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Did Japan commit war crimes in WWII?
#21
Now, about all those supposed war crimes..................................
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(02-10-2014, 08:04 AM)John L Wrote: Now, about all those supposed war crimes..................................

....Just have Obama go out and apologize for them. Is it not time for him to make the rounds? I see no reason he can't apologize for the Japanese also....
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(02-10-2014, 10:57 PM)Paul In Sweden Wrote:
(02-10-2014, 08:04 AM)John L Wrote: Now, about all those supposed war crimes..................................

....Just have Obama go out and apologize for them. Is it not time for him to make the rounds? I see no reason he can't apologize for the Japanese also....

I'm attempting to get everybody back on topic, with my post above. S5
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(02-11-2014, 04:09 AM)John L Wrote:
(02-10-2014, 10:57 PM)Paul In Sweden Wrote:
(02-10-2014, 08:04 AM)John L Wrote: Now, about all those supposed war crimes..................................

....Just have Obama go out and apologize for them. Is it not time for him to make the rounds? I see no reason he can't apologize for the Japanese also....

I'm attempting to get everybody back on topic, with my post above. S5

I will of course comply.
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#25
I've read that arable land is insufficient, even with modern agricultural revitalization of land. There is a reason that farming is considered a high art form there. There is simply too big a population for the resources, which explains why Japan mus live off of second-hand product improvement to survive. No iron or other ores or chemicals to sell - they must be purchased before increasing the value of the sum of the parts to make a more valuable whole.
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(02-12-2014, 12:26 AM)WmLambert Wrote: I've read that arable land is insufficient, even with modern agricultural revitalization of land.

Sounds like such a shame that the Japanese have been unable to adapt while other people have been able to do so more than a millennium prior.

[Image: IncaFarming.jpg]
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#27
Revitalization of land - meaning the farmed out areas desperately need fertilization, but the chemicals aren't there to plow into them, and there is little opportunity to let land just lie fallow - or grow complimentary crops to be plowed under to replenish the soil. 87% of Japan is mountainous. In order to secure more agricultural area - they are currently bull-dozing the mountains.

Wikkipedia notes: "Due to the lack of resources in Japanese home islands, raw materials such as iron, oil, and coal largely had to be imported. The success of Japan in securing Taiwan (1895) and Korea (1910) had brought Japan primarily agricultural colonies. In terms of resources, the Japanese military looked towards Manchuria's iron and coal, Indochina's rubber, and China's vast resources."

The military culture of Japan was based on ultranationalism, and universal conscription. The military was preeminent and not bound by any civilian authority. The war crimes I've read about are exemplified by prisoner abuse and genocide.
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