HK lost around half its pre-war population due to the Japanese but I still love Japan, and I still greatly admire their culture/post-war development. In fact my Taiwanese relatives loved Japan as well because Taiwan had it off much better under Japanese colonial rule (more like the UK's relation with Canada than an African state).
Koreans loath Japan only during perceived revisionism of ww2 events by the Japanese much like HK. But in China there is a very unpleasant hatred brewing from within society and driven by the state. I was in HK over the 2005 textbook incident and the mainland chinese in Guangdong cities literally destroyed eveything that was Japanese. The CCP are bloody clever a******* in diverting public discontent to Japan who have already apologized and handed China much aid since the war.
Why would anybody one hate Japan? I cannot think of any reason.
The country a man hates the most, is his own
Does that make sense?
Dunno, I personally hate the japanese government in their ongoing attempts to cover ALL its attrocities, including the First Sino Japanese war - the russian japanese war and of course World war 2(Second Sino Japanese war).
Oh and its refusal to pay reparations to China by using legal means and manipulating political situations.
wtf?! japan is definitely not the most hated country in asia!!!!!!!!
A lot of people fetishise Japan, regardless of everything.
I like Japann...
I'd say the USA probably is.