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South Korean college students march with portraits of deceased former South Korean sex slaves who were forced to serve for the Japanese military in World War II, during a rally against the Japanese government in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday. South Korea's opposition politicians on Wednesday called for nullifying a settlement reached between Seoul and Tokyo on compensation for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II.

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I told you so in a previous post. This issue will continue for generations, long after all the victims are gone

South Korea’s opposition politicians on Wednesday called for nullifying a settlement

Because they want to get even more money for their constituents, boosting their own popularity

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@sensei258 — You mean, rather than recognition from the Japanese government that denies it ever happened and tries to erase it from the history books?

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They also need to sue the USA and China who also used Comfort women. Where is the outrage against them? Where are the settlements?

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Give it a rest people... actually appearing silly at this point.

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They also need to sue the USA and China who also used Comfort women. Where is the outrage against them? Where are the settlements?

The Japanese lost the war but hate that they have to admit that to their Asian victims.No problem bowing down to Americans but fellow Asians, no way. Abe happily goes to Pearl Harbor and denies Nan Jing. Where is your proof about the US and China? Classic right wing nationalist Japanese tactic, deny and deflect.

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So utterly predictable. I wondered when they would start marching against Japan again in South Korea, conveniently by the opposition government to drown out the political scandals.

And, of course, now they want to nullify the sex slave settlement. These nationalists would never settle for anything, and in fact need to constantly demonize and attack Japan over such issues to keep themselves relevant.

Give it a rest already, jesus.

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Stuck in the past despite Japan's financial compensation to the Korean government in the 1960s and this current settlement between the two governments.

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They also need to sue the USA and China who also used Comfort women. Where is the outrage against them? Where are the settlements?

I know the US used comfort women in Korea during the Korean War.....but when did China ever use comfort women?

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Boy was Nietzsche right when he stated his concepts of ressentiment and slave morality.

What a gross photo. Using young girls ( notice no boys ) as tools. These people are weak. There are no heroes or great feats to celebrate and clasp to. Only victims and the tradition of victimhood being passed down to yet another generation. These young girls have absolutely nothing connecting them to WW2 or the the sew slaves. But because they are female, they are being jerry-rigged to this issue. But their minds are being destroyed at the same time. Nietzsche was right: a revolt from underneath has occurred where now being an everlasting victim is virtuous. Why would Korea ever want to let this go? That is for strong people.

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Constantly demonizing Japan has become SK's n1 pastime.

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Where is your proof about the US and China? Classic right wing nationalist Japanese tactic, deny and deflect.

Seriously asking? never heard of 5th Supply? never read the news of 122 korean victims sued their government? never read news about Comfort stations in Vietnam?

but when did China ever use comfort women?

貢女(朝鮮語: 공녀、コンニョ) in 1000 year subordinate history of the pennisula to Chinese empires. well setting aside long history, the academia found that there were korean cofortwomen who willingly trips to China to make money before WW2. There are aslo some findings of Chinese comfort stations for Chinese customers

Japan is the only country to organize sex trafficking at the central government level.

If not the central government level, what difference does it make?

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"South Korea’s opposition politicians on Wednesday called for nullifying a settlement reached between Seoul and Tokyo on compensation for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s military in World War II."

Notice the key word in there -- "compensation". That is going to make a few posters angry, who have literally said, "It's not compensation money. It's just money to get South Korea to shut up!" and then claims Japan is the victim in this who issue.

DieRealityCheck: "Seriously asking? never heard of 5th Supply? never read the news of 122 korean victims sued their government? never read news about Comfort stations in Vietnam?"

Never hear of deflection? What does this have to do with Vietnam again?

"If not the central government level, what difference does it make?"

HUGE difference when your government is actively taking part, which the Japanese government STILL is. Japan is quite well known to be one of the worst human traffickers and rights violators in the world, in the work and also sex industry.

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re South Korea’s opposition politicians on Wednesday called for nullifying a settlement

Great that they are marching but barking up the wrong tree. Follow the money and see which Chaebols made a killing after Japan left Korea. Japan paid huge sums of money to the old Park administration but only limited amount went to the victims, that doing was not Japans but the Korean government. Then again such goes the spoils of war...and women are a part of the treasure...

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Brave people fighting for their grandmother's memories, honour and dignity. Anyone who attacks a demonstration like this is heartless and running from the past.

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goldorakDEC. 29, 2016 - 11:05AM JST

Constantly demonizing Japan has become SK's n1 pastime.

ah, this attitude makes me mad - it's not demonising the Japanese, it's protesting about the treatment of their women during the war with little recognition and expression of remorse from the perpetrators (in this case Japan).

I love you Japan but, grow a heart, grow some balls and deal with your own past mistakes instead of running from them!

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goldorak: "Constantly demonizing Japan has become SK's n1 pastime."

No one is demonizing anyone here except you and others demonizing people marching for women's rights and recognizing sexual slavery -- things you evidently oppose if you try and turn the tables and suggest the country that forced women into sexual slavery is the true victim.

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smith

Never hear of deflection? What does this have to do with Vietnam again?

Me deflected? just responded to the post from randomnator. but speaking of Korea/US/Vietnam Comfort stations, your what's those god to do with this issue, don't deflect is no more than petty excuse to evade their own ugly comfortwomen history. Even after WW2. Nonethless, those hypocrites never teach Korean youth the facts.

HUGE difference when your government is actively taking part, which the Japanese government STILL is. Japan is quite well known to be one of the worst human traffickers and rights violators in the world, in the work and also sex industry.

What the heck HUGE difference is? What the heck Japanese government STILL is taking part of?

Park Chung-hee who signed on Base Village purification policy, and called their own victims national hero to earn forein ccy wasn't president then? If it's not the right in the middle of central government, whereelse?

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DieRealityCheck: yes, you're absolutely deflecting. You don't even once cite Japan's wartime coercion of women into sexual slavery, instead pointing to Vietnam, and again do so in your reply to me pointing out deflection.

Truly sad you guys scorn people protesting a lack of recognition for women forced into soavery, raped, and in many cases murdered after. How utterly pathetic.

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smith

NO I am not at all. Ones cannot undestand comfort women unless trying to understand how women had been treated in the long history of the penninsula

Try not to discuss hiding your own pubic area but concentrate attacking on the same of other, That's exactly what you're doing smith. Shame on you.

and in many cases murdered after

ridiculous exaggeration again. or are you talking about the vietnamese victims slaughtered agfter the rape by Koreans?

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DieRealityCheckDEC. 29, 2016 - 01:14PM JST smith NO I am not at all. Ones cannot undestand comfort women unless trying to understand how women had been treated in the long history of the penninsula Try not to discuss hiding your own pubic area but concentrate attacking on the same of other, That's exactly what you're doing smith. Shame on you. and in many cases murdered after

ridiculous exaggeration again. or are you talking about the vietnamese victims slaughtered agfter the rape by Koreans?

DieRealityCheck your attitude may have come about from the education system and media not telling the whole story of WWII and the atrocities committed by Japan. It is well known that Japan was among the most brutal war mongers in history, at second only to the Nazis in the 20th century. Murder, torture and rape of innocent men, women and children was not only common and widespread it was encourage by military leaders. There is no denying the facts - and if you had any knowledge of Japanese history and culture through the ages you would have no trouble believing this.

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DieRealityCheck: "Ones cannot undestand comfort women unless trying to understand how women had been treated in the long history of the penninsula"

Stop deflecting!! And you're trying to justify rape and sexual slavery to boot by pointing out the later, not historical, incidents in Vietnam.

"Shame on you"

I'm not the one justifying sexual slavery.

"Ridiculous exaggeration again"

No, what's ridiculous is fobbing off and deflecting when Japan was the aggressor, and ilalso crying victim by demonizing the people who point out the hypocrisy.

"...or are you talking about the Vietnamese..."

You seriously cant control our deflection, can you? So, let's get this straight. Japan is not the aggressor, they are the victim. These women marching about sexual slavery are in the wrong because you have to take what happened before and during WWII in the context of "history", namely the Vietnam war?

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Everyone has a cause. Take a lesson from Mr. Obama and Mr. Abe. It is over, over, over. It is history that we can never forget and never change. Protests and disruption in the lives of people who are just trying to work and pay the protesters' bills only prolongs the agony. "Let it go, let it go" have never had more meaning. Look to the future, it is wonderful.

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smith

Nice try! by repeating the word Vietnam ony to intentionally emphasize on deflection, casting away from Korean victims under korean/US/UN comfort stations during/after Korean War.

Who actually coerced girls into the journey to the stations at first hand? Koreans themselves and these young kids really know that fact?

letsberealistic

My education was just fine. Everything I studied about the comfort women issues were almost all after early 90's when this issue , for the first time, came out under spotlight, before when, by the way, even Koreans didn't know about it at all.

There is no denying the facts - and if you had any knowledge of Japanese history and culture through the ages you would have no trouble believing this.

You rather study history and culture of China and Korea, I recommend

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I wonder if these girls chose to march or were asked/told to.....

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Kobe White Bar OwnerDEC. 29, 2016 - 02:16PM JST

I wonder if these girls chose to march or were asked/told to.....

I think they are holding up photos of their grandmothers so I'd say it was their choice - does it matter?

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Let it go, let it go" have never had more meaning. Look to the future, it is wonderful. I agree with you somewhat - let's see whether the J government/ media especially NHK follows similar sentiments in August during their annual Japan was a WW2 victim festival. It swings both ways.

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DieRealityCheck: there you go again, talking about the Vietnam war for the fifth or sixth time this thread, and not mentioning sex slaves of the IJA once. That's deflection, plain and simple.

"My education was just fine"

Evidently not. More denial to go with the deflection.

"You rather study history of China and Korea I recommend"

More deflection. Not ONE word about what Japan did.

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These kind of rallies are expensive. It is said that NK is funding them to break the relation of Japan/SK and succeeding. Next President candidates seem NK backed. SK is in a risk of being united by NK.

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Tinawatanabe: said by whom? 2-channel?

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They march, they scream, but not so many come to the funeral. The only people at the funeral turned out to be Japanese. What kind of Joke is this.

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DieRealityCheck: show us who showed up for the funerals.

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smith

You read and type Japanese. you know how to google search. be my guest whtever combination to search and I don't care less if you don't believe it as your the last one I feel obliged to be fair. Enjoy the real stories

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These young girls have absolutely nothing connecting them to WW2 or the the sew slaves. But because they are female, they are being jerry-rigged to this issue.

kind of like school kids in Japan being made to go on school trips to Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

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kind of like school kids in Japan being made to go on school trips to Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Probably kind of like school kids in Japan being made to go on school trips to Seoul and being made Dogeza-apology in front of Halmeonis, or K-pop kids being made chorus Dokdo Our Land only to ruin their stage-performance

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So even after the apology deal, they're ramping up the protests to extract never ending concessions? Don't they have a corruption scandal to worry about? Or is this just another foreign distraction?

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