Thursday, April 25, 2013
Abe of Japan channels his inner Obi-Wan, telling the collective Luke Skywalkers of the world that he is telling the truth, from a certain point of view...
such relativistic arguments cited by Mr. Abe will not be applied to hostile action against the Sendaku Islands...I am fairly certain that the definition of "invasion" will be very clear to him at that point.
TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stepped up his campaign
to revisit Japan's wartime history, responding to criticism from Asian
neighbors with a new round of comments further aggravating tensions
with South Korea and China.
With emotions running high over visits by members of his cabinet to a
wartime memorial, Mr. Abe stoked passions further by appearing to
question whether Japan's World War II aggression and occupation of
countries around the region could be labeled as an "invasion."
"The definition of what constitutes an 'invasion' has yet to be
established in academia or in the international community," Mr. Abe
said in parliament Tuesday, after a fellow lawmaker asked whether he
supported a 1995 apology issued by Japan's prime minister at the time
for Japan's colonial behavior. "Things that happened between nations
will look different depending on which side you view them from."