The mascot for an obscure Japanese town has caused a scandal after daring to say that Japan killed 20 million in a war of aggression, with 2ch and Japan’s online right banding together in a successful effort to silence him.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 7, 2012 18:06

    To quite many here who're white-washing US actions in WW2: There's the little spicy bit that US intelligence had significant evidence that Japan was probably getting ready to offer surrender. Only unconditional surrender wasn't really expected... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 19, 2011 23:43

    But Adenauer also sold shitloads of weapons to Franco, aiding him in his own little dictatorship only because franco played the "Or else Socialists take over Europe!" card! :D... More

Ishihara at Yasukuni: “The Democrats Aren’t Japanese!”


Tokyo fuhrer Shintaro Ishihara has paid his annual respects to Japanese war criminals at Yasukuni, saying Japan’s current government “is not Japanese” for choosing to stay away.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 15, 2017 21:39

    The urn containing the war criminals ashes would make a nice chamber pot, lol.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 24, 2016 12:14

    Why is it wrong to pay your respects? They (war dead) were a product of their time, place, and growth. It's common to say, 'all are victims of war'. I worry, when humans are so... More

“Family Guy” Producer: “Pearl Harbor > Dead Japanese”


Joining the ranks of fellow Americans keen to joke about the misfortunes of the yellow races or ascribe racial guilt to the Japanese for Pearl Harbor/whaling/non-whiteness, Family Guy producer and writer Alec Sulkin has been caught pointing out that Japanese deaths don’t matter as their ancestors once bombed a naval base at Pearl Harbor.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 11, 2012 17:55

    Respectively operation downfall would probably have killed 5 million, and a blockade would've killed 20 million.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 11, 2012 17:55

    Operation Downfall or a blockade would have led to more deaths. Most importantly the Empire of Japan started the war. The USA had the right to seek an unconditional surrender (which they almost got too, they... More

BBC Cancels Japan Trip Over Japanese Whining


The BBC is cancelling some of its filming in Japan in response to the complaints of the Japanese embassy about a comedy programme which called a man who survived two atomic bomb blasts “unlucky.”

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  • Anonymous commented on February 15, 2011 04:22

    Wait a minute.... They mock the DUTCH!?!?! That's unforgivable! The cast of Top Gear must be brought to justice.... More

Japan Protests BBC A-Bomb Survivor Joke


The Japanese Embassy in London has issued a formal protest against the BBC for airing a programme daring to call a man who survived both Hiroshima and Nagasaki the world’s unluckiest man.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 21, 2011 04:36

    Lol Ishihara will probably use this in some way to bolster his call for arming Japan with nukes. I can see it now "The perverse nations of the world have made light of one of... More

  • shoganai commented on February 5, 2011 05:47

    "Hey Artefact, why don't you write a transcript of the clip in Japanese - it couldn't take more than 20 minutes. If 2ch read the actual dialogue, I'm sure they would see it's not really offensive.... More

“I Ordered My Men to Use a Prisoner for Bayonet Practice”


An elderly Japanese veteran’s recollection of how he ordered his men to use a Chinese prisoner as a target for bayonet drill, reasoning that the soldiers needed to develop some “backbone,” is proving highly controversial online.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 15, 2017 15:11

    That's why soldiers have to be young. They still lack the personality and life experience to judge for themself what is right and what is wrong. Later, when they realise what they did, it's too... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 29, 2010 08:15

    I hate to break it to you, but having the "big bully" in America has probably resulted in a decrease in major warfare. If only because the presence of a superpower means anyone that gets... More

Okinawans Rage at Textbook Lies


The Japanese government’s attempts to revise history textbooks to suggest Okinawan civilians were not butchered or forced into committing suicide by the Imperial Army to keep them out of American hands has run up against near unanimous opposition from Okinawans, surveys reveal.

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  • Mitchell commented on August 22, 2017 20:03

    As a fellow American I can say this. I hate you, and your stupid, and a racist or a bigot. I cant decide right now.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 22, 2013 07:30

    Start with yourself then. Send pictures or live feed please Im waiting ....... More

US Warship Defies Nagasaki Mayor


A US warship, the USS Blue Ridge, caused controversy as it docked at a Nagasaki harbor, despite refusal of entry from the mayor and regional governor.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 15, 2010 04:58

    The 2010 Nuclear Security Summit, a dream come true!... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 9, 2010 18:46

    And The japanese say this after what they did to the surrounding countries? When the Japanese got nuked the only people that didn't hate them was the chinese and the Germans... More

Hetalia (Web Comic) Anime Announced


Unusually, a (popular) web comic has had an anime version announced, in what may be a first. Axis Powers ヘタリア / Axis Powers Hetalia is published on the author’s homepage (it should be said that the author, 日丸屋秀和 / Hidemaruya Hidekazu, does have experience as a professional mangaka), and is freely viewable, though a hardcopy manga version has also been published.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 3, 2009 09:18

    It's so funny that Japan is a hard-working, inexperienced child *cough*shota*cough* and not a short xenophobic old pervert Who's the creator of this think he's kidding?... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 2, 2009 23:48

    i'd like a sexylosers suicide girl anime please.... More

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