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South Korea accuses Japan of 'lukewarm' stand on N Korea sanctions

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By Hyunjoo Jin and Takaya Yamaguchi

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Relations between the neighbors have long been plagued by memories of Japan’s 1910-45 colonization of the peninsula. In recent months, the question of compensation for South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers has been a particular source of friction.

Yawn, grow up already.

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Japan: "We suspect you may be giving sensitive materials to North Korea"

South Korea: "I'm rubber, you're glue!"

Is this for real? Can SK become any more childish?

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David Stilwell, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told Japan's NHK broadcaster on Friday the United States would not intervene in the dispute

Told you so.

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Between 1910-1945 the Japanese waged war on, murdered, tortured and imprisoned Koreans.

Even now, Japan lectures Korea on their internal politics and policies.

Japan’s politicians regularly deny the atrocities that were foisted on Korea-some have the gall to suggest that Korean women willingly prostituted themselves to have sex multiple times a day with occupying colonial soldiers.

Japan attempted to eradicate Korean names, customs and language.

For some posters here the South Koreans are boorish and childish.

I say wise up and learn history!

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Between 1910-1945 the Japanese waged war on, murdered, tortured and imprisoned Koreans.

Over 70 years ago. If South Korea wants a future, they need to let go of the past.

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kurisupisuToday  07:38 am JST

Between 1910-1945 the Japanese waged war on, murdered, tortured and imprisoned Koreans.

Please can your revisionist nonsense. Prior to 1910 Korea was a Japanese Protectorate. From 1910 to 1945 Korea was part of the Empire of Japan. Why would Japan wage war on Korea when Koreans were serving in the Japanese military? Who by the way were murdering, torturing Allied POWs.

It's attitudes like yours that fuel the problem, take your hate mongering elsewhere.

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Between 1910-1945 the Japanese waged war on, murdered, tortured and imprisoned Koreans.

More revisionist bunk.... Korea was annexed to the Empire of Japan by referendum. Then PM Ito was a vocal opponent of the annexation, and was murdered at Harbin station by pro-annexation extremist Ahn-Jong. If the Japanese were so unpopular in Korea at the time, why would a Korean murder the PM who was against the annexation? Why would Army recruitment stations have to turn back hundreds of thousands of Korean volunteers due to over-capacity?

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I am aware that not all Koreans welcomed the Japanese annexation, some even created guerrilla bands and fought (Kim il Sung for one). I know that it is a sensitive issue for Korea even today. However, SK’s misinformation campaigns and refusal to accept facts will do nothing to improve relations.

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Funny, i don't ever remember seeing Abe posing in pictures with Supreme Leader Kim near the DMZ...

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It's a strange accusation. I get the impression that it is Moon who is keen to relax sanctions and cuddle up to the Fat Controller.

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