Earlier today, I stumbled upon a curious article in the Washington Post titled "This is why Germany doesn't want China anywhere near Berlin’s holocaust memorial". According to the article, President Xi was (in short) barred from visiting German's Holocaust memorial in Berlin because Germany was worried about embarrassing Japan. Here is a copy of the article in … [Read more...] about What is a Holocaust?
In a recent comment, one of our readers pointed out: http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/the-diaoyusenkaku-islands-a-japanese-scholar-responds/ I thought this is a funny read of a Japanese ‘scholar’ thinks that why ‘Senkaku’ islands belongs to Japan. I don't think the conclusion is "funny" at all. I think it's "serious." Below is a very quick response (sorry, … [Read more...] about A Response to a Japan Scholar’s Response: War Loot is Ours to Keep
In 1945, by executive order, U.S. President Harry S. Truman ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It promptly lead to the surrender of Japan. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the … [Read more...] about Remembering Nagasaki and Hiroshima, but other victims too
China Daily recently reported, "Japan apologizes for annexation of Korean Peninsula." I think this is a responsible move on Japan's part. It is a step forward in reconciliation. Some people argue unless the Japanese take full responsibility for their past atrocities, warming of relations with Japan should not be allowed. That is backwards. I have always said in the past, … [Read more...] about China Daily reports, “Japan apologizes for annexation of Korean Peninsula”