Japan – Is it so difficult to apologise?

The Japanese are retracting on their apologies for their invasion, colonization and war atrocities to the countries that fell victims and the millions killed and maimed by them. They are asking how many times they must say sorry for their hideous crimes against the people of Asia and the destruction of their countries that set them back for many decades in development.

The answer, for as long as the Japanese remember their war dead in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, for as long as they find it important to visit Yasukuni Shrine to honour their dead soldiers that committed the crimes of invasion. These were criminals of wars, invading countries, bombing, burning, looting, killing, raping and committed all kinds of cruelties against other people. If the Japanese do not think it necessary to stop worshipping them and honouring them, why should they not continue to apologise to the countries and people that were victims of these criminals and the destruction and death they brought to them?

If Japan can honour the war criminals annually, if Japan can remember their dead due to the Atomic Bombs, why is it so difficult to apologise for their crimes against humanity? For how long should Japan apologise?

For as long as the people of these countries could feel the pain and humiliation caused by the Japanese. For as long as the Japanese continue to honour the criminals of these acts. For as long as the Japanese start to forget their evil deeds and cruelties against their neighbouring countries. For as long as it needs to remind the Japanese not to think it is acceptable to go to war again.


Anonymous said...

Maybe they are just waiting for their emperor to go to heaven first before they can do so publicly?
After all, he was as culpable but it would not be right to do such ungrateful thing when he is around.
Just like LKY lah. So,etchings are still in denial and taboo, particularly history.

agongkia said...

Please lah uncle.
Whats so important about apology after so many years.
Whats done cannot be undone.Apology cannot bring back our great grandparents or lessen the suffering.

Whats is important is that our descendents are to be reminded about the facts,generation after generation about Jeepoon's brutality and cases like Nanjing Massacre etc......
What is more important is to learn a lesson and the importance of NATIONAL SERVICE and be opeartionally ready to protect our cuntree.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The apology is to keep reminding the beast not to become beast again.
Agree it is more important not to be bullied and humiliated again.

Anonymous said...

What apology would you expect from the Jap when there are leaders like our own who embrace them unashamedly? And even import their Fukushima nuclear rice and risk the health of his own people. Self interest overwrites national interest?

Speedwing said...

Hi RB, speed. The Japanese government will never apologise. They are a proud race. With Abe running the show I think he is likely to turn Japan into a pre-WW2 state, with the help of the USA of course. If USA is willing to forget Pearl Harbour, who are we to protest?

Anonymous said...

/// They (Japanese) are asking how many times they must say sorry for their hideous crimes against the people of Asia and the destruction of their countries that set them back for many decades in development. ///

Is it the same?
Is Ah Loong asking how many times he must say sorry for;
the Alien population explosion,
unemployed Singaporean PMETs,
MRT bteakdown,
overcrowded hospitals,
unaffordable HDB flats
not returning CPF money in full at 55 years old
and etc.

So how many times do you expect Ah Loong to apologize for LKY's legacy?
“A good man apologizes for the mistakes of the past, but a great man corrects them.”
- Goethe

LKY's legacy.
Ah Loong.
Are you a bad man, a good man or a great man?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Speed,

Many people have forgiven the Japanese. But they would not forget what the Japanese did. If the Japanese is going to rattle their swords again, this time round, instead of forgiving, they would turn it into a revenge trip and would throw everything at the Japanese. It is better for the Japanese to seek an amicable relationship with China and Korea and live in peace. To rearm, to remilitarise is only to remind the two countries what Japan was and might do again.

As for the rootless Chinese diaspora, some may want to apologise to the Japanese for not forgiving them.

The Americans have a bigger strategic interest to want to use Japan to fight China, let the two Asian nations kill each other and they sit back to watch and to benefit from the destruction.

Anonymous said...

" If USA is willing to forget Pearl Harbour, who are we to protest? "
Speedwing @ August 14, 2015 10:37 a.m.

As usual, this PAP IB is lying through his teeth.
USA has never forgotten Pearl Harbour.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in United States
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II.
Many American service men and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941.


patriot said...

It is more a question of how many
more times do Sinkies
want the Pappies to screw
them and harder???

The Fickle Minded Sinkies are

AT BEST, 40% are free from siege mentality.
60% are master dependent.

And dont just scold the Japs, traitors from Your Own Kind are d ar more evil.
Why are they allow to enjoy power and fame?
With idolation and hi n ages??,


The said...

It's an honest mistake - let's move on.

patriot said...

Corrections to my comment above.
'traitors from Your Own kind are the More Dangerous.

With idolation and homages.

My apology


ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

The idea of "apologising" for war or conquest is RIDICULOUS.

Redbean needs to...aw, fuck it, who gives a shit what redbean needs to do... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Then why you need to comment?

Anonymous said...

the difference betweeen germany and japan

japan regime still see japanese imperial troop DIE for japan - they are patriot.

germany dont share similar view on NAZI .

Anonymous said...

Sacking Ah Loong's Cabinet Millionaires in GE 2015.
See bay song.
sending a clear message i want my cpf money back at 55 years old as promised.

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of the Bushido, the Jap would never truly apologize to someone who has never beaten them. In their win-or-lose culture, they despise those who are defeated. They, however did apologized to the American who wins the war.

It's pointless to play the victim's card to seek apology. Emotionally you are at their whims and mercy (happy I say sorry, not happy I visit the shrine).

As the ancient sages say, you cannot get a scholar to reason with gangsters. The only language a gangster know is violence. Either you hit them overwhelmingly, or you become an emotional wreck forever.