Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"my yoke is easy" - Japanese or Non-Japanese, That Matters

A Local Station around Fukushima Prefecture

Japanese or Non-Japanese, That Matters

After WWII, Taiwan got independent from Japan.

But there existed close ties between some Japanese and Taiwanese, though the diplomatic relationship between Taiwan and Japan was cut after Japan admitted the Beijin Government in 1972.  There are many Taiwanese or descendants of Taiwanese living in Japan.  And it seems that Taiwanese can get Japanese nationality more easily than any other foreigners.  On the other hand, there are many Taiwanese who like Japan today despite the Japanese occupation of Taiwan from 1895 to 1945.

There are many Japanese who look like Taiwanese and many Taiwanese who look like Japanese.  If some Taiwanese claim that one of their parents is Japanese, you would soon believe their words, since some Taiwanese look like Japanese.   It is said after WWII some pure Taiwanese living in Japan pretended that they had Japanese blood.  But why?  Does it matter whether one is half-Japanese or non-Japanese?

Japanese don't much mind the color of the skin of people.  But, Japanese do mind if someone is Japanese or not.  For this reason, there might be many Taiwanese, Chinese, Koreans, etc. who are living in Japan while pretending that they have some Japanese blood.  It would be much easier for a half-Japanese to live in Japan than 100% foreigners if they are Taiwanese Chinese, Koreans, etc.

So, Christ Jesus said to be kind to foreigners.  No matter what religion you believe, you have to be kind to foreigners, no matter what religion they believe.  

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Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.