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Japan and N Korea should talk, S Korea's Moon says

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I urge DPRK never to forget or forgive what Japan did to Korea and how it treats Koreans to this day.

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I urge DPRK never to forget or forgive what Japan did to Korea and how it treats Koreans to this day.

You must mean how Japan gives them the freedom it gives to everyone else living in Japan, and not living hell under a dictatorship?

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I urge DPRK never to forget or forgive what Japan did to Korea and how it treats Koreans to this day.

You must mean how Japan gives them the freedom it gives to everyone else living in Japan, and not living hell under a dictatorship?

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It should be after seeing the result of talks between U.S., North Korea and South Korea.

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I urge DPRK never to forget or forgive what Japan did to Korea and how it treats Koreans to this day.

Because holding grudges is the key to forging everlasting peace.

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I think that Moon is showing himself to be a true world leader, stateman and peacemaker.

Unfortunately, Japan seems only concerned with it's own self interests.

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It should be after seeing the result of talks between U.S., North Korea and South Korea.

Very true. What is on the table is denuclearization of Korean "Peninsular" that includes US bases in SK. It was well documented that there were nuclear warheads in the US bases in SK. NK will demand continual inspection of all the US bases in SK and inspection of all the goods that is to be brought into the bases. NK knows US cannot accept such terms, and tit for tat, NK will naturally decline US inspection of the bases in NK. US President Trump will be put in an awkward situation and will have to choose breaking up the deal or losing all the bases in SK. He should have asked for experts' advice.

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You must mean how Japan gives them the freedom it gives to everyone else living in Japan, and not living hell under a dictatorship?

He's talking about the modern history of Korea in the 20th century.

Like this:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n10/bruce-cumings/a-murderous-history-of-korea

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I urge DPRK never to forget or forgive what Japan did to Korea and how it treats Koreans to this day.

Dear god, the useful idiot knows no limits to the depths they can sink

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It will be ideal to Japan and NK start talking as Moon said: "If Japan-North Korea relations are normalised, that would greatly contribute to peace and security in Northeast Asia beyond the Korean peninsula." However I think Moon should have good relation with Japan, to avoid political conflicts. If it won't make clear, it could be "them" against Japan in the future. And, what he is expressing is just: Fly me to Moon and not for rising Sun...

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You must mean how Japan gives them the freedom it gives to everyone else living in Japan...]

Oh yes, that's right. Japan has always been so welcoming and accepting of those Korean families that stayed after their slavery during the war...

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North Korea can tell Japan to recognize her already existence nuclear power status and then talk about the abductee issue.

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I urge DPRK never to forget or forgive what Japan did to Korea and how it treats Koreans to this day.

Yeah, how dare Japanese officials allow over 80 grade and high schools and an university affiliated with North Korea and Chongryon (association for pro-North Korean Zainichi, ethnic Koreans who refuse to apply for Japanese citizenship in Japan, over 150,000 of them) to exist and thrive in Japan. These are schools that indoctrinate their students in the North Korean ideology. And how dare Japan allow over half a million ethnic Koreans who refuse to apply for Japanese citizenship to live and exist in Japanese society.

I'm not saying all of Japanese society treats ethnic Koreans fairly or nicely, certainly there's discrimination and prejudice that still exists. But to insinuate that the country of Japan treats its Korean citizens far worse than North Korea treats its citizens, is the height of absurdity.

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