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  • Japan Deputy PM Taro Aso retracts Nazi comments

    08/02/2013 2:30:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1 August 2013 | Last updated at 04:17 ET
    Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has retracted remarks suggesting that the country could learn from Nazi Germany’s constitutional reform. Mr. Aso said on Monday Japan could “learn the technique” Nazi Germany used to change the Weimar constitution. The remarks come amid debate in Japan over its pacifist constitution, which restricts the military to a self-defense role. …
  • [South Texas:]Exhibit lays bare Japanese prisoner of war camps

    06/01/2010 9:06:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 28 replies · 1,237+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | May 30, 2010 | TRAVIS WHITEHEAD
    An enraged Japanese guard, the flaps of his hat flying into the air, charges with his bayonet toward an exhausted American soldier on the ground. In other works by Ben Steele, a Japanese soldier strikes a captured American across the face with the butt of his rifle, several guards stand over a withered American digging his own grave, and GIs drink from a mud hole. Copies of these works are currently on display at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. "I just kind of want to give people an idea of what went on over there," said the 92-year-old Steele...
  • Jon Stewart: You know who was a war criminal ? Harry Truman

    04/29/2009 7:22:04 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies · 2,341+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 29, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Goldfarb, the key exchange comes at around 5:50. Hundreds of thousands of lives saved by averting a U.S. invasion of the Japanese home islands, and all this tool can do is point a finger and mumble “yes” in response to whether Truman’s a war criminal or not. Behold the face of mindless anti-torture absolutism. Like what you see?
  • RUSSIANS REPORT ROUTING JAPANESE IN BORDER BATTLE (8/2/38)

    08/02/2008 6:34:43 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies · 290+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 8/2/38 | Walter Duranty
    RUSSIANS REPORT ROUTING JAPANESE IN BORDER BATTLE Defeat of Invading Division in Changkufeng Zone Claimed – Its Losses Put at 400 NEW PROTEST IS ORDERED Tokyo Tells of Shooting Down 5 Soviet Bombers in Korea – High Command Confers By WALTER DURANTY Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. MOSCOW, Aug. 1.-Soviet forces hurled back a Japanese division in the disputed Changkufeng zone on the Siberian-Manchukuoan border after a two-day battle in which artillery, tanks and planes were used, it was declared in a government communiqué issued here tonight. The communiqué said the Japanese casualties totaled 400 dead and wounded....
  • Total victory means total warriors, which we are not

    09/01/2007 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 778+ views
    Townall.com ^ | September 1, 2007 | Diana West
    History, as Marx famously said (by way of paraphrasing Hegel), repeats itself -- "the first time as tragedy, the second as farce." A catchy concept, to say the least. And while there's definitely something to it, it's also true that sometimes history does not repeat itself. Take American wars in Japan, the Koreas, Vietnam and Iraq. President Bush, addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars, recently made a case -- a flawed case -- for a kind of core continuity linking these disparate conflicts. It's not that he didn't admit there are many differences among them ("There are many differences" among...
  • Diary reveals Hirohito war doubts

    03/09/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 35 replies · 1,202+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Steve Jackson
    Did Hirohito play an active part in planning and conducting the war? Japanese emperor Hirohito expressed doubts about going to war with China in the 1930s and 40s, extracts from a diary of one of his advisers reveal. They show Hirohito was afraid the Soviet Union would intervene. The diary by Kuraji Ogura, who worked as a chamberlain to Hirohito in World War II, was found recently and parts have been published in Japan's media. The full text may help solve the debate about how much responsibility the emperor had for Japan's wartime action. South Pacific visit The document...
  • Doctors of Depravity

    03/04/2007 2:53:43 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 298 replies · 5,170+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/2/07 | Christopher Hudson
    After more than 60 years of silence, World War II's most enduring and horrible secret is being nudged into the light of day. One by one the participants, white-haired and mildmannered, line up to tell their dreadful stories before they die. Akira Makino is a frail widower living near Osaka in Japan. His only unusual habit is to regularly visit an obscure little town in the southern Philippines, where he gives clothes to poor children and has set up war memorials. Mr Makino was stationed there during the war. What he never told anybody, including his wife, was that during...
  • The Euston Manifesto

    09/21/2006 5:25:42 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 197+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/21/06 | Purple Mountains
    The Euston Manifesto refers to a coming together of a group of British liberals who have come to understand the extent of the threat to civilized values represented by the Islamic fundamentalists. They proclaimed their public recognition of this threat and, while not all of them support the war in Iraq, they proclaim their support of the British government's anti-terrorism programs. A group of American liberals, seeing the Euston Manifesto, and coming to similar conclusions, have decided to issue an American version of the Euston Manifesto, and have created a website where American liberals can add their voices and their...
  • 1939 Nomonhan Incident, part of Japanese/Soviet border war (Why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor)

    05/05/2006 3:14:02 PM PDT · by Palpatine · 5 replies · 688+ views
    Combined Arms research library/Leavenworth papers ^ | januari 1981 (main source material)/may 2006 | Edward J. Drea (main source material)/myself (my view on it)
    "A Strange War," observed a 20 July 1939 New York Times editorial about the fighting between the Soviet Army and the Japanese Army on the Mongolian steppes. The Times derided both combatants' claims as exaggerated but inadvertently touched on the distinctive feature of the fighting when it described the battle as "raging in a thoroughly out-of-the-way corner of the world where it cannot attract a great deal of attention."1 Geography, the combatants' compulsive secrecy, and the subsequent outbreak of World War II in September 1939 all combined to overshadow the most massive use of tanks theretofore recorded. The Soviets used...
  • From The USS Arizona: Never Forget (Debbie Schlussel Quotes Moving Patriotic Verse Alert)

    12/08/2005 6:22:23 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 667+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 12/08/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    These words apply today, but unfortunately people have forgotten. And they do not recognize that we are fighting an enemy within that is even worse: My brothers lie in state, In clear waters Of testimony, their willingness To answer our Nation's call. An angel bends down, whispers in my ear, Never forget. Never forget. Honor them. They Gave their lives for you. No man hath a greater love. Do them honor. And never forget.
  • In Japan's Heart, the Empire Lives

    11/12/2002 6:47:57 AM PST · by Jasonconley · 5 replies · 189+ views
    PRAVDA.Ru ^ | Nov, 12 2002 | Yury Yefimenko
    The Yasukuni Shrine by itself isn’t placed among the obvious sights in Japan, a country rich in antiquities and rarities. It is not concealed from tourists, but not actively advertised either. The temple situated in Tokyo is open to everyone. It was built in 1869, and its original name was the Temple of Shokonsha. Later, it was renamed Yasukuni Shrine, which means “the temple of peace in the country”; the shrine belongs to the Sintoist church. When the Shrine’s name is read in the network of Japanese history and symbolism, the Yasukuni Shrine can be defined as a place for...
  • Ex-Unit 731 (WWII Biological Terror) Member Spreads Truth As His Apology

    08/20/2002 1:00:11 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies · 565+ views
    Jaan Today News (English) ^ | 12 August 2002 | Takuya Karube
    Remnants of Unit 731 Human Experiment Center in China TOKYO — A former soldier of a biological warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army believes he has a duty to tell the truth about Japanese war crimes committed in China during World War II as part of his effort to apologize for his deeds and because much of what happened is still unknown. Yoshio Shinozuka, 78, has spoken about his war experiences across the country over the decades, vowing not to remain silent about the activities of the notorious Unit 731. The secret unit is believed by some historians...