[Think to self: Time to watch Apocalypse Now, again, and consider further the 'morals' of war].morenangpinay wrote:My grandfather died in that ww2 death march in the Philippines but i dont understand therat's aversion to the japanese and why bring in brah's wife. But there is some truth to the comfort women and comfort boys ,japan has not yet formaly apologized and admitted it as war crime.just that they consider it as an unfortunate incident of war.this is the reason why the surviving comfort women and boys have not accepted their "apology".
My dad was steaming (Navy) for SE Asia when the war ended in May '45. Some of my fathers friends/acquaintances were POWs in Burma. Beyond modern political correctness, I think you need to accept how such people feel about 'The Japs'. It is not derogatory, no more so than say it was OK calling African-Americans, 'black people', up until about 20 years ago, when fashion/politics ruled it non-PC.
I used to live in Japan, and I love the place, it's people (oh yeah I loved it's young ladies...), it's culture. When I heard my father using the term 'Japs' it was... just so wrong, and crashing, to my ears. But who am I to tell him he somehow should change his vocabulary because it's now considered fashionably impolite?
p.s. Tokyo is the only place I've lived abroad where my parents have declined to visit. (My mother said she would have liked to visit Kyoto and the temples/gardens, but my Dad, he just couldn't... )