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What do Japanese people think about Chinese people?

Dream Time

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whether if you are Japanese or other ethnics,
please write down your opinions,
what do Japanese people think about Chinese people?


I am Chinese
the Japanese invaded China,and slaughtered and raped our people,and used our people for experiments of biological and chemical weapons.
yet they refuse to apologize,
they try to decline that they did it,the government don't even want their younger people to know about it (by changing the contents of the history textbooks)

I've seen a numerous times,that the Japanese people call Chinese people 'pigs' , 'dogs',
and just downgrade our people,and keep saying how much better is Japan than China.

I've even heard that there is some course in Japanese University or college about 'how to invade China economically',it talks about things like selling Japanese products in China and stunt our economical growth and they get money from us.
they also give out books in schools,talks about how good Japan is,how much it is a pride to be Japanese,
and there is one quote,something like
'no matter if you like wars or not,you have to fight for Japan,that is what a Japanese should do'

and there are also some articles on the internet,
talking about how Japan should conquer China...

I like Japan, (and yes,I clearly know I am Chinese,and I am proud of it, I like Japan,not worship,I love China)
but I hate their government and militarialism and some of their people who hates Chinese for some ridiculous reasons.
some Japanese people even think we are 'weak' when the Chinese president Mo tells Japan that they do not have to pay for the damage they caused during the invation.

I believe there are some Japanese people who would make friends with Chinese people,I've seen some.
and there are some who feels guilty of what their country did.

I admit,there are some Chinese people who hates Japanese,and wants to take revenge on Japan,but I am not one of them,I think the best way to settle things down,is for Japan to apologize and confest about the war crimes they've committed.
and stop thinking about 'Japanese is superior to other ethnics'
 

arnadstephen

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I am Chinese
the Japanese invaded China,and slaughtered and raped our people,and used our people for experiments of biological and chemical weapons.
yet they refuse to apologize,

_) Let me point this out

_) You can let the past, tear you up, and fester in your mind.

_) You can become full of anger and hate.

OR

_) You can understand the past, and what drove it, but learn
to make a life for yourself

WORLD WAR II ENDED IN 1945
A VERY VERY LONG TIME AGO !

LET A NEW GENERATION EMERGE,
THAT UNDERSTANDS THE PAST, BUT
MOVES FORWARD


_.
 
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Dream Time,


So what do I think about China?
My best friend is Chinese!
I actually think China is one of the coolest countries in the world.
The people there work hard and are intelligent, and I can identify myself more with Asians in general.
What I mean by this is I am interested in Asian philosophy, and I feel I can connect better to Asians than fellow Caucasians from the west.
My best friend is Chinese, and he is the funniest guy I ever met, though it took a lot of effort to gain respect because I am caucasian. Usually, Chinese people get together and rarely let any caucasian people into their social environment.
But that's ok. It's good for preserving their culture and keeping newborn Chinese people familiar with their roots and language.

About the Japanese not wanting to apologize about their invasion.
Well, believe it or not, The Netherlands had a similar sort of problem with the Japanese.
In WWII, many Dutch people suffered in Japanese concentration camps, the victims who survived asked for an apology for 50 years.
Last year this apology came, and finally, the victims could bury the past.
But you must understand that apologizing to a Japanese man is a hard thing to do. It's admitting you are wrong. It's showing humbleness to a past enemy. It's opening up to emotions you have put away really deep.

But that being said, I also don't see China apologizing to Nepal.
I had a Nepalese friend once and often came to his house. These people(the Nepalese) are the kindest, most gentle people ever.
Like I cannot understand that Japan invaded China, I also cannot understand China invading Nepal.
For both, there is no excuse.

But I try not to focus too much on those political issues; when I meet Chinese, Japanese or Nepalese people, I judge them for who they are.
So, in my opinion, most Chinese, Japanese and Nepalese get my uttermost respect.

Apart from that...I think China is the future, with the fastest growing economy in the world, the largest population/consumer market...and military(shiver).
I don't think Japan would dare to invade China a second time hehe.

But hey, no war is a good thing!
So go, China!! Go China!! 👏
 
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Dream Time

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Originally posted by arnadstephen
_) Let me point this out

_) You can let the past, tear you up, and fester in your mind.

_) You can become full of anger and hate.

OR

_) You can understand the past, and what drove it, but learn
to make a life for yourself

WORLD WAR II ENDED IN 1945
A VERY VERY LONG TIME AGO !

LET A NEW GENERATION EMERGE,
THAT UNDERSTANDS THE PAST, BUT
MOVES FORWARD


_.


we all want to move forward
but it is now really unfair to the people who were killed during the invasion, and those who suffered and survived.
and it is important for the Japanese people to learn from the mistakes that they've made,the younger Japanese people are supposed to know about the history and learn about it,otherwise it is very harmful for the Japanese society and their future.
 

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Spirit Atlantis :


I agree with you that China didn't apologize to Nepal,
but there is one thing, Chinese people do not look down on Nepalese, but some Japanese people do look down on Chines people.

it is hard for a man to apologize for the mistakes they have made, but at least you don't want to hate anyone

people loving their own country, no problem,
but thinking they are the 'superior ethnic' is a serious problem.

some Japanese keeps talking about how much they afraid of their ranking in Asia being defeated by China,
but think about it, if they apologized, things would become much better, breaking the huge wall between both countries and their people.

And like what I've said in the previous reply
if they do not learn from their mistakes,
the younger people don't even know the truth and think they are the 'superior ethnic'. It is harmful to Japanese society and their future. The Japanese government should think about this.
I've heard from my friends and other Chinese on the internet,
when they talked to some Japanese people about WW2,
they don't even know that their country invaded us,
they are being blinded by their government and the people who support militarism.

If Japanese people want to make friends with me, I am more than welcome, just like I've made some Korean friends in the past, but it seems like some Japanese people would put armours on when they see Chinese people.

war, hate is not the solutions,
peace, love are the solutions.
 

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I listen to lots of Japanese bands (no,not the visual rock stuff) such as B'z,Concerto Moon...
I love eating Japanese food since when I was little,
and I like their culture stuff

on the internet I've often met Japanese people,
they do not mind when they acknowledge I am Chinese,and we had some nice talks,talk things like music
there was one Japanese man,he was 30 something,and we've talked about stuff like music,comics and even the weather...
I think they are very kind,and nice people

I am happy to make friends with people of different ethnics

this is not a racist thread,I just want to know what do they think about Chinese people~~~
 

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One thing I agree with is that the past is the past. What happened then is done with. The one thing about expecting an apology is that it's hard to tell if it's just empty words. I personally don't like war (my best friend is being sent to Afghanistan), but it's human nature to prove who is better. It's in our past and will most likely be in our future. Not everyone thinks the same way and agrees all the time. That's why peace is something that may never happen. No matter how much some people want it, there will be others who disagree. that's just the way the world works. **hope no one is offended its just my uneducated opinion on the matter**
 

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Dream Time! You try telling that to the Japanese! They don't want to know! It doesn't fit in with their pseudo anime playland.
Japan also covers up the fact that, on the island Saipan, many civilians starved to death in the jungle or jumped off cliffs when the yanks turned up.
Maybe they are too embarrassed. The German and Italians are very different. They realise their past and move on with part of their education and history.

But then again, the UK has done lots of bad things. We would never be taught these in schools, so the world is crooked.

But like China is a nasty place on the 'tyranny scale', many Chinese people tell me otherwise.

Meanwhile, lots of Tibetans argue otherwise.

It's all karma!


BUT! If you can make friends with people from any culture, and then break down the barriers between people. That is cool, and if I can have lots of friends anywhere in the world, then so can anyone else, and maybe we can develop a culture of lots of fun and not people bitching about the past, and we can all set a good example for others to learn from.

ganbarimashou ne!

Meow!
 

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i have been to several parties for Vietnamese/Japanese/Taiwanese/Chinese people
i see competition for the karaoke machine
but afaict, all a case-by-case basis
but then again, i can't speak any of the above languages yet :)
 

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Dream Time,

You shouldn't take anything personally. No matter what country your from people look down on others. It's sad I know but it's part of life.

Just ignore those ignorant people because their not worth the time of day.


Ryo
 

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I think past should be left behind. No apology will bring back the dead or take away the pain. Even if they apologized, you would realize that nothing changed. Also, why do you spend so much time thinking about that? There are bad people everywhere, and if you look for them, you'll always find a reason to be unhappy.
 

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You know i get sick of hearing about "how Japan invaded China" stuff....

Japan wouldnt have been able to have invaded China so easily, if those stupid greedy Chinese people didnt sell-out their own people...

Whether or not the youth of Japan look down on Chinese, i dont really know or care ~ I judge individuals for their actions.

With that said, i know alot of Japanese people who respect Chinese people. I have two god-sisters who are Japanese, as well as many good friends.
 

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A long time ago, a nasty Japanese man was like

"Kill em them all and let Japan's Shinto / Budda man upstairs god person sort em' all out."


That isn't good.

meanwhile, the People's Republic of China said:
"Kill em them all and let Chairman Mao's Utopia upstairs sort them out."


Meanwhile, Hitler and Napolean killed most of Europe, and Winston Churchill wanted to Anthrax on the Germans.
Luckily Churchill wasn't allowed to, as the war ended. Sadly the Americans dropped a big couple of bombs on Japan.
Then Margret Thatcher, our Queen, went to war in the Falklands, and we sank a boat and murdered 300 Argentine sailors. Luckily the end of the Falklands war caused a widespread revolt in Argentina and ousted the nasty government there. So like was it all worth it?
Then we had 9/11, and that was interesting to watch on TV like just before Count Down, and on at 2 in the Afternoon, normally just boring TV, but it was a disappointment. Oh god! Two plane-shaped dents in the World Trade Centre! What could be about to happen? Oh, a place hits the pentagon—a bit of a disappointment. Most of the Pentagon is still there! Then the shoe bomber! They set their limit too high! And then they were underachieving!
NONONO! can bad people stop being horrid.

The only good person is Tony Blair. He is cool. He plays the guitar!
Saddam Hussain plays the bongos, and George Bush plays the xylophone.
Then like the do this freestyle poetry night at small jazz clubs in Amsterdam. I went to a nice jazz club in Amsterdam once, lots of nice free style musicians, no weed, or bad Amsterdam stereotypes, just creative Europeans and their pointy old man facial hair.
Very interesting.
 

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Please check the dates before you decide to respond to older threads; if you wish to have a constructive conversation, start your own thread.
whether if you are Japanese or other ethnics,
please write down your opinions,
what do Japanese people think about Chinese people?


I am Chinese
the Japanese invaded China,and slaughtered and raped our people,and used our people for experiments of biological and chemical weapons.
yet they refuse to apologize,
they try to decline that they did it,the government don't even want their younger people to know about it (by changing the contents of the history textbooks)

I've seen a numerous times,that the Japanese people call Chinese people 'pigs' , 'dogs',
and just downgrade our people,and keep saying how much better is Japan than China.

I've even heard that there is some course in Japanese University or college about 'how to invade China economically',it talks about things like selling Japanese products in China and stunt our economical growth and they get money from us.
they also give out books in schools,talks about how good Japan is,how much it is a pride to be Japanese,
and there is one quote,something like
'no matter if you like wars or not,you have to fight for Japan,that is what a Japanese should do'

and there are also some articles on the internet,
talking about how Japan should conquer China...

I like Japan, (and yes,I clearly know I am Chinese,and I am proud of it, I like Japan,not worship,I love China)
but I hate their government and militarialism and some of their people who hates Chinese for some ridiculous reasons.
some Japanese people even think we are 'weak' when the Chinese president Mo tells Japan that they do not have to pay for the damage they caused during the invation.

I believe there are some Japanese people who would make friends with Chinese people,I've seen some.
and there are some who feels guilty of what their country did.

I admit,there are some Chinese people who hates Japanese,and wants to take revenge on Japan,but I am not one of them,I think the best way to settle things down,is for Japan to apologize and confest about the war crimes they've committed.
and stop thinking about 'Japanese is superior to other ethnics'
INCORRECT. Japan did not invade China. It was IMPERIAL JAPAN that invaded China. Imperial Japan was ruled by the Diet or the Imperial Advisers to the Emperor Yoshihito who was in a Coma at the time and his son Hirohito was only 13 years old and did not take the throne until WWII was already in progress. The Assassinations' attempt on the Emperor was planned by the Diet and probably by the Western Powers who stood to gain in order to establish Trade. This can be seen today. Moreover, Imperial Japan Leaders were educated in Europe and the USA and made deals to secure Trade and Immigration that lead to the Invasion of China because the agreements were for Japan to expel competing Western Nations out of Asia for Immigration rights and the Trade with the USA and Great Britton. This lead to WWII latter as many agreements were not kept.
 

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I guess it puzzles me why only Japan--the last colonizer--gets ragged on like this.

The Brits stole tea to grow in India/Ceylon, were effectively a drug cartel addicting Chinese to opium for their own profit, fought a couple wars over that, and grabbed a (small) chunk of the country for their own (Hong Kong). Like the Chinese were not trod upon and abused during all that?!? Where's the outrage for that period of history?

And that leaves aside other euro powers that had established themselves in China, along with extra-territoriality and supra-citizenship for their people there. China was being raped long before the Japanese showed up.

Japan was just late to the party, mimicking what the "western powers" (including the US) had been doing to China for decades.

Korea also likes to criticize the Japanese for their policies (and play the role of victim), but if Japan had not won a couple of skirmishes with Russia (and that they won surprised everyone), then all of Korea--and not just the north/DPRK--would have been Russian and then Soviet instead.
 
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Very interesting thread, too bad its overall old and the initial participants may not follow the thread now

I dont know about it, I think that by the time distance it all happened, nowadays a lot could be forgiven in many aspects, but if Japanese people NOWADAYS downgrade Chinese ppl like this, then obviously its hard to really "move on"

IF they really say these things it doesnt help ease the tension between the countries, mainly when China keeps growing, its army too.
Would be interesting to see even more opinions and stories here about this, how its being nowadays in Japan
 
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