Abe Goes Overboard
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  • rheddles

    Perhaps Fifi could add Tokyo to the summer schedule. Seems some have forgotten her prior visits.

  • Andrew Allison

    Whatever the attack on Pearl Harbor was, it certainly wasn’t an “invasion”!

  • jtintokyo

    Japanese politics is largely theatre and this PM is currently playing to that portion of the audience up in the second deck and at the extreme right corner. Their catcalls will be lessened, if not muted, and he can then forge a consensus among the broader Japanese public for a more firm stance vis a vis China.

  • Dave

    To
    Mr Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the leader of the world’s second largest
    developed economy, the world’s tenth most populated country, Japan,

    I can not believe my eyes as I read the headline of this article. I
    can not believe even at this day and age there will be people in this
    world, not to mention a person with your stature, will be questioning
    whether Japan did “invade” China or not during WII.

    Questioning this fact is as if you were questioning whether Nazi Germany
    had invaded Poland in 1939. This is a slap on the face of all Chinese
    people around the world. It is a sprinkle of salt on the wound of those
    who lost their life during the Japanese occupation of China and not to
    mention the atrocity that the Japanese army inflicted in the city of
    Nanking.

    I am sure a lot of
    chinese people around the world would feel the same way as I do.
    Continuing to buy any more japanese products would imply that I was also
    questioning history as you did, and that I was supporting the government
    that you lead or I am in any way in agreement with you.

    Today
    is the day I draw the line. Today is the beginning of the day I will
    no longer buy any more products that are branded or produced by your
    country.
    I am, at least one of the Chinese people around the world, in protest against your attempt to change history.

    Good luck to your countries’ economy, good luck to your next election.

    a Chinese person.

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