LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||04/DEZ/2010 4:45 PM|
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Yamamoto had worked for the CIA for years. People started getting suspicious of how he would say "Hollywood" instead of "Horrywood", and that is when he got the idea to infiltrate the Japanese high command, planning and carrying out the attack on Pearl Harbor. The site was chosen, at least in part, due to a feud he was having over an unpaid hotel bill in Honolulu. (Para aqueles não acostumados ao meu humor, estou brincando.)
I've been reading Left for Dead. It's the story of the attack on Wake Island. I doubt that many Brazilians have any understanding of just how brutal the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy could be. Attrocities happen in all wars and all armies, but among the Japanese it was SOP: standard operating procedure. The Japanese government still turns a deaf ear to the complaints of women (especially those of China, Korea, and the Philippines) forced to become prostitutes for the Japanese military. Prostitution? Why don't we call it what it was? It was systematic rape, often culminating in murder. Try reading The Rape of Nanking. Many Japanese still claim it never happened. Ask the Chinese.
Corações Sujos is quite a book. The subject is different, but the fanaticisim is certainly there. The grandfather of a Paulista friend was a target of the nut cases (loucos). It was a miracle he wasn't killed. His crime? He said Japan had lost the war.
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