OpenStudy (anonymous):

Can anyone explain this cartoon on the China-Japan Island dispute to me? Thanks! http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94745731-china-japan-island-dispute.jpg

OpenStudy (texaschic101):

All I know is that it has to do with this... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11341139

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Chinese are very aggressive, they want the Pacific Ocean in their hands. There were many problems of owning islands. Chinese misunderstand or struggle with the Japanese. Japan is Allied with the United States after WW2, Japan want US to back it up in case of war.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@texaschic101 Thanks for the link!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@VonNixonPham Are Japan and the US strong allies?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes the US and japan have a treaty that in case of a war in which japan is involved the US will support japan

OpenStudy (anonymous):

its all due to the guilt of the atomic bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki

OpenStudy (anonymous):

It's not really because of "guilt bombing". The US essentially rebuilt Japan as a democratic proxy in the Far East by putting its infrastructure back on its feet, allowing them to keep the emperor, and dismantling zaibatsu to allow free market reforms to take hold among many other things (in addition to allowing the US to maintain bases there such as in Okinawa). Unfortunately, while the US and Japan may get along, the history between China and Japan is a lot harsher. Japan never really acknowledged its atrocities in China during WW2 in the same way that Germany has under the Third Reich, and China has a very unforgiving memory marked by anti-Japanese protests whenever tensions flare up. So what the cartoon is saying is that as both Japan and China rush headlong into a potential conflict, Japan will drag Uncle Sam right along with it into a confrontation.