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Q: My wife's primary school taught her to hate Japan. Why?

Here's where it gets really ironic: Japanese people donated a lot money to have her primary school built, and to hire teachers for it. Yet, she grew up -- along with everyone else -- hating all Japanese. The teachers moved in and just kept repeating the same anti-Japanese garbage. In time, everyone seemed to forget what the Japanese did for them.

 

It's ironic to me that Japanese people brought us together, since that's where her love of the English language began. She just remarked this to me. Not being constantly bombarded by the CCP message, the brainwashing is wearing off...

 

So why in the heck would something this pathetic happen? Hating someone who only did good for them? If the Japanese didn't donate to those children, including my wife, they would've grown up in the mountains without a school.

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Across the globe today, there are many countries or regions that at some time in their history have been invaded aggressively. Exactly how many of the countries and regions enact policies and even teach young school children to hate these aggressors decades or even centuries afterwards? It's xenophobia for the sake of politics and it's small mindedness. Strong nations move on and even embrace their former enemies. In China, various government departments spout the phrase "harmonious society". I wonder how many of them even know the meaning of their own propaganda?

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Why!!!??? Because they are evil imperialistic thugs bullying all other nations around them.

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With that being said, i do love eating sushi. 

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does she know its existence ?do you ?

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When you are a totalitarian state you need to provide your population with all the answers. Since most of the answers would make you look like you suck you need to make up scary stories about how much worse everyone else is. 

It's just like the bible really, force people to believe by providing a scary alternative. 

The Nanjing Masacre might have something to do with it too, but still that is nothing compared to what China has done to it's own people. 

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Looks like we got a wumao bomb, fellas. Ignore him. Downvote this reply too, because it doesn't contribute to the discussion.

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yeah im sponsored by Japan communist party . please don't hate us !here are very good Japanese people around us ,with a deep regret of history and sincere condolence to the victims of wars and masacre.

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Across the globe today, there are many countries or regions that at some time in their history have been invaded aggressively. Exactly how many of the countries and regions enact policies and even teach young school children to hate these aggressors decades or even centuries afterwards? It's xenophobia for the sake of politics and it's small mindedness. Strong nations move on and even embrace their former enemies. In China, various government departments spout the phrase "harmonious society". I wonder how many of them even know the meaning of their own propaganda?

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I cannot answer your Q, but when I hear similar statements I try to clear meaning (value) of 'hate'. 
'Is hate good or bad feeling? Do you hold something good or bad in your heart when you hate?'

Answer is almost always 'hate is bad feeling'!

 'So, why would you store something bad into your heart because somebody is not good? Just forget it, and move on.

 

Obvious Chinese push 'bad Japanese' because of last WW.

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Good topic with stupid,ignorant,arrogant and "pretend to know it well"style "comments",oh by "comments" I mean craps.Sorry I'm just being honest and I'll tell you why.

Of course if you feel offended by the words above,try to be careful about commenting on something you don't know well,especially when it comes to history,please show a little basic respect.I would never comment on the relationship between German and Poland if I don't know it well,although I'm a normal Chinese who was educated by so called "brainwash" stuff.

 

First question,Japan has moved on while China keeps hating Japan?

 

22 June 2012-Interesting news item:84% of Japanese have a negative impression of China and 64.5% of Chinese have a negative impression of Japan, according to an annual bilateral survey translated by Japan Real Time's Yoree Koh.WOW!A slap on the face! 

In fact there is a similar question on www.quora.com.Foster Winans has a perfect answer.Check out this http://www.quora.com/China/Why-do-the-Chinese-generalise-the-Japanese-as-being-evil

 

I don't think I could make a better reply here.So I would try to say something according to my life experience.

 

There is no book in China telling the students to hate a nation or a country.I would bet anything with everyone here if you can find one.And believe me it's absolutely forbidden to teach the "political incorrect" thing in class,especially in history class.Anti-Japan war is a important part of our history book and the most important part in teaching is to describe the horrible war and praise of heroes who lost their lives in the war,and CCP as well of course......

On the other hand I can't guarantee every teacher would keep calm about that since many schools in mountains don't have good supervise system.The first 9 years of my education was in small village schools and the teacher never told us to hate Japan.I think the convey mentioned above can prove this.

 

Also there are some Japanese helping China in education and something else,for example the earth quake.But China also donated much money when the tsunami took place in Japan.And let me ask a question here,how much money we paid for Sino-Japanese war and how much we get for WW?Just google it.

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-Ezra Vogel non exact quote...book is in storage "Nothing has been as effective in raising nationalist feeling in China, as the anti-Japanese propaganda" See Deng Xao Ping Biography.

-As Alexander Solzhenistyn said "Communism require an enemy, a continual war." That enemy is Japan. In addition as the modern leaders of China have no revolutionary chops, and are all related to powerful men, and their own children are educated abroad, they lack a certain 'authenticity that the earlier leaders had. This propaganda is designed to distract the masses from the total lack of credibility as "leaders of the people". Anybody who sees this for what it is...wagging the dog...is called a race-traitor, and unpatriotic.

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Because this is the most ingrateful nation in the world. And the next time they have an economic collapse followed by a civil war and famine we should let them rot.

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Every time I take  trip in China rural areas I see old building still having graffiti from WWII in red paint. I know some of it says don't be afraid to die for China, I imagine some of it says Japan sucks. I look at this and wonder, how can you go for seventy years and not paint your dam house.

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After my wife told me this story, I wanted to post it here and discuss it, even though I already knew they taught everyone to hate Japan in school. I just wanted to see what the wumaos thought about this post. I wanted to see if my theory could be proven: no good deed should go unpunished in China.

 

Not one of you mentioned anything about the kind-hearted Japanese folks who donated lots of money to pay for that school -- for poor rural children --  including hiring their teachers -- only to have their gifts turned against them. It was all a non-issue to all of you. All you could focus on was what Japan did to you in the past, and how they've never apologized.

 

With that said, since the CCP doesn't allow you to see this, I will paste: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan

 

September 29, 1972: Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka said to the people of the People's Republic of China: "The Japanese side is keenly conscious of the responsibility for the serious damage that Japan caused in the past to the Chinese people through war, and deeply reproaches itself. Further, the Japanese side reaffirms its position that it intends to realize the normalization of relations between the two countries from the stand of fully understanding 'the three principles for the restoration of relations' put forward by the Government of the People's Republic of China. The Chinese side expresses its welcome for this" (Joint Communique of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China)

 

August 24, 1982: August 24, 1982: Prime Minister Zenko Suzuki said: "I am painfully aware of Japan's responsibility for inflicting serious damages [on Asian nations] during the past war." "We need to recognize that there are criticisms that condemn [Japan's occupation] as invasion" (Press Conference on Textbook issue).

 

August 26, 1982: Chief Cabinet Secretary Kiichi Miyazawa said to the people of the Republic of Korea: "1. The Japanese Government and the Japanese people are deeply aware of the fact that acts by our country in the past caused tremendous suffering and damage to the peoples of Asian countries, including the Republic of Korea (ROK) and China, and have followed the path of a pacifist state with remorse and determination that such acts must never be repeated. Japan has recognized, in the Japan-ROK Joint Communique, of 1965, that the 'past relations are regrettable, and Japan feels deep remorse,' and in the Japan-China Joint Communique, that Japan is 'keenly conscious of the responsibility for the serious damage that Japan caused in the past to the Chinese people through war and deeply reproaches itself.' These statements confirm Japan's remorse and determination which I stated above and this recognition has not changed at all to this day. 2. This spirit in the Japan-ROK Joint Communique, and the Japan-China Joint Communique, naturally should also be respected in Japan's school education and textbook authorization.

 

November 26, 1998: Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi said in a declaration: "Both sides believe that squarely facing the past and correctly understanding history are the important foundation for further developing relations between Japan and China. The Japanese side observes the 1972 Joint Communique of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China and the August 15, 1995 Statement by former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama. The Japanese side is keenly conscious of the responsibility for the serious distress and damage that Japan caused to the Chinese people through its aggression against China during a certain period in the past and expressed deep remorse for this. The Chinese side hopes that the Japanese side will learn lessons from the history and adhere to the path of peace and development. Based on this, both sides will develop long-standing relations of friendship" (Japan-China Joint Declaration On Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation for Peace and Development).

 

August 30, 2000: Minister for Foreign Affairs Yōhei Kōno said in an address during his visit to the People's Republic of China: "I believe that Japan's perception of history was clearly set out in the Statement by Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama issued, following a Cabinet Decision, on the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. As a member of the Cabinet, I participated in the drafting of that Statement. The spirit contained therein has been carried forth by successive administrations and is now the common view of the large number of Japanese people" (Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs Yōhei Kōno During His Visit to the People's Republic of China)

 

Now, if you want to argue those, you can scroll down to "controversy." Quit demanding COMPENSATION, COMPENSATION, COMPENSATION! for something that today's Japanese aren't guilty of. Japan doesn't need to apologize anymore, but for some reason they keep doing it... probably because so many Chinese people still aren't over it. Gee... I wonder why.

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If they are teaching hate in school that just means the people doing the teaching probably weren''t qualified to lead a group of kids being raised this day and age to begin with.

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There are cookies, bookies and too many rookies for me to sit here trying to be a hooky! Looky Looky don't call me a wooky. Touchy Touchy Feely Feely Spicy Spicy Nicey Nicey & that's what the doctor Ordered!!

 
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