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    *title typo - japanese people

    why do japanese people hate chinese (pre communist) ?

    japanese were once chinese before. and they have a deep history of chinese worshipping. but when manchurian ruled china everything changed. During the sino-japan war the japs claimed that they wanted to liberate the Han people from manchurians, ironically, during the second world war, they helped the manchurians to set up
    Manchukuo, which contradict their motive.

    I think that a possible explanation is the imperial japan government brainwashed the japanese to look at chinese as sub-human so it makes the soldiers feel guilt free when they kill chinese in war. the propaganda maintains after the war ended and is passed on generations to generations

    what do you think?

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    There is still disputed teratories between Japan and China as a reminant of WW2 (where the Japanese Empire conquered a large portion of China). They also have a history of wars dating back centuries... Think thats about it, and Japan make nicer electronics .

    EDIT: Its not so much "hate" its just political tension the same way there is political tension between the UK and Argentina over the falklands.
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    The Assult on Nanking during the Second Sino-Japanese war agrivatted already tense situations. Before the 2nd Chinese-Japanese war, the Japanese were expanding into Manchuria and the IJA (Imperial Japanese Army) helped suppress the Boxer riots during 1899-1900.
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    (Original post by CAElite)
    There is still disputed teratories between Japan and China as a reminant of WW2 (where the Japanese Empire conquered a large portion of China). They also have a history of wars dating back centuries... Think thats about it, and Japan make nicer electronics .

    EDIT: Its not so much "hate" its just political tension the same way there is political tension between the UK and Argentina over the falklands.
    No way. The hatred between Japan and China dated back to the Ming Dynasty, when Japanese Naval forces and Samurai Infantary tried to invade Korea, sparking of the Imjin war.



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    because the japanese think they are a much superior race to chinese people...simple.
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    (Original post by study beats)
    because the japanese think they are a much superior race to chinese people...simple.
    Well they acknowledged the fact that Kanji came from Hanzi..
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    If we're talking about society and the people of today, I've almost never heard of any public, popular or large scale dislike of Chinese people at all in Japanese society. If anything, it's more commonly the other way around - bear with the stereotype for a moment here - there is widespread bad sentiment towards Japanese people among some in Mainland China.

    It is far from everyone of course and much of the younger generation do not hold such sentiment, but it's a sentiment nurtured by very strong and especially negative portrayal of Japan's actions during WWII (many of which most definitely were deplorable but are especially emphasised in Chinese textbooks), anti-Japan views in state media, strongly anti-Japan government policies during political disputes between the two countries and a perceived lack of effort in calming down anti-Japan protests, especially during events over the past few years. Japan has its own problems with history textbooks, but Chinese textbooks are just as guilty with most seemingly trying to hammer in that all Chinese people should associate the Nanjing Massacre with any thought of Japan, not that I'm trying to detract from how horrible the event indeed was.

    That may be an exaggeration in certain ways, and it's far from the majority that genuinely have an irrational dislike, but whenever political issues come up in the news the Chinese discussion networks like Weibo are often awash with strongly anti-Japan sentiment, albeit also alongside anti-Beijing government complaints.

    There's no doubt at least some anti-China sentiment exists in Japan, protests do pop up, but in my time living in China I've never met a Japanese person that had any sort of irrational dislike of Chinese people.
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    (Original post by mrnightcat)
    If we're talking about society and the people of today, I've almost never heard of any public, popular or large scale dislike of Chinese people at all in Japanese society. If anything, it's more commonly the other way around - bear with the stereotype for a moment here - there is widespread bad sentiment towards Japanese people among some in Mainland China.

    It is far from everyone of course and much of the younger generation do not hold such sentiment, but it's a sentiment nurtured by very strong and especially negative portrayal of Japan's actions during WWII (many of which most definitely were deplorable but are especially emphasised in Chinese textbooks), anti-Japan views in state media, strongly anti-Japan government policies during political disputes between the two countries and a perceived lack of effort in calming down anti-Japan protests, especially during events over the past few years. Japan has its own problems with history textbooks, but Chinese textbooks are just as guilty with most seemingly trying to hammer in that all Chinese people should associate the Nanjing Massacre with any thought of Japan, not that I'm trying to detract from how horrible the event indeed was.

    That may be an exaggeration in certain ways, and it's far from the majority that genuinely have an irrational dislike, but whenever political issues come up in the news the Chinese discussion networks like Weibo are often awash with strongly anti-Japan sentiment, albeit also alongside anti-Beijing government complaints.

    There's no doubt at least some anti-China sentiment exists in Japan, protests do pop up, but in my time living in China I've never met a Japanese person that had any sort of irrational dislike of Chinese people.
    ok this is towards koreans but its still relevant because japanese wouldnt feel any different towards chinese



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    long ago mongols attacked japanese...the japanese, due to their tiny eyes couldn't see them properly and confused chinese with mongols, thinking of chinese as the mongols...
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    It's more the other way around because Japan has never sincerely apologised or even acknowledged the extent of their crimes committed in the past. Top government officials visit a shrine dedicated to war criminals and text books are altered so the younger generation never learn about their country's questionable history. Plus, there are many territory disputes between the two countries (Japan has territory disputes with many East Asian countries including South Korea and Thailand).

    During WW2, the Japanese army murdered more Chinese and Koreans than Hitler did Jews and other minorities. I've once heard Imperial Japan described as the Nazi Germany of the East. Now, imagine if modern Germany denied the holocaust and if Angela Merkel visited a memorial dedicated to Nazi soldiers. That should give you an idea of how the Chinese and Koreans feel. Japan isn't well liked by many East Asian countries, not just China, but the western media never mention this. There is a lot of bitterness towards Japan's past, exacerbated by Japan's refusal to accept what they did. Of course, the Chinese (and Korean) media go over the top with anti-Japan sentiment, but tbh, I'm not sure I can blame them. It's what Europe would do if Germany ever tried erasing their WW2 past.

    The younger generation of both countries generally don't have as strong views as their elders so things are changing...slowly.
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    "japanese were once chinese before
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    Actually, Japanese and Chinese people do have slightly different genes, which is why Chinese people look more oriental.

    Japanese people's origin comes from Ainu (people who migrated from Russia), and they integrated, merged and bred with other settlers that came from Korea.


    That's why Chinese people generally have broader and flatter faces, and Japanese people have more of an oval facial structure, bigger eyes, more defined nose etc.
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    It'a all a bit sad.
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    Because the Chinese are taking Japaneses' jobs. Duh. :teehee:
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    (Original post by GnomeMage)
    *title typo - japanese people

    why do japanese people hate chinese (pre communist) ?

    japanese were once chinese before. and they have a deep history of chinese worshipping. but when manchurian ruled china everything changed. During the sino-japan war the japs claimed that they wanted to liberate the Han people from manchurians, ironically, during the second world war, they helped the manchurians to set up
    Manchukuo, which contradict their motive.

    I think that a possible explanation is the imperial japan government brainwashed the japanese to look at chinese as sub-human so it makes the soldiers feel guilt free when they kill chinese in war. the propaganda maintains after the war ended and is passed on generations to generations

    what do you think?

    Idk why the tension exists but i feel like the Japanese are way too proud of themselves to apologize for killing 3 million chinese and koreans and making thousands of women "comfort women". Comfort women were raped by japanese soldiers.

    There were newspapers articles about two soldiers competing to see who could impale 100 chinese people first with bayonets in the Nanjing massacre.

    Even today Osaka mayoral candidates say "comfort women" is just what happens in war...

    An apology which people do everyday would ease tensions.
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    Well... I'm Korean and to be honest it's partly because of their history and partly because of politics... Most Koreans tend to not like Japanese people because of the history... This is it really...
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    Read this, then you'll know why:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre
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    Whatever anyone says.

    China china samurai killlaaaaaaa !!!!!!


    Imjin wars, ming china vs japan.

    Ming china kicked their asses.

    Imagine that; the killer of the most iconic image of japan stomped to pieces by europeans ? Americans? No by the ' humble ' chinese.

    Ming warrior > samurai

    mingzhou, zhingguo, yongyuan , jia jia yeo yeo !!!!!
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