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Isn't Japan today responsible for what it did in WWII? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-8-31 10:13:45 |Display all floors
The Tokyo District Court on Wednesday, August 30, ruled to reject a lawsuit by eight Chinese women who were forced into wartime sex slavery. What the women want is compensation and an official apology.

But the court ruled that the current Japanese government isn't responsible for actions by its wartime predecessor.

The ruling ignored the nature of the crime, and actually, it did not admit that the forced sex slavery was a crime

What do you think? Should today's Japan be held responsible for what it did decades ago?
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Post time 2006-8-31 11:01:08 |Display all floors

I sympathize these old ladies .

Is it their own purpose to charge Japanese  ? or the chinese politicians‘

Please don’t afflict these old ladies .

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Post time 2006-8-31 20:55:10 |Display all floors
Plaintiff Chen Yapian (C) is guided by a supporter as she walks away from Tokyo District Court after the court rejected demands for compensation and an apology filed by Chinese women forced to act as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War Two, August 30, 2006. [Reuters]
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Post time 2006-9-1 04:43:44 |Display all floors

Don't blame the courts

In the end it is the government that has to deal with this. Certainly I have never heard of a court having the authority to order a government to make an apology. How would it be done? Would they impose a statement that had to be made? Obviously that's ridiculous.

So is the current Japanese government responsible for what happened? Well it isn't responsible in as far as it actually caused it, but certainly there is a moral responsibility to deal with some of the after-affects, such as the leftover chemical weapons. Compensation for harm already caused is something else. Tokyo argues that has already been dealt with on a governmental level - critics say that isn't fair on victims.

Personally I'm not sure. It's something that I don't think the courts should be expected to resolve.

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Post time 2006-9-3 05:59:50 |Display all floors

Yesterday Was Yesterday

But even today, the Japs, government and common Japs the same, refuse to honor the treaty imposed duty to destroy, remediate and compensate for the 2,000,000 pcs. of chemical warfare weapons that were maliciously buried all over China by the Jap military.  That is not 60 years ago, but a continuing massive tort cuased by inherently dangerous articles, gratis the Japan nation.  

Against that backdrop, the Chinese really have been bending over backwards to give the Japs a chance to act like reasonable human beings, but the hentai Japs continue to act irresponsibly and ignominously.

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Post time 2006-9-3 07:17:20 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tongluren at 2-9-2006 22:59
the hentai Japs continue to act irresponsibly and ignominously


Tong, you can't blame Japan for what animation characters do.

You need to look at the real world - stop watching those dirty videos, because they're obviously rotting your brain!
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Post time 2006-9-3 08:32:54 |Display all floors

Yes Japan IS Responsible

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