“Japan Should Disarm, Even If China Invades”

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A Japanese economist suggests Japan should abolish its military as “history will remember us as a kind-hearted people even if the Chinese invade.”

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Takuro Morinaga (pictured), an “economic critic” and TV talent known both for his outspoken views on otaku, and for maintaining various creepy hoards of otaku goods himself, spoke to a Tokyo rag recently about his views on the threat posed by China and the response he advocates to it:

I advocate complete military disarmament for Japan. We should abolish all our military forces, and pursue a policy based solely on non-violence.

Even should Japan be invaded by China and the nation completely destroyed, future textbooks will remember the Japanese as a kind-hearted people – that would be good, I think.

Apparently he is not sufficiently astute as to realise just who it is who will be writing those textbooks.

In previous statements he has also said that “we don’t need a self defence force, if North Korea invades we should just fight them with bamboo spears” and, rather traitorously, “if there’s a war, I’ll flee to America.”

That he can go on making such borderline treasonous statements and still easily find media coverage whilst anything with so much as a hint of patriotic sentiment is “killed with silence” by the same sources is rather telling.


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    Avatar of Nova
    Comment by Nova
    02:09 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "I am China and I approve this message"

    Avatar of Rya
    Comment by Rya
    02:06 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    What an idiot.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    02:07 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Japan is really going down thanks to its dumb government, Morinaga, and Ishihara

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The fact that Japan aren't exactly a beacon of peace until after WWII doesn't help.

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    Comment by Yuuasa
    06:50 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    @2:42: But they have always been remembered as a warring nation. Just read a summary of their history: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2126.html

    They did, admittedly, wage more (severe) wars/battles after being introduced to the west, but Japan has never really been a peaceful nation. If it isn't it's own retarded government and politicians stirring up trouble, it's one of it's neighboring countries. They may try to portray the image of being as kind and amicable as Buddha, but deep down; they love to fight. (It's human nature.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 02/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    They were isolationist for hundreds of years. They became militaristic thanks in part America.

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    Comment by washuotaku
    03:00 02/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    We made them better. ^_~

    USA, USA, USA!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    All Country have riht to defend It self

    and dont dare he flee to America or other country if war broke out. after his dumb statement
    There wont be any country that willing to accept him, afraid of his Idiocy spread and infected others

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    02:16 02/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    stupid is something that can't be fixed

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:13 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    @3:36

    You would actually let that fag touch you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    agree with the tag of this article.. "Mental-illness"

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    Comment by TenguSan
    04:01 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    'Mental Illness' Tag ftw

    Avatar of OhYeah
    Comment by OhYeah
    03:13 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Let's just write it off as stupid and end with that.

    If this were real politics, they would not be written as the people who accepted anything. The people who win the wars are the ones who write the history, and by extension, the textbooks. To the Chinese, they would be the weak little upstarts who are rejoining the fatherland after centuries of rebellion. To the outside world, they would be the retards who willingly gave up to a totalitarian army, in other words, a complete moron.

    They should learn a little from Israel. They built nuclear weapons to deter terrorism from the outlying areas in the knowledge that if they invade, then they know where to shoot.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:29 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ara ara.... he's saying
    "We'll bow down, even if China bithcslaps us."

    Seriously, stay at home with your toys, Mr.Sharyotetsu. Your pride for your own country is pathetic.

    Avatar of alex251
    Comment by alex251
    02:24 02/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    there is only one cure for stupidity...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 02/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Yeah. Education.

    Avatar of Yuuasa
    Comment by Yuuasa
    14:34 02/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And death. Death cures all.

    Avatar of Yuuasa
    Comment by Yuuasa
    05:35 03/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Rather, humanity should fight itself into extinction.

    Avatar of Miroku74
    Comment by Miroku74
    07:49 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There is a cure for Stupidity....

    Samuel Colt was just one of its' innovators.

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    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    10:48 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What a dumb economist...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @Miroku74,

    You can add John Moses Browning to the list, and his work comes in "fast-acting-rapid-succession."

    Avatar of PewPewPew!
    Comment by PewPewPew!
    12:16 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The region is like a simmering pot of troubles, full of enmity,revenge-oriented mentality,self-flagellating mindset,some mild jealousy and bits of bullying. Who knows when this pot is gonna go from simmering to boiling...

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    Comment by alidan
    13:56 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    korea will test a missile, "accidently" hit japan.

    japan will roll over, government wise.

    the people will say fuck this, start a militia wit the help of yakuza and arm themselves better than the jsdf

    they will go after korea, which we will probably help them with, as its a world wide benefit, some of china will help korea, which will cause us and japan to go after those who helped.

    because china is such a fucked country, pride wise, and has a corrupt government, they will zerg japan and us, on mainland, not coming over here to attack.

    japan will get butt fucked in retaliation, america will hold its own there while pulling out, and we will sacrifice japan to hold china at bay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The world should abolish all military forces, and pursue a policy based solely on non-violence even if terrorists attack us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Yeah. Education."

    No, it doesn't. Education cures ignorance.

    There is no cure for stupidity, other than Darwinism.

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    Comment by Nozomu
    12:26 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "future textbooks will remember the Japanese as a kind-hearted people"
    I'll remember them as xenophobic racists

    "To the Chinese, they would be the weak little upstarts who are rejoining the fatherland after centuries of rebellion."
    ...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_War#Conflict_between_China_and_Japan

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    13:24 03/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Apparently he is not sufficiently astute as to realise just who it is who will be writing those textbooks."

    That sums up what is wrong with his statement right there I would think, lol...

    In previous statements he has also said that “we don’t need a self defence force, if North Korea invades we should just fight them with bamboo spears” and, rather traitorously, “if there’s a war, I’ll flee to America.”

    That first statement is fucking stupid & he needs to get out of the stone age, as for the later statement, nothing wrong with that, some people just don't have any real reason to stand by their country, don't bash him for this, it does make him look like a traitor so he shoudln't have ever said it still...

    What a dumbass!...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    we should kill him for not wanting violence...

    let spends all our resources on creating huge armies and weapons, food, education, entertainment thats all for pussies...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:37 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan coping Israel would be regression back to xenophobia coupled with violence. From one extreme to another.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Goververment should watch Gundam series, especialy gundam 00

    Comment by Anonymous

    You should understand if japan arms themself more, more country will support china. As you all know people dont forget gauges so easily. I speak to few of my malay friends from malaysia and you know what they say, japan should burn lol.
    Well if japan disarm would be a good thing afterall. It will give less countries reason to go again japan.

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    Comment by alidan

    Yoshii-kun
    03:29

    nobody should ever have pride for there country, as that only brings major problems.

    you should have bride that you live with freedom and defend that freedom no mater the cost.

    Anonymous
    05:37

    lets see here.
    many of the problems in japan are caused by foreigners they brought in for menial labor, those people have no jobs now, or easy to get jobs, so they go to crime. they caused that problem.

    china is a fucking prick, and if japan wasn't a first world nation with americas backing (its on paper, but if its real or not is yet to be seen), they would have invaded a long time ago.

    north korea is firring missiles over japan, as a "test" (show of force to the rest of the world, and hopefully provoking japan to attack so it can claim they were invaded, something i doubt america could or would support, but its possible they would back them)

    japan has real threats, and its not a xenophobic threat like america has with mexico or immigrants, its a real, they could be invaded at any time threat

    Comment by Anonymous

    "there is only one cure for stupidity..."

    My penis in his mouth?

    Comment by 666

    He is such a cute little guy. ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 02/01/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    I'm not sure whether he's trolling or serious...
    I mean, claims like that *have* to be trolls, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:28 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except that Morinaga's idiocy comes from the opposite end of the political spectrum as Ishithara's idiocy... fuckin' hippies...

    Maybe they should get into a cage fight for our amusement...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:14 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Comment by alex251
    >02:24 02/01/2011
    >
    >there is only one cure for stupidity...

    .50 cal aspirin

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    History will remember Takuro Morinaga as a traitor, a coward and an idiot.
    One gets no bonus points for being generally nice, since it's altogether too easy and requires no intellectual effort whatsoever, just a lack of spine - the crucial thing that matters whom you're being nice to.
    Also, it has been said that the worst war crime the allies could have committed in WWII would have been to lose it. In a similar vein, if Japan were to sink under the red waves while they could have prevented it, it wouldn't really matter how nice they were in the process, since they would have done the entire world a disservice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 03/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Correction:

    History will not remember Takuro Morinaga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, this guy seems to be at least somewhat otaku, so a lack of spine is pretty much expected.

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    Comment by PikachuEXE
    09:27 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    By his logic, if a woman is "invaded"
    She should disarm and let "history"(???) remember she is a "kind-hearted" person

    :3

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    Comment by King Tiger
    14:25 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @PikachuEXE

    according to his logic: yes

    now lets see if someone would be willing to put it into practice....

    X3

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    hey, it worked just fine for tibe- oh

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A big fat otaku that says his plan is basically the same one as Orb in Gundam Seed eh..

    Seriously?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a dumb ass fucktard~ He'd be the first on the wall just before the chinese touch Nippon dirt!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:23 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's too easy to say "even if China invades". First of all, invading Japan is nothing good to China, secondly, USA would not allow China to do that.

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    Comment by Renzo
    11:41 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    How would you write or publish something if it's banned ? Would you be okay being colonolized ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    HE HAS BEEN WATCHING TOO MUCH GUNDAM WING

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 03/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Deny him entree into America, should that ever happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, I agree with him. They should melt all weapons and build gigantic paddles to row themselves away and settle next to Hawaii;; or perhaps Australia (wouldn't want japan under their current enforced american laws).

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 03/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're an idiot. This guy has a point, they should let China invade them, let them overrun their otaku stores for a few hours and let the army march up to Tokyo. THEN FUCK! The gates are closed, fucking Mazinger Z is on stand by whilst Macross Units bomb the hell out of their China Tech weapons. Crisis Overted

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    Comment by Marik
    04:49 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    did he just basically tell Japan to raise the white flag?...LOL!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    well if they make some military cuts they can use that money to stimulate economy , plus they are in the alliance with USA who keeps military presence in the area .

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:19 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He actually makes sense. Times like these, countries should stop focusing on military and focus on economical improvement. China is the dumbass country for spending so much on warfare. Same with America and those other warfreak countries. Heck! Even our country is dumb. Small poor third world country that could easily be wiped out by a single artillery strike.

    Everyone should disarm. Setting a good example is the first step.

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    Comment by HarukiSOS
    05:53 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In pure logic that is the case. However, there are two important points we need to clear up. First, if every countries disarm themselves then the economy will fall drastically due to the unemployment. In face one of the reason for WWII to happen is because of the Great Depression and in order to recover they had to makr jobs. Then, human emotion is another factor. The whole reason why Japan wants China was because of China's land, which means greed. Another reason is fear, humans deals with fear very poorly. When we fear something we gather in numbers; then destroy that fear. In the end, I would suggest every countries keep their army but not to attack but to defence against others.

    This is just what I would do if I run a contry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:20 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just thinking if Japan wants to build an army to defend itself against China and get all innocent citizens involved in a war just the way it has happened throughout history whenever there's war between two nations which end up being caused thanks to the bright minds of politicians (bright minds, yeah right) and many end up dead;, I would much rather have one of our best fighter get in the ring with whatever asshole leader of whatever nation is threatening our homeland and have him get his ass kicked while we all have the pleasure of watching the event take place on live television, that way none of us have to shed our blood for someone who gives a rats ass for our sacrifices, would be the best thing to ever happen in human history.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There will be armies and war, as long as Human Exist.

    Even if sophisticated weapon like nukes dont exist, Human will and Still fight against each other, using any means necesary. any tools will do, Sharpened bambo, Rock, sling, kitchen knife, fist and teeth, anything

    History of Humans is writen in blood.

    It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
    - Even ghandi aproved that

    Comment by Kudie Pie
    06:16 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget that disarmament would slow down the advance of technology, since an astonishing proportion of modern technology was invented for military purposes.

    Computers, for example, didn't take off when they were first conceived, but were revived during WWII because they were great for encrypting and decrypting messages. The internet was developed by a joint research team from MIT and the American Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

    If everyone had disarmed after WWI, which is what some people wanted, we might not have been able to have this exchange.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then getting blown up by another country is the second step.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    in war, history is written by the winner

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    Comment by Red
    08:00 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And lastly, don't forget in what times we live in. If you expect people to suddenly experience revelation and change of heart, then you can gave up on the world already.

    What do I mean? That theory with "Everyone drop your arms!" would work only in a place where values are same for everyone.
    The way it is now, certain countries (Russia/China) are getting more bold with their actions precisely because there is NO decisive and harsh reaction from the outside.
    Follow the noble idea hoping for others to do the same, and watch your nation being brutally destroyed from the face of the earth, while others observe with mentality "It's not our problem". And certainly, your future adversary won't give a jack about pacifism, and instead will make use of that good-minded naivety for own benefit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    clearly this guy has no will to live. his motto while writing is "let's go out with a whimper."

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    Comment by King Tiger
    07:15 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    question: why would china invade Japan when their main focus right now is further improve their economy?

    this guy's a fuck-off in every sense of the word

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26UA578yQ5g

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep, the days of the samurai are over my friends.

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