During the Second World War the American General Joseph Lawton Collins (1917 - 1987) was one of two commanders to have given battle to both the Japanese in the East and the Nazis in the West (Curtis Lemay was the other general). In the attached two page interview with Yank"The Jap is tougher than the German. Even the fanatic SS troops can't compare with the Jap...Cut off an outfit of Germans and nine times out of 10 they'll surrender. Not the Jap."
Click here to read another article in which the Japanese and Germans were compared to one another.
Click here to read an interview with a Kamikaze pilot.