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2015/03/25

美國人不會忘,台灣人不想知道

二次大戰末期,許多台灣人加入對美國的戰鬥,就有台灣飛行員劉與坤擊落了56架美國軍機。後來美國人在1945年賞了日本兩顆原子彈,有人認為日本敗象已露實在不必如此,也有人認為原子彈粉碎了日本天皇「玉碎」的決心而減少了傷亡。無論如何,美國痛恨日本的原因當然不只珍珠港事變,兩國當然有極深的血海深仇。美國與日本因圍堵中國而和好後,克林•伊斯威特Clint Eastwood《來自硫磺島的信》(Letters from Iwo Jima 、硫黄島からの手紙)這種電影也就拍得出來了,和諧世界,不是嗎?

美軍與日本戰鬥最大的傷亡,除去戰鬥與轟炸,「巴丹死亡行軍」可名列前茅,基本上就是日軍將日內瓦戰俘公約當廢紙,然後虐殺在菲律賓投降美軍的歷史。延途殺死了15000人,到達後又死25000人。日軍的殘暴不只對敵人也對「自己人」,在「沖繩島戰役」中,日軍大勢已去時,軍人自己自殺外還脅迫平民集體自殺。日本為了掩蓋真相而修改教科書,沖繩人抗議要求列出來而且要大家「認識沖繩」,要讓今天的兒童知道過去到底發生了什麼!聽起來很熟悉吧!?台灣許多人也以「認識台灣」之名要大家知道「美軍轟炸台灣」,卻沒有介紹以殺美國人自豪的台灣人及日本如何屠殺美軍戰俘的過去,所謂「沒有無緣無故的恨」,他們不懂。

即使到今天,美國仍然記得這段過去,有些地方會舉行紀念性的遊行,今年一位97歲的「巴丹死亡行軍」倖存者就走了8.5英哩的路,日本首相安倍晉三計畫在4月底訪美並在國會演說,美國二戰老兵「全美巴丹與科雷吉多爾防衛軍之會」向美國參眾兩院發送信函,要求把安倍晉三明確承認日本在二戰時犯下的錯誤,作為同意演講的條件,這才配稱為「記得歷史」。

Bataan Death March survivor

日本二次大戰期間在亞洲幹什麼,台灣人沒興趣知道,很多台灣人只記得日本對台灣人的「好」,又是kano又是一封收不到的信囉,還有八田與一的水庫及他殉情的夫人外代樹。可日軍在亞洲各地如何屠殺,如何強徵台籍日本兵並害他們去死或手上沾血,台灣人卻不聞不問…

這就是很多台灣人不懂為什麼美國轟炸台灣日軍基地的原因了。 

如果不想知道歷史,認為歷史已經過去,沒人管你。但只想知道一半的歷史,等於就是把另一半歷史掩蓋。

請這些人勿以「認識台灣」之名自欺欺人了! 

Blackjack 2015/3/25

link:
台灣不應認同二戰軸心國德、日的核心價值:再談美軍轟炸台灣
台灣人參加南京大屠殺vs.美軍轟炸台灣
美軍為何轟炸台灣?你必須知道的台灣歷史真相!
中華民國於二戰轟炸台灣,那台籍日本兵為天皇殺了多少人?
日本人屠殺了多少無辜的台灣人?(一) 尹章義


中時:美二戰老兵 要求安倍演講前認錯
2015年03月19日 20:31 林瑞益
日本首相安倍晉三計畫在4月底訪美並在國會演說,美國二戰老兵的實力派組織近日向美國參眾兩院發送信函,要求把安倍晉三明確承認日本在二戰時犯下的錯誤,作為同意演講的條件。

共同社19日報導稱,發送函件的是「全美巴丹與科雷吉多爾防衛軍之會」,該團體由日軍進攻菲律賓作戰中投降的美國老兵及其家屬構成,此次以會長湯普森的名義向參眾兩院的退伍軍人事務委員會主席等發函。

1942年,在菲律賓的巴丹半島,日軍押送投降的美軍和菲軍俘虜前往100多公里以外的關押點,途中許多人因營養失調或日軍虐待而死亡。這被稱為「巴丹死亡行軍」,死亡人數據稱約有2萬人。

函件指出,安倍晉三在美國國會演講是承認日本歷史責任的特殊機會,還談及安倍此前有過疑似否定追究日本領導人戰爭責任的「東京審判」判決的言行。

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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/19/world/politics-diplomacy-world/u-s-veterans-urge-abe-to-admit-war-responsibility-at-congress/#.VRLJSu7ruic

Shinzo Abe | AFP-JIJI
WORLD / POLITICS
U.S. veterans urge Abe to admit war responsibility at Congress
KYODO
ARTICLE HISTORY
MAR 19, 2015
WASHINGTON – A group of U.S. World War II veterans and their relatives say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should only be invited to give a speech to Congress if he admits Japan’s historical responsibility for its wartime conduct, according to a legislative source.
The group sent a letter to influential lawmakers saying Congress should only allow Abe to speak during his planned visit to Washington this spring if they are assured he will acknowledge his country’s past deeds, the source said Tuesday.
 
The plan was revealed as Abe’s remarks and behavior over the interpretation of Japan’s wartime aggression are being closely watched ahead of the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender to U.S.-led Allied forces.
Abe “has a unique opportunity (to) acknowledge Japan’s historical responsibilities,” the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Memorial Society said in the letter to lawmakers, including the chairman of the veteran affairs committees in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
The group expressed wariness over Abe’s past remarks that questioned the legitimacy of verdicts by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, which convicted Prime Minister Gen. Hideki Tojo and other Japanese as war criminals.
“His past statements rejecting the verdicts of Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal that serves as the foundation of the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty with Japan trouble us,” the letter states.
Members of the group headed by Jan Thompson include American soldiers who surrendered to Japan on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines in1942 and their family members.
The Japanese military transferred the U.S. and Filipino POWs to a camp more than 100 km away from the battlefield and up to 20,000 people are said to have died due to malnutrition and abuse by Japanese troops in the incident known as the Bataan Death March.
The group said it wants Congress to only invite Abe “to speak at the podium of Roosevelt and Churchill if they are assured that he will acknowledge that Japan’s defeat released the country from the venom of fascism and the inhuman goals of a criminal regime,” the group said.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered a speech in the U.S. Congress’ plenary room after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
The group also said the American POWs and their relatives are asking Japan to “keep its moral obligation” to them even though the war ended 70 years ago. “They do not want their history ignored or exploited,” it added.
The Japanese and U.S. governments are arranging Abe’s trip to the United States in late April or early May. If he speaks in Congress, Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to do so in more than 50 years, according to Japanese officials.
House Speaker John Boehner has the final say over whether Abe can speak.
Abe challenged the convictions of Japanese wartime leaders at the Tokyo tribunal during a Diet session in October 2006, when he last served as prime minister. Abe stepped down the following year and then returned to power in 2012.
Regarding the Bataan march, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki offered an apology in 2009 and Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada apologized to American POWs the following year in a meeting in Japan.
Meanwhile, a group of Korean-Americans took out a full-page ad in The Hill, a Washington newspaper that focuses on congressional issues, to demand that Abe apologize over the “comfort women” issue, a euphemism referring to those who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels.
The Korean American Civic Empowerment group sponsored the ad in Wednesday’s edition.
“Mr. Abe must apologize to the victims of military sexual slavery by Imperial Japan” during World War II, the ad says, calling on him to “accept responsibility for Japan’s war crimes before addressing (the) U.S. Congress.”
The group also demanded Abe not visit Yasukuni Shrine, which honors convicted Class-A war criminals along with Japan’s war dead.
Americans of Korean descent are one of the fastest-growing communities in suburban areas of Washington. Some are actively involved in political matters. Many former comfort women came from the Korean Peninsula when it was under Japan’s colonial rule before and during World War II.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/us/bataan-death-march-survivor-97-finishes-8-5-mile-memorial-march-1.336396
Bataan Death March survivor, 97, finishes 8.5-mile memorial march
Published: March 24, 2015
For the eighth time, Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon finished his 8.5-mile memorial trek through a course at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
Skardon, 97, was flanked by more than thirty supporters from "Ben's Brigade," a group of friends and family who have marched with him in past memorial marches. They wore Clemson University orange in honor of Skardon's alma mater. 
At one point, Skardon showed off his class ring from 1938, which he kept hidden from his Japanese captors. The infamous march saw tens of thousands American and Filipino soldiers taken as prisoners of war by Japanese forces in World War II. On April 9, 1942, the prisoners were forced to march for days through scorching heat and jungles. Hundreds - if not thousands - of prisoners died on the way to their final destination, Camp O'Donnell. The exact number is unknown. 
After the war, Japanese commander Lt. Gen. Homma Masaharu was held responsible for the march and tried in Manila during January and February 1946. He was executed for war crimes in April of that year.
Skardon was greeted at the end of the march by Uuli Dunn. Dunn, whose husband designed the White Sands course, has greeted Skardon at the end of all eight marches. 
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