Recently, during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Australia, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made very inappropriate remarks in his welcome speech. He not only expressed his support for Japan’s lifting of the right to collective self-defense, but also "very admired" the Japanese submarine soldiers who attacked Sydney during World War II. "Skills and honor."
We express shock and strong condemnation of the Federal Chancellor’s remarks. History cannot be forgotten. The war crimes committed by Japan during World War II are endless. Japan is the only fascist country in Asia. The Japanese imperialist war of aggression not only brought disasters to many countries and peoples in Asia, including China, South Korea and many countries and peoples in Asia, but also brought huge losses to the Australian people. 2345 Australian soldiers were tortured to death by the Japanese during the infamous Sandakan journey; 2815 Australians were tortured to death while building the Burma Railway under the escort of the Japanese army; 2 Australian soldiers were captured by the Japanese in World War II, accounting for three points One died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp; thousands of Australians detained in Singapore's Changi concentration camp were tortured by the Japanese army, and many were starved to death; on Banka Island, 2 Australian nurses were fired from behind by Japanese military machine guns Shot dead; more than 21 Australian soldiers and countless Australian civilians were killed by Japanese planes during Japanese air raids on Darwin and other places. In the eyes of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, none of these Australian victims "admired" more than the "skills and sense of honor" of the Japanese army, let alone the Japanese imperialist aggression in China, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma and other Asian countries have caused tens of millions of deaths. We are disappointed that there is such a prime minister who is so indifferent to the injuries suffered by Australia and the entire Asian people in World War II.
The greatest achievement of World War II in Asia was the disarming of aggressive Japan. The post-war economic development in Asia and Australia and the relative stability of the Asia-Pacific region are inseparable from the post-war political pattern in the Asia-Pacific region. Japan's economic development after the war did not depend on Japan's military strength and aggressive policy. All this proves that the post-war political situation in the Asia-Pacific region and post-war restrictions on the development of Japanese armed forces have brought great benefits to all countries in Asia, including Japan. Now the United States is helping Japan to rearm for its own self-interest. This has fundamentally changed the pattern of international politics in post-war Asia, making Asia's future development full of worrying factors. Under such circumstances, the Federal Chancellor lacks a long-term strategic vision and chooses to support Japan’s right to collective self-defense indiscriminately. He can only encourage the right wing in Japan and encourage Japan to continue to develop towards the right. This will fundamentally harm Australia’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Regional interests.
Australia is not a country that does not forgive. But the prerequisite for forgiveness of criminals is the sincere confession of criminals for their crimes. Japan was not only the only fascist country in Asia during World War II, it was also the only country that still has not sincerely repented of its crimes in World War II. On issues such as the Nanjing Massacre in China, the forced conscription of sex slaves (comfort women), the revision of history textbooks, and the Prime Minister’s visit to the Yasukuni Shrine where war criminals are supported, it is undoubtedly shown that the only fascist country in Asia has not treated itself There was any repentance of war crimes committed by almost all countries in Asia during World War II. Even Abe's speech in the Australian Parliament did not apologize in the slightest for the war crimes Japan committed against Australia during World War II. The Federal Chancellor's view of such a country and such politicians as Australia's "close friends" is a blatant insult to the Australian people, and an insult to the soldiers who sacrificed to defend Australia's independence and freedom during World War II. When all Australians say to our soldiers on Anzac Day, "least we forget", they will also be ashamed of the Federal Chancellor’s remarks. When Asian countries commemorate the XNUMXth anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War next year, They will also be outraged at the actions of the Australian Prime Minister who betrayed Australia’s wartime allies and touted the common enemy of the Asian peoples during World War II.
The erroneous remarks of the Federal Chancellor and his political short-sightedness fully demonstrated his ignorance of history, and his ignorance of Asia and Australia's heroic resistance to Japanese fascism. And his ignorance of history will make it difficult for him to make decisions about Australia's domestic affairs and Australia's foreign policy that are in Australia's long-term interests. This is something that worries all Australians, including immigrants from countries that were deeply invaded by Japanese imperialism during World War II, and it will also make us think about whom we will vote for in the next general election. problem. At least we can no longer allow a politician who lacks a sense of history to lead our future.
I hope that the Australian government can put its national interests first, properly handle its relations with Japan and Asian countries, and respect the feelings of its own country and the people of Asian countries.
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