Japan from the inside out

All you have to do is look (57)

Posted by ampontan on Sunday, September 23, 2012

An anti-China demonstration in Tokyo yesterday. The Chinese media said several thousand people were present, but the AFP news agency from France thought 800 was more accurate.

The sign the woman on the left is holding says that Japan-China friendship is a fantasy. The sign in the background asks why the Japanese government is still giving subsidies to students from China. The sign draped over the man at right says that the Self-Defense Forces should be stationed at the Senkakus.

The Chinese media said it was a “right-wing” demonstration. Had those been Chinese people with Chinese flags and signs that said “Kill Small Japan”, they would have said it was a patriotic protest.

The Chinese media treated it as one of the big stories of the day, while the Japanese media barely noticed. Some Chinese on the net saw that one of the Japanese demonstrators carried a sign that read, “Chinazism”. (Not bad, that.) They were so incensed they bought the domain name with the idea of using it to dump on Japan. You can see it here. The copy at the top reads, “Chinazism? What qualifications do you devils from small Japan have to use that word?”

Photo from the website affiliated with Phoenix News of Hong Kong.

5 Responses to “All you have to do is look (57)”

  1. trapped in brazil said

    Weelll, let’s see:

    China is demanding a lot of concessions,and pestering their neighbours while USA is using it’s menacing looking while doing nothing. So did the British with Hitler, until he crossed the line. And look, the USA is the successor of the British Empire.

    China, I mean, the CCP says it is socialist, so did the nazis (National Sozialist).
    China prevent free access to information, so did the nazis.
    China lies to it’s people about the justness of it’s cause, so did the nazis.
    China says they are superior to other people, so did the nazis.
    China prohibits it’s citizens to acquire firearms, so did the nazis (so they can’t revolt).
    China says to “kill all japs”, Nazi Germany said to “kill all jews”.
    China wants to take other countries by force, so did the nazi.
    China makes heavy use of propaganda to further it’s agenda, so did Herr Goebbels.

    But I think that the CCP is worse than the nazis, in which not even Hitler had the guts to feed german babies with contaminated (and deadly) milk, and that he really believed in his crazy words.

  2. yankdownunder said

    The sign in the background asks why the Japanese government is still giving subsidies to students from China.

    Good question.

    Univ. loses track of 70 intl students.

    There were 606 students enrolled at the Tokyo campus as of May 1, about 3.5 times more than the 171 enrolled at the main campus in Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture. All but one of the 606 were foreigners, mostly from China.

    The campus attracted many students from overseas because they only had to pay a 200,000 yen entrance fee and 385,000 yen for annual tuition–half the charge for a regular Japanese student.

    Is there any other country where foreign students pay less?

  3. 21st Century Schizoid Man said

    Yankdownunder: My instinct tells me that the Hagi Univ. is not really a university but did the business of smuggling Chinese. According to accounts, it had so called “satellite” Tokyo campus and most of Chinese go there to be in Tokyo, not in Hagi.

  4. 21st Century Schizoid Man said

    It is only natural. In Japanese, we would say Sorya Soudaro! (そりゃ、そうだろ)

    Despite the term used, the relation has never been normal, and will never be. I go back to my keyboard (not computer’s, but musical instrument) to practice. There are few better time and place to rehearse A.C. Jobim’s great songs than in Sao Paulo (though Rio is definitely better) on Sunday morning….

  5. Ken said

    A Chinese journalist confessed, “We have been taught only patriotism and knocking down enemy.”

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