I am already upset that Japan censors its pornography. this is almost as bad.
Strange for a country where anime can show a demon shitting on a schoolgirl (or vice versa), but genitals are a no-no.
Though for many of those girls, the mosaics are
better than not...
Interesting side note: It's like that in Japan as well, about militarism, and more interestingly, nuclear power.
If there's any likeness, it's not in the comparison you made to Geramny. Except for weird things like porn and mosaics, media is nowhere as censored as in America and certainly not Germany. The Japanese took the shift from imperial militarism to a free-market economics and a republican government model very viciously, it was the same kind societal transition made several times in Japan's past. It's not like they hadn't done it before.
As for dealing with past militarism, the Japanese certainly haven't tried to "forget" about it like the Germans and Italians. There's no shortage of stuff taken from their imperial past in Japanese media and entertainment. Nazi SS officers stationed in occupied-China during WW2 said some of the atrocities committed by Japan paled what Germany was doing. And that sad thing is, most of the atrocities Japan committed during the war were forgotten, but not suppressed. Exception being in their history textbooks where that time period is glossed over or barely mentioned, but that gets hit on enough by other countries (but...you won't hear about in the States because the US won the war and doesn't really care).
Typical brainwashed American superiority complex in action combined with a touch or racism.
The USA and Nazi Germany were both fascist states before/during (some say would say still...) WW2, so there's one thing in common.
I blame the Jews and America's love for protecting and creating Israel for all our Middle East problems.
Maybe Hitler was right after all?
Since you're rolling out idiotic statements, you may as well blame the British as well. When they were running the Middle East as a colony, they drew up the most of the borders that still exist today.This comment was edited on Jun 7, 2009, 01:54.