Japanese Mayor's Denial of Nanjing Massacre Angers China

Feb 22, 2012 Full story: International Business Times 10

Takashi Kawamura, mayor of Nagoya, made the remarks during a visit to his city by Nanjing officials on Monday.

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A-chinese

Shanghai, China

#1 Feb 22, 2012
Kawamura explained that his father was stationed in Nanjing in 1945, and was received well by the people there.
"If there had been a major incident, I don't think the Chinese could have been so kind to the Japanese," he continued.
"Anger china", whom is china,whom representitive china:me or you ?No our commons!China is representitived by CCP china officials. don't worry,China officials always said "it is over, we want peace!", don't worry, Japaness, China officials is very busy and engaged in how to keep interior peace,they are busy to get money !
lct

Beijing, China

#2 Feb 23, 2012
A-chinese wrote:
Kawamura explained that his father was stationed in Nanjing in 1945, and was received well by the people there.
"If there had been a major incident, I don't think the Chinese could have been so kind to the Japanese," he continued.
"Anger china", whom is china,whom representitive china:me or you ?No our commons!China is representitived by CCP china officials. don't worry,China officials always said "it is over, we want peace!", don't worry, Japaness, China officials is very busy and engaged in how to keep interior peace,they are busy to get money !
Hey, self-claimed 'a-chinese', if they keep denial, they will pay a price for it.

Stop using this low method. I know what you want to achieve. but you won't get it.
Doval

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#3 Feb 23, 2012
If Japan keep dennying and refuses to apologize for their brutality during WW2, Japan will not be respected in Asia like Germany. Germany acknowledge and apologize for their crimes, and the Germans are respected thereafter.

Yes, China and the rest of Asia let Japan go as history be history and move on. However, unless Japan apologizes, nobody truly forgives Japan. Yes, Japan help a lot of countries after WW2 but so did Germany.

When a murderer kill another man's family. Even though if the victim let it all go and never talks about it, he never truly forgive the murderer unless he apologizes. By helping the victim go through his life and to top it off with an apology is the most sensible thing to do. Only then, people will feel that you have repented.

Nanking massacre never happened? Only a fool believe it didn't happen. Even in Malaysia(then Malaya) whole villages were massacred. Almost all were Chinese Malayans. My grandfather cried when he told me about WW2 and how his Chinese friends and neighbors were loaded into trucks and an hour later heard machine gun fires in the distance. It was my first and only time I have ever seen my grandfather cry. My grandfather was lucky because we are Indian Malayans.

Even Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew acknowledged truckloads of Chinese Singaporeans were executed and buried in mass graves.

Germans live all over Europe,in large numbers in their former enemy nations. People accepted them. Japanese don't live in large numbers in any other Asian countries even though Japanese do live in large numbers in other Asian nations before WW2. We all know the real reason... we agreed to forget the past but we did not agree to forgive Japan. We will forgive... but the Emperor of Japan have to apologize.
Doval

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#4 Feb 23, 2012
Maybe the Chinese people should invite some Japanese government officials over to China. When they come, put up banners saying "Emperor of Japan is a Bastard!" and let the news camera of the world see it. To insult Japan, you have to insult their emperor.

Or better still, have an official make a speech that the Emperor of Japan is the only "criminal" that escape war crime charges. Of course make this speech in front of the mass media and Japanese delegations.
Contributions

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 23, 2012
This is equivalent to Holocaust denial. The Nanking Massacre is well documented with living eye witnesses from both sides.

To deny it would be akin to denying the earth revolves around the sun.

This guy is seriously twisted and bigoted, he needs to be fired.
boondock saint

Waverly, OH

#6 Feb 24, 2012
TOKYO —

Tokyo’s outspoken conservative governor Shintaro Ishihara on Friday said he agreed with the mayor of Nagoya’s statement that the 1937 ‘rape’ of Nanjing by Japanese troops never happened.

Diplomatic sparks flew earlier this week when Takashi Kawamura said he believes only a “conventional fight” took place in Nagoya’s sister city of Nanjing, instead of the well-documented massacre of Chinese civilians.

China says 300,000 people were killed in an orgy of murder, rape and destruction when the eastern city—then the capital—fell to the Japanese imperial army, and the incident has haunted Sino-Japanese ties ever since.

Beijing lodged a formal complaint over the denial and Nanjing officials said they were freezing twin city activities in protest.

In a move that could further inflame emotions, Ishihara on Friday backed the controversial claims.

“What mayor Kawamura says is correct. I would like to defend him,” Ishihara told journalists.

Ishihara believes that it would have been physically impossible for the former Japanese army to kill so many people in such a short period of time, Jiji press reported him as saying.

On Monday, Kawamura told Liu Zhiwei, a high-level Chinese official visiting from Nanjing, that mass murders and rapes had not happened, a belief he says is based on the experiences of his father who was in Nanjing in 1945 at the end of the Japanese occupation of China.

Tokyo on Wednesday said the official government position on the sacking of the city had not changed.

Spokesman Osamu Fujimura said:“We cannot deny that the killing of noncombatants, looting and other acts occurred” following the Japanese imperial army’s advance into Nanjing.

Relations between Japan and China occasionally flare over differing interpretations of history, with emotions running high over the 1937-1945 occupation by Japanese troops of vast swathes of China.
Jap

Beijing, China

#7 Feb 24, 2012
Contributions wrote:
This is equivalent to Holocaust denial. The Nanking Massacre is well documented with living eye witnesses from both sides.
To deny it would be akin to denying the earth revolves around the sun.
This guy is seriously twisted and bigoted, he needs to be fired.
Stupid, he was elected, not appointed.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Seattle, WA

#8 Feb 25, 2012
Japanese are getting their payback...

they are a dying country...

by 2050 40% of Japanese will be 65 or older

as they needed to open up to immigration decades ago...

now they will have to open up to immigration or die

and when they do it will be Chinese taking away their schools,jobs, and land

and you will have Chinese healthcare workers abusing the older Japanese... who have yet to atone for their war crimes
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Seattle, WA

#9 Feb 25, 2012
A Dying Country: Japan to lose 30% of population over next 50 ...

www.democraticunderground.com/1002245094

Jan 31, 2012 – A Dying Country: Japan to lose 30% of population over next 50 years,40% of remaining will be 65 yrs+
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Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 27, 2012
Jap wrote:
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Stupid, he was elected, not appointed.
There are rules that allow for recall or political pressure from voters to force him to resign retard, that's what I was referring to.

And by your statement are you saying that Japanese people in general are atrocity denying neo imperialists then since they voted for an atrocity denying neo-imperialist?

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