Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Chinese-Japanese Tension Revisited

Click on the title for a link to an article about new tensions between China and Japan.

Japan wants a seat on the UN Security Council. China wants an apology for the aggression during WWII. Japan really has never officially apologized (at least that I am aware of) and it seems like a small thing, if they want it bad enough.

But on the other hand, it seems ridiculous to ask for it now. Most of the guilty parties involved during that era, are dead. Most Japanese alive today, didn't have a thing to do with it. Should today's population be held accountable for the sins of its fathers? It sounds to me like just another childish act by a country that wants to flex its political and diplomatic muscle.

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