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Archive for WWII Japanese quotes

Salaryman life Quote of the Day

“we have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer the unsufferable”

Emperor Hirohito on 15 Aug 1945, predicting 60 years of unpaid overtime and seeing your children only when they are asleep, all so Americans can bankrupt the world using their credit cards to buy nice reliable cars the people who made them could never afford (Japan being one of the last countries to be able to buy Lexus cars)

Did they believe they believed it? Quote of the Day

“American prisioners working in the Mitsubishi plant were naturally told that if defeated, the entire nation would commit hara-kiri. But the executives of the plant had taught their foremen some highly unsuicidal terms, such as, “How are you today?” and “We workers want to save our plant.”” Read the rest of this entry »

Often forgotten history quote of the day

“In the last war you Americans confined Germans in Japan; this war we Germans are going to take you Americans to Japan and see how you like a taste of the same medicine” Read the rest of this entry »