On 14 Aug 2015 9:00 pm, S-G wrote:
Finally a JP leader has spelled out the remorse, the regret and the horror done by previous JP army generals. Point by point, the understanding of their unreasonable request, first of all to their very people, the JP people, to suicide in an almost always failed mission. On top of that, they created such a shame to their country and people, by ordering massacre and general misdoings to their captives and then, tried to cover it up and hid the facts, subduing testimonies from being told. How sad.
It definitely takes a whole huge courage to admit by the present JP people, a thing NOT of their doing, nor of their choice. Yet, a fact that history has recorded. BRAVO to PM Abe for spelling it out and acknowledging that no amount of development support rendered to captured nations will TRULY COMPENSATE those wrongs, but it sure is a comfort to know that it comes from the hearts. It is also a good start to acknowledge the fact that many Chinese people had risked their lives to hide lost and orphaned JP children from unruly Chinese mobs in times of chaos and hatred, bestowed upon them by the doings of the horror armies. As said, in every war, there are always some bad generals and troops. It is more like if those were the majority. Just as in every nation, there are good and bad people. It is simply, more good or more bad !
Yes, so true that with that experience, democracy and freedom should be reinforced to the JP people so that such wrongs will not be repeated, if ever possible.
PM Abe is trying to be true by noting it is important to pass down the history to a nation that is now more than of 80% post-war years, without which, it will be very hard for them to learn of the wrongs and to prevent from repeating it.
If every leader will be truthful to their heart and nation, every nation has a lot to learn from history – especially of WW-II. China, for one has so, so much to learn, having throw away their thousands years’ of trials-n-errors in social skills. They now admires the beauty of such social skills as kept by JP and many others Chinese settlers around the world. How sad. If JP will take that lesson from China, JP should know well that throwing away history will be like choking oneself in the long term. China learns it the hard way.
I am not sure about others, but sure hope this expression of remorse and acknowledgment, will be the once n for all seemingly endless call for JP apology. WAR (to subdue others) IS NEVER WON nor RIGHT IN ANY SENSE. Let this be taken as the true apology from JP. Repeating an apology or remorse does not in any speak louder than action, if not meant from the heart.