Between coal-loving "Should've done controlled burn off" spouting nubtjobs and climate change spewing lefties, I really don't know which side to take at the moment.
All in all, I will say that it's difficult to stay outdoors for even smallest amount of time.
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These are clear issues that South Korea can resolve if they had any desire to resolve the current breakdown in diplomatic relations.
They can if they get rid of Moon and his left-wing cronies.
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I can only hope that the 2020 legislative election will have Koreans voting for parties OTHER THAN Moon's party, preferably those that actually want to mend ties with Japan.
If this lunatic's party gets majority of seats again in the next election, then I lost hope in Korean people.
Just how deluded and brainwashed are you to think that having your leader spouting this nonsense is a good thing?
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A lot of "angry" Koreans are calling for boycotting the Tokyo Olympic.
What they haven't thought about is what about the Korean athletes? Thanks to these mindless idiots, their four years of hard training and effort will go down to drain. And for what?
This is getting out of control. The anti-Japanese sentiment is at its max peak and Korean people are finding any reasons and excuses to just brutalize anything that is related to Japan.
All thanks to Moon and his provocative speech that's adding massive amount of fuel to already burning fire in SK. Does he even realize that his speech just allowed KOSPI stock to drop all the way down to sub 2K?
I guess he really doesn't care about his country's economy and well being.
24 ( +32 / -8 )
Welp, I hope that Korean people are ready for a wild rollercoaster ride. Things will be hectic for the next couple of months for the Korean people.
Honestly, their only hope is to impeach Moon and his current government.
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I'm curious, will Japan loosen the export rules if SK realizes that they've screwed up and try to offer to mend ties with Japan? Possibly throwing in 'lifiting the Fukushima food ban' offer as well?
With the current Moon administration, I know that the chance of SK performing ANY meaningful diplomatic exchanges are close to nil but still, I'd hope that there are some rooms left for negotiations for both countries.
All in all, Moon and his left-leaning cronies are doing more harm than good. It's sad to see that they're living in their own bubbles and not thinking outside the box and for the future of SK.
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No offense to any East Asians but, they don't seem to have any basic understanding of the depth of water and swimming concept.
Time after time, I see Japanese/Korean/Chinese tourists being rescued by the lifeguards at Bondi beach.
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Don't SK and Japan realize that what they're doing right now will inevitably cause financial losses in the long run? Hence affecting their respective economies?
You can argue who might lose more than other and vice versa but, at the end of the day, the only one who's benefiting from this whole Japan-Korean beef is China and possibly NK.
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It's all about keeping the "Status quo". I'm not sure about the Japan side but the Korean side doesn't want to resolve the comfort women issue at all. It's obvious that the Korean government uses the issue as a scapegoat or propaganda to satisfy their needs (from boosting their ratings to swaying public eyes from other issues).
Fortunately, thanks to the accessibility of internet, the younger generations of Koreans are more and more aware of how ridiculous this is. Many young Koreans are voicing their disapproval of how their government is handling the comfort women issue.
However, the older generations and the anti-Japanese crowds will shut these younger Koreans by calling them a chinilpa (a term used to describe Koreans who've collaborated with imperial Japan, now it's used more like a derogatory term) and throwing insults. They use phrases like " If you like Japan so much, why don't you move to Japan? You dirty pro-Japanese dog!" to belittle and shut down any productive arguments relating to comfort women issue.
All in all, it's a sad and complicated situation for people in Korea as their government/media are more focused on bashing Japan relating to comfort women issue and other atrocities in the past while, downplaying other contemporary and major issues such as NK problems and economy.
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Regarding to this particular issue, they should be seeking compensation from Park's daughter and anyone who's related to Park's regime.
This ruling won't go far as the the deal was already made in the past. SK just can't demand more compensation simply because their previous government "screwed up" the deal.
Unlike the comfort women issue, this one is cut and dry.
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Eh, what's there to lose for Japan? I'm sure Japan also dosen't want to be allies with SK right? For everything from economy to military.
After all, both of them hate each others to guts so why the surprise now? Both will hate each other for eternaty while throwing insults around like a grade school kids.
I'm sorry if I sound pessimestic and generalizing both of these countries but, history has tought me that both of these countries will always be filled with hate on every single political/historical shenanigans in which, both have zero interest in reconciling.
That's just a way it is for these two countries.
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"Let it go already"
Yeah, nah. I don't blame these victims for their constant "barking" about atrocities when the so called aggressors are brushing off such issues nonchalantly.
Got to change your attitude if you want people to be more sympathetic of you.
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Should've subbed Honda in earlier.
And also, Japan should find a new GK.
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It also doesn't help when the referee for the match is from Senegal.
Oh boy, unless Japan pulls some epic miracles, I don't think they'll be able to proceed to quarterfinals.
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Some are criticizing Japan for "parking the bus" and ultimately, depending their fate on other teams. While others understands that Japan has to do whatever it takes to make it to the round of 16 in the WC.
At the end of the day, Japan played by the rules. But the way they played in the last 15 or so minutes were just embarrassing. The crowd booing literally proves my point. Oh and don't forget that the key player of Samurai Blue also shared his opinion about the last match: https://koztimes.com/honda-i-want-to-apologize-to-the-fans-for-such-boring-football/32854/
Hopefully, they'll play their fullest against Belgium. If they're going to keep relying on luck, they won't make it far.
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Are they blaming Koreans again?
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Congratualtions to Japan. It was an intense game compared to the game played by SK yesterday.
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Unless Abe is contributing towards denuclearisation and peace in the Korean peninsula, he should stay out of this.
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As long as there's a pro-Chinese/NK sympathisers in SK, the general public will always be persuaded (or brainwashed) to point fingers at Japan while swaying away from the "current" problem relating to NK/China/their society.
It also doesn't help when the current Moon administration is also a left-leaning, NK sympathiser who's eager to bow down towards China/NK as oppose to having a strong military/economic ties with Japan.
Although Japan does have their fair share of whitewashing and denying with their past atrocities, that doesn't mean SK should continue blaming Japan just because so. It also doesn't give any rights to SK to break agreements that was made at diplomatic level just because their emotions are more important than being objective.
I hope that one day, the general public of SK will wake up and recognize that what they're doing right now is doing more harm then good for their country. Japan is an ally to SK, not an enemy.
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Isn't there handful of South Korean residents living in Takeshima island? Not to mention their navy is guarding the island 24/7.
Not sure how Japan will win the island from Korea.
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Seems like both the Koreans and Japanese doesn't want Abe to come/go to Korea.
Not sure what he wants to achieve by going to the event.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Too late, they're already expecting Chung to win the quarter final along with beating Federer/Nadal.
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The reactions from SK of Abe's rejection is as expected. According to top rated comments on naver, some includes:
"End ties with Japan for good! We don't need them!"
"Japanese will always be war criminals""I hope natural disasters will wipe Japan out of the world map!" "They deserve all the bad karmas for their sins"
I mean, I understand that you're too "emotional" to think straight/objective and thinking about the current/future, but Jesus Christ... Whenever I read comments like this I just shake my head in disbelief.
I'm glad I'm out of that country for good.
11 ( +15 / -4 )
Unfortunately, there are too many extreme left-wingers and NK sympathizers in SK where it's impossible to erase anti-Japanese sentiments for good. When they constantly uses comfort women issue as a political tool to sway the public's attention from even bigger problems/threats (China and NK), it's no wonder majority of Koreans feel the need to hold grudges against Japanese.
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I feel like such diplomacy serves no purpose when neither sides wants any peace in between them
Political, social, cultural and economical tensions will always be there and such diplomatic action will just "anger" their respective citizens because literally nothing has been facilitated over the last couple of years.
Hence, we're back to the endless "blame game" to prove who is the biggest fool or not.
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Looks like majority of Korean doesn't want him to comeback and instead, they actually want to use this opportunity to cut ties with Japan for good. They also want to return one million yen back to Japan as well.
Well this is messed up.
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So is this the beginning of Abe's impeachment?
Hopefully Japanese people have watched and learned what their neighbor have went through.
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So what's stopping the Australian navy from catching and impounding these whaling ships? They're clearly within Australian water as well as violating the 2014 ban.
Also, I'm shocked to see how the Japanese themselves think that this is totally okay for some unknown reason.
I just don't know what to say.
0 ( +7 / -7 )
As someone who's closely related to Korea, I feel embarrassed and frustrated with this whole apology shenanigans.
I blame their media and government for being so corrupt to the point where they systematically "brainwash" Koreans into thinking that Japan have never apologized. Truth be told, there were 51 cases (correct me if I'm wrong) of formal apologies from top officials to university professors with great sums of reparation. Some were expressed in written letters while others were from condolence speeches.
However, these were not even reported or translated properly in Korea. Not to mention the victims themselves have never heard/read those apologies nor receive any money from the reparation. Even if such apologies were reported, majority of Koreans outright deny them because it was not "sincere" enough. Hence the endless spread of anti-Japanese sentiment grew throughout the 2000s.
As a result, such hatred was reported in Japan and not surprisingly the hatred towards Korean by Japanese grew as well. Honestly I don't blame the Japanese as this was all started by the Koreans.
Now a lot of Koreans would call me a chinillpa (pro-Japanese) for saying all these truth. That's not true as I also think it doesn't help to facilitate the issue when the Japanese side perform occasional political stunts such as visiting Yasukuni and attempt to whitewash their past etc. But if the Koreans don't get their act together and take initiative on this issue, they will always go around in circle and make no progress in relationship between Japan. Whether the Japanese want such ties or not would be debatable but I believe a strong alliance is needed for a bigger threat (i.e. China).
With that being said, I'm lucky to live outside of Korea and to see this whole mess in 3rd perspective. Though at the same time I'm saddened to see the majority of Koreans being stuck in the past and trying to advert their eyes from the truth.
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