Originally Posted by arbilab
Umm, Japanese are Buddhist/Shinto. Remember Pearl Harbor? Might be thought of as what triggered the colonies to pitch in pulling your salty b-locks out of the fire. Though we were already, undeclaredly and at no small cost. You know how many American supply ships were sunk off our shores even before then, eh?
Neither of us were born then but we should both have at least a superficial knowledge of the extant dynamic, no?
Enough to know that Buddhism isn't the same as Shinto (the mandatory state religion imposed by the Japanese administration during WWII)?