Military took over the city of millions by destruction and death to intimidate, 6 week campaign where organized rapings, killings, and more occurred beheading of boys, not taken lightly by Chinese, 200,000- 250,000 chinese civilians dead!!!! o Japanese war crimes occurred all over china like forced labor, ilk, random killings, civilian targeting, chemical and biological warfare against major cities in china JAPANESE POISONED TOWNS WATER SUPPLY OR BOMBER AIRPLANES FILLED WITH INFECTED RATS AND DROPPED THEM IN MAJOR CITIES o 20 million Chinese casualties 300 billion dollars of damages, Chinese historians say 400 billion and 35 million casualties mostly civilians o Nazis killed 6 million Jews and caused millions of other casualties o 20- 35 mostly civilians dead!!! Extreme !!! why theres still animosity o Korea against japan, china vs japan, southeast asia to a lesser extent but still opened their doors to japan in imperialistic phase east asia co prosperity sphere is to be blamed o Animosity passed down to younger generation o Japanese white washed scandal- Japanese gov approved books, skipped over entire Japanese imperial phase, Koreans and Chinese protest in fury against the release of new textbooks every year o Yasukuni shrine- cemetery, like Arlington, ex presidents soldiers and prime ministers, with soldiers who are convicted of war crimes, any time a Japanese prime minister visits the shrine it infuriates the chinese and Koreans and they protest bc they pay respect to people who slaughtered their civilians, just like german chancellor laying a reef on hitler’s grave or pay respect to nazis, open law suits and court cases for war damages payments and heartfelt apologies like Germany going over the top to be forgiven but not the same in japan bc they have not done enough US- o 1941- japan attacks pearl harbor o 1942 Bataan death march- occurred in Philippines, US military was in Philippines bc it is an ally to us, when Japanese invaded Philippines US helped and when Japanese won took prisoners of war and Japanese treated them poorly, this march was meant to march them to death by 10s-15 miles to nowhere without water or food in order to kill them, beheading ppl, memorialized in films like Back to Bataan with john wayne and the bridhe on the river kawai o Everything made it to US press, this caused rage in US, people were mortified, US retaliation rose and wanted to wipe them out and was encouraged in propaganda o Us pushes them back to their islands, and they destroy japan in war, firebombed japan and major cities were destroyed- leads to the end of ww2 with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Two important things- o Why there is still Asian animosity towards japan particularly china and Korea o
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- Fall '08
- World War II, japan