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wtfjapanAug. 03, 2015 - 03:00PM JST
With all the talk of apology, perhaps now might be a good time for the US to apologise for the mass slaughter in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I think Japan still has a lot more apologise yet for the mass slaughter of asians which number in the millions. make the A bombs look insignificant. If the average Japanese actually knew or were taught about the attrocities that the IJA committed I doubt theyre would be so many people playing the victim card here.
Look at Germany you rarely hear them demanding an apology from the Russian or the American/allies. why because they fully understand and are taught what there ancestors did in the name of Hitler and his Nazis. The IJA / emperor were basicially the Nazis of asia and now there decendants want America to apologise. You may as well ask China, Korea, Singapore etc to apologise
Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?
wtfjapanAug. 03, 2015 - 02:43PM JST
Tokyo is akin to living in the Matrix lol, im thankful we live in a semi rural area of Japan about 30km from the city. the traffic is light and since the public transport is limited we drive everywhere, our home is much larger than your average Japanse home, have plenty of space for car parking etc. we have 4 cars. Theres more space and parks for our kids to play. Being halfu kids they do get bullied a little for his last name, but my oldest boy is the size of kids 1~2 grades up so it rarely gets physical. But I teach my boys at an early age to be mentally tough and not take crap from other kids, never start a fight but your more than welcome to end it, and never be a bully yourself! The most annoying part of Japan is probably the elderly, they seem to think they have higher status than you because they are older, and respect is required not earned. The first sign of a snide or whinging comment from them and I give back twice as much. They STFU really quickly. My boys while now in elementary school will be attending an international school when the get to JHS. I think if you can afford it itll be better that they mix with other kids that are in similar social status as they are. Japan as a whole while expensive is a relative good place to bring up kids depending where you live in Japan, if you can handling all the petty BS that comes with living here then its fine
Posted in: Is Japan a good place to raise children?
wtfjapanAug. 03, 2015 - 04:02AM JST
oh dear another one that seems to think that Japan was the victim and that the A bombs werent justified. there were 78 million fatalities during WW2 2/3 of those civilian. Soviets lost the most with 25million, Germany about 9 million. these deaths were almost all caused by land based battles. The US wanted to avoid a land invasion of Japan at all costs. The vanquished really dont have the right to point fingers, especially since they were the aggressors in the beginning. One things for sure, if Japan was the first to develop the A bomb be it one or ten, theres not much doubt they would have used every single one of them on America and its allies. I never went to US high school and have never read a US HS text book, and I certainly didnt get my info from official Japanese government documents at the time, many of which were conveniently distroyed. I suppose you got your info from Japanese HS text books LOL
Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 06:05PM JST
i have Pakistani friends than export J cars to Pakistan. J cars have built decades long image of reliability,quality, affordablity, efficiency. Corolla is the most popular small car and very few other models can handle the heat of summer or the cold of Nth Pakistan. I doubt other manufacturers will make a dent in the Pakistani market anytime soon.
Posted in: Pakistan's Japanese-dominated car market poised for new entrants
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 05:54PM JST
The Emperor was prepared to surrender when Russia entered the war - which it did on Aug 9th.That is well documented, and it's also documented that Truman knew it. even if the Emperor wanted to, many in the IJA didnt, they were the ones with the weapons not the emperor, it also took 3 weeks for Japan to surrender after the Hiroshima bomb was dropped even after America told them to surrender. If the US didnt use the bombs it would have taken a massive ground invasion by the US/Soviets, Okinawa had 250,000 deaths 150,000 of those civilian. The main island of Japan had a population about 60million in 1945. Its well documented how fanatical the IJA were fighting to the last man and the suicides of the J civilians caused by the IJA brainwashing. Anybody who thinks that a ground invasion was avoidable without the A bombs is just plain deluded.
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 02:06PM JST
If these cities had been important military targets, they would have been hit long before. They were virtually untouched. they used targets that were untouched so they could gauge the damage caused by the bomb, the whole purpose of the A bomb was to avoid a ground invasion and force Japan to end the war. which they did
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 01:43PM JST
seriously if you went out to buy a vehicle just beacause it was made by Apple, then your brainwashing is compelete
Posted in: Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 12:55PM JST
Seniors usually keep family assets until they die. its best to sell them off and spend it or give it away before you die, otherwise the J gov will take another big chunk of it in inheritance tax.
Posted in: Life expectancy for men and women in Japan at highest ever
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 12:50PM JST
see these, say goodbye, im getting a sex change tomorrow.
Posted in: Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 12:19PM JST
just another attempt to make Hirohito look like a victim, when the only person that is actually showing some remourse for his fathers wrongdoings is Akihito, he has my respect for that.
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 01:56AM JST
the Russian ladies are hot as!
Posted in: Russia retains synchro team gold at swim worlds, China silver, Japan bronze
wtfjapanAug. 02, 2015 - 01:53AM JST
hold on unless my browser is playing tricks on me there was no mention of the Russian Chinese teams!? suddenly its there or JT might have actually listened to its viewers and edited it. NO NO this is JT ....my bad.
Posted in: Life aquatic
wtfjapanAug. 01, 2015 - 05:29PM JST
Gokai you need to read the story more carefully. They failed to reach a full agreement but have closed the gap significantly. Japanese trade minister said the thinks they are very close to closing a deal. The tpp will arrive whether you want it or not. JA time to change you ways
Posted in: Pacific trade ministers announce progress in Hawaii talks
wtfjapanAug. 01, 2015 - 02:07PM JST
TSA: sir we are going to search your groin area.
TSA: because it looks like your consealing something.
passenger: nothing consealed there!, ive just got a big tool.
TSA: sorry sir we still have to search.
passenger: Ok as long as its a woman doing it, I dont like men touching my junk.
Posted in: Morrissey claims sex assault at US airport security
wtfjapanAug. 01, 2015 - 01:47PM JST
the picture of the day should be the Russian team , now thats something worth showing!
wtfjapanAug. 01, 2015 - 01:20PM JST
Nice of the captain to stay and search for the missing man. the captain is the last person who should leave a boat, or until it about to sink below the waves and theres no chance of finding anybody else alive
Posted in: Japan ferry on fire off coast, 'passengers evacuated'
wtfjapanAug. 01, 2015 - 01:17PM JST
wow first time ive seen it written like that, most times its Japan won Bronze the Bronze they wion the Bronze, oh Russia gold, China silver. but Japan won the bronze!
wtfjapanAug. 01, 2015 - 01:08PM JST
why is it that when Japan wins a medal the majority of the time there is no referance of what countires won the other two. would of liked to know who won the Gold / Silver but it looks like ill have to go to a gaijin site to find that out. hey JT you should edit the last line "Russia won Gold, China won Silver" or is that off topic, or belittling Japans Bronze!?
wtfjapanAug. 01, 2015 - 04:49AM JST
dont worry Airbus and Boeing both get huge tax cuts and subsidies from there governments. but selling a plane for a 23million loss just to get a sale is stupid. as WilliB its a kind of dumping which is illegal isnt it? but hey when your too big to fail its easy to take chances
Posted in: Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses
wtfjapanAug. 01, 2015 - 04:37AM JST
100% agree M3M3M3. The yen is at its lowest vs the USD in decades. actually its only at its higher level for the last 12~13yrs prior to that it got as high as in2002 it was 130 , 1997 high as 150, and from about 1973~1994 it ranged from 35~125, so for the majority of the last 40yrs the yen has been higher than 130yen/ $ . if you look back to 2008 WFC all the $ imbalance came from the Feds $5triillion in QE, now Japan and the EU are bascially using the same tool people start complaining LOL please the hypocrisy if pathetic . oh dont expect the yen to go below 100y/$ anytime soon. the US is expected to raise interest rates soon and this will probably cause the $ to rise further.
Posted in: Sony quarterly profit up 3-fold on currency gains, sensors
Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:31PM JST
Pepsi Special Lemon Mint claims to block the production of new fat cells when the drink…
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Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
smithinjapan, remember some of them were locked up in prison, not all were brain washed! or…
Posted in: Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots
Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:27PM JST
Terrifying experience here today since my first comment above. At the pool and about 12 feet…
Posted in: 6-year-old boy drowns in Nara swimming pool
Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:25PM JST
Last weeks news.
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Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:24PM JST
Glad to see the Nigerian military taking the battle to those creeps, who should be killed…
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