Japan had a logic of her own, spiral logic, Kenka-ryo-seibai (in quarrel both parties are to blame): It takes two to tango, as they say in the west. All’s fair in love and war. Amen. Japan was both guilty and innocent. Spiral, isn’t it? What kind of logic is this? I can see Westerners shaking their heads in disbelief.
“Japan is guilty or not guilty. Nothing in between. If Japan is found guilty, she deserves to go to hell. The winner is always free of guilt and capable of playing God.” Winners’ justice is a winner’s trophy.
Is God always on the side of the winner?
Yes, God or only winners, can draw the line.
I’m not saying that Americans, the winner, are guilty because they ”overwon”. What I’m saying is both are guilty of war efforts. Neither deserved to go down to hell. Or neither for that matter was free to go up to heaven.
It’s not US or THEM; it’s both US and THEM.
We would be wasting our time “demonlizing” each other (college debaters and American presidential debaters often do), without debating the missing link called “ma” between cause and effect.
The ma (the real reason) deserves to be debated in Tokyo Trial. Alas, the ma was never allowed to be cross-examined to “get it right”. What a blind justice. The MA, natural-born wisdom, makes or breaks the line between cause and effect, guilty or not guilty.
The classic example of the traditional ma-less logic is Armageddon, the last battle between good and evil before the Day of Judgment.
Justice kills. Poetic justice, often poopooed by the westerners, heals (like Ooka’s “humane” verdict), because the win-win-win logic is inherently spiral.