Contempt for China leads to conspiracy theories against Okinawans

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  1. t_co

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    Contempt for China leads to insults, conspiracy theories against Okinawans - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

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    This is interesting, did not know that relations between Okinawans and their Home Island cousins were so fraught. Perhaps a few sympathetic K-dramas or Hong Kong movies are in order? China could also give quiet support in the UN for an Okinawa independence movement, hosting these people much as the Japanese PM has hosted the Dalai Lama...
     
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    Long time back I heard a Japanese student from Tokyo straightly saying Okinawans not Japanese. Okinawan (Ryukyu)students who were also present were outraged immediately by such discriminations.

    A large chunk of Ryukyu population were slain in fighting others' war against Allies or coerced to ""suicide"". Bloody harakiri incl. even pupils.

    Also u may refer to the 6th chapter of "Six Dreams of a Floating Life" a famous memoire by Shen Fu a member of Qing Dynasty delegation to the coronation of Ryukyu King. It was annexed by JP at the dusk of Qing.



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    Yep. The Japanese themselves (as well as Ryukuans) were often the biggest victims of their own imperialism. One wonders why so many of them still support neo-Imperialist policies today...
     

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