One reason for why this was a heinous act is that it was unneeded. Japan had been given the chance to agree to an unconditional surrender, this would never have been allowed because their whole society believes greatly in the importance of honor so, of course, they were dubious. But they had informed the U.S. of the chance to negotiate a conditional surrender (“The Decision to Drop the Bomb”). If the U.S. had allowed Japan to keep their emperor then Japan most likely would have agreed to surrender. This is because the Japanese saw their emperor as a deity (Donohue).
Lastly, both Japan and the U.S. did not agree on each other’s ways of running government. Japan wanted to expand more and keep on attacking more people, while the U.S. had a different view on expansionism. The U.S. did not support Japan in their expanding, leading to Japan fearing of losing strength and power. These are the reasons that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th,
However, the relationship between the Americans and the Japanese materializes into another struggle for Henry, as the Americans send all Japanese American people to internment camps, including Keiko. This creates a similar barrier that restricts the freedom and rights that Bruno and Shmuel, along with Henry and Keiko have to properly advance their friendship. The fence that separates Bruno and Shmuel relates to the obstacles the Americans sets on the Japanese, as it demonstrates an example of an outside force preventing each friendship to advance. This evidently causes stress among Henry and Keiko, as they believe that it is unlikely for them to possibly see each other again. However, Henry finds a way to continue visiting Keiko.
Internment Camps were sort of like witch hunts because people were making judgments on their fellow citizens based on what they thought might happen, ancestry and what people looked like as well. This happened because the Americans were frightened for their country, family and way of lie, so they thought that they would be safer if the Japanese weren’t free. The Japanese Internment Camps were very similar to the Salem witch Trails because neither the accused “witches” or the Japanese Americans weren’t given the opportunity to defend themselves against persecutions. The Japanese were forced to go to these camps regardless of whether they were born in Japan or the US. They were presumed guilty of being a threat instead of being presumed
Japan signed an instrument in a sign to surrender on USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor in September 2, 1945. In result of all these, the Japanese were embarrassed of what their country did. Turns out they were not trying only to free them from western powers but also trying to abuse that power trying to take over ,and trying not to share that power. This leads to the abuses on other countries. We have to be glad that the Greater East Asia Coprosperity ended because who knows what will happen if it did
Hate against the other continents is extremely exaggerated to the people of Oceania which allows them to dismiss any international integration, therefore dismissing globalisation. This hate is essential to enforcing patriotism because if for example there was no alleged war there would be an increase in blending of ideologies which can therefore weaken the Party’s trust in Oceania. And of course once trust is weakened, patriotism is debilitated, and Big Brother as a whole will cease to exist. The Outer Party is constantly silenced in order to ensure patriotism. Patriotism is extremely important for the survival of the ministries, because if people are not patriotic then the entire structure of Oceania’s society will crumble.
Since the post war clean up has not been completely done, as we saw in Section 4, even ordinary Japanese tend to refuse to admit the responsibility in fear of the infinite blame being put upon eternally (for the detailed mechanism see Takahashi 2001: 1-20) and the Korean people are still unwilling to extinguish their anger. The victims that have still not been satisfied with the compensation from Japan are whom we should sympathize with. It is also understandable that the Korean activists are furious with the way the Japanese Government has undertook the responsibility. However, without concrete recognition and broad agreement on women’s right shared by both Japan and other countries, and the overcoming with the tu quoque problem, the settlement will ended up in making the matter
A perceptions from an Ethnocentric very often lead to divisions amongst members of the society, foster negative judgments, prejudice and racism. While many people may not realize that we are in the 21th Century now, the world has becomes far more connected than before,
The government was hastily arresting Japanese men for acts of the breach of loyalty to America, ignorant to the fact that many of them were very loyal. Misguidance and fear are the reasons of why someone would be so hastily arrested for such war crimes with no concrete evidence of a probable
This Japanese-American internment was just the separate of Japanese people from American people. In the middle of all this wave of discrimination and racism there were some Americans that tough that the Japanese Americans were not going to merge a security threat.
The Japanese Internment Camps and German Concentration Camps were not the same thing because, their leaders views are very different, intentionally causing harm or unintentionally causing harm, and conditions in the different types of camps. The Japanese Internment Camps and German Concentration Camps were not the same thing because, their leaders views are very different. As what was discussed in class, the Natzi’s where driven by hate, but the Americans driven by fear. Hitler hated the Jews and any other people that are different from him so he
However, the liberal and progressive organizations that usually would have protected the civil liberties of the victims of McCarthyism backed down from the task. Although numerous Americans were disturbed and troubled by McCarthy’s allegations, there was an absence of effective outlets for them to express their opposition. Therefore, liberals and progressives merely did not mount a campaign against McCarthyism nor did they defend the victims’ civil liberties, or when few tried, it was not effective. Schrecker argues, “The destruction of the front groups and the left-led unions may well have had a more deleterious impact on American politics than the decline of the (Communist) party itself.” (Schrecker 105). This is because, as seen in the example of McCarthyism, with the demise of the left-led unions and organizations, the nation lost the network that created a public space where legitimate alternatives to the status quo could be presented.
This was not the case because the Government didn’t allow the Issei to become citizens because of bias stereotypes the Americans had of the Issei. The Nisei had their rights violated because by birth they were Americans so that automatically makes them loyal to America. When the government came and collected them, they were given questionnaires that was supposed to prove their loyalty on how they answered, which meant the government was collecting all types of private information without valid reason which is in violation of The Fourth Amendment. When Robert Gordon Sproul gave his speech, he took the stance of defending the Japanese Americans. “The American citizen of Japanese ancestry
It is the most demoralizing factor in our public life.” Coming from Warren G. Harding, this was saying quite a lot” (Okrent,