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1945 was a long time ago and a very different Japan... We don't still force Germany to have caps on its army.



> We don't still force Germany to have caps on its army.

You pacified the German psyche so thoroughly that the Germans do it themselves now.


It wasn't pacification. It was a nation collectively coming to terms with their brutal past and taking to heart the phrase "never again". If "not bombing non-knee-bending nations on a whim" equals "pacified" in your mind, then I hope you never hold a position of power in any government.


I'd imagine Japan's attitudes have changed the same, as well.


I'd be interested in knowing if that's true, and if so, to what extent. My knowledge of Japanese culture - especially modern prevailing attitudes towards the Japanese government's actions in the second world war - is very limited. I'm not qualified to speak to that.


Historical revisionism is alarmingly prevailing in Japan, and I see Japan is slowly turning into nationalism and militarism.


Except you literally do. 370,000 active personnel and not a single soul more, in accordance with the 2+4 treaty of 1990.


>1945 was a long time ago and a very different Japan

Japan is currently sanctioning Samsung because it wants to avoid responsibility for WW2 sexual slavery.


That's a horrendous mis-statement of a convoluted political issue. Japan has no sanctions against Samsung directly, they are upset that materials they export to South Korea keep showing up in North Korea, while SK denies being the cause.

There's a separate case which was decided in SK courts claiming in short that Japan should give SK more reparations, because of course a court is going to consistently find in favor of their own country versus a luke-warm neighbor over a historical tension.


> Japan has no sanctions against Samsung directly, they are upset that materials they export to South Korea keep showing up in North Korea, while SK denies being the cause.

This is flat out bullshit. Photoregist, hydrogen fluoride, fluorine polyimide are all together mainly used for photolithography/OLED. It is not a coincidence.

It is very obvious that Japan targeted Samsung and their primary goal is to ruin the Samsung and hynix's(SK semiconductor industry) business, ultimately to harm SK economy(semiconductor industry is significant to SK economy). They do this because of the recent SK courts' verdict and Japan don't like to admit nor apologize horrendous war crimes they committed in WW2.

Just repeating Japan's specious pretexts(that to avoid potential WTO issues and get plausible deniability) that they are doing this because of NK is disingenuous.


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> Repeating your point above word for word before you switched accounts doesn't make your argument any stronger.

I don't understand. Are you making a (false) allegation that I'm the user ETHisso2017? How is it relevant here? I don't often comment, but I created an account solely to reply your comment because the level of (un)ethical implication of your comments is intolerable to me.

> Hydrogen flouride is used directly in weapons manufacturing.

Japan's trade sanctions include photoregist, hydrogen fluoride, fluorine polyimide, all critical to photolithography, not just hydrogen flouride. It never is a coincidence. You can't take the only one that's easy to criticize and pretend as if it is all of the points. It is misleading by omission at best.

The purpose of the sanction is to spoil the SK semiconductor industry in response to the WW2 sexual slavery verdict. Anyone who have looked into SK-JP news or with basic knowledge in semiconductor industry would know it. It's as simple as that.





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