not mean Malaysia think western rules is worst than Japanese rule because that is clearly not the case. Japanese occupation is in fact the worst one and that is a fact taught to use in school whether you like it or not and it's up to you if you want to accept it or in denial.

    Last but not least,Malaysian live certainly DID NOT IMPROVE when rule by the Japanese.

    Posted in: Why is anti-Japanese sentiment remaining from the World War II era almost non-existent in countries like Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia, unlike in China and South Korea?

  • -3

    Hansaram

    @Mister Ed I never heard people saying they are happy with Japanese Occupation. Even if there is,they are in minority. Can you show me your source.

    I'm from Malaysia,you can read here on Malaysian people opinion about Japanese occupation. Most of them view Japanese Occupation negatively and in fact,one of them despise the Japanese very much and still take revenge on today Japanese people.

    Asked why he did that, Hashim said, “He (Japanese) did worse things to me in the past, so I took my revenge. But at least my revenge was not that cruel.” http://relivethewar2005.blogspot.com/

    However,relation between Japan and Malaysia is very good today but still does not made what the Japanese in the past any less terrible.

    As for China and Korea,like most people said,it's propaganda.

    Posted in: Why is anti-Japanese sentiment remaining from the World War II era almost non-existent in countries like Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia, unlike in China and South Korea?

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    Hansaram

    "Japan Times". Well that settles it, doesn'it it! (sarcasm)

    The link I gave you are articles from 1975 where opposition parties were demanding that the Emperor cease the visit and as a result, the IHA and the Emperor obliged. The Emperor was uncomfortable with the subsequent enshrinement because he felt that members who did not die in the battlefield should not belong there. In either case, it's simply a domestic and internal matter which China has pledged not to interfere in the 1972 Communique.

    Sorry,too bad I can't read Japanese.

    No. It certain does matter because those are the very same questions addressed in the courts when these 'relatives' filed them. Unless you can answer them in a rational manner, I can see why the case was dismissed and deemed 'frivolous

    Th rational manner is that they don't want their dead family to be associated with the centre of evil,which is Yasukuni shrine. It as simple as that.

    No, the Yasukuni is not a place of hatred. It is a place of peace where soul and people go to find peace and spiritual Not according to Asian who suffer at the hand of Japanese. Yes,this including non Chinese and non Korean such as myself.

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  • 1

    Hansaram

    TOKYO — U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that America’s mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands.

    Agree with Obama and the best way. International Court of Justice is the answer for this. I was hoping Obama will brought up ICJ in his visit. Hopefully,he said it soon.

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    Hansaram

    Obvious propaganda by China is obvious.

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  • -2

    Hansaram

    Heated debate in the Diet Session in 1975 where the Socialist Party is denouncing the scheduled visit of the Emperor. This is why the Emperor stopped going after

    Not according to my source. My source from Japan Times also said Hirohito also feel displeasure towards the inclusion of the war criminals.

    They did, hence the discovery. Again, why are these relatives so bent up on the list that is private (in a sense that unless they requested the confirmation, nobody except Yasukuni would had knowledge) and for something they don't believe in?

    So they are believers of Shinto?

    Doesn't matter. You just don't get it do you. The bottom line is they view Yasukuni shrine as a disgrace,centre of hatred and therefore,they don't want their relatives name to be there,that's all. It's a disgrace to their dead relatives for their name to be there.

    To be honest, Hansaram, it does not feel like you are arguing from any moral point of view but just one of Race Hate fixated on poisoning sincere spiritual expression with false and hateful arguments.

    Ahh..that's the excuse you always use when people around the world condemn Japanese right? People are bias and racist towards Japanese. Sorry,but that's not the case.

    Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • -1

    Hansaram

    For what?

    For your claim if you are telling the truth. My article there says Emperor Hirohito boycott the shrine because of Class A war criminal in it. The war criminal you talking about in 1950s is not the 14 war criminal class A but rather war criminal class B,C. It's the 14 Class A war criminal Hirohito having problem with.

    What amazes me is that why are you so bent out of shape on something you don't believe in? Your exerpt is a complete mystery in a sense that the list of names are not open to public to see. Therefore, in order to confirm that the deceased are on the list they had to request a formal application to Yasukuni.

    So my question to these relatives is why would they go through with this tedious process to confirm the existence on something they don't believe in?

    So maybe they do indeed request formal application to Yasukuni. And because the relatives think it's an insult and shame that their relatives are being associated together with war criminals.

    The Japanese treated aborigines as subhumans, the lawmaker said. “We were victims,” she pointed out, “how could we tolerate the victims being honored together with their persecutors?” http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/detail.asp?ID=63832&GRP=B http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ControversiessurroundingYasukuniShrine#Removalofthenames

    In fact,not just the Taiwanese,but Korean are no happy with it as well.

    'It is glaring contradiction that those victims who were forcibly mobilized and then lost their lives are enshrined as spirits together with those perpetrators,'' said a lawyer representing the plaintiffs.

    At a news conference, Lee Yong Chan, 66, whose father was drafted and then killed in action in China, said it is tantamount to violence and humiliation that his father is enshrined at Yasukuni.

    ''While I have never seen my father's face, I believe he does not wish to be enshrined there,'' said Lee, who now lives in the United States.

    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Suit+filed+over+Korean+soldiers+enshrined+at+Yasukuni+Shrine.-a076443926

    See,nigelboy. They don't want their family members name/soul to be associated with the perpetrators. Yasukuni shrine is a symbol of disgrace.

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    Hansaram

    Then why is there a LDP member who proposed to move the 14 Class A War Criminals to separate site. The shinto priest refuse not because it impossible but instead,they said it's freedom of religion laws.

    So the wish of Taiwanese people,who want their relatives to be removed from Yasukuni shrine are also not allowed? Isn't that unfair?

    In that case,just remove the name which is possible according to cleo. Not everyone is a Shinto. Some are Buddhists,Christian and so on and certainly,not all of them believe soul can not be removed.

    Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

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    Hansaram

    Apparently the shrine says that isn't possible; names can be removed from a list of course, but the spirits of the dead, once admitted, become one with the whole (they say). Demanding that they be removed once they're gone in is like asking for the removal of 14 drops of ink that have been swirled into a bucketful of water.

    So you are telling me that even if family members ask to remove the name,they still won't allow? Family members got no say on it at all. That just bullshit.

    Wikipedia say there's a senior LDP members who once proposed to remove the 14 Class A war criminals.

    In June 2005, a senior LDP member proposed moving the 14 Class A war criminals to a separate site. Shinto priests refused this proposal, quoting Japan's freedom of religion laws under the Japanese Constitution.

    Also in the same month, a group claiming to represent Taiwanese aborigines led by politician Kao Chin Su-mei attempted to visit Yasukuni Shrine with the sponsorship of the Japan Catholic Council for Justice and Peace. Their intention was to peacefully request the removal of their relatives from the shrine, and to pray for the return of their ancestors' souls. Request to perform religious rites within the Yasukuni property were refused and they were blocked from entering Yasukuni by Japanese protesters and police. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ControversiessurroundingYasukuniShrine#Removalofthenames

    @nigelboy Can you show me your source/citation?

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    Hansaram

    Just remove the war criminals name from the shrine. Even Emperor Hirohito is upset and choose to boycott the Yasukuni war shrine when the name of the Class A War Criminals being included in the shrine.

    Emperor Hirohito expressed strong displeasure in 1988 over Yasukuni Shrine’s decision in the late 1970s to include Class-A war criminals on the list of people honored there, sources said Thursday, citing a memorandum by a former Imperial Household Agency official.

    “That’s why I have not visited the shrine since,” the Emperor, known posthumously as Showa, told former Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Tomohiko Tomita, according to a memorandum written by Tomita that was obtained by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2006/07/21/national/hirohito-visits-to-yasukuni-stopped-over-war-criminals/#.U1hTnfmSwfA

    Clearly,the tradition of honoring the dead have been politicalized in Yasukuni shrine.

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  • -3

    Hansaram

    @Kazuaki Shimazaki

    Disagree with everything you said. What are these sacrificing standard you talking about? I see Tokyo trial pretty much fair and square after all the damage Japan cause in Asia. Yes victor decide it all but the result of Tokyo trial will be the same regardless.

    Non of the war criminals deserve respect even in their dead especially all the evil deed they done. Might as well build a statue to worship the pilot who drop the atomic bomb.

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    Hansaram

    @Kazuaki Shimazaki

    a lot of which had to be made up on the flimsiest of pretexts

    So you think atrocities committed by Japanese happen or not? There are lot of western journalist that saw it happen. It's not just the Chinese alone who think Rape of Nanking happen. Western countries have acknowledge it happen unless you are suggesting western countries lying.

    http://www.nankingatrocities.net/Fall/fall01.htm http://www.nankingatrocities.net/Terror/terror01.htm

    Forget about Iris Chang. Refuting Iris Chang=/=refuting Rape of Nanking Rape of Nanking have been acknowledge to be true(except maybe among right wing Japanese nationalists) even before Iris Chang write her book.

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    Hansaram

    There are no bodies, ashes or bones there, just names. Look it up.

    Just remove the name then.

    There are only two nations that keep bringing up the Shrine and those are the two nations that want something from Japan.

    Money makes the world go round and their beef is that they want money.

    Remove the name,that will stop giving China or Korea excuse to whine and complain about the shrine visit.

    Posted in: Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

  • -3

    Hansaram

    What's the difference between germany and Japan? Why many asian countries can not forget the past like other countries in Europe? why do we have to argue about the "thing" over 80 years ago? Can not change the past so move on. Generation is changing now. people need to change at the same time.

    You can't blame those Asian countries when Japan constantly visit Yasukuni shrine with 14 Class A war criminals in it. By doing that,Japan is either acknowledging the war atrocities or denying it. As a result,Asian countries keep bringing up the past.

    Of course,I'm aware that there are also innocent people in the Yasukuni shrine beside the war criminals which is why I suggest they should just remove the war criminals from the shrine. It's an insult and disrespectful to the innocent dead to be included in the same shrine as those war criminals.

    I also think Asian countries that protest should change their policy in their protest. I think rather than protest the visit of lawmakers to Yasukuni shrine,they should protest the inclusion of war criminals into the shrine. The shrine itself is not the problem,it's the war criminal in there that is causing the problem.

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    Hansaram

    Oh,and let's not forget Emperor Hirohito himself boycott Yasukuni shrine because of the Class War A criminals inclusion into the shrine.

    Emperor Hirohito expressed strong displeasure in 1988 over Yasukuni Shrine’s decision in the late 1970s to include Class-A war criminals on the list of people honored there, sources said Thursday, citing a memorandum by a former Imperial Household Agency official.

    “That’s why I have not visited the shrine since,” the Emperor, known posthumously as Showa, told former Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Tomohiko Tomita, according to a memorandum written by Tomita that was obtained by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2006/07/21/national/hirohito-visits-to-yasukuni-stopped-over-war-criminals/#.U1cdQfk71e4

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    Hansaram

    Across the waters, Japanese visiting a Shinto shrine in Tokyo that enshrines 14 convicted war criminals among 2.5 million war dead say they’re tired of Chinese harping, underscoring a gradual hardening of attitudes toward their neighbor.

    Duh...just remove the 14 convicted war criminals from the shrine.

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    Hansaram

    Matsuura pointed out that the 1993 “Kono Statement” apologizing to the sex slaves was based on “completely vague testimony, and also noted that as a result of the controversy there, Japanese children residing in Glendale had been subjected to “bullying and harassment” by Korean children.

    According to this article,one main reason Japan or at least some Japanese have issues with apologizing is that Japan have ancestor worship mentality and some Japanese feel that it would be sinful to apologize for World War II, because they would be blaming their ancestors.

    Japan also look down on China and Korea and see no reason to apologize to people of lower status.

    "This relates to the mentality of ancestor worship," said Susumu Oda, a professor of psychiatry at Tsukuba University. "Some Japanese feel that it would be sinful to apologize for World War II, because they would be blaming their ancestors."

    Likewise, the war was fought in the name of Emperor Hirohito, who was regarded as a divinity until the end of the war. Some elderly people regard an apology for the war as an act of lese-majeste.

    "If they decide someone is higher, they are ready to apologize, to kneel down. But for Asian people they don't feel any need to apologize."

    Tokyo Journal; Why a Nation of Apologizers Makes One Large Exception http://www.nytimes.com/1995/06/12/world/tokyo-journal-why-a-nation-of-apologizers-makes-one-large-exception.html

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    Hansaram

    Yasukuni Shrine honors not only the war dead among the general public, but also convicted Class-A war criminals from World War II. Since they were enshrined there collectively in 1978, Emperor Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa,** had never visited the shrine**.

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/editorial/AJ201304260043

    In a July 31, 2001, entry of his diary, published by the Asahi newspaper, the chamberlain, Ryogo Urabe, wrote that "the direct cause" was that the emperor was "**displeased **about the inclusion of Class A war criminals."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/26/world/asia/26iht-japan.1.5447598.html?_r=2&

    Enuff said.

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