While there are a number of historically proximal events that culminated into the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, one should also consider distal events. The current article suggests that the journey to Pearl Harbor began with the arrival of Commodore Mathew Perry and his ships into Edo Bay on July 8, 1853. Based on the Japanese perspective of this intrusion, one could conclude that a conflict between Japan, as the soon-to-be first independent Asian nation to industrialize, and America, a white nation with an evangelical foreign policy, was perhaps inevitable.
The article gives an overview of European rule over Asian colonies, clearly showing why native peoples saw the Japanese as liberators during the Great East Asian War. Again, perhaps it was inevitable, given the injustice perpetuated by Europeans in Asian countries, that a clash would occur between European colonialists and Japan. While Japan suffered defeat, Asian countries rose up and declared independence from their European masters. Thus, Japan offered hope in the midst of tragedy.
The Base National Korean Mind is Utterly Incomprehensible to the Japanese
At one point, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak spoke of improving relations with Japan. The Japanese welcomed Lee¡Çs statements with optimism, as a dramatic shift in attitude compared to previous South Korean administrations, which were stridently anti-Japanese, anti-American and pro-communist. However, President Lee¡Çs recent actions, his visit to Takeshima and calling on the Emperor of Japan to apologize to those who died for independence, while highly distressing, should not be entirely unexpected to level-headed Japanese.
Taiwanese author and commentator Kou Bunyu (Gao Wen-xiong) explains that such conflicting behavior is indeed inevitable, given Korean denial of their own history and of their tendency to fawn to those who are of greater military and political strength. Because such behaviors are deeply ingrained in the Korean psyche, especially within the youth (the ¡ÈHangul generation¡É), Mr. Kou expects that irrational behaviors, such as virulent anti-Japanese protest and repeated demands for apologies, will persist for some time.
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As is well-known, China had never claimed sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands
until 1968, when the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far
East published its survey findings, which noted the possible existence of huge
resources below the seabed surrounding the Senkaku Islands.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, in his address made at the United
Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012, reiterated that Japan ¡Èstole¡É
This, however, is a sheer lie, without any basis at all in historical fact and
international law. This is fully verified by a paper below, which has been
uploaded to our Website.
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