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Post time 2015-3-12 09:33:37 |Display all floors
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend their joint news conference after talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, March 9, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was modest when she told a press conference after her meeting with Shinzo Abe on Monday in Tokyo that settling wartime history is a prerequisite for reconciliation. But her c ...

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Post time 2015-3-12 09:33:48 |Display all floors
The fate of Japan relation with their neighbor lies in their distinctive altitude of the speech Abe is or will be making. It could amend all those woes that has plague it before or set the matter worse as what he say could further infuriate other Asian neighbors as well creating the opportunity to increase more contention than before.

Sink or swim, it is his prerogative to what his intended intention intends to be for Japan as a whole.

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Post time 2015-3-12 09:48:07 |Display all floors
Not only Abe but also his cabiinet menbers all lack historical perception as the result that they have little learned modern history of their own country. Not to mention about LDPs. When walking one single block anywhere in Berlin for instance, everybody can find some 20cm square plaques buried here and there, which depict the names of Jews who once had lived in the neighborhood. Those plaques are being set by local citizens including school childten, who can learn what their country had done during the wartime, thus passing on the history to the following generations. Just as the former president of Germany declared, the young are irresiponsible for the war and attrocities, but they have to learn their past lest they should follow suit.

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Post time 2015-3-13 05:56:30 |Display all floors
ArkOne date. 2015-3-12 09:33
                                The fate of Japan relation with their neighbor lies in their distinctive altitude of the speech Abe  ...
Reviewing the remarks of his foreign minister it look like the saga will continue and unlikely to foster any change in Japanese stand provided that his remark was on his own accord and not that of the government.

The opportunity that comes by for a better relationship in a handshake during APEC meeting was then a much Japanese hopeful wish look like its going down the drain. If they wrong sentiment and statement is repeated yet again this time round, China would imperatively got the right message that Japan is not interested to have a better relationship but one that go headon with Beijing.

This time round the reconcilation chances can be said totally nil, zero not a chsnce of a lifetime. Stubbon as it is, its the Japanese only hope to clear the rubble ahead for a smoother path toward a better relationship.

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Post time 2015-3-13 08:40:04 |Display all floors
Japan will determine its own destiny by its own words and actions. If it decides to rearm and continue on from  WWII, there are many who are only too happy to reciprocate.  
Generous treatment of captured enemy troops.
Death to those that choose to fight.

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Post time 2015-3-13 22:13:52 |Display all floors
I can also list some differences between Japan and Germany during and post WWII.

For example during WWII, Japan used biological and chemical weapons but Germany did not. Japan practised sex slavery in occupied countries but Germany did not.

After WWII, German leaders sincerely apologised to the victims but in the case of Japan, some leaders apologised one day only to be denied/revised/qualified by other leaders later.

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