There were designs to take over Australia and India as well • Q: Why did they do this? - They don’t have resources VI. Bad Blood of War: • Bad Blood In Korea: - 1895: invades Korea - crushes Korea (slave state) culture • Bad Blood in China: - 1900: Japan helps suppress Chinese Boxer Rebellion - 1937-1945: Japan invades and Occupies China - 1937: Rape of Nanking: army kills everyone, rapes, lynching, beheads - 200-250 thousands died during 6 week campaign - 20-35 million Chinese casualties (mostly civilians) - Animosity still active, Japanese textbooks doesn’t mention any of the imperial phase (white wash)
- Yasukuni Shire: - Cemetery for soldiers (died and war crimes) - China and Korea infuriated when prime minister visits • US Bad Blood: - 1942: Bataan Death March: - In Philippines - Japan invaded and took US POWS - march them to death - US created anti- Japan propaganda posters - Firebombs most major cities VII. Post War Miracle: - Rebuild into today’s japan - 1945: Blank state - - 1 st time occupied by foreign power - - U.S General Douglas MacArthur - - accepts Japanese surrender - 1945-51: Runs Japan - Redo all economic, education system, constitution - bans military in constitution
- Japan Self Defense Force: not like a military, never engaged in battle - MacArthur didn’t want this because Japan is dependent on US - Electronics and auto industry under US protection (1960-1980) VIII. Shinto Slump: - 1980: Consumer Bomb Internally - Reverted back to saving - Economy is rocky - Bank interest= 0 - Nikkei stock index is flat - Major stock trading center for Japan - Keiretsu : interlocking business and governments - undermines capitalism - Business is stagnant - Prices of living are high - High wages (business leaving, outsourcing) and going to lower wage areas - Lowest economic growth rate - made worse by Japanese people, society is shrinking. - Decreasing tax base, more old people - Xenophobia : fear of foreigners - don’t like immigrants - 99% Japanese
- raised retirement age - Robots will do the jobs - Politically stagnant as well - 2 party system - 1 party always wins - Prime minister parade - All are quitting, can’t get anything done IX. Japan Now: - Hun Jintao visited then premier Wen Jiabao of China visited - trying to normalize things, won’t visit shrine - China is going to biggest trading partner 10 years from now - ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asians Nations - Associate members: India, China, Japan, South Korea - Largest trading block in history if they become members - 6-Party Talks: - North Korea, South Korea, China, Russia, US, Japan - Supports US Foreign Policy - Join UN P5 Current Events:
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the UN meeting and in his speech he talked about how the US government was part of the 9/11 attacks o He’s also said that Israel needs to be wiped of the face of the planet and says that the holocaust didn’t happen o He likes to piss people off because the pressure is on Iran but people in Iran still like him o He also says that “the future is Irans” o Their economy is not doing well - The IAEFA chides Iran on nuclear checks o The US is proposing that we don’t buy oil from Iran and ban the sale of gas to Iran
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