Japanese History: A Historical Analysis

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Starting at a young age, citizens of any given nation begin to learn the history of their nation. Including the specifics of the history within the nation itself, or history outside the nation that lead to changes being made within. It is typical not to hold back on the history that is taught to the young people of a nation, because we are taught history to both understand how we got to the state that we are now in as a country and how we can prevent repetition of horrific historical events. Japan and China are known for finding cleaver ways to hide, disguise, and/or protect specific historical events from becoming common knowledge within the respective country because the lack of pride that may stem from any one event.
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There are many speculations and facts that are thrown around in regards to the reasoning, however, none of them should be valid enough to anyone to justify them. The Japanese realized this after the fact, so for the past seven decades the Japanese government has done its best to keep this under wraps. Japan is trying to cover up the fact that they killed all of these Chinese people in Nanjing and following it, while also covering up the fact that they attacked America at Pearl Harbor after they openly intervened in their war against China by offering assistance in the form of economic sanctions. (HistoryUK) After all, these could be considered war crimes and Japans guilt in this case is one that they keep classified. Unfortunately, it remains to be a significant part of WWII that may be taught in other schools worldwide. Even though the Japanese and the Chinese alike may want to forget that the Rape of Nanjing happened, many historians believe that events like this one are important to study so that they can be prevented from happening again. However, Japan’s reluctance to be open and honest leaves their relationship with China on the …show more content…
South Korea, for its own reasons, has disputes with Japan as well. Many countries have that one event in their history that they regret and sometimes innovative plans are established to keep them confidential. Japan has seen their plans of textbook screenings, cause conflicts in their relationships between their neighbors because of it. China, on the other hand, has yet to see conflict, however, there is a strong possibility for it in the future. These countries all have thrived in using these unique plans despite experiencing conflict. The strong will that these three countries have to maintain their personal habits, will prove to be cause for a continuation of East Asian

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