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mikihouseMay. 17, 2013 - 04:58PM JST
hypocrites Allied forces are not saints.
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
mikihouseMay. 17, 2013 - 04:57PM JST
Allan Clifton, an Australian officer who acted as interpreter and criminal investigator wrote
I stood beside a bed in hospital. On it lay a girl, unconscious, her long, black hair in wild tumult on the pillow. A doctor and two nurses were working to revive her. An hour before she had been raped by twenty soldiers. We found her where they had left her, on a piece of waste land. The hospital was in Hiroshima. The girl was Japanese. The soldiers were Australians. The moaning and wailing had ceased and she was quiet now. The tortured tension on her face had slipped away, and the soft brown skin was smooth and unwrinkled, stained with tears like the face of a child that has cried herself to sleep.:126–7
mikihouseMay. 17, 2013 - 04:55PM JST
According to John W. Dower, precisely as the Japanese government had hoped when it created the prostitution facilities, while the R.A.A. was in place "the incidence of rape remained relatively low given the huge size of the occupation force".:130 However, there was a resulting large rise in venereal diseases, where for example in one army unit 70% tested positive for syphilis and 50% for gonorrhea, which led the US army to close down the prostitution.:130
The incidence of rape increased after the closure of the brothels, possibly eight-fold; Dower states that "According to one calculation the number of rapes and assaults on Japanese women amounted to around 40 daily while the R.A.A was in operation, and then rose to an average of 330 a day after it was terminated in early 1946.":579
According to Terèse Svoboda "the number of reported rapes soared" after the closure of the brothels, and she takes this as evidence that the Japanese had been successful in suppressing incidents of rape by providing prostitutes to the soldiers. Svoboda gives one example where R.A.A. facilities were active but some not yet ready to open and "hundreds of American soldiers broke into two of their facilities and raped all the women". According to Svoboda there are two large events of mass rape recorded by Yuki Tanaka at the time that the R.A.A. brothels were closed down in 1946.
According to Tanaka, close to midnight on April 4, an estimated 50 GIs arriving in 3 trucks assaulted the Nakamura Hospital in Omori district. Attacking at the blow of a whistle, over the period of one hour they raped more than 40 patients and an estimated 37 female staff. One of the raped women had a two-day old baby that was killed by being thrown on the floor, and also some male patients who tried to protect the women were killed.
According to Tanaka, on April 11, between 30 and 60 US soldiers cut phone lines to a housing block in Nagoya city, and simultaneously raped "many girls and women between the ages of 10 and 55 years."
Michael S. Molasky, Japanese literature, language and jazz researcher, states in his study of Japanese post-war novels and other pulp literature, that while rape and other violent crime was widespread in naval ports like Yokosuka and Yokohama during the first few weeks of occupation, according to Japanese police reports, the number of incidents declined shortly after and were not common on mainland Japan throughout the rest of occupation.
mikihouseMay. 17, 2013 - 04:34PM JST
but it was a proven fact that Japanese had to built whorehouses for the occupying forces as to protect the majority of Japanese women.
mikihouseMay. 15, 2013 - 06:45PM JST
should America lost the war, they will be forevered as the worst murderer in the world so there is no morality of US troops either during WWII. Their willingness to obliterate hundreds of thousands of unarmed civilians, women, children, babies, unborn children not once but twice just to display their power is nothing short of the devil himself. Quit yapping with your righteousness hypocrites. US is not better when it comes to war. Japan just happened to lost the war. History is written by the victor.
Posted in: Filipino director takes new look at Bataan Death March
mikihouseMay. 15, 2013 - 02:04PM JST
korea cry babies
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
mikihouseMay. 15, 2013 - 07:21AM JST
5 days of no food and water....but then the Japanese military had asked them to surrender peacefully but the US forces with their slaves Filipinos decided to fight to the death and inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese army. When they ran out of ammo, they decided to surrender. In return, the Japanese army decided to have their revenge by having them march for 5 days without food and water.
This is war. And its a good thing they were not massacred.
mikihouseMay. 15, 2013 - 07:10AM JST
China is pushing the envelope...they need to back down and stop escalating the problem but then a bully can't be made tame by words anyway. The best way to bet a bully is pushing back and standing your ground. China is having problem with increasing unemployment, spiraling inflation, domestic issues, inequality, severe corruption, unrest from occupied territories, and of course food issues like rat meat, floating pigs, double dead meat and they need to divert the attention of its people. They are waiting for an incident to happen.
Posted in: Abe warns of possible military response to intruder subs
mikihouseMay. 14, 2013 - 06:57AM JST
i live in tokyo and i see parents letting their 4 or 5 year old cycle on the road and that without helmets. The koban is just on the corner and had never seen a police reprimand these kids nor the parents. Accident waiting to happen. I say irreponsible parenting.
Posted in: 5-year-old girl run over by truck while cycling in Toyama
mikihouseMay. 14, 2013 - 06:40AM JST
he drowned or commited suicide? another possibility
Posted in: Pool lifeguard apparently drowns
mikihouseMay. 13, 2013 - 03:08PM JST
bambi is being hunted and then made into food. Japan has a strict rule on this. If you hunt, you eat. And there are too much of these pest anyway. Japan should reintorduce wolves in the wild.
Posted in: 64-year-old deer hunter shot dead by fellow hunter in Miyagi
mikihouseMay. 12, 2013 - 11:58AM JST
white sticky fluid representing manhood and licking like a pervert...whats the point?
Posted in: AKB48′s Yuki Kashiwagi sparks debate over 'vulgar' video
mikihouseMay. 10, 2013 - 03:26PM JST
international marriages..pain in the neck
Posted in: U.S. balks at Japan sanctions over child abductions
mikihouseMay. 08, 2013 - 11:16PM JST
misguided fools no wonder they will start the next world war...but hey why does it sounds like South Korea's propaganda too? That almost everything in this world came from Korea including Jesus?
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
mikihouseMay. 08, 2013 - 10:04PM JST
Wait a minute, Manchuria was divided by France, Russia, Portugal, Britain, Germany and to some extent Japan. So Can the European countries claim China too? BUt wait, lets go back, the whole Europe and Asia Minor was conquered by Alexander the Great, can the Greece demand ownership of the whole Europe? I forgot, Persians ( Iran ) and Babylon (Iraq) almost ruled the whole Middle East and Europe too, can they also stake their claim? Now this is getting difficult because Roman Empire ruled the whole of Europe too, can Italy stake also that claim?
Chinese propaganda...reach a whole level of absurdity
mikihouseMay. 08, 2013 - 09:59PM JST
the crazy thing is Chinese believes their own lies
mikihouseMay. 04, 2013 - 08:41AM JST
openminded...global warming does happen, its a cycle. Did you know that almost the whole US continent was covered with ice and then it receded giving us the present US today? California was under snow for many thousand years until the ice started melting. The earth has been warming for the last thousand years and still is, but we humans like to amplify our existence. Truth is we can't do nothing about it.
Why do you think US don't believe global warming? Its because they have the most accurate records of the earth temperature for the last century and it proved there is no global warming at all.
Posted in: Snow falls in Hokkaido as cold spring continues across Japan
mikihouseMay. 03, 2013 - 10:47PM JST
global warming is a religion and people come here to worship...
mikihouseMay. 03, 2013 - 05:48PM JST
they changed global warming into climate change folks...the thing is climate is always changing so what's the point?
mikihouseMay. 02, 2013 - 12:28PM JST
and tokyo don't need another olympic ever
Posted in: Turkey accepts Tokyo governor's apology on Istanbul bid
May. 20, 2013 - 08:24PM JST
This guy Probie seems like a real jerk.
Posted in: Road traffic laws in Europe and the United States are simple, whereas in Japan pedestrians are always exposed to the risks of bicycles bumping into them from all directions...It is time for us to go back to the original point of the road traffic law, where bicycles and cars share the road.
May. 20, 2013 - 08:23PM JST
Liang Yunxiang, a Japan expert at Peking University, said China’s questions about Okinawa are in part…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 20, 2013 - 08:12PM JST
To the posters bad mouthing this matcha beer before they've even tried it -
Posted in: Tea shop offers something new: green tea beer
May. 20, 2013 - 08:10PM JST
What happens if one hits an island or ship.
Posted in: N Korea fires 6th missile in three days
May. 20, 2013 - 08:09PM JST
A bigger issue is, how the world can hypnotize themselves into thinking only Japanese soldiers did…
Posted in: Do you agree with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's comments on comfort women?