I’ve already explained why Japan fears no human group in the blog thread. Here I’ll show how this manifested itself through history.
The first case is in 600AD when Japan tried to help Baekje take back their country from the Silla and Tang Dynasty. The outcome was a failure but, Think about it, Japan sends some 5,000 troops to fight the proto-Korean country and the Chinese empire thinking they could win.
The next time is in the 12 century when Kublai Khan demanded Japan to become a Vassal of the Mongol Empire, but each time a messenger party was sent, they were sent back with no reply. It is reported that one time all but one person was killed and he was sent back to tell the Mongols what had happened. Now, the shogun knew that all of Asia had fallen to the Mongols yet instead of fearing an attack, he set ready for war and even though the Mongols attack, Japan defeated them. The Mongols threatened a second even bigger invasion but Japan did not surrender, instead, they beat back the Mongols a second time.
The third time was in 1590 when Japan decided to conquer China, Yes Conquer the Chinese Empire. Japan asks Korea to be an alias to take China but Korea refuses to reply. So Japan decides to conquer Korea first as a stepping stone to get to China. The combined forces of Korea and China again stop Japan from taking any piece of the mainland but the Japanese did try twice and this did put expend a lot of military assets for the Chinese. This and other causes so weakened the Chinese that the Manchus conquered them some 30 years later. The Manchus didn’t dare try and take Japan.
Around the 15~18th century, Europe was taking over all of Asia. Portugal was supposed to colonies Japan but they were not successful. Japan did not fear the Portuguese, were not wowed by their technology nor suckered in by their colonization tricks. Japan instead kicked out the Portuguese and killed all the Christian converts since they were loyal to Christianity which ultimately made them loyal to the Portuguese church – after all, the Portuguese priest knows the will of God, not the Shogun of Japan. Japan tells all foreigners to keep out and none dared to trespass until in the 18th century the Americans show up.
The first time Japan had to respect the might of a foreign power was In 1850 when the American Admiral Perry sailed his gunships into Tokyo bay demanding Japan to open its ports to America. That’s like pointing a loaded gun at someone and saying “You should sign on the dotted line or very very very likely bad things might happen to you immediately.” lol. Greedy, Underhanded, Evil, Disgusting Americans, possibly. America was and is the most powerful nation ever on the face of this planet. Yet some 30 years later Japan attacks this giant power and bombs the crap out of their Pearl Harbor Fleet. It took two Nuclear bombs – the only nukes ever to be dropped on humans – to force the Japanese to surrender.
Japan has a history of not fearing anyone, but even more, A history of believing they can fight anyone and win.
Japan is like Spain and Philippines, when backed into a corner they resurge and destroy the Empire which conquered others.
The Muslim Ummayad Caliphate conquered Southern Spain but after the Reconquista of Spain, the Spanish used their knowledge and merit earned as well as the love proven by their conflicted dialouges to start their own kingdoms and waged war against the Ottoman Caliphate which threatened Europe and North Africa with their own Empire which everyone bowed to. Whereas, Japan did the same too, they helped Baekje take back their land from China even when Japan failed they learned their lesson and was able to fight and destroy the even larger Mongols who just conquered the Chinese.
Here in the Philippines, the Muslim Morrocan traveler recorded about the feats of Warrior-Princess Urduja who she had a fleet so powerful, she took down Mongol armadas, that’s why Japanese and Filipinos like each other and that’s why “Ruzon Jars” are valuable in ancient Japan and we also like and cherish Japanese swords. Also in the Philippines, there is constant wars and disasters because there were many kingdoms and polities at war with each other, the constant sharpening of war experience made us great soldiers that’s why Lucoes mercenaries were hired across Southeast Asia. Regimo de Raja from the Philippines became the chief General of Malacca, the busiest maritime choke-point in the world and us Illongo-Visayans are descended from those who rebelled against Chola occupation and followed our King (Datu) to the Philippines and now our children then, grew up, were refined and tested and on the later ages retook our homeland without violently even killing our invaders then, we just retook it through the merit we earned here. We also helped Mexico in their war of independence through a Filipino General, Isidiro Montes de Oca, who fought against a corrupted Spanish Empire before we shook off Spanish rule too with Japanese and Mexican help too.
Anyway I like the Japanese flag, it’s the Sun! The Sun is the heart of Solar System. Japan is very special in this regard, that whenever you sing the anthem or see the flag you are reminded of the importance of the heart, Japan’s sun is even red! Like that of the heart which has blood on it. That’s why anime lyrics communicate to the world because Japanese people can talk to the heart.
Japan signed a peace treaty with Russia because the Japanese army wasn’t build to fight a tank warfare, Japan attacked everyone with a exception of Russia in WW2.
The peace treaty with the USA was because Japan wanted to surrender to the Americans instead of the Russians. The Japanese were fully aware that the Russians were raping every single German women , while having their captives heads displayed in their tanks.
It wasn’t not the atomic bomb, It was the Russians that influence Japans unconditional surrender.
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Japanese are scared of Godzilla
You forgot about Gamera
I like samurais and ninjas
What I like about the Japanese is that they don’t give a f**k about political correctness & They are smart enough to block multiculturalism influence their society.
Japanese are sensitive to criticism.
Japan has a high suicide rate.