Japanese Suicide Bombers “Deserve UN Recognition”

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The Chinese government has expressed its outrage at a Japanese town’s efforts to get its collection of kamikaze pilot memorabilia granted UNESCO recognition.

The city of Minami Kyushu, in southern Kyushu of all places, has applied for UNESCO recognition of its morbid collection of last wills and farewell letters from kamikaze pilots who gloriously flew themselves into various American ships and patches of ocean.

It hosted an airbase which sent hundreds of the pilots flying at US targets as they went about the final destruction of Japan’s empire, and UNESCO world heritage status for the collection would “highlight the importance of world peace” (as well as quite possibly make them into a minor tourist attraction).

China is appalled at the prospect, with their foreign ministry lambasting their application quite thoroughly:

“The design behind the so-called application for the kamikaze pilots is very clear, which is to try and beautify the Japanese militarist history of invasion.”

“This intention is diametrically opposed to UNESCO’s objective of maintaining world peace, and must be strongly condemned and resolutely opposed by the international community.”

PM Abe’s insistence on visiting Yasukuni, modest increases to defence spending and efforts to appoint historical revisionists who maintain Japan’s wartime conduct was beyond reproach to every public body in his power have all conspired to grievously annoy China recently – although outwardly their conduct towards the previous DPJ government so keen to kowtow to them seems to have been little different.

The government of the US meanwhile, although quick to castigate Abe for visiting Yasukuni, have so far not bothered to comment on the crazed actions of a metropolis with as many as 37,000 inhabitants.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:31 13/02/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You know what else is a UNESCO site?

    Auschwitz.

    World Heritage sites are not necessarily to glorify the places, but sometimes rather to make sure the atrocities of war are never forgotten.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 13/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You don't see Germans worship the SS at Auschwitz as national heros.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:28 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    in cause of Auschwitz they just invent stories to got money and sympathy for isreal .

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 17/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jews can be annoying at times but all Holocaust deniers are utterly full of shit.

    Way too much evidence from survivors, perpetrators, bystanders as well as the allied liberators.

    Holocaust Deniers are in the same category as the Flat Earth Society and Moon Landing Hoax nutters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    FUCK YOU NAZI DICK LICKERS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    probably more than 10000 , but most jews died from disease and hunger , not much different from what they sujagated people in eastern europe during jew bolshevic rule

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're a nazi and I hope you die, so the rest of us won't have to live with you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a plot by those filthy Jews to garner sympathy and make money. At the most the Germans killed maybe 10,000 Jews, and they deserved it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 18/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "FUCK YOU NAZI DICK LICKERS."

    That's the name of my heavy metal band.
    We mostly make love songs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:55 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That would be fine except no one is trying to glorify Aushwitz, unlike these suicide bombers. literally thats what they are. suicide bombers with planes...

    I hate to say it but I gotta go with China on this one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Bah, China's just jealous about maintaining their monopoly on exploding stuff.

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    Comment by theranthrope
    15:26 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    ZING!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 24/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    nah, china won't be pissed by exploding items designed for the purpose of killing people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except Japanese suicide bombers didn't target civilian locations, and had military identification, rather then the cowardly disguises muslims use.

    They deserve recognition as Heroes dying for their country, if their country was in the wrong and their efforts futile, that makes it all the more glorious to die for a lost cause.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:17 16/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The real cowards are the Muslim clerics who whip young people into a frenzy with their propagandist dogma, and promises of eternal paradise for destroying themselves along with innocent lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah yes, heroes dying heroically for their country. I mean they were just following orders for a lost cause that their leaders believed in... like the Nazi's, who they were fighting alongside in that war. Yeah, totally. This makes perfect sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    he never implied muslims are a country . You are an idiot yourself .

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "rather then the cowardly disguises muslims use."

    Muslims are not a national military!

    You are either troll baiting, stupid, or both!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 14/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Suicide attacks are more disturbing than simply sacrificing oneself though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If Japan truly wanted to glorify the "Militarist" point of view then they would've asked UNESCO to recognize the memorabilia of those soldiers commiting attrocities in Nanking, Manila, Hong Kong, ect.

    Recognizing the Kamikaze Pilot as protected history preserves the memory of these things instead:

    1. The futility of Japanese militarism.
    2. The waste of human life.
    3. A waste of sheer courage that could've been used to rebuild a nation.

    I honestly can't see any Japanese people feeling emboldened towards Ultranationalism with those examples. If anything I think it discourages it.

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    Comment by Tasche
    20:06 12/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.3)

    when did kamikaze fly into china?... someone is butt hurt when they're not even remotely connected to the event.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 13/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Even though China's looking for another reason to be angry at Japan (and they're 100% in the right to do so), other countries aren't supposed to care when something horrific happens to another now?

    So, as a US citizen, the whole Nanking this that occured is meaningless because it happened to another country then.

    That's not how it works.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The Nanking thing is pointless because the time for anyone to do something for it has already passed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If your family or you are victimized in the Nanking event then if you still think it's pointless, i'll be the first to applaud you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:21 24/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, tasche, "most" japanese weren't even taught about what happened during the war. it's not a matter of forgiveness, guilt or outrage if they had no idea what occurred in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 25/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only person doing something against the Nanking rape/massacre was a member of the Nazi party.

    Nothing is black/white in history people, know the nuances and you'll see things differently. The Nazis were bad, so were the Japs in the war. This doesn't mean every action by ever Japanese in the war was a bad one.

    The men who flew these planes, they were deluded but they did it for what they felt was right. They saw no other way out and gave the ultimate sacrifice. This is different from strapping a bomb to your body and blowing up kids on a bus. These were military acts, very desperate ones. I think it's a sad ending we need to take a lesson from.

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    Comment by Tasche
    19:58 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    @19:07- that can be said for any "tragic" event including war itself. There will always be animosity for those who have wronged you. e.g revenge, vendetta, etc. If that was the case, shouldn't the Japanese hold a grudge against the Americans for dropping the only 2 a-bombs ever used in military history?

    But hey, "most" Japanese now a days forgive and forget about their militaristic past and just want to live their lives even if they were taught a altered history. im not protecting either country but im pretty sure china places lots of emphasis in framing japan as their mortal enemy in their education programs. If that's not propaganda or brainwashing, i don't know what is.

    On the other hand, japan teaches an altered/omitted history which pisses off the Chinese and Koreans. But even if Japan goes ahead and teaches about the omitted history, do you think china or Korea will stop their belligerent attitude against japan? for Japan, whom i think has learned its lesson; its a lose lose situation for them.

    Comment by Anonymous

    1 Japanese was easily able to kill 10,000+ Chinese. Japanese wouldn't sacrifice life to kill Chinese worms. Only powerful enemy like America.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If you were wondering why Chinese don't like Japan, look no further than this guy expressing openly what so many Japanese feel: their minds are still stuck in the 1930s. They really have not regretted their actions in China. They only regret that they ended up losing the war.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well technically the young ones don't regret it because the old ones keep on censoring parts of the history to suit their needs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chairman Mao killed more Chinese than the Japanese ever did.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You're absolutely right, Mao deserves UN recognition more!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i'm not chinese or japanese but saying like japan did it so easily but all their equipment came from Russia. I guess the US did it easily too by using nuclear bombs on japan. Death causes pain and nothing to laugh about and like tupac said "revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting pussy." A child that remember his family that died will continue the cycle of vengeance. I wonder when will there be peace with each others and forget what our fathers caused and live like we are all family. Now that there are too many of us, we dont see each others as one anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous

    When everyone is dead, then we shall have peace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:36 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    With how short(in many ways) Japanese were in WWII... I doubt that. lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do realise that if China wanted to, China could invade Japan without much effort? Japan doesn't have the military power to defend itself against a major first world power, and if you think America would defend Japan think again, in this day and age its all political, no President would go to war with China over Japan, America would only act if China attacks its own forces. China would have air and sea superiority around Japan within the week and likely would have troops in Tokyo within the week and effectively taking the capital. You should be greatful China has no interest in attacking Japan because you'd lose quite severely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @14:13

    You're about as ignorant as they come. Here, I'll spell it out for you.

    In a few yrs. most of NATO will be teeming with F-35's. There is NOTHING in the Chinese pipeline that can compete with it.

    1. It's radar signature is small enough that it won't show up on Chinese/Russian radars until 20 miles at best----far too late because their AMRAAM/METEOR missiles will have a range far longer than that. That also enables them to maneuver OUTSIDE THE ENEMY'S RADAR CONE FOR A BLINDSIDE ATTACK.

    2. The J-31 (a failed espionage-knockoff of the F-35 will show up on radar 50 miles away.
    (Without the J-31---which may not even be built, China is left with hordes of easy to spot, easy to kill SU-30's. )

    3. Do the math. Whoever sees the other guy FIRST will win. Period.

    4. NATO's Gen. 4.5 aircraft--Eurofighter, Rafael, Gripen---far outperform any SU-30 derivative whether beyond or whithin visual range.

    5. Japan, S.Korea, Israel & perhaps a few non-NATO members will all be fielding F-35's.

    6. No F-35's for China LOL. Nice try with the espionage, though. Too bad you couldn't steal the engines, internal structures, onboard computers or enough stuff to make the thing fly straight. Also it's CANARDS pretty much RUIN any stealth you would've gotten from the stolen blueprints. Sucks to be China.

    7. Oh, before I forget....the F-35 with it's EODAS system can pretty much kill targets BEHIND IT because of it's spherical IR helmet coverage.

    8. I sleep just fine, dude.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    tell me when it can cross the sea without getting decimated by japan navy
    only then u shall talk

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @19:06 Sure has hell isn't. Otherwise China wouldn't have tried to copy it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to mention the J-16s that are due to be put into service soon which look fucking amazing. China will end up having the 2nd best airforce in the world soon. After the US of course ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Get back to me when you've seen the Japanese SDFs combat aircraft lol. The F-4 Phantom II is an aging plane, F-15J is also pretty old and there's much better out there, the UK and US use better planes, the F-2 is an alright plane but Japan doesn't have a huge amount of them. All of Japans next gen planes aren't available for use/haven't been made yet. The Su-30MKK and J-11s that are part of Chinas airforce would rape Japans planes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @6:33

    You are delusional as fuck. In a few years the best airforces will be ranked as follows:

    1. U.S
    2. NATO
    3. Japan (after acquiring F-35's & upgrading their legacy gen 4 planes with AESA radars)
    4. S. Korea
    5. .......who cares
    6. Russia (LOL)
    7. China (LOLx2)
    7. India (OMG they're tied with China LOL)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You been watching too much Chinese propaganda?

    Only thing keeping Japan from achieving MAD capability is moving all that nuclear industry plutonium to the facilities where they got the JAXA rockets. And before that you have to deal with the SDF which isn't even close to being as lacking in capability as the name might imply.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks Captain Obvious, it was clear what he meant. I was speaking about the way he looks down on the Chinese in general, just look at his wording. 'Retard'

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    He spoke about the past situation, retard.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @16:37
    >implying F-35 not a joke

    Comment by Anonymous

    @11:02

    Lol entire NATO got smashed together to be worth anything?
    South Korea? LOL
    Japan? LOL
    Whatever helps you sleep better at night.
    Although eating up bs on Sankaku should already do the job.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Id guess they are just jelly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:49 12/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, and that recent story of some Chinese woman's stomach exploding? That's them trying to copy American obesity

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    everyone wants to be an american, that's nothing new.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 13/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    an evil overlord? Yeah that would be pretty nice :P (except for the exploding stomach part)

    Comment by Anonymous

    Which is really strange (if true), given how insane America is.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Even a chewed-up rag-tag regurgitated Sankaku-fied article of a real article from Reuters, and you didn't read it.

    "which is to try and beautify the Japanese militarist history of invasion."

    They aren't outraged by the subject, they are outraged them trying to get world wide funding/protection of something they feel should be condemned.






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