UNDERSTAND JAPANESE WWII LEADERS
The following two Japanese people who 
have a lot to do with China can give us an 
Asian perspective:

ASIANISM ADVOCATOR, ISHIHARA 
YOSHIYA:  Asianism is a unity of the three 
countries of East Asia, China, Japan, and 
Korea, and together they should resist the 
invasion of Western white power. Ishihara 
not only believed in Asianism, but also 
believed in Buddhism.
He thought the contestants in the "Final 
War", could be only the United States and 
the East Asian Allies, centered around the 
Japanese emperor. "The war will determine 
whether the Asian 'rule of culture' ,or the 
Western 'bullying way', can dominate the 
world."
The main point of Ishihara's overall strategy 
was that in East Asia, the historical leader, 
China, was no longer able to lead the yellow 
race in East Asia to defeat the white race. 
Therefore, Japan's historical mission now is 
to shoulder this responsibility in East Asia 
by becoming the leader of East Asia, and 
lead East Asia countries, in integrating its 
resources, and finally making a decisive 
battle against the representatives of the 
West, the United States. Ishihara even tried 
to persuade the Japanese to give up 
Japanese citizenship, and join the Five-Race 
United Manchukuo. This is pretty much the 
core of Japan's Greater East Asia Strategy.

Japanese class-A war criminal, Kenji 
Doihara: Dokihara worked hard in Beijing to 
study Chinese culture. Doihara was Japan's 
"China old hand".  He has read the Chinese 
Classic novels, "Three Kingdoms" and 
"Outlaws of the Marsh", and would speak a 
variety of dialects. Therefore, he was 
familiar with Chinese national 
characteristics. Thus, he was a man of 
integrity and righteousness. Doihara was 
also known by people as a man of his words 
and always keep his commitment. 
When he was the mayor of Shenyang, China, 
his expenses in running the city were 
reimbursed out of his own pockets, and he 
was oblivious to repay the money from his 
salary month to month. As a result, Doihara 
could only live with his whole family for a 
long time in a small house with only two 
rooms.
In addition, when Doihara interacted with 
people, their impression of him was usually 
affable, with the special rusticity of the 
native folks. Among many Chinese 
politicians, with whom he came into contact, 
there was a saying that "Doihara does not 
lie". 
Dohihara and Lu Yan Xishan, a powerful 
warlord, were classmates at Lu Da 
University. When Dohihara returned to 
China, he shuttled amidst the warlords, 
putting together the so-called "Great 
Northern League" against Chiang Kai-shek 
and Zhang Xueliang, who were on the side 
of America.
Dohihara put forward a plan to establish a 
Manchuria-Mongolian Republic. Regarding 
the head of the new nation, he proposed 
the former Qing Xuantong Emperor Puyi.
In October 1935, Doihara pushed for a 
North China Autonomous Movement.
However, the first on the list of war 
criminals submitted by the Chinese 
government to the International Military 
Tribunal for the Far East after the war was 
Doihara. How could such a self-sacrificing 
person become a war criminal? You see, if 
he didn't die, Chiang Kai-shek's dirty 
laundries could not be kept secret.
It is said that during the entire trial, the only 
remark made by Kenji Doihara was: "No 
appeal." Now, the secrets are safe.
Chinese military feared Dohihara like lambs 
fear tigers. It is said that Chiang Kai-shek 
was very disgusted with Doihara, calling him 
a "bandit",(the same way he called Mao), 
and he was put at the top of the list of war 
criminals, being personally ordered by 
Chiang Kai-shek. Doihara is the father of 
so-called "Han traitors"。
  懂得日本二战时的领导
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    然而日本对中国是怎么看的?以下的
两个跟中国很有关系的日本人可给我们一
个亚洲的视角:
    亚洲主义的提倡者石原莞尔: 亚洲主
义是团结东亚的中、日、朝三国,共同抵
御西方白的人强权入侵。石原莞尔不仅信
亚洲主义,还信佛教。他认为能够打最终
战争的只有美国和以日本天皇为中心的东
亚同盟。"这场战争,将决定东洋的'王
道'与西洋的'霸道',哪一方能够一统
全球。"
    石原的总体战略其主要观点是,在东
亚这个地方,历史上的老大-中国已经不
行了,不能领导东亚的黄种人去战胜白种
人。
    因此,日本现在的历史使命就是要肩
负起在东亚的责任,做东亚的领袖,领导
东亚国家,整合其资源,最后与西方的白
种人的代表,美国,进行决战。石原甚至
劝说日本人放弃日本国籍,加入独立"伪
满洲国"的五族联合之中。这就是日本的
大东亚战略思想的核心。
    日本甲级战犯土肥原贤二:土肥原在
北京潜心研究中国文化,他熟读《三国》
《水浒传》,会说多种方言。是当时日本
的"中国通",了解中国民族性。因此土
肥原重信义、尚承诺也是为人所知。
    他当沈阳市长时,经费无处报销就自
掏腰包,默默无闻地把这笔钱从自己的工
资里一个月一个月地来偿还出来。结果土
肥原贤二在很长时间里全家只能住在一所
租来的仅两间的小房子里。
    此外,土肥原与人打交道时形象通常
和蔼可亲,带有冈山人特殊的乡土气。甚
至在一些与之接触的中国政客中,也流传
着"土肥原不说谎"的说法。
    土肥原曾是阎锡山在陆大的同学,他
回中国穿梭于军阀之间,拼凑了所谓"北
洋派大同盟",以对抗蒋介石和张学良。
    土肥原曾提出一个方案,即成立一个
由日本控制,脱离中国本土的满蒙五族共
和国,至于这个国家的首脑,他提出让闲
居在天津的前清宣统帝溥仪来当。
    1935年10月,土肥原策划华北自治运
动。
    然而,战后中国政府向远东国际军事
法庭提交的战犯名单当中第一个就是土肥
原。这样一个"克己奉公"的人,怎么成
了万夫所指的战犯呢? (他若不死,蒋介
石所有的秘密都保不住。)据说在整个审
判过程中,土肥原贤二仅有的一句话是:
不提出上诉。(这下子,保住了蒋的秘密。)
    中国人一提到土肥原贤二就如同谈虎
色变。据说,蒋介石直截了当十分厌恶地
把土肥原称为"土匪源",这次把他定为
战犯名单的第一位,就是老蒋亲自拍板决
定的。土肥原贤二便成为了所谓的中国"汉
奸之父"。