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Diaoyu issue in the common people's eyes [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-9-17 19:47:36 |Display all floors
This post was edited by outspoken at 2012-9-17 20:01

A Japanese:
An interesting op-ed piece. However, by deploying aggressive language such as 'fight' and 'confront' does not help lessen the current tension and will lead to more emotionally charged protests by the Chinese public which is being viewed in fear by many observers in Japan and abroad.

The author has questioned the Japanese governments' motivations in purchasing the Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands from their private owners but the purchase was done to limit the potential 'damage' which may have been caused if the Tokyo Governor Ishihara, a well known right-wing nationalist would have done the same. Although we may not know what may have been done to the islands (development?) if it were put under Ishihara's controls, as this article states the Japanese government has promised not to alter its status quo in any form - physical or otherwise.

In addition, both countries are threatening and counter-threatening the other, which leads to more mistrust and lack of understanding. An economic cooperation is always critical and must be mantained, but cooperation at the societal level between both countries must be encouraged to decrease the gap which is currently present.

As a Japanese citizen, but more importantly as a world citizen, I hope that we will be able to work towards a brighter and more secure future for Japanese and Chinese children.
------------------------------------------------------ comment on the article of http://comment.chinadaily.com.cn/articlecmt.shtml?id=15760047



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Post time 2012-9-17 19:48:57 |Display all floors
Coincidently, there is another comment just beneath this one from a Chinese

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AChinese 2012-09-17 12:47
  This is an outstanding article which clearly explains Chinese government's position on issues of Diaoyu Island. It is also completely same as what is currently published in Chinese televisions and websites. To be honest, many Chinese encourage the government to start a defensive war if no results are gained from diplomatic negotiations or merely domestic protests. However, I think that Chinese government should calm down and make the wisest decisions. Clearly right now some domestic appeals are not smart enough. If the country chooses to have a war, the direct consequence would be the loss of opportunities of long-term development, which is unfortunately the China's most urgent need. Nevertheless, Japan is the country deciding whether to start a war. If they make one step back, Chinese do not mind to postpone this negotiation for 10 years. But if they do not admit their diplomatic mistakes, a war would be inevitable.
As a Chinese commentator said, "When China was strong, there was no war in Asian-pacific ocean for 1000 years; when Japan was strong, we had World War II." Japan is clearly a dangerous country if they continue their way of militarism.

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Post time 2012-9-17 20:02:49 |Display all floors
another Japanese:
I am a japanese living in the US. There are many Americans of Chinese origin here. I learned a lot from them. Despite being defeated by the Allied, which also include the Chinese, in WWII (most japanese don't acknowledge this fact, I'm the very few exceptions), the Chinese did not occupy one inch of japanese territory. Instead, we japanese want to steal the Dioayu islands from the Chinese. From my point of view, Chinese people are peaceful and accommodative.
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Post time 2012-9-18 15:01:35 |Display all floors
Yes, Japanese government do not admit the invassion in WW2, as well as 'comfortable woman'

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Post time 2012-9-18 18:28:41 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2012-9-18 18:31
outspoken Post time: 2012-9-17 20:02
another Japanese:
I am a japanese living in the US. There are many Americans of Chinese origin her ...

China should support Japanese civilian groups who see the truth clearly, so that they can communicate more effectively with the rest of the Japanese population that China does not want to invade or destroy Japan.  There should be an active effort to recruit Japanese into NGOs that fulfill this job that are fully funded to do their work.  Call it House of Japan or anything that promotes Japanese culture and progress, not Neo-Nazi barbarism and destruction.

It is the militarists in power who want to use the Japanese people to further their own personal ambitions of conquest and glory, who are inventing false flag operations one after the other, like the Mukden Incident of September 18, 1931, the Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 7, 1937, and now the Diaoyu Nationalization Incident of September 11, 2012, in order to forcibly conscript all Japanese males to serve under their command, living on pittances instead of building up their personal careers and family savings, and having control over their life and death so completely that they lose their moral conscience in the process just to survive their training.  The worst tragedy that can happen to the Japanese men is to be put into barracks of the Imperial Japanese Army (now called the Japan Self Defense Force) where training is unnecessarily brutal by all Asian and American standards, and suicide rates are extremely high.  

No, losing a Diaoyutai that never really belonged to Japan, as all history books confirm, is not a tragedy.  It is a day of national celebration, that millions of Japanese men need not have to die for the false ambitions of a few Japanese politicians exploiting them in the name of their race and nationality.




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Post time 2012-9-18 18:33:35 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2012-9-18 18:33

This is not a fight between the people of China and the people of Japan.  This is a fight between right and wrong, between truth and lies, between conscience and cruelty.

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Post time 2012-9-18 21:24:15 |Display all floors
In the end of the day, it's just an island. An uninhabited one as such... So could people just chill out and save their war talk for something that actually matters.

If anything, Taiwan should have them as they are closest. On the other hand, the Japanese did annex them in 1895, and since no one made any fuss about it until the prospect of oil and gas came in the picture, why shouldn't they still have it?

Personally I don't see how either country's historic claims to the islands are very strong. I think you should instead of bickering over who should own them, try to renegotiate a mutually beneficial agreement concerning possible future extraction of resources, otherwise leave it alone. Somewhat like the Arctic countries approach the Arctic Sea and its resources.
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