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Hiroko TV (1 year ago)
What does this symbol mean in your country? Do you think Japanese people should continue to use the Manji symbol? Let me know your thoughts 🙂
Geo Gallant (9 days ago)
tbh I don't care. The symbol was used before nazis and you don't have to stop using it because someone bad used it to mean something else. @[email protected]
Elan Vistavilla (10 days ago)
I think they could continue using the manji symbol, but I also think they should be educated more on WW2 history
Raven Kahn (10 days ago)
It’s okay in Japan as it means something different, but in my country it means Natzi’s
MrCowboyJesus (11 days ago)
It looks like a Nazi to me.
Sandhya Jalan (6 hours ago)
This symbol is Swastik and it is in Hinduism Jainism and Buddhism and it was also a symbol of Nazi party in Germany who considered Aryan race is superior we Indians as Hindus Buddhism and Jainism are also Aryans but will not consider us superior than any other we are all equal
Swiggity Swooty (9 hours ago)
All I see in the comments are people genuinely wondering how the Japanese don't know about nazis and butt hurt weebs throwing fits to defend them.
Cute Kwaii BonBon (13 hours ago)
Trata the swatstika its from ww2 its
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Eray (18 hours ago)
I usually sleep in history class, but damn, you *HAVE TO KNOW* about these things...
yoshi muras (9 hours ago)
Japan and Germany were allies during WWII.  But Japan saved lives of thousands of Jews.  ●Jewish Virtual Library - Chiune Sugihara, and his wife Yukiko, are honored as "Righteous Gentiles" for their efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust.... Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara who, at the beginning of World War II, by an ultimate act of altruism and self-sacrifice, risked their careers, their livelihood and their future to save the lives of more than 6,000 Jews. This selfless act resulted in the second largest number of Jews rescued from the Nazis.
Dragogun Zombie (21 hours ago)
Lesson is educate and be open to learning. otherwise, everyone would think every Asian are Nazis
yoshi muras (9 hours ago)
Sept. 27 , 2017 (UPI) -- "South Korea prosecutors seek prison term for 'comfort women' academic"          No academic freedom in Korea.   It's like Nazi book burning.
Starkat03 (22 hours ago)
In America where I live the symbol means hate
Loiz kookv (1 day ago)
VincentXXXXXXX (1 day ago)
Lol the people commenting ''ehmahgerd how did you not know'' barely knows the origin of the symbol as well. Even if they do know, they are quick to judge as if they have more awareness than the people in the video to make themselves feel good. Man some of y'all need to get out of the internet for awhile and actually visit a country and meet different people from different cultures instead of swallowing the negatively-focused media culture
Akash Jaiswal (1 day ago)
Manji is not a religious symbol in Hinduism, but if laterally flip the sign it becomes 'Swastik' which is a religious symbol.
ultimative Soldat (1 day ago)
I forgot to say that in Japan I do not learn this symbol at school
Dyah Prabaningrum (1 day ago)
I love the oldman's opinion. I guess, japan did something on history curriculum for school.
incollectio (1 day ago)
Just because the Nazis appropriated an ancient Indian and Japanese symbol, doesn't mean they should be able to dictate what it means. Don't give that much power to the Nazis.
Blink-182.4 (1 day ago)
Munir Daibes (1 day ago)
In my country it means death penalty
君rei (1 day ago)
I was made aware that the Japanese had a very similar sign of a swastika but for Buddhism a long time ago. I'm not surprised that people would still become offended by the sight even though it was angled differently and flipped around though. However I'm flabbergasted by how little the citizens of Japan knew about the details of the Nazi regime. They were Germany's ally!! How could they have not known? I'm shook.
yoshi muras (1 day ago)
Japan and Germany were allies during WWII.  But Japan saved lives of thousands of Jews.  ●Jewish Virtual Library - Chiune Sugihara, and his wife Yukiko, are honored as "Righteous Gentiles" for their efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust.... Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara who, at the beginning of World War II, by an ultimate act of altruism and self-sacrifice, risked their careers, their livelihood and their future to save the lives of more than 6,000 Jews. This selfless act resulted in the second largest number of Jews rescued from the Nazis.
Avinash Reddy (1 day ago)
Japanese people don't brag about past in their classes instead they do something more productive
modit2002 (2 days ago)
Lol when Olympic will start in Japan...People frm all round the world will visit japan... And when they see Japanese uses those sign..😂😂
Sallazar King (2 days ago)
I guess World History is properly taught in Japan.
yoshi muras (1 day ago)
Japan and Germany were allies during WWII.  But Japan saved lives of thousands of Jews.  ●Jewish Virtual Library - Chiune Sugihara, and his wife Yukiko, are honored as "Righteous Gentiles" for their efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust.... Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara who, at the beginning of World War II, by an ultimate act of altruism and self-sacrifice, risked their careers, their livelihood and their future to save the lives of more than 6,000 Jews. This selfless act resulted in the second largest number of Jews rescued from the Nazis.
Flippy Official (2 days ago)
When the bomb smashes your homeland so hard the radiation makes you retarded
孟庆博 (2 days ago)
They never forget the history.JUST LOOK AT THEIR FACE AND THINK ABOUT THEIR WORDS! They even build a temple named”靖国神社“to worship the war criminals.Chinese and Korean ,30 million dead civilians will never forget this.
yoshi muras (1 day ago)
Class A war criminals were enshrined in 1978.  Three Japanese prime ministers visited Yasukuni several times after 1978.  But China didn't protest.  Why ?
孟庆博 (1 day ago)
because we KIND?Because we trust the new Japanese government knows right and wrong at least,and we wrong?The class A criminals Killed 30M people, and you guys worship them? Human can't do this, only animals do.
yoshi muras (1 day ago)
”靖国神社“ is not a temple but a shrine.  Japanese prime ministers visited the shrine right after WWII ended and continued to visit the shrine almost every year until China protested for the first time in 1985.   Tell me why China did not protest much earlier ?
Eddie Roy (2 days ago)
Did you tell him Americans know that symbol well?
Ace Of Spades (2 days ago)
Of course the old man knows
kofm (2 days ago)
Are you all idiots who believe in this video ? don't say things only by a speculation
kofm (2 days ago)
孟庆博 yasukuni shrine was built in 1860s. so it wasn't built to worship war criminals. but the fact that they were enshrined is right. but I just want to say that Japanese are not so ignorant and this video is biased.
孟庆博 (2 days ago)
I believe.Every Chinese and Korean believe.They even build a temple named”靖国神社“to worship the war criminals.A lot of Class A war criminal ww2 are in there.They killed 30 million civilians and become Japanese Heroes! In the end.Are you Japanese?
Kevin Aranas (2 days ago)
I see a lot of westerners in the comment section accusing the Japs of ignorance of the symbol. In Asia, where the symbol originated, it just means "good luck".
yoshi muras (1 day ago)
How many of those 30million were killed by Mao ?  Canada-Israel Friendship Association sent a letter to UNESCO dated October 30, 2016.  Quote from the letter: the government of Mao Zedong caused the deaths of tens of millions of its own people during the Great Leap Forward in 1957. Unlike Japan, which has become an exemplary peaceful country, China has attacked most of its neighbors at different times and continues to do so
孟庆博 (1 day ago)
Sometimes ,These Korean brainwashed people to hate Chinese too.This is Korean aways do.We all knew it. BUT truth is truth.
yoshi muras (1 day ago)
Here is a Chinese who has been brainwashed by Korean propaganda.  Korea was on the side of Japan during WWII.   Japanese army recruited Korean volunteer soldiers between 1938 and 1943 and there were 800,000 applicants (17,000 accepted).  Those Koreans wanted to take revenge on China because Korea had been suppressed by Chinese dynasties for a long time.  Those Koreans might have killed many Chinese in Manchuria.  Remember Korea was China's enemy during WWII.
孟庆博 (2 days ago)
It means KILLED 30MILLION civilians and never "SAY SORRY"until now! EVERY CHINESE AND KOREAN know this!
Rogue Spartan (3 days ago)
It doesn’t surprise me that in Japan the meaning behind an actual swastika is kind of shunned and hidden. Just looked at “Bunny island” Whilst in America, I was never taught about Japanese concentration camps until I was nearly a senior in high school. Or the fact that most of our ancestors just stole, cheated and murdered for this land. I don’t think history should be kept a secret. As the old saying goes- *Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it*
孟庆博 (2 days ago)
Agree.But in fact,who close to US,who control the history。
CorrectWord (3 days ago)
Japan, A lot like the US (not needing to drop 2 nukes, our genocide of the native americans, stuff like the tuskegee experiment , etc.) has a long history of brushing over atrocities, but it's crazy to me that those kids aren't at least peripherally aware of the swastika as the nazi flag. I'd be interested in what their WWII and world history curriculum looks like.
francis chow (3 days ago)
War guilt is poisonous. World history in every country excludes everything they don't find important to their own narrative. Not everyone's culture is built on a ww2 guilt narrative around jews, which in the west has become rather poisonous. I don't think westerners know much history beyond the nazi's and slavery, its like there was no history before this. And as I said, the guilt which now even consumes those who freed the death camps is completely poisonous and self leads societies to self destruct in an attempt to atone for things they were not guilty of.
VL123 (3 days ago)
Of course we know what the swastika is in the US....we liberated Germany from Nazism.
Lily Eva (3 days ago)
なんでこんなに知らないんだ 一般常識
Thea Steiro mikkelsen (3 days ago)
Well my country (Norway) was neutral during the war, but the Germans occupied our country and many of our Jewish people got killed. We did have our own resilience force, but we were to few. But we didn’t stop fighting. rather in the shadows than in an open fight was what we did during the war. The symbol is of course a hate symbol because the nazis hit my country hard.
krumskrum (3 days ago)
And I'm here thinking that only America gad bad education system
Garlic bread TM (19 hours ago)
Thing is they have a great education system for everything apart ww2 they act like Japan did nothing in it
The Reality (4 days ago)
When I close my eyes, I feel like I'm watching an anime.
0121_ steve (4 days ago)
Should have told em how many people died
0121_ steve (4 days ago)
Bet they couldnt stand loosing in ww2 and were too ashamed to show future generations their defeat
0121_ steve (4 days ago)
I thoughy the japanese were meant to be smart
All these people in the comments thinking it was the Nazis who invented swastika... smh...
Bogdank (4 days ago)
I think that the west has the opposite problem: people think they know all about WW2 because they took history classes, but in reality they only know things on a surface level. For example people might not know the real meaning of the swastika and get angry irrationaly, that's social engineering for you. PS. People Who say that we have to know history to not repeat it almost never know anything before 1939.
loot6 (4 days ago)
It means they don't study history in Japan...even like at the most basic level.
Die Wand Bitte (4 days ago)
Nazis was Bad, japanes people too in WWII
Anuraag Nandagiri (5 days ago)
the symbol has a deep spiritual meaning in hindu philosophy and has existed since hundreds of years as a meaningful part of our lives till date. Western misappropriation should not effect what it has always originally meant. People should be educated of its true meaning and the positive significance it holds
Austen Fon (5 days ago)
unlike the retarded snowflakes here still stuck living in the past events, japan seems to have moved forward and have closed the book on what was done as done. hmm how intriguing.
chris olmos (5 days ago)
Yea it’s very obvious WW2 is just to a blackout period in Japan education system, it kinda makes you wonder🤔? My opinion I think its still a guilt period and shame in Japan’s history!
Faren (5 days ago)
The senior man is correct about approaching this whole situation. People should learn history and instead of banning the symbol itself we should educate ourselves and stop associating it with nazis. Learning history is meant to prevent disasters like WW2 from ever happening again, not to erase a part of cultures that are older than many of today's civilizations.
Jacob Dale (5 days ago)
The United States has been and continues to be an imperial menace in the exact same way Germany and Japan were in the WWII era. Nazi Germany committed genocide against the Jewish people? Imperial Japan committed genocide against the Chinese? How about the genocide the United States did in Iraq? Hundreds of thousands dead. Millions more displaced or missing. The average Japanese person comes across as extremely uninformed in this video, but if you asked the average American if they have seen ‘Collateral Murder’ how many would claim they had? The American military establishment of the 21st century is genocidal... plain and simple.
Alfred Gomez (5 days ago)
Inversely, Americans forgot it was a good luck symbol used all over pre WW2.
ニッケル (6 days ago)
Don’t you think every Japanese people are stupid and uneducated like them, they are not normal. Of course we learn about WWll and what does Harken Kreuz mean 🤦🏻‍♀️
FierceGaming (6 days ago)
Many Europeans don't know the horrors the Japanese Empire committed on Asian soil either. Unit 731, mass murders on Chinese civilians, etc.
« I have a feeling the nazis were the bad guys » Oh boi
Thomas Tran (6 days ago)
I mean americans are still convinced that they won the vietnam war, even though the south lost, together with america on their side and lots of dead people. Just because America flew over there and „helped“ those countries, doesn‘t mean that they weren’t killing locals, using their soil as a battleground for new military weapons (agent orange, napalm), fighting their own war against Russia‘s/China‘s communism, was bringing rainbow, prosperity and the shmoney to the foreign place.
VL123 (3 days ago)
WTF are you talking about fool?
MA-121 (6 days ago)
the young people know nothing. the old people knows what's up.
yoshi muras (5 days ago)
Young people may not know that Japan saved lives of thousands of Jews.  ●Jewish Virtual Library - Chiune Sugihara, and his wife Yukiko, are honored as "Righteous Gentiles" for their efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust.... Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara who, at the beginning of World War II, by an ultimate act of altruism and self-sacrifice, risked their careers, their livelihood and their future to save the lives of more than 6,000 Jews. This selfless act resulted in the second largest number of Jews rescued from the Nazis.
AzizAli (6 days ago)
Oh wait until people know the opposite fact that they were the 'good guys' and that the whole genocide thing is a hoax, I give it ten years maximum and it will be common knowledge hopefully.
kofm (7 days ago)
I'm Japanese and the symbol of Nazi is known in Japan . I think this media asked ignorant Japanese purposely and reported very biased opinions . this channel is too biased coverage. I'm very disappointed at this video and others.
Christian Rivera (7 days ago)
Japanese look nothing like they do in anime
Hendra Eryanto (7 days ago)
you must show rising sun flag to east asia country
yoshi muras (6 days ago)
Chinese government welcomed a Japanese warship when it arrived at Qingdao Port , China, flying the rising sun flag, in April this year.
Japanesesnaredrummer (7 days ago)
I'm a Japanese young people. I was surprised to see a lot of people who do not know the mark of Nazis watching this video
amurderofcrowz (7 days ago)
that is wild
Silver Stone (7 days ago)
In Vietnam, it's Vạn tự (卍字), chữ Vạn (𡨸卍).
Viky K.Z. (7 days ago)
Woah I'm surprised they didn't know something so important! It was kind of awkward watching in the beginning lol I completely agree with the grandpa tho
Super Noodles (7 days ago)
I think it's a shame they don't know the nazi symbol or who they were. I understand that different symbols and words mean different things in different languages and cultures. For example slag means stroke in Dutch but something else in English. Symbols change meaning depending on the context
Gerhana Zeta (8 days ago)
2:29 kakek sugiono masuk yutub gaes
afwa (8 days ago)
日本には2000年以上の歴史があるんだから 戦争のことを知らないのか?学校で教えてないのか?って言われても何も思わない 確かに無知な部分はあるけど、それだけが歴史教育ではないので 逆に近現代史ばかりを歴史とするのは、 歴史の浅い国が神経質になっているという感覚もある そうした感覚の違いは押し付けるものではない ただ、付き合いでは相手のことを知らなければ、失礼に当たることもある それはお互いに言えること。
afwa (8 days ago)
最近よくグローバルスタンダードの押しつけを感じる 日本はもっと自信を持って日本の文化や歴史観を大事にすればいい ここは色んな国の人が見るところだから色んな反応があって当然だが 戦争の責任追及なんて言ってるのはごくわずかで ほとんどの人は出来れば戦争のことなど忘れて仲良く付き合いたいのだ あの戦争があって、日本は変わったんだよ いい意味でも悪い意味でも
afwa (8 days ago)
日本人のサイドだから弁明するのではなく 日本人の感覚を知らないことも同じように無知だと思う ただ、他の国には他の国の感覚もある そういう国に行くときはちゃんと勉強するべきだとは思うが これは外国人が日本に来て日本にいる日本人にインタビューしてる お互いを知って、尊重できる世界をつくっていくことが 我々、現代人のあるべき姿ではないかと思う
スタープラチナ (8 days ago)
Vhvvcvbb Dfgacaffa (8 days ago)
We have to remember, after the war -- the US had a lot of control over their policies, including education curriculum.
no u (8 days ago)
japan history class: student: teacher, we have not anything about the 1940s, what happened? teacher: 2 or 3 people _might_ have died student: but but... teacher: ok i think its time to go back to learning why _lolis_ arent illegal
yoshi muras (7 days ago)
Killing tens of thousands of babies and women by a-bombs was not enough for the US military.  US soldiers raped and killed numerous women in occupied Japan and Korea:  ●Rape during the occupation of Japan / Wikipedia ●Prostitutes in South Korea for the U.S. military / Wikipedia
Marwane (8 days ago)
From the looks of it, Japans education system is trying to "hide" what happened in WW2 and I can see why. So I wonder what history is our education system hiding from us.
zhipeng zheng (8 days ago)
In china .卍 is always used in temple
Yolsos (8 days ago)
I love how the older guy got it immediately without hesitation.
Bexy R (8 days ago)
Here in Italy school teachs us about the meaning of the symbol, we know that is a budist symbolt that nazies flipped to right. I know this since elementary. I think 90% of italian adult people knows that if it is turned left is ok, if it is turned right is not. The fact that japaneses don't know about WWII is really scarry, especially when the axis was Berlin-Rome-Tokyo. It is almost denialism
Guilherme Tonon (8 days ago)
i´m with the oji-san
ellen (9 days ago)
Jews get offended
erik (9 days ago)
this is major bruh moment
Suka Suki (9 days ago)
Its your allies on ww2
Yuki Kafuu (9 days ago)
In one of the Indonesian cities, Bali, you can find the same symbol in several places
redroosterjoe (9 days ago)
bluewater (9 days ago)
Now I can see why Japan is hated by their neighbors. Japan is crying over Diaoyudao(China), Dokdo(Korea) and Kuril(Russia). And Japanese massacred so many people all over Asia. They massacred MILLIONS people in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, Philippines and even their own people in Okinawa.
yoshi muras (8 days ago)
Canada-Israel Friendship Association sent a letter to UNESCO dated October 30, 2016.  Quote from the letter:  The 1959 invasion of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China ended with the deaths of about 1.2 million Tibetans, rapes of tens of thousands of women and the total destruction of the Tibetan Buddhist culture. That comes much closer to the concept of the Holocaust than what Japan was condemned for.
BestGardevoirLAS (9 days ago)
Wow, I'm amazed they didn't know it was a Nazi symbol, still, it's reversed, it's not the same one, there ain't nothing wrong with that
Leo Gilbert (9 days ago)
These people are so oblivious
ClausThor (9 days ago)
DongWhoi Moon (9 days ago)
And people wonder why Korea and Japan cant get along. This video is all the proof you need that Japan covered up their crimes against humanity.
yoshi muras (9 days ago)
Korea covers up that Korea fought for Japan during WWII and 148 Korean were punished as war criminals after the war.
Birch Trees (10 days ago)
The old man didn’t say anything wrong at all, it was all spot on to me.
Danjo San (10 days ago)
The swastika needs to be freed from the negative connotation. It's an ancient symbol that has been used for thousands of years in cultures all over the world. Just because the Nazis used it for less than 20 years, it shouldn't ruin it for everyone else.
Tuna Dec (10 days ago)
Hi I’m a Japanese student who majors in History We all DO study WW2 at elementary school and we know what Nazi’s symbol looks like. 卍 as “Manji” and the symbol of Nazi came from completely different things. Manji is from India, originally used for talisman. The symbol was then used by Chinese Buddhist, and then came to Japan, now we use it as a sign of temple on the maps. And now young generation use it as what the video shown. Nazi’s symbol named Hakenkreuz on the other hand, is from European heritage ( I forgot what the site was sry). Competed to Manji, Hakenkreuz is reversed and tilted by 45 degrees. So they are COMPLETELY different two things. Don’t get us wrong people.
ASap_Shaolin (10 days ago)
4:22 that man spat real fax tho.. people in Japan should be able to still use maji of course It' a part of their history. Just unfortunate that the schools there don't properly educate about their own history woth Nazi Germany.
Mana Puns (10 days ago)
I like the ojii-san's comments.
P (10 days ago)
Did you heard of your WW2 ally Nazi Germany? Did you learn about the second World War in school?
Maple Yuri (10 days ago)
1:47 so it's actually blessed
Kaidi Bai (10 days ago)
Forgetting is a betrayal of history and it is not acceptable. Germany dealt with it very well and got respect from all over the world. However Japanese are still so ignorant about their history.
Bagus Giri (10 days ago)
Bruhh...your country allied with them in WWII 😑
Administrator (10 days ago)
It means AXIS!!! Lol
Muddy Sea (10 days ago)
When I see a swastika of any type or orientation, the first thing that comes to my mind is nazis and white supremacists. That said, I think that the Manji becoming an online trend can only be healthy. In the west, the swastika has power as a hate symbol only because it's only known as the nazi emblem, even though its history here also goes back thousands of years. Maybe more exposure to another culture's use of the symbol will help people move past the hate. I'm surprised though that so many Japanese youths don't seem to recognise the nazi emblem. It's important not to gloss over the more unsavoury parts of our history.
Caitlin (10 days ago)
very interesting! considering the japanese also committed atrocities and genocide! very very interesting and by interesting i mean telling that they've forgotten about that!
Game Garden (10 days ago)
If most of them don't even know about the Nazis party and that Japan was allied with them, why do they think they were bombed by America?
Yakusoku no Ji (10 days ago)
Only the old man recognized "it". That is so sad. People should know about such things, just as others should know a Swastika and Sauwastika are two different things.
EmeraldEddy (10 days ago)
That moment when you are German and see this.........
Jesse Jacques (10 days ago)
We studied it a lot in America
yoshi muras (10 days ago)
Did you learn at school that US troops raped and killed women in occupied Japan and Korea ? ●Rape during the occupation of Japan / Wikipedia ●Prostitutes in South Korea for the U.S. military / Wikipedia
Is this video serving to the west jewish media? Journalists are the only human being capable of talking stupid things, inventing lies, distorting the minds of the population, just for a plate of food. That is why a large part of the Jewish system in the media depends on brainless people like journalists
Sten (10 days ago)
Japan is secretly nazi lol

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