Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Why Japanese soldiers in WWII were so brutal to Chinese

FMT - China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre (extracts):

brave Jap warrior with his honourable code of Bushido decapitated naked woman and her baby in Nanjing (Nanking)

if you wonder why Chinese hate Jap, that's why

NANJING: China on Wednesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad blood as present-day rivalry between the two countries keeps a spotlight on historical animosities.

Top leaders will preside over memorial services in the eastern city, Beijing says, but it is yet to confirm whether President Xi Jinping will lend weight to the occasion by attending.

Nanjing massacre of lil' kids in accordance with Jap Bushido code of honour

According to China some 300,000 civilians and soldiers were killed in a frenzy of murder, torture, rape, arson and looting in the six weeks after the invading Japanese military entered Nanjing, then the capital city, on December 13, 1937.

It remains one of the most fraught anniversaries for the two powerful neighbours due to stubborn disputes over the toll and periodic denials by Japanese arch-conservatives that the episode took place.

war trophies befitting Bushido warriors 

Many in China say this symbolises Japan’s unwillingness to completely atone for its wartime aggression.

Officially, Japan concedes that “the killing of a large number of noncombatants, looting and other acts occurred” but says it is “difficult” to determine precise figures.

bayonet practice befitting Bushido warriors 

The issue receded during the Cold War but has re-emerged as China strikes an increasingly muscular stance under Xi, while critics say Japanese revisionists have grown bolder with conservative leader Shinzo Abe. [...]

Japan invaded China in the 1930s and they fought a full-scale war between 1937 and 1945, until Japan’s defeat in World War II.

Banzai, the Emperor would be proud of me, a Bushido warrior 

China suffered immense loss of life, reserving special anger over a sense that Japan, unlike Germany, has never properly atoned.

No one has been more atrocious than the Japanese save the Nazis who have fully atoned for their crimes of unspeakable evil.

No massacre on earth has match the Japanese wanton primitive brutality in Nanjing.

Two Jap officers in Nanjing waged a bet to see who would decapitate the most number of Chinese heads, any Chinese in Nanjing, in one day. And they went about frivolous but criminally evil bet.

Chinese women were raped and then bayoneted in their private parts. Bushido warriors?

Children were tossed up in the air to be caught by the bayonets of Jap soldiers. Bushido warriors?

T'was not just a war for the Japs, t'was not just a mad massacre per se, t'was a fest of killing, one for fun by monsters.

Much as most Chinese have forgiven the average Jap, we still remember what were done by those Bushido warriors in their perversion of how an honourable warrior should behave, and what their duties were to their Emperor.

But why was there such brutality? Many suggested it's in the Japanese character, their DNA, to be cruel. Once on TV I saw-heard PM Lee Kuan Yew saying that Japan with too much military power could NOT be unpredictable. Did that mean a powerful Japan will do what she did in China and Korea and SE Asia what she did prior to and during WWII?

But strangely, the Japanese, who denigrated the Chinese shockingly as sub-humans (as the Nazis had termed the Jews, and the Israelis had termed the Palestinians), had no compunction about adopting the Chinese language as its own. It is suggested that half the Japanese vocabulary are of Chinese origin. Even the name Japan or Nihon consists of 2 Chinese characters.

riben = origin of/from the Sun = Japan 

A curious trivia in the shared language has been the Japanese adopting or inheriting the Chinese’s superstition in the utterance of the word ‘4’, pronounced as sì in both languages (in the 4th tone in Chinese), a taboo-word on auspicious occasion.

According to the Chinese dictionary, there are 15 different words pronounced as si of which 9 are in the 1st tone, 1 in the 3rd tone and five in the 4th tone.

Because the one in the 3rd tone, which means ‘die’ or ‘death’, is almost similar in pronunciation to the word ‘4’ (4th tone), its utterance is studiously avoided during auspicious occasions like weddings, birthdays, New Lunar Year period (15 days), etc.

But the Japanese easily and cleverly avoid the taboo by resorting to an indigenous Japanese word for ‘4’, namely yon. But nonetheless the avoidance indicates the Japanese inheriting Chinese belief (culture).

4 = si (pronounced shi) in Chinese and Japanese, also yon in Japanese

Thus Japanese culture borrowed heavily from and adopted Chinese culture.

Another interesting item is that the Japanese monarchy continues until today the tradition of having a Chinese name for a newborn baby. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako named their daughter with a Chinese name, Aiko. Most Chinese would recognise the words Ai and ko (image below).

child of love 

This practice stems from medieval times when the refined Chinese language was largely (and only) spoken by Japanese royalty, nobility and the cultured, as was Latin in Europe.

Josh Hong, an occasional columnist in Malaysiakini once gave his theory on why the Chinese harbour a latent and seldom discussed animosity towards the Japanese – he believed the Chinese detested and still detest the Japanese because they couldn't accept being beaten by a barbarian race of dwarfs.

Well, I didn’t agree with his way out theory because the Chinese being brutalised, raped, tortured and massacred by the Japanese during the last war were terrible and hateful enough without their worrying about Chinese-Japanese comparative anatomical measurement.

decapitating a Nanjing woman with newly born baby

such unspeakable brutality was typical of many Japanese soldiers during WWII

My theory in contrast to Josh Hong's on why the Japanese were unusually feral with the Chinese, calling them sub-humans and showing no bounds to their bloody barbaric brutal savagery, horrendously demonstrated in the most primitive genocidal fashion in Nanjing, was (still is) that the Japanese in WWII, conscious of their 'superiority' as children of the Sun goddess Amaterasu, could not accept being culturally beholden to the 'weak man' of East Asia (at that time China).


Thus they strove to erase completely from their consciousness and physical presence this reminder of their embarrassing cultural womb.



  1. Japanese nationalism from 1890 - 1945 went into militaristic expansionist directions. The pursuit of territorial expansion through warfare required dehumanising their opponents in the mind of their soldiers.

    Combine this with the unquestioning social conformism of Japanese society (which still exists to a lessor extent today), and you have a fiery mixture.
    When the Nanking massacre occurred, had Japan already been in a brutal military conflict with China for six years, starting in Manchuria.

    The obedience and social conformity of Japanese society has its positive side. It translates into the famous and much admired quality culture of Japanese manufacturers, and the civic consciousness and discipline of Japanese communities, far more than almost any other country I have visited.

  2. In a nutshell, the extreme display of that mental sickness known as siege mentality.

    Bruised ego, wounded pride all accumulatively resulting in mengamuk (tau dari mana syndrome tu jadi terlalu biasa?).

  3. As World War II ground on in the Pacific, the fighting became more and more brutal and inhuman.

    Many American soldiers who fought the Japanese came to regard the Japanese as inhuman beasts, and treated them as such. The few Japanese soldiers who surrendered were often shot.

    The Japanese Army in WWII carried out many cruel and dastardly acts - some were random acts by low level troops, but there were also many acts of systematic and deliberate cruelty, with approval from their chain of command.

    1. indeed, based on war records, the Japanese were inhuman beasts

  4. War makes one fights for survival. And there can ONLY be one winner.

    This instinct will eventually overwhelm the sense of fairness & humanity when one is on the winning side.

    The sense of superiority blinds one to the fact that the victims r human being too.

    The situation gravitates towards extremity when the psychosis of the winner is compounded with nurtured societal inferiority, generated by the siege mentality.

    Once this level of being is established, EVERYTHING goes - as in extermination of the Jews by the Nazis & the Nanjing massacre by the Japanese militants.

    Until humanity grows out of this emotive trap, genocide, ethnic cleansing WILL always follow after the triumph of war!

  5. Actually, 'Bushido' in Japanese is pronounced, unlike the French which leaves out the hard "t", as Buu-shit-du. That's why their warriors DO lots of bullshit in foreign land, wakakakaka. After a day of orgy killing, they would celebrate with hot sake while soaking in hot tubs, with the prisoners scrubbing their backs. Some wrote that they had the best sleep after 'letting off steam', wakakakka

    1. good to know you find what the Japs did in Nanjing as funny

    2. Only Ktemoc will find it funny.

      Their so-called BUSHIDO konon nya was the unwritten code of principles and morals, and taught obligation and honor ! But all these bull becomes shit as evidenced by their unbelievable beastly brutality in their invasion which they have the gall to now label as "Liberation"....oh ya...liberate by killing 35 million Chinese.

      That is more reasons why their Bushido code must be derided and hold up to ridicule.

  6. Creo que algún día China se las cobrará. Que malditis madre grandes.

  7. because chinese said no to occupation

  8. The Japanese reactionaries persist in its moves to usurp Tok Island.

    Shortly ago, the chief Cabinet secretary of Japan at an interview let out bellicose remarks that Japan would resolutely defend Tok Island, again asserting that the island is "part of Japan's inviolable territory".

    And he said that Japan would strengthen the correct information transmission through its embassies in different countries and overseas dispatch of domestic brains in order to secure the "international community's proper understanding" of the issue.

    It is needless to say that such rubbish is a revelation of the reckless design of the militarists to launch reinvasion after making a legal justification for continental invasion by misleading the public opinion at home and abroad.

    It is well known that Japan has long been in friction with its surrounding countries over "dominium". Its moves for seizing Tok Island reached the extremes in their impudent, aggressive and dangerous nature.

    Recently, foreign minister and other ministers of Japan have taken the lead in hyping up its "dominium" over Tok Island. 57 pieces of misinformation about Tok Island were newly posted on its government homepage. Despite public criticism at home and abroad and health crisis caused by COVID-19, an event was held to mark "Takeshima Day" in the presence of government officials.

    The chairman of the Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party, grumbling that some Japanese media use both Japanese and Korean terms "Takeshima" and "Tok Island" in their reports, said that such terms may lead to public acknowledgement that the island is not a part of the Japanese territory.

    Japan seeks to openly launch continental invasion under the pretext of "retrieving its dominium over Tok Island" after highlighting the waters around it as a strife-torn area in the international arena by hyping up its "dominium" over the island.

    This is clearly proved by Japan's wild ambition for territorial expansion, undisguised ambition for reinvasion, the "Self-Defence Forces" that rapidly get bigger, free from the shackles of "exclusive defence", and frequent military exercises such as those for recapturing remote islands.

    Tok Island is always a part of the inalienable territory of the Korean nation.

    Japan is bound to face a terrible disaster for its desperate denial of such hard historical fact recognized by international law.

    Japan would be well advised to think twice about the catastrophe to be entailed by its wild ambition for usurping Tok Island.