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  • New Memo Reveals Japanese Leaders' Thoughts on Eve of Pearl Harbor

    07/31/2018 11:28:01 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 78 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 30, 2018 | Mari Yamaguchi
    A used bookshop owner in Japan found the memo tucked away in a journal. The document gives the first glimpse into conversation between Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo on the eve of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Tokyo –– A newly released memo by a wartime Japanese official provides what a historian says is the first look at the thinking of Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust the United States into World War II. While far from conclusive, the five-page document lends credence...
  • Iran's leader laying wreath at Hezbollah memorial = Japan's PM laying wreath at "Tojo" Shrine?

    01/15/2014 12:16:11 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    1/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why does the U.S. media not see an equivalence? Some Japanese PM's, unlike Abe, wouldn't go near that Yasakuni "Tojo" shrine. Which of the two "shrines" is more reprehensible? Didn't the Hezbollah leader kill American's? Didn't Tojo, a war criminal, also kill Americans? Boycott both "shrines" IMHO...
  • War story: US vet who caught Japan's Tojo speaks

    09/11/2010 5:02:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Google/AP ^ | Sept. 10, 2010
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — John J. Wilpers Jr. went decades without publicly revealing details about his international headline-making exploits at the end of World War II, a string of silence befitting a former Army intelligence officer-turned-career CIA employee. It took the belated awarding of a Bronze Star to the upstate New York native to finally loosen the lips of the man credited with preventing former Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo from committing suicide on Sept. 11, 1945, nine days after Japan officially surrendered. Tojo was eventually put on trial for war crimes and executed in 1948. "I never wanted it...
  • The true definition of fascism (video)

    01/19/2010 12:43:37 PM PST · by mainestategop · 2 replies · 406+ views
    youtube ^ | MAINESTATEGOP FASCISM: WHAT IT REALLY IS AND WHAT IT REALLY MEANS. This new movie exposes the true defintion of fascism, What is fascism? Fascism has been a word thrown around a lot lately. It is being misinterpreted and abused especially in politics. This video teaches us its real meaning in its pure form, centralized government control over all of us. Be sure to visit my youtube channel for more awesome movies Also note I updated and reloaded this because of a few typos and missing text. I used the background music for simcity 3000 because these games actually have quite...
  • Diary shows Tojo resisted surrender till end

    08/12/2008 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 81 replies · 369+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2008 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO - Japanese World War II leader Hideki Tojo wanted to keep fighting even after U.S. atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, accusing surrender proponents of being "frightened," a newly released diary reveals. Excerpts from the approximately 20 pages written by Tojo in the final days of the war and held by the National Archives of Japan were published for the first time in several newspapers Tuesday. "The notes show Tojo kept his died-in-the-wool militarist mentality until the very end," said Kazufumi Takayama, the archives curator, who confirmed the accuracy of the published excerpts. "They are extremely valuable."
  • Fujimori, Ainu, lesbian, inventor and Tojo's granddaughter all defeated in election

    07/30/2007 11:44:10 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 10 replies · 514+ views ^ | July 30, 2007
    Several of the the candidates running in Sunday’s Upper House election which received international coverage failed to gain seats, Japanese news outlets reported on Monday. Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, currently under house arrest in Santiago, Chile, facing charges for corruption and human rights violations, failed to get a seat through his candidacy for the People’s New Party (PNP), but did win 51,411 votes. Yuko Tojo, the granddaughter of the executed wartime general Tojo who ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor, ran as an indepent in the hotly contested Tokyo constituency, but did not win a seat. Kanako Otsuji, the...
  • Japan Official Resigns Over A-Bomb Quip

    07/02/2007 9:48:33 PM PDT · by james500 · 49 replies · 1,156+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Jul 3, 2007
    Japan's embattled defense minister resigned Tuesday over his comments suggesting the 1945 atomic bombings Hiroshima and Nagasaki were inevitable, news reports said. Fumio Kyuma had come under intense criticism from survivors of the bombing following the comments made over the weekend. He had apologized. Broadcaster NHK and NTV carried news of the resignation.
  • Tojo's Granddaughter Campaigns in Japan

    06/11/2007 2:21:42 PM PDT · by james500 · 45 replies · 1,099+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Jun 11, 2007 | HIROKO TABUCHI
    Every morning for the last three months, Yuko Tojo has prayed at a war shrine for Japan's fallen soldiers including her grandfather, Gen. Hideki Tojo, the executed World War II premier who ordered the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Yuko, 68, will fight her own battle in July, when she competes as an independent in elections for parliament's upper house. An ultra-nationalist, her mission is to restore Japan's honor by scrapping its pacifist constitution and enacting a full-fledged military, giving the country the clout she says it deserves. "I was born as Hideki Tojo's granddaughter, and as a Japanese national....
  • There Is No Moral Relevancy Between Us and Them

    04/23/2007 6:26:35 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 283+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/23/07 | Purple Mountains
    Multiculturalists and one-worlders in the USA often speak derisively about the efforts of every U.S. president to prevent nations run by madmen, such as Iraq, Iran and North Korea, from acquiring nuclear weapons. They somehow see some kind of moral relevancy in this critical problem, saying, “We have weapons, why shouldn’t they?”.
  • Abe (Japan) Risks China Fury Over War Comments

    10/06/2006 7:07:08 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 682+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-7-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Abe risks China fury over war comments By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 07/10/2006) The new prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, risked outrage yesterday when he stated that Japanese war criminals were not guilty under domestic law and should have been pardoned when Tokyo regained self-government. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: revisionist Mr Abe's comments were a direct reference to 28 Japanese "Class A" Second World War criminals at the trial staged by the Americans in Tokyo from 1946 to 1948. They were deemed to bear the most responsibility for starting the war in the Pacific and for atrocities....
  • Nagasaki, Mon Amour

    08/03/2005 1:05:28 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 40 replies · 1,600+ views ^ | August 8, 2001 | Lowell Ponte
    EACH AUGUST THE DEBATE RETURNS, this year won masterfully by my Front Page Magazine brother columnist Ronald Radosh: Should the United States on August 6, 1945, have dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?  Given that the alternative would have required invasion of Japan and the deaths of perhaps a quarter-million Americans, a million or more Japanese, and prolonged suffering on both sides, most moral people answer Yes, we should have dropped the bomb.  We had only three bombs, one to test and two to use and none to spare on a demonstration for the Emperor. But we should also ponder...
  • General (Tojo)'s heir fights for his memory

    08/01/2005 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Jeff Gordon · 47 replies · 1,510+ views
    Aljazeera English Web Site ^ | Thursday 28 July 2005, 0:48 Makka Time, 21:48 GMT | Julian Ryall, Yuko Tojo
    The granddaughter of an infamous Japanese general, hanged at the end of the second world war, is calling for people to reassess their image of him. Yuko Tojo, who works for a project recovering the remains of Japanese soldiers killed in action, recalls the general as a gentle man who stood up for Japan and protected the emperor Hirohito. This view is in stark contrast to the common image of a man demonised as the perpetrator of the Pearl Harbour attack. Her position comes amid increasing tensions between China and Japan over Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's attendance at the...
  • Hiroshima: The Decision to Drop the Bomb

    05/06/2004 7:07:24 PM PDT · by walford · 66 replies · 2,505+ views
    The History Channel ^ | May 6, 2004 | The History Channel
    "An investigation, based on newly released documents, into President Truman's controversial decision to drop the A-bomb. Concludes that the real reason the U.S. dropped the bomb was to intimidate the Soviet Union." Several 'experts' explained that dropping the A-bombs on Japan were unnecessary [there were no dissenting points of view aired]. The announcer -- bearing an English accent -- explained that the reasons that Truman decided to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki were: 1. A raving desire for revenge on the part of the American people. 2. To use the opportunity to 'experiment' the new weapon on an expendable population. 3....
  • Bush is Tojo?

    01/06/2004 10:28:08 AM PST · by Defendingliberty · 8 replies · 183+ views ^ | 1/6/04 | Christopher Pritchard
    Bush is ToJo? By Christopher Pritchard Ok you leftists listen up because I’m only going to say this one time. Stop comparing President Bush, the American troops1 and Republicans to Hitler and or Nazis. This has been going on for years and the American people are growing tired of it. Not only do you not have any issues, you don’t know your history. The ads comparing The President to Hitler seem to have gone over the top, only because the mainstream media has given them attention and the President mentioned them in a fund raising letter. The fact is...
  • The consequences of joining the club: Inventing Japan: from Empire to Economic Miracle, 1853-1964

    10/25/2003 5:22:24 AM PDT · by risk · 4 replies · 396+ views
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 27 September 2003 | Jonathan Mirsky
    Ishihara The consequences of joining the club Jonathan MirskyINVENTING JAPAN: FROM EMPIRE TO ECONOMIC MIRACLE, 1853-1964 By Ian Buruma Weidenfeld, £12.99, pp.162, ISBN:1842126873 It didn’t last quite 40 years, but for much of the adult lives of Spectator readers Japan was Top Country; indeed, Harvard’s Ezra Vogel wrote Japan as Number One, and he and many others, including international corporate executives, sought to discover the secret of Japan’s success and wondered how it could be applied in the West. In the late 1990s the bubble burst: Sayonara, Number One. What happened? It is the considerable achievement of Ian Buruma’s...
  • Lest we Forget... December 7, 1941

    12/07/2002 10:34:20 PM PST · by Action-America · 23 replies · 759+ views
    Action America ^ | 12/7/02 | John Gaver
    Lest we Forget...December 7, 1941A day that will live in infamy...   USS West Virginia in fire in Pearl Harbor Shortly before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy, employing the largest naval attack force ever assembled, launched an unprovoked, sneak attack on the US Pacific Fleet, that lay at rest at Pearl Harbor and on surrounding military bases.  Within short order, 5 of the 8 battleships docked on "Battleship Row" were either sunk or sinking and the rest were severely damaged.  Several other smaller ships and most of Hawaii's combat aircraft were damaged or destroyed, as well. ...
  • San Pedro Cancels "Tora, Tora, Tora" because it might offend Japanese-Americans (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2002 2:12:37 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 108 replies · 780+ views
    The Daily Breeze ^ | Tuesday, November 12, 2002 | Donna Littlejohn
    Mixed feelings over San Pedro film event NO SHOW: Insensitivity to Japanese-Americans is cited. Vets are stunned. By Donna Littlejohn DAILY BREEZE It was going to be a night to remember. Ushers dressed in World War II military uniforms, vintage cars pulling up to the curb, Pearl Harbor survivors and a recently restored 1940s military searchlight would be on hand Dec. 7 to greet the crowds at a special anniversary showing of “Tora! Tora! Tora!” at San Pedro’s historic Warner Grand Theatre. The 1970 film — a joint American and Japanese production — is considered one of the most accurate...