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Gunma shuns S Korean request for meeting over monument removal

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I fully support Gunma governor’s decision not to meet with S Korean embassy staff over the removal of the monument. South Koreans are probably not even aware they’re interfering with another country’s internal affairs.

4 ( +18 / -14 )

Must be difficult for Koreans to get used to the fact that they were beaten and made a Japanese colony. Get over it.

-8 ( +9 / -17 )

Considering it is on Japanese sovereign land, the Japanese authorities can remove any "monument" as they see fit. There is no need for any pointless "meetings." Likewise, the SK government can erect any statue they wish to on THEIR land.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

So a monument to commemorate Koreans stands in Japan and SKorea is against it. But if they didn't have a monument SKorea would complain that they were being ignored. Can't win either way.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

So much for building a foundation for mutual understanding through diplomacy.

Well they can instead engage in more endless rounds of pointless bickering wasting everyone's time and energy, how lovely.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Sounds like typical diplomacy. Agree on something (erecting a statue, with stipulations) then, not adhering to the original agreement.

Yup sounds like South Korean government alright

6 ( +11 / -5 )

A few of you guys should do a bit more research on the history before commenting.

Too bad they couldn't of had a meeting to work something out.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

They approved it in good faith, but were taken advantage of.

Lesson learned.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

A few of you guys should do a bit more research on the history before commenting.

There was a war, Korea lost and is still bitter about not being able to defend themselves.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

This is a normal thing? lol Bigots.

But the prefecture refused to renew the monument's approval and ordered it to be removed

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

This monument was on Japanese public land, and the contract mentioned clearly a time limit and the requirement of extension for another 10 years.

As reported in some Japanese news the monument was removed, but the three plates of the monument were not destroyed but detached and returned to the citizens group that owned the memorial.

Maybe these members of this group own some land and they can ask for permission to construct a new monument on private land and display these plates to the public.

Another solution might be to display these plates in a Korean school or church or museum or similar private place.

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Mr KiplingMar. 30  11:55 pm JST

A few of you guys should do a bit more research on the history before commenting.

There was a war, Korea lost and is still bitter about not being able to defend themselves.

What war was that? There hasn't been a war between Korea and Japan since the 1500s.

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There was a war, Korea lost and is still bitter about not being able to defend themselves.

What war was that? There hasn't been a war between Korea and Japan since the 1500s.

Heh, the mistake in the original post is actually comically ironical.

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