Now the question is deleted! From what I can tell it now has a +7/-6 vote. I believe that those who vote to delete the question owe us an explanation.
Here's my question, "Why Japan cannot “apologize” enough for World War 2?". And it has been put on hold because it's too basic.
"This question is too basic; it can be definitively answered by a single link to the relevant topic on Wikipedia or another standard reference source. If you are instead questioning the correctness of a reference source, please edit the post to supply a link and explain what you find unclear, or why you believe it to be wrong or incomplete." – Denis de Bernardy, Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder, Giter, Spencer, justCal
It is reasonable to believe that the closers think the very wiki article I linked to can provide the answer. But I have taken great pain to explain why this article is inadequate, obviously the closers simply ignore it.
To summarize here: the closers might think that the answer is because the Japan apology is not sincere enough, but I've also asked a follow up question that remains unanswered: what is preventing Japan from issuing a sincere apology like the Germany did?
There is also a comment suggested that the question should be put on hold because it is asking about the motivations of people:
Questions asking for the internal motivations of people, how specific individuals would behave in hypothetical situations or predictions for future events are off-topic, because answers would be based on speculation and their correctness could not be verified with sources available to the public
But this is not about the motivation of individuals. It is asking about the motivation of a country. In the former case, the individual motivations (most likely) could not be verified with sources, but in the later case, it's different because a country decision can be verified with sources as before it is made, it must undergo debates and can be recorded.
A simple search on History SE reveals a lot of well-received questions do ask about motivations:
- Why did Ford pardon Nixon?
- Why did Gen. Lee (Civil War) surrender to the U.S?
- Motivation Behind the USSR Assisting China's Nuclear Program
- What was the Japanese or Axis motivation to drag US into the War?
The list goes on and on and on. So the "reason" that History SE doesn't tolerate motivation question can't stand up to scrutiny.
I believe that this question is closed wrongly. Please reopen.