Hiroshi66 said:Wow, Poland? I love Poland. Have studied it for a long time. What about Austria? They've invaded your territory just as much as the Russians and the Germans have.
In any case.. I don't think not allowing countries to bear arms will prevent a war from happening. If a country is bent on war, THEY ARE BENT ON WAR. If Germany wants to invade France, they will do so and fight a guerilla war. Or they will smuggle weapons in. If a country has a goal, it will achieve it no matter what. Its the fact that they don't want to commit war.
No. I doubt that there are certain German schoolteachers and instructors which either glorify or outright deny the dark Nazi past. Most don't, but I am sure there have been cases over the years. Has everybody attacked Germany and wanted them to not have their own army? This time, Japan shouldn't be different from anybody else. Even if there are certain instructors and writers denying the past, does that mean that Japan can't have a future?
and regardless of what they print or don't print in their textbooks, Japan is not the same country that it was back then
and they have every right to operate and maintain a credible military force that serves to secure and protect their interests just as every other sovereign country does.
If it weren't for bullying neighbors like China and North Korea that keep pushing the envelope, perhaps Japan wouldn't feel such a strong need to remilitarize.
Hello. If I may butt in, did he really quote anything ?qwertyu said:First, why don't you post your own opinions instead of quoting from others ?
Eisuke, please comment on the following points if you want to avoid criticisms of 1), 2) or 3).Eisuke said:and regardless of what they print or don't print in their textbooks, Japan is not the same country that it was back then
Please comment, Eisuke.qwertyu said:It is not the same country because it doesn't have the same military capability but a large and powerful segment of Japanese society and Japan's top politicians have maintained the SAME IDEOLOGY
Please comment, Eisuke.qwertyu said:that the JA were "liberating" and modernizing backward Asians
Please comment, Eisuke.qwertyu said:that what Japan did was in self-defense
Please comment, Eisuke.qwertyu said:that what Japan did was nothing worse than the Western Imperialists
Please comment, Eisuke.qwertyu said:that it is entitled to the islands it seized from Korea and China
Please comment, Eisuke.qwertyu said:that China is a threat and enemy.
Please comment, Eisuke.qwertyu said:Japan never committed any atrocities
Prove it please, Eisuke.qwertyu said:the victims are all liars.
Please comment, Eisuke.qwertyu said:With an attitude like that, what would it be like for Japan to have the same military offensive strength to invade others?
Prove that they are credible, meaning trustworthy. Their directive still comes from the Emperor, correct ? Has your emperor made a declaration of timeless peace and non-agression ? What are the legal and administrative safeguards that will absolutely prevent any future aggression outside Japanese territory whether in the offensive or in defence of Japan or any other ?Eisuke said:they (the Japanese) have every right to operate and maintain a credible military force that serves to secure and protect their interests just as every other sovereign country does.
In the absence of certainty of Japanese non-agression, would you be responsible for such an arms race due to the re-arming of Japan ? Please comment.qwertyu said:(if) Japan can rearm, but then so should its former victims. There'll be an arms race, unfortunately.
Would you care to comment, Eisuke ?qwertyu said:the Asian continental countries (island countires, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, countires in North America ad South America) should also consider a defense pact much like Nato. This helps to keep eachother in check. I don't think the US will like it, but then the Asians should look out for themselves.
Eisuke said:If it weren't for bullying neighbors like China and North Korea that keep pushing the envelope, perhaps Japan wouldn't feel such a strong need to remilitarize.
Please comment, Eisuke.qwerty said:How did Korea and China "bully" Japan ?
Please comment, Eisuke.qwerty said:Is asking Japan to stop worshipping its war criminals who killed millions bullying ?
I do agree. Care to comment, Eisuke ?qwertyu said:Is it too much to ask Japan to respect shared history?
This comes across as cold-blooded.
It is the other way round, Japan bullied China and Korea 60 yrs ago, and continues to do it by lying about history and aggressively claiming their territory.