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Should every Japanese soldiers be punished/prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity?

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Started: 4/14/2019 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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In my opinion, I believe although all Japanese Soldiers did not commit into these atrocious actions, There were numerous instances where all soldiers showed collective involvement such as the phenomenon of Comfort women. What do you guys think? (Also I am sorry if I offended anybody, This is just an opinion and nothing is a fact)


Although war crimes are not to be found in wars we must be realistic, It will happen. That does not mean it is good but it will happen. And most of the people that did these crimes are dead in the war or of old age or they are probably 90 years old and don't even know what day it is. People that commited crimes should be punished but could someone sentence someone to prison for the rest of their lives. It was a long time ago and it will even be a hard time finding the people who did it because most people involved are dead. The World would sometimes be better not doing anything.
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Posted by Sonofcharl 3 years ago

it's simply the same implication as the proposition. That's all.
Past events, Never to be revisited.
Living for the past is futile.
Why not live for now and the future?
Posted by Anonymous03 3 years ago
Well, We see the word 'Nazi' get tossed around to describe someone who is toxic or a white supremacist.
Why don't we get the word 'Jap' tossed around whenever we see someone commit war crimes? The Japanese are arguably equally guilty for perpetrating crimes against humanity during WWII and beyond.
LOL98700z pretty much nailed it, I think the reason people aren't also colloquially using "Imperial Japanese" as an insult is because of the lack of education regarding Japanese war atrocities.
Japan hasn't really apologised to any major extent to China or Korea. Germany has forfeited land, Money and its' honor apologising to all of the countries that it's attacked and is still portrayed as a villain.
Hitler is portrayed as an evil person, Yet most people cannot name Japan's emperor at the time.
Where is Japan in all of this residual hate towards the aggressors in WWII? Is it because of how they were nuked and chased across islands? Might it be stated that bombings in Germany killed a far larger amount and the invasion of Germany killed many? The atom bomb was an alternative to further months of massacre and some say that it was a good alternative too.

I'd love to see where this debate goes.
Posted by LOL98700z 3 years ago
As one of the few descendents who were still constantly reminded of horrible things Japanese soldiers have been committed in China, I am strongly against such actions against ALL Japanese soldiers who have participated in the Second China - Japan War.

It should be understood that many Japanese soldiers are indeed beasts who were not worth living, Yet most of them are dead, And we have forfeit our rights to continue pursuing this issue. However, A more appropriate version of this debate should be: Is Japanese education on WWII justified and correct?
Posted by jamontoast2 3 years ago
why should the US citizens be punished for something they had no say in? Also, Most of the people have died so unless youre implying the citizens who live in the US now?
Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
It might be interesting for me to read later, But I only have cursory knowledge of the subject.
Posted by Sonofcharl 3 years ago
Should all U. S. Citizens be punished/prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity, For allowing the use of nuclear weapons against the Japanese.
Posted by seantae23 3 years ago
Yes most of them are dead but we will assume they are alive.
Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
Aren't they dead by now? Or just about?
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