Japan is the 'bully' of East Asia.
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First, two terms need to be adequately defined.
Bully- A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.
East Asia-the countries and land area of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, Mongolia, the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, and the Russian Federation in Asia.
Japan's current foreign policy should not be confused with its' pre-1945 foreign policy. Japan's ambition for conquest died in 1945 with their new constitution imposed after their surrender to the Allied powers. Japan has not fought a war since 1945. The question becomes how has Japan been cruel to her neighbors? Cruelty suggests a form of violence is taking place. That is not the case, only minor disputes.
Japan surrendered under the US in 1945. The US gave a rule to Japan not to have any weapons and anything that can attack; America would be their guard instead. They cannot declare wars, either. However, as soon as Japan got out of America's hands, they immediately broke both laws and became the 3rd nation to have the most military equipments in the world. Currently, they try not to make wars by having their opponents surrender without a word, but that's too unjust, since they are trying to harm them that way. And so, they use military to clash, which is visible in the dispute of Diaoyu Islands between Japan and China. So Japan IS going into violence.
China has proven to have border disputes not only with Japan but also with their neighbors to the north and to the south. China clashed with India back in 1962 over contested borders. China has also clashed with Russia on Zhenbao. Both of these borders are still disputed. With such aggressive behavior how could they not be considered a bully? Japan has yet to start a war or coerce its' neighbors through force as China has done repeatedly.
The title of "The East Asian Bully" cannot go to China. Even though they are harming several tribes and countries, they did not go to WAR with these people. North Korea cannot be one, either. They are known to be rhetorical to United States and South Korea, but these people are also at stake, too- no money, tries to not get into war, and they are just trying to be their own. Japan, however, has commited an entire war to wipe off certain races, and tried to conquer the entire Eastern section of Asia and make it into Japan. Today, they still have the remnants of their history by taking away other countries territories!
The pro side insists that Japan is encouraging violence yet has failed to show proof of it. His argument so far seems to be based in his own opinion rather than fact. So far he has yet to prove Japan is the "bully of East Asia" as he claims.
HanSangYoon forfeited this round.
The Con side has not explained anything about what JAPAN has done, either. Please do not expect something out of me if you are not proving it from my point, either.
China's Zenbao Island dispute is a matter between China and Russia. However, Russia had no record of trying to invade an entire part of a continent (Russia is a giant country, so you can't blame them for being so huge), as well as China. Both countries never had an evil incident of where they wanted to invade an exotic territory, unlike Japan, which in the current name they tried to conquer the entire East Asia. Therefore, your point that China and Russia are fighting over a territory may be true, but it cannot be compared to Japan's case.
And if Japan had such an event, that automatically makes the proof that Japan is the bully of East Asia. Therefore, your correction was in fact, invalid.
The burden of proof has lied on the pro side and I have refuted all the claims he has presented. He claimed to say Japan was the "bully" of East Asia but has failed in showing any proof whatsoever.
"Both countries never had an evil incident of where they wanted to invade an exotic territory, unlike Japan, which in the current name they tried to conquer the entire East Asia. "
For the third time, the pro side ignored the evidence of the war between India and China based on a border dispute.
"Therefore, your point that China and Russia are fighting over a territory may be true, but it cannot be compared to Japan's case."
Agreed, they can not be compared, the border dispute between Russia and China has resulted in people being killed. I posted in one of my earlier links. However, the pro side has not shown where Japan has murdered Chinese over their border disputes.
The pro side has failed, vote con!
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