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Offensive graffiti found in Kawasaki following hate speech scuffle

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“.......Koreans who came or were forced to come”

In other words, some (many? most?) were go getters happy to collaborate with the ostensible enemy when the going was good and who came here of their own free will as economic migrants fleeing poverty and lack of opportunity and who, even after their country was liberated, saw no reason to return.

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We're in the 21th century to find those extreme right wings including net-uyo, I feel nausea of them. I know that some of those Korean-Japan born "Zainichis" use the same way to get money from the govt. from the discriminatory experiences they've got and also want to use the Korean family name, for sure I don't like and accept the attitudes of those guys. In contrast I know some who I know are very diligent and hard workers, too. Those Uyokus of no life, only envy of no reasons, doing offensive graffiti, that's making the Japanese citizen's not a good image, much bad to worse.

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Many of Japan's leading families, including the families of politicians and industrialists, profited on the backs of conscript Korean labor between 1910 and 1945. Time for the LDP to discuss reparations.

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Haters have to hate! These right-wing idiots really need to grow up!

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Comedy!

Kawasaki city will press the charge of vandalism but not the crime of Hate Speech?

There aren’t any laws addressing racism in Japan so might as well go for ...,’vandalism’

Good Show Kawasaki!

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@ oyatoi - I agree 100%.

Many of the ethnic Korean came here from Korea for economic reasons. Their lives are better now, after living and working in Japan for a few generations. Most took Japanese citizenship and names. Great benefits.So lets focus on this fact, not some instance of petty graffiti on park benches.

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Sorry but these protests are no different than Klan rallies.

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"The local authority found the graffiti at 26 different locations from Wednesday to Friday, days after hundreds of anti-hate speech protesters prevented an event allegedly targeting Korean residents of Japan from taking place."

I wonder if the "free speech" defenders will defend vandalism by the right-wingers, too.

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Ganbare Japan, it’s refreshing to see that there are people such as yourself who are prepared to look beyond the incendiary headlines and who understand that just wishing it so won’t make those inconvenient truths go away.

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@oyatoi

Don’t be taken in....

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Time and time again, anti-Korean protests, anti-Korean graffiti, anti-Korean speech, anti-Korean books, anti-Korean channels, anti-Korean statements and so on happening in Japan over and over again, yet the biggest travesty is that, the Japanese accuse Koreans of being anti-Japanese despite non of this ever happening in South Korea. It's like the two societies live on two different dimensions, and in a way they do, the Japanese live in an echo chamber of right-wing media and anti-Korean propaganda everywhere they look, while the Koreans live in a more reality-based dimension.

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Oil-based pens are a little more tricky to remove. Need some stronger solvents.

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Multiculturalism and/or Diversity obviously doesn't meet with everyones opproval.

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Apparently, saying these "Koreans" who though no fault of their own were forced to work in Japan by companies owned by the likes of Aso are now not wanted? And that's not counting the sex slaves. The right wing complain about the Koreans that the right wing government forcibly moved to Japan? As slave Labour. Really? Talk obout reap what you sow.

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Many of Japan's leading families, including the families of politicians and industrialists, profited on the backs of conscript Korean labor between 1910 and 1945. Time for the LDP to discuss reparations.

Many of the leading Japanese companies are made by Koreans. Softbank comes to mind, the richest man in Japan is ironically a Korean. Even the Emperor of Japan is Korean. Korea and China are like mother and father to Japan.

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In other words, some (many? most?) were go getters happy to collaborate with the ostensible enemy when the going was good and who came here of their own free will as economic migrants fleeing poverty and lack of opportunity and who, even after their country was liberated, saw no reason to return.

Feeling poverty and lack of opportunity..., or fleeing the Japanese occupation of their own homeland, and the total devastation as a result there of? Similar to.. the millions of Japanese economic migrants fleeing to Brazil and America? God you people live on another twisted dimension detached from reality.

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I wonder if the "free speech" defenders will defend vandalism by the right-wingers, too.

That makes no sense. What does vandalism have to do with free speech? You do understand that free speech does not equal vandalism, right? Free speech is basic human right defended throughout history by virtually every great thinker. Vandalism is the destruction of somebody's property.

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At first you wonder, in the context of historical grievances, why the Japanese hold such hate against Koreans when Japan was the one that invaded Korea and brought many of them back for slave labor. But after a second thought, it actually makes sense. It's like an imperialist's complex.

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There are a variety of reasons for the large number of Koreans here but it isn't just one simplified reason as many posters claim.

Some Koreans after 1910 came here because they had way better financial and educational opportunities than what was available in what was then dirt-poor Korea.

Some Koreans came here in what can be described as indentured servitude.

Closer to WWII some Koreans were brought over and forcibly inducted into the military since manpower was scarce.

For whatever reasons Korean-Japanese residents shouldn't be targets of verbal abuse by Japanese hate groups. The govt. needs to quit dragging their feet on this.

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At first you wonder, in the context of historical grievances, why the Japanese hold such hate against Koreans when Japan was the one that invaded Korea and brought many of them back for slave labor. 

The answer can be found by paraphrasing your question in another context. Such as : why do Americans hold such hate for people of color when they are the ones who enslaved them?

Explanation: You are taking a vocal minority of racists/bigots (as exist everywhere), and assuming they represent the entire country. They don't. There are Chinese who hate Koreans, Koreans who hate Chinese, Americans who hate Mexicans, Mexicans who hate Guatemalans, Spanish who hate British, British who hate Irish.... need I go on?

Assuming these vocal hate groups represent an entire country simply perpetuates the hate. Please stop that. People are people. Every country has good and bad people, and none are filled with pure people.

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Many of the ethnic Korean came here from Korea for economic reasons. Their lives are better now, after living and working in Japan for a few generations. Most took Japanese citizenship and names. Great benefits.So lets focus on this fact, not some instance of petty graffiti on park benches.

Unless you are Ainu, you also reaped those "great benefits".

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