Extremely Racist Anti-Japanese WWII Film   Leave a comment

 

 

 

Anti-Japanese sentiments range from animositytowards the Japanese government‘s actions anddisdain for Japanese culture to racism against the Japanese people. Sentiments of dehumanization have been fueled by the anti-Japanese propagandaof the Allied governments in World War II; this propaganda was often of a racially disparaging character. Anti-Japanese sentiment may be strongest in China, North Korea, and South Korea,[4][5][6][7] due to atrocities committed by the Japanese military.[not in citation given]

In the past, anti-Japanese sentiment contained innuendos of Japanese people as barbaric. Following the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Japan was intent to adopt Western ways in an attempt to join the West as an industrialized imperial power, but a lack of acceptance of the Japanese in the West complicated integration and assimilation. One commonly held view was that the Japanese were evolutionarily inferior. (Navarro 2000, “… a date which will live in infamy”) Japanese culture was viewed with suspicion and even disdain.

While passions have settled somewhat since Japan’s defeat in World War II, tempers continue to flare on occasion over the widespread perception that the Japanese government has made insufficient penance for their past atrocities, or has sought to whitewash the history of these events.[8] Today, though the Japanese government has effected somecompensatory measures, anti-Japanese sentiment continues based on historical and nationalist animosities linked to Imperial Japanese military aggression and atrocities. Japan’s delay in clearing more than 700,000 (according to the Japanese Government[9]) pieces of life-threatening and environment contaminating chemical weaponsburied in China at the end of World War II is another cause of anti-Japanese sentiment.

Periodically, individuals within Japan spur external criticism. Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumiwas heavily criticized by South Korea and China for annually paying his respects to the war dead atYasukuni Shrine, which enshrines all those who fought and died for Japan during World War II, including 1,068 convicted war criminals. Right-wing nationalist groups have produced history textbooks whitewashing Japanese atrocities,[10] and the recurring controversies over these books occasionally attract hostile foreign attention.

Some anti-Japanese sentiment originates from business practices used by some Japanese companies, such as dumping.

Results of 2014 BBC World Service poll.
Views of Japan’s influence by country[2]
Sorted by Pos-Neg
Country polled Positive Negative Neutral Pos-Neg
 China
5%
90%
5 -85
 South Korea
15%
79%
6 -64
 Germany
28%
46%
26 -18
 India
27%
29%
44 -2
 Mexico
38%
25%
37 13
 Spain
46%
30%
24 16
 Kenya
45%
26%
29 19
 Turkey
40%
18%
42 22
 France
58%
34%
8 24
 Pakistan
46%
21%
33 25
 Argentina
43%
16%
41 27
 Canada
58%
30%
12 28
 Israel
43%
12%
45 31
 Australia
59%
26%
15 33
 Russia
49%
12%
39 37
 Ghana
59%
21%
20 38
 Peru
59%
19%
22 40
 United Kingdom
65%
24%
11 41
 United States
66%
23%
11 43
 Japan
50%
6%
44 44
 Brazil
70%
19%
11 51
 Indonesia
70%
14%
16 56
 Nigeria
72%
13%
15 59
Results of 2013 Pew Research Center poll.[3]
Asia/Pacific Views of Japan
Sorted by Favorable – Unfavorable
Country polled Favorable Unfavorable Neutral Fav – Unfav
 China
4%
90%
6% -86%
 South Korea
22%
77%
1% -55%
 Pakistan
51%
7%
42% 44%
 Philippines
78%
18%
4% 60%
 Australia
78%
16%
6% 62%
 Indonesia
79%
12%
9% 67%
 Malaysia
80%
6%
14% 74%

Posted November 7, 2015 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: