第一次世界大戦

12 Nov

Yesterday was “Veterans Day” in America. The day to remember those who died defending their country.

November 11 is the date of the holiday because 第一次世界大戦 (World War One (WW1)) ended at 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918.
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…90 years ago yesterday.

More than 40 million people died in the four years of the First World War!
After the war ended, the 国際連盟 (League Of Nations) was started to ensure there would be no more major wars in the world. Obviously it didn’t succeed, and at the end of 第二次世界大戦 (World War Two (WW2)), (usually referred to as 太平洋清掃 (The Pacific War) in Japan), the League Of Nations was replaced by the 国際連合 (United Nations).

4 Responses to “第一次世界大戦”

  1. tokyo5 November 15, 2008 at 7:59 pm #

    Most Americans agree that bombing Japan was the right thing to do. It’s what’s taught in American schools.
    Alot of Japanese people believe that America made those bombs to use on Nazi Germany…but Germany surrendered before the bombs were ready. So it was decided to bomb Japan instead because America wanted to demonstrate it’s power.

    There are still a number of WW2 veterans still living in Japan, America and other countries…and a number of atomic bomb victims in Japan. Their opinions are the valid ones…not mine.

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  2. Chris November 15, 2008 at 7:26 pm #

    I’ll have to agree to disagree with them on the bombs, but I do agree that losing the war was the best thing that could’ve happened to them or Germany. Italy… well, they weren’t much of much to begin with, so I don’t think it mattered either way.

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  3. tokyo5 November 14, 2008 at 9:21 am #

    As in most countries, Japanese don’t think much about WW1 anymore. But most Japanese feel that it was best that Japan lost WW2…this country (and probably the world) would be quite different otherwise.

    But most Japanese feel that Japanese was close to surrender in WW2 and the atomic bombs weren’t necessary.

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  4. Chris November 14, 2008 at 5:41 am #

    What is Japan’s take on WWI and WWII at this point?

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