Japan from the inside out

All you have to do is look (48)

Posted by ampontan on Friday, September 14, 2012

An anti-Japan demonstration yesterday in Beijing. The larger Chinese-language part of the A-bomb sign says pretty much the same as the English.

The Chinese government says the demonstrations are spontaneous. This photograph of the bus stop closest to the Japanese embassy, used by 12 different bus lines, was published in a Chinese newspaper yesterday. It has been closed by the police, as you can see from the tape. The written notice on the wall is from the bus company apologizing for the inconvenience and informing riders that the stop will be closed indefinitely.

From the Kinbricks Now (Japanese language) website.

3 Responses to “All you have to do is look (48)”

  1. toadold said

    Just one of the reasons factions in the US and S.Korea who worry about N.Korea and the Chinese are getting pissed at the Lee administration and his leftists buddies. One problem with the “game theory” of diplomacy is that it assumes that the factions involved are acting for their own best interests. The reality is that at least one faction will not due to fanaticism, ignorance, or sheer bloody mindedness. If you throw in two crazies with with four to nine factions the “game” goes “chaotic.” I can picture some mid level Chinese apparatchik panicking over a “counter revolutionary” demonstration due to monetary collapse and doing something really violent with Japan, Korea, or even the Philippines for distraction and kicking off WW III. I keep thinking of the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared.”
    One possibility in China might be a situation similar to pre-war Japan in the 1930s, in which an aggressive military is heavily involved in the government. The people are getting unruly and very angry at the civilian politicians and the CCP, who are raking off money and stashing it overseas. The PLA might decide enough of that is enough.


  2. toadold said

  3. I do agree with what you write in your response just above:
    >One possibility in China might be a situation similar to pre-war Japan in the 1930s

    Today’s China exactly occupies the same place as “pre-war Japan in the 1930s.”
    Chinese military hardliners are similar to Japanese “皇道派” or “Imperial Way Faction.” If you replace Emperor with CCP, both of them look at the world alike, think alike and say alike.

    Those Chinese military hardliners see Okinawa and Japan in a wrong way. They mistakenly think that Okinawan people hate Japan and the US, which is not the case.

    Anyway, the important thing is to keep military balance with China. That is the key to not make China tempted to do reckless things such as, for example, attacking Japan Coast Guard ships near Senkaku Islets.

    Btw, “干死日本” is not “1000 Deaths to Japan,” but roughly means “Fuck Japan, Die.” “干”is not “千.”
    A: Thanks for the note. I read that wrong and I’ll fix it.

    That comparison to pre-war Japan is a good one, I think.


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