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Old 02-12-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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I wonder if some people in the Philippines still hold a grudge against Japan for what they did in WW2?
my father was 6 years old during the war and never told stories of Japanese abuses/atrocities and there was a Japanese garrison in out town. even my aunt who was old at that time cant remember telling stories about Japanese abuses/atrocities. but she has stories of Japanese soldiers taking chickens, pigs when they patrol. either they didn't witness anything or don't want to recall the pain. but no stories was ever told of abuses, at least in our village. at that time, there were probably less than 10 households spread out in our village and so mostly forested and they can hide if there were Japanese patrols.


they also live far from the road so they could see if the Japanese are coming to their house so they could hide immediately.

of course there were really atrocities but it depends on the location. mostly happened in urban areas or cities or big towns, where there was nowhere to hide except in their houses.


for those in the countryside, there were the forests to hide and Japanese soldiers only patrol along the roads so you could really avoid them


depends on the people who experienced it.


what I know is that, we had a lot of Japanese notes when I was growing up in the 70s. it was our play money


I wished I kept them

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Old 02-12-2018, 11:20 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Some of my wife's family from Singapore are in their 80's and remember the Japanese occupation when they were children. Unlike the Philippines Singapore is just one small island with nowhere to hide. Everyone was forced to bow when approaching Japanese soldiers.

People were beheaded and their heads displayed in public places as a warning not to oppose Japanese orders and directives. Some of my wife's family were just rounded up and disappeared. Thousands of young Chinese males just disappeared because they had some kind of formal education or were in the police or worked for the British.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Actually I self identify as Black as we are a family of military brats. Most of the men seemed to go to the Pacific region instead of Germany as I did when I served. I have a closer ties to the Philippines than to Japan. However in high school Japanese Americans were our largest minority to the Black majority and I did play with some taiko drummers. However I took that screen name years ago after watching a NHK taiga drama Hideyoshi and then reading a historical fiction about Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the "taiko"
You from the Crenshaw district in Los Angeles? That's been an area with both African American and Japanese American communities.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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You from the Crenshaw district in Los Angeles? That's been an area with both African American and Japanese American communities.
Few Japanese Americans remain although some shops still bear Japanese names and White folks are the new young buying into the neighborhood. Most of the Filipinos in the area back when I grew up were the children of Black ex GI's and their brides.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Few Japanese Americans remain although some shops still bear Japanese names and White folks are the new young buying into the neighborhood. Most of the Filipinos in the area back when I grew up were the children of Black ex GI's and their brides.
Yes, few Japanese Americans are still in the area. I think that's also true of Gardena as well.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Macao
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She attended nursing school in the Philippines, graduated from that nursing school with a bachelor's degree in nursing, and could not find a job in the Philippines. Hence, she left the PI and worked for couple of years in Saudi Arabia in a hospital. She moved back to the PI because she felt really home sick after being away from home for couple of years.
This is a big plus. This means that if you marry her, she will be employable, and she can send some of the money home easily.

Most of the time, foreigners marry the uneducated ones, and then you add kids, and they really can't contribute to anything for household income.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Well. At least she has a decent education and a professional occupation. Many of the less fortunate Filipinas get caught in the OFW trap and wind up cooking and cleaning in places like Saudi where many of them are abused and mistreated.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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This is a big plus. This means that if you marry her, she will be employable, and she can send some of the money home easily.

Most of the time, foreigners marry the uneducated ones, and then you add kids, and they really can't contribute to anything for household income.
I have heard of quite a few with just High School educations coming to the U.S. and taking courses in care giving and then getting pretty good paying jobs as caregivers.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:49 PM
 
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I'm saying this because when a Filipina marries a foreigner, pretty much the entire family is looking at you as a money source. Just something to be aware of....as you contemplate some of these huge cultural differences.
If you marry a poor Filipina.. most likely. But you can't stereotype the entire country like this.
If you marry into a wealthy family.. different story... personal experience. With me my American mom married into an old Manila (wealthy) family. She was the foreigner and financially she was cared for, even though they did not like the fact that she was a) protestant and b) American. When my Dad died she booked us right back to California as they never really accepted her.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:56 PM
 
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I wonder if some people in the Philippines still hold a grudge against Japan for what they did in WW2?
The one's who lived through it do. My grandmother refused as much as possible to buy anything Japanese. She did not drive but owned an Opel, Cadillacs and a few MBZs. She had to buy a Japanese TV at one point to her surprise. Her kids though.. nope no issue. Heck she did not even like Americans as she was pro "Espana" and she spoke Spanish to us.
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