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Art event with 'comfort women' statue to be held in Tokyo in April

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Will definitely attend.

This is more beneficial to understanding the horrors of WWII than by visiting Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

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There are women and children gettng bombed daily. Right now as you type. Horrors of 2022.

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OssanAmericaToday 07:36 am JST

There are women and children gettng bombed daily. Right now as you type. Horrors of 2022.

Only one comment in, and we already have someone complaining that the Comfort Women are getting attention.

I don't know how many times it it will have to be pointed out that caring is not a dichotomy, and that it's possible to care about two issues at the same time, but here we go again.

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The comfort women have become a symbol of anti-Japan propaganda and Korean nationalism and self-victimization.

Japan created a comfort women foundation that Moon dissolved so Korea could maintain its victim status. One Korean activist group embezzled money meant for the surviving comfort women.

At the same time, South Korea is teaching their children to hate children to hate Japan. I grew up with my parents constantly reminding me of what Japan did as if it happened yesterday. My classmates in high school spit on me for wanting to study in Japan. This is the country where people set themselves on fire at protests and children drew pictures of Japan being nuked.

South Korea keeps blaming Japan when it should be blaming itself for maintaining its hate for generations. It's insincere, hypocritical, and makes me ashamed to be Korean.

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Love to go to Tokyo for this, but because of Japanese sanctions and petrol prices are up so no extra money. I hope it could travel to other cities. Everything seems to be in Tokyo.

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Bad feeling about this, people have felt entitled to make bomb threats to these kind of exhibitions before, it is likely some crazy dude will try it also for this.

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Non-freedom of expression exhibition ?

What the heck !

This might not make alot of sense or be a good idea.

It will generate alot of anger and animosity and prejudice.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

No event reminding people of atrocities and injustice past and present should be controversial. Not in Japan, the US, the UK, Germany, Turkey, Belgium, anywhere.

The fact that so many object to it only stresses the need for this type of event. Everybody (not just in Japan) is on a high horse condemning Russia for its invasion or racial injustice in the US, but once it gets close to home, even those who don't consider themselves nationalist get defensive.

Looking at the comment I'm not so convinced that the Koreans are the ones indoctrinated to hate to be honest.

Spot on. It's especially obvious is situations that deal with actual historical facts. Some people prefer to hate people they've never met to admitting other people they've never met ever did anything bad.

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@Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne

Tbh, I think that's the point of the title. Especially given how it went down in Nagoya.

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Any bets on how long it takes until uyoku and their political sympathizers get this shut down?

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There are women and children gettng bombed daily. Right now as you type. Horrors of 2022.

Definitely...that does not detract from the wrongs Imperial Japan did during WW2 however. Naturaly the slightest mention of the sex slaves sends the JT rightists into a spin. The same people who point finger at Putin / Russia ( deservedly) are ever ready to deny Japan's own wrongdoings, because as we know Japan is always a victim never the perpetrator. Hypocrisy 101.

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Bad feeling about this, people have felt entitled to make bomb threats to these kind of exhibitions before, it is likely some crazy dude will try it also for this.

That is a certainty...I give the exhibition 50/50 chance of being held...at best.

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Korea needs to stop asking for financial compensation. It was dealt with from a legal perspective and compensation provided. You can't keep going back asking for more.

That being said, this kind of institutionalized atrocity similar to Unit 731, Japanese treatment of POWs, etc., like what the Nazis did should never be forgotten. You can't whitewash it or want the world to forget about it just cause it makes you look bad. And judging by the refusal of so many Japanese to accept these atrocities, a lot don't believe Japan committed these acts. Plenty of denial and misinformation.

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This is why you have privately funded museums and publicly funded museums. Art (like politics) is what people say it is.

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Whether people are against it or not, the event should be allowed as scheduled. I'm sick of venues and governments caving to the often illegal-will of the ultra-right, be it this, a movie that depicts Japanese atrocities/cruelty in and before WWII (like "Unbroken"), or what have you. In fact, if the people truly believed they are knowledgeable of history and Japan has nothing to hide, the event and attendance at it should be encouraged. Let people decide for themselves after seeing it. Or not. But let it happen. To try and close it down is simply cowardice and proof that said people want anything but truth.

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 To try and close it down is simply cowardice and proof that said people want anything but truth.

Tell that to South Korean government and justice by socially eliminating how many academics so far? who tried to address the issue properly, and yet, they and you and your ilk always try to hammer in the fake narratives ignoring truths, by this kind of propaganda in disguise.

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