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raindropsAug. 11, 2012 - 05:55PM JST
I'm probably explaining this terribly but I'll try my best, so please don't hate and be open minded :)
I grew up in the US, being taught that the Japanese were evil for bombing Pearl Harbor and dropping atomic bombs and killing millions of innocent lives was the only way to force the Japanese to surrender. I was also taught that going to Yasukuni was like praising the soldiers of Japan who are considered "criminals".
However I have always been interested in what the normal Japanese soldiers (not the leaders) were thinking of the war since most of them were young men who were forced to fight like any other young men with families and friends and actual lives.
This is a documentary film describing "the modern history of Japan from the Meiji Restoration to the Greater East Asian War (WWII)". It is an hour long but it is really worth watching. <>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYvXTLEgKS4<>
Also, after Clint Eastwood made "Letters From Iwo Jima" he says: "War is a foolish event that steals the futures of the youth. However, we must honor and never forget the people who sacrificed their lives to guard their family and other special things. That is what I want to inform the people in this world."
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May. 23, 2013 - 02:42PM JST
Fabricated accusations of abuse should be seen as perjury and the individual should be fined and…
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May. 23, 2013 - 02:41PM JST
I think hatches like this should be available in every prefecture in Japan. Too many parents…
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Cathy is right up there with Singapore Airlines!
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May. 23, 2013 - 02:37PM JST
Remember his line in the Matrix. "I know Kung Fu".
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