saidani's past comments

  • -6

    saidani

    Since when does the USA think it has the right to say how Japanese banks do their business?

    Don't you know? The US is the world's policeman which means they are the deciders. Don't play their game and you can't do business in America. And since oil is traded in USDs , history shows that any deviation from this system results in fines, sanctions, and invasion (sorry Libya, Iraq, Iran). The US calls this "soft power." "Extortion," "terrorism," and "hegemony" are terms others around the world use.

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  • 3

    saidani

    More unintended consequences from the government-run education system designed specifically to give Japan, Inc. generations of skilled, loyal, obedient, and, apparently, neurotic workers who never question authority. How's that working out in the era of off-shoring and economic decline?

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  • -1

    saidani

    Japanese need to get the chip off their shoulder and wake up to the reality.

    Sadly, it is not a chip on their shoulder, but insecurity that needs to be overcome. It affects many things in Japan.

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  • -1

    saidani

    It's about justice

    Well it wouldn't be so funny if the LDP weren't about to be re-elected again and start the "patriotic education"

    Oh, I get it now. You have a political stake in the matter. US? DPJ? Because, again, no one would be so persistent without a reason. And your concern for justice is not likely to be that reason. You're too over the top and derisive, neither effective debating techniques, but great at taking over comment threads.

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  • -1

    saidani

    Ok so apparently getting Japan to admit its war atrocities is "hating Japan".

    Why do you care? What difference does it matter to you?

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  • -7

    saidani

    Thomas Anderson Dec. 10, 2012 - 09:09AM JST

    LOL. Now I understand why you can't get a Japanese to have a conversation with you. Why do you hate Japan so much? What good does it do you to find every way to condemn the nation and the people? Who are you to judge another person, much less an entire race of people? What do you gain by making these statements? Does it make you feel superior to the Japanese? Is your life and nation so perfect that your time might be better spent on introspection? Perhaps you are being paid to come here and say these things. It is doubtful that a person would choose to pick on a people with such ferocity and diligence without either a hidden agenda or just for the pleasure of bullying someone.

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  • 0

    saidani

    And so the right-wingers' comments show their true colors. They were not so sorry after all.

    Actually, I am extremely anti-war. That said, the nationalism growing in Japan is partly the results on this constant foreign Japan-bashing. Most of us don't like that it is being aroused again. Which is why we would rather you foreigners shut up about it as it is more than likely you do more harm than good by it.

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  • -2

    saidani

    Did I excuse them?

    Well....

    Right, because that is on the exact same ballpark as high-ranking officials denying war atrocities.

    ...it looks like an attempt, feeble as it is, to make those comments seem irrelevant to discussion.

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  • -3

    saidani

    Schopenhauer Dec. 10, 2012 - 08:55AM JST

    No...everyone in Asia (to include the US) would rather have Japan remain the whipping boy of the East.

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  • 2

    saidani

    Erm, the problem is that both the average and the officials deny war atrocities.

    Right, then you can't excuse the comments from Americans about the A-bombs, can you?

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  • 2

    saidani

    Right, because that is on the exact same ballpark as high-ranking officials denying war atrocities.

    And yet you condemn the average Japanese who doesn't want to discuss the issue with you? Which is it, high-ranking officials or the people?

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  • 0

    saidani

    Hayden Wellstone Dec. 10, 2012 - 08:40AM JST

    Thank you. No nation is guilt-free. That said, war is made by politicians and fought by men and women indoctrinated in extreme nationalism. It makes no sense for a man to give up his life for his nation in imperialistic ventures and can only be accomplished by propaganda, something that all nations governments have done and continue to do. If you want to solve this, make politicians fight their own wars unless the barbarians are truly at the gate. Refuse to die for politicians and corporations.

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  • -6

    saidani

    MEXT also HAS to change school history curriculum with regards to all issues surround WWII, and do it while there are still people alive today from that era who will finally know peace in realizing their goal of a truly open and honest apology with meaning from Japan.

    Every nation controls the content of its education system. There are many truths about the war that Americans do not know because it would shine a bad light on America's hero FDR. And while this is not good for anyone, it is not for foreigners to point this out about Japan without showing the context of their own nation. Show some balance if you want respect for your opinion about Japan.

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  • 2

    saidani

    Most Japanese people that I talk to are in denial. Maybe not in full denial, but it will make them uncomfortable and they won't talk much about it.

    Why would any Japanese want to talk to you about it? Given your tone here, it is likely you would simply use the conversation to condemn them and the rest of the Japanese people.

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  • 1

    saidani

    You need to look at these issues from a common sense point of view

    What is the common sense of badgering the great grandchildren of wartime Japanese about the sins of their forefathers? Should we demand that you apologize because of the acts of your great grandfather? Where does it stop?

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  • -5

    saidani

    That must be stopped, for even Japan's own good.

    I dare say no one in Japan has asked your opinion about what is in "Japan's own good." What hubris.

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  • -1

    saidani

    Why don't you get that they are "bashing Japan" only because Japan is in denial?

    Who do you represent? What has Japan done to you that requires you to constantly complain about the people? What do you get from it?

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  • 3

    saidani

    Ok. Now can the Japanese people stop denying war atrocities committed by Japan?

    You just won't quit, will you. How many Japanese people being asked to apologize today had the slightest thing to do with anything 70 years ago, much less war atrocities? No nation, including the wonderful US or Britain, has a history that its people want to revisit. Japan's 6 decades of peaceful co-existence with other nations, in comparison to America's almost constant war, is proof enough that the Japanese have moved on from that past in a responsible manner. Furthermore, these constant complaints and attacks on the current generations of Japanese do nothing but cause resentment and a move toward nationalism for some.

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  • 8

    saidani

    The rest of the world is waiting.

    No...the rest of the world is not waiting. Only those who want to use this issue to gain an advantage over Japan or simply for the pleasure of bashing Japan 70 years after the war. The rest of the world has their own problematic histories to worry about.

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  • -11

    saidani

    I'm sorry. Okay? Now, can we get on with our lives?

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