Monday, May 09, 2005

Japan's WW2: Its Coming Back Around Again
Here's an interesting article: A German journalist gives Japan tips on dealing with its WW2 victims.

This, by the way, made the front page of the biggest Japanese newspaper, the Asahi Shinbun.

Money Quote:
Q: What should Japan do?

A: If Japan is seriously considering gaining a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, I think it will have to confront the issue of history and negotiate with China.

As to what should be done, there should be a reasonable approach to the issue of textbooks and individual compensation.

Also, a prime minister, or anybody of significance in relationships with foreign countries, should not visit Yasukuni Shrine while in office.

Front page. A1. Japan is starting to develop a dialogue about its past. Congrats.
There's many lost
But tell me
Who has won?

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