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ok regardless of what we are all told!. Every country with holds (Keeps) Information!. I was wondering!. Why dosent japan hate america for what they did to hiroshima and nagasaki!. I mean when japan attacked pearl harbor i dont think that was right eaither!. I belive both sides was in the wrong and went about things the wrong way!. All conflicts can eventually we resolved by talking them out!. T-T i really just hope america and japan NEVER go to war again!. Im hoping to move to japan after college!. Www@QuestionHome@Com

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It is clear that schools teach little of actual history and the causes of World War II are perfect examples, particularly the Pacific Theater!.

Japan was on a war footing long before Pearl Harbor and even with all of the attempts to find a diplomatic solution (at least between Japan and the United States) the possibility of war grew strong almost daily!.

Of course this follows previous events such as in December of 1937 when Nanking fell to the Japanese and the massacre began!. Here the Japanese killed more civilians than died in the Nuclear bombings (yet to come) in Japan!. These killings cannot be termed as ‘collateral damage’ but were inflicted by intent of hand to hand combat and included killing of the aged, women and children!.

During the summer of 1941 (prior to Pearl Harbor) events in the Pacific (relative to Europe) were relatively calm!. Of course calm is a relative term!. The main event was the ending of of the Japanese military campaign in Shansi (China)!. While it was relatively small compared as to what was to come, the Japanese achieved success with the taking of over 25,000 prisoners and inflicting double that number of fatal casualties on the Chinese!.

This 1941 Sino-Japanese War consisted of bombings of Chunking by the Japanese air force with accompanying slaughter of civilians with additional damage to members of the British diplomatic delegation as well as direct bombing hits on the American Methodist Hospital, the local Methodist Church and the Catholic St!. Mary’s Cathedral!. American Ambassador Grew strongly protested to the Japanese with little effect!.

By June of 1941 on going negotiations between Japan and Netherlands East Indies had come apart!. The Japanese delivered a final warning and the subsequent reply by The Netherlands East Indies was a judged unsatisfactory by Tokyo!. Consequently, the Japanese delegation, headed by Kenkichi Yoshizawa!. The result was a final demand by Japan to the Netherlands East Indies for (Japanese) entry into the Netherlands East Indies in ‘pursuit of occupations and investments in enterprises of shipping, aviations services, and communications!.’ This was followed by stated desire (demands) for the Netherlands East Indies to become integrated into “Japanese Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere!.” In other words surrender!. While actual war had not yet broken out between the two countries, the Netherlands East Indies budget for 1941 – 1942 called for a budget outlay for defense of $250,000,000, an extraordinary amount for those times!.

Japan, as a treaty partner with Germany, was awaiting the out come of the German/Russian problems!.

I can go on with item after item which demonstrated the Japanese increasing war footing and the continued rejection of diplomatic efforts!. This was an increasing demonstration of Japanese directions since 1895 and the beginning of the Sino-Japanese problems!.

For all of the conspiracy theories of President Roosevelt working behind the scenes to initiate war, none of this was true as the United States had a long record of trying to use diplomacy to end these various challenges to world peace!. Japan on the other hand had a long documented history of increasingly using military force to obtain what they wanted!. It should also be kept in mind that only six months subsequent to Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941) Japanese seized Attu, Kiska, and Agattu of the Aleutian Islands (American land) in June 1942!. While this was strategically unimportant, the occupied islands did provide the Japanese with a base for raiding Alaska and limiting air and sea operations in the North Pacific!.

Here my points are two!. First that the United States did all it could diplomatically to not have a war with Japan!. Some cultures use diplomatic methods to lie and prepare to strike other countries without warning!. In World War II such countries were Germany, Japan and Italy!. Today it is such countries as Iran!.

Secondly, there are times when war is the only solution available!. Because of this the best handicap to war is to be prepared to fight a war and win!. Remember, the United States was totally unprepared for war to the point that after Pearl Harbor soldiers were being train with wooden sticks because there were not enough rifles!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Japan was so grateful to the magnanimity of the Americans!. The Japanese emperor at that time ought to be executed for his responsibility for the war crimes committed by his troops, but was spared by Japan's foreign hero- Douglas mcArthur, who oversaw the formulation of the Japanese Constitution!.

The Japanese were so grateful that America did not reduce them into rubbles after the occupation of Japan in 1945!. The Japanese felt so guilty of the war crimes they committed against China, Manchuria, Korea, Philippines, Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia, Timor Leste, and a few other smaller territories!. They aslo felt they ought to be severely punished for their disonorable attack against Pearl Harbor in Dec 8 1941!. Many Japanese officers believed that it was not honorable to attack an enemy when declaration of war has not been served, such was the case in the Pearl Harbor attack!.
They also felt that they should be punished for the bad treatment of American POWs in Japanese hands, many of them perished during the Death March of Bataan, an in POW camps!. Note that Japanese POWs were reated well in the US mainland in contrast to the miserable treatment of of American POWs brought to Japan!.

Another factor the Japanese should be thankful of is when the US provided the defense for Japan!. Until today, US is providing Japan its national defense!.

The punishment they expected never came!. The Japanese remain thankful to that!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Yes, Japan hates the United States for the War!. One answer says that Roosevelt goaded Japan into the war and I believe that he did help things along (that's how he ended the depression)!. Once Japan attacked though, in a cowardly way, and committed war crimes against EVERY nation that it fought, I have no sympathy for Japan!. They don't even admit that they were wrong! I think that we should have hit them harder and faster than we did and not taken so many cares with avoiding the destruction of their historical sites!. ALL of the Political (including royalty who were of age and had taken part in the decisions) should have been executed after the war!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

"I belive both sides was in the wrong"

How was America wrong !? In what way !? What did America do to invite this undeclared act of war against her !? Please post an example or link or historical fact that shows America , by her actions , invited Japan to launch a cowardly attack on The USA !

The fact is , if you`ll look it up , that America was in NO WAY involved in WWll !.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!. UNTIL Japan attacked her and brought the U!.S!. into the war !!

Japan KNOWS what it did was cowardly , immoral , unethical , inhuman , and unprovoked ! Maybe that`s why they don`t hate America !

What did you expect the U!.S!.A!. to do in such a situation !?!?!?!? Laugh it off and call it all a big misunderstanding and to ask Japan not to be so aggressive !?!?!?!?


"Why doesn't Japan hate America for what they did to Hiroshima and Nagasaki!?"

In simple terms, it's because there comes a time when it's necessary to put the past behind you and move forward!. That is true for all wars and conflicts, one of the major problems in the world today is that people will not move on and keep harking back to wars that took place hundreds of years ago!.

Life is too short!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

WWII was the culmination of years of bad foreign relations after WWI!. There is plenty of blame to go around!. The nature of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is still a national disgrace to many Japanese!. Young people in Japan have been shielded from the Pearl Harbor event, so maybe as the younger uninformed generation takes over, there will be some bitterness!. Www@QuestionHome@Com

I could only read the first answer before i wote this, so apologies if someone else has entered some fact into this!.

Why did the Japanesse attack Pearl Harbour!?

Well the Americans had put an oil embargo on the Japanesse, this meant that the main supplier for Japan was no longer going to give them what they wanted!. SO what could they do!?

They could either go cap in hand to America asking for the oil back and give up their global ambitions (haulting the invasion and occupation of China basically), or they could fight!. NOw there was a large source of oil in the Pacific, the Dutch East Indies!.

But would America and Britain allow this to happen!? HELL NO!

So the Japanesse felt they had to win a quick victory against the Americans in order to secure their "east asian co-prosperity sphere"; basically a Japanesse empire!. The attack on Pearl Harbour was supposed to destroy not only the American fleet, but also the American will to fight to defend their possessions and interests so far from home!.!.!.

Of course, they failed miserably on two counts, although there was great damage done to the US battleships, they hadbeen proved obsolete by the attack itself! The carriers survived (the americans now knew how powerful they were)!. Furthermore the surprise attack enraged the Americans (I can never understand how the Japanesse couldn't understand that the attack would make the Americans angry, they would have been enraged if the same had happened to them)!. It was now a "war to the death" in which either Japan or America would emerge from a long war with a total victory!.

Japan simply couldn't compete with the American industrial superiority in resources and manufacturing, not to mention the defeat at MIdway and the crippling of the Japanesse offensive capability, unflexibilty when faced with the US blockade etc!.

I could understand the Japanesse anger at the HIroshima and Nagasaki attacks in a limited way, afterall Pearl Harbour was a military base, those there knew their lives were on the line, and they might have to die to defend thei nation!.

Whereas both Nagasaki and Hiroshima were civilian cities, the people there had no ability to attack America, nor had they decided in the stratocratic (military led) actions of their nation!.

To say the attack on Pearl Harbour was cowardly is simply beyond my understanding!. The Japanesse pilots still risked their lives to (as they saw it, stopping a massive famine that would have occure if the oil embargo had continued and the Japanesse had been unable to ship food onto their small island - ergo defending their own people)!.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to underestimate your enemy!. Just ask the British garrison at Singapour, built all of those sea facing guns and defences, while leavnig the land frontier unprotected, they knwe the Japanesse were a threat, but didn't think it was worth the bother extending the defences, instead the city fell needlessly!.

Japan and the US won't go to war, they are great allies now, both free-market democracies, with bigger fish to fry (N!.Korea for example)!. I once heard one Japanesse sailor describing the US navy as a "big brother" to the Japanesse defence forces, so no worries!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Wow, your question brought something interesting out of the woodwork!. Roosevelt did everything in his power to goad Japan and Germany into war, in Japan's case embargoing their oil, sending them an ultimatum that was tantamount to surrender, then refused to even talk with them until they capitulated!. There wasn't any real question that Japan would go to war to get access to oil, the big surprise was that they were far more militarily capable than he USA or Britain had imagined!. While the Tojo and Hitler governments bear the lion's share of the burden for WW2, the USA was hardly an innocent bystander!. In fact the catastrophically bad diplomacy by Wilson after WW1 was one of the major underpinnings of WW2!.

To answer your question, Japan isn't a Christian/western nation, so they don't have all the victimhood and retribution baggage that goes with much of the Christian/western mind set!. And they aren't stuck in the past like some folks, I mean, the people who dropped the bomb are all long dead, why hold a grudge against their descendants!?

Learn some basics about Japanese cultures and mores, learn some Japanese, be polite!.!.and you will have a blast!. They don't want another war either, well, most of them!. Every country has its militarists!.Www@QuestionHome@Com