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Postby Kdar » Mon 11.19.2007 11:51 pm

How does Genghis Khan is viewed in Japan? Is he hated? Admired? or....

Lately I had this question in my mind....
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Postby guitarplayer7694 » Tue 11.20.2007 12:16 am

he didnt do any thing to japan did he(my history isnt to great)
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Postby chikara » Tue 11.20.2007 12:34 am

IIRC Genghis Khan didn't invade Japan. Kublai Khan tried a couple of times but was prevented from reaching Japan by kamikaze.
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Postby Kdar » Tue 11.20.2007 12:43 am

Yes.
But like I heard. Some Chinese actually admire him, even though he invaded them.
Do Japanese also admire him? or kind of don't care?
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Postby guitarplayer7694 » Tue 11.20.2007 12:49 am

well u know pearl harbor but i love japan,so kinda weird
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Postby TrashTreasurer » Tue 11.20.2007 1:05 am

I don't believe that the Japanese have any more of an opinion of him than you might have of Napoleon Bonaparte. This might not be true, however. I know for a fact though that although he invaded a lot of countries and had that eurasia thing going on, he never made japan a part of it.
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Postby guitarplayer7694 » Tue 11.20.2007 1:22 am

well u know the us got a lot of land from napoleon (louisiana purchase),not saying i have much of an opinion of him.
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Postby guitarplayer7694 » Tue 11.20.2007 1:34 am

to chikara
Kublai Khan twice attempted to invade Japan in search of gold; however, both times, it is believed that bad weather destroyed the fleets, or a flaw in the design of the ships.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kublai_Khan
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Postby TrashTreasurer » Tue 11.20.2007 1:39 am

Yeah, I guess in the early 1200's the fact that Japan is an island kept them pretty safe from stuff like that :)
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Postby chikara » Tue 11.20.2007 1:45 am

guitarplayer7694 wrote:
to chikara
Kublai Khan twice attempted to invade Japan in search of gold; however, both times, it is believed that bad weather destroyed the fleets, or a flaw in the design of the ships.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kublai_Khan

Yep, bad weather that the Japanese believe was a typhoon sent by the gods, hence the name kamikaze 神風.
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Postby guitarplayer7694 » Tue 11.20.2007 1:48 am

i see, when i think kamikaze i think planes, is it a word that the japanese use a lot.
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Postby Wakannai » Tue 11.20.2007 3:14 am

when Japanese use the word kamikaze, it has nothing to do with planes.
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Postby katafei » Tue 11.20.2007 5:37 am

Wakannai wrote:
when Japanese use the word kamikaze, it has nothing to do with planes.


That's what I thought when I read it....^_^
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I feel Napoleon is much more distant to the US than Djengiz Khan to Japan. In Europe most people probably do have an opinion about Napoleon.

Historically, it's not so unusual for conquered people to admire their conquerers. There will be those who oppose and those who admire. Most will probably simply try to continue their daily lives and keep their own identity. And of course be very happy when the conquerer buggers off again....
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Postby Shirasagi » Tue 11.20.2007 5:53 am

They don't really think about his historical conquests (since he didn't do anything in Japan), but they really enjoy his barbeque.
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Postby guitarplayer7694 » Tue 11.20.2007 9:18 am

by the planes i meant the suicide divers.didnt want to have a sad note.
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