Goodwin's Law -- doesn't apply to modern Germany or Japan
BEIJING, China (CNN) -- Japan's ambassador has called on the Chinese government to take stronger measures to protect its citizens as thousands of protesters demand a boycott of Japanese products and shout anti-Japanese slogans.The protests are aimed at Japan's bid to become a permanent U.N. Security Council member and have been made more emotional by Chinese objections to how Japanese school textbooks recount Japan's 20th century military campaigns
Apparently, the Japanese have never properly apologized for the atrocities committed by Tojo's government during the 1930's and 40's. Including the deaths of 4 million Chinese -- no wonder the Chinese are pissed!) This is in great contrast to the example of Germany, where there is a very strong effort (including cash reparations to Holocaust vicitims.) I guess there must be some cultural difference that allows modern Germans to acknowlede what their country committed (and, for that matter, allows Americans to acknowledge what they did to the Indian Nations), but somehow make it very difficult for official Japan to acknowledge the facts of history.
Anyway, it's curious that Goodwin's Law only applies to the German dictator. When was the last internet discussion brought to a screeching halt becuase someone was compared to Tojo.?