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Posted in: S Korea marks 30 years since 1st public testimony by ex-comfort women See in context

One rule for Japan and one for everyone else? Japan remembers atomic bombs but South Korea is not allowed to mention comfort women? 

I’m just going to copy-paste what I said in a previous article: Japan has a reminder for WWII once a year. South Korea has a reminder for the comfort women literally every week. The Japanese don’t demand the U.S. for compensation every year, post children’s drawings of the U.S. being nuked, break into the U.S. embassy, refuse to refuel American cars, or whatever else from coffee’s long list of grievances by the Koreans.

You can’t apply the same logic to the Koreans and Japanese. The Koreans’ obsession with the past is nowhere near Japan’s level.

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing See in context

As the japanese say to the koreans, get over it.

To copy-paste what I said in a previous article, Japan has a reminder for WWII once a year. South Korea has a reminder for it once a week. The Japanese don’t demand the U.S. for compensation every year, post children’s drawings of the U.S. being nuked, break into the U.S. embassy, refuse to refuel American cars, or whatever else from coffee’s long list of grievances by the Koreans.

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Posted in: Hiroshima marks 76th A-bomb anniversary as virus, Olympics roll on See in context

People sure don’t like that I am repeating what other posters say every time South Korea or China mentions Japan’s rape of Asia. Weird.

Japan has a reminder for WWII once a year. South Korea has a reminder for it once a week. The Japanese don’t demand the U.S. for compensation every year, post children’s drawings of the U.S. being nuked, break into the U.S. embassy, refuse to refuel American cars, or whatever else from coffee’s long list of grievances by the Koreans.

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Posted in: S Korea to start live streaming from disputed islands See in context

The Liancourt Rocks are a symbol of anti-Japan nationalism. South Korea is so obsessed with them that people all over the country cheered when some athlete swam all the way there.

I once saw a video of some foreign exchange students being tricked into saying “Dokdo is Korean” in broken Korean.

Back when Trump talked to Kim Jong Un for the first time, South Korea cancelled its joint military drill with the U.S. along the border, yet it still did its regular drill on the rocks "in case of an invasion from Japan".

Just like its obsession with Japan, Korea’s obsession with the rocks is abnormal and pathetic.

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Posted in: Moon expresses disappointment about not visiting Japan See in context

Hard to tell how sincere he is. This is the same administration that threatened to pull out of GSOMIA and then lied about consulting the U.S.

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Posted in: South Korean president to skip Olympics See in context

@ableko45

It's amazing to me how much Japan pays attention to Korean politics. Koreans don't reality focus much on Japan for their presidential elections. Sure Japanese related issues are a factor in Korea but Koreans are much more focused on domestic issues.

When Japan removed South Korea from its whitelist two years ago, Koreans marched into the streets in protest. One group tried to break into the Japanese embassy in Busan. Gas stations refused to refuel Japanese cars. The district of Gyeonggi proposed putting stickers on Japanese products in all classrooms essentially stating, “This device was made by a war criminal”. Pretending South Koreans don’t pay attention to Japan is just delusional.

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

I think you just unintentionally revealed your nationality by using the Japanese literal translation of " the Great East Japan Earthquake' (It's the '2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami' in English).

Too bad, I was born and raised an American. Good job trying to profile a stranger on the internet.

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

After the Great East Japan Earthquake, other Koreans hanged a banner celebrating the earthquake at an AFC Champions game. I guess the Koreans never change.

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Posted in: S Korean appeals court to hear comfort women case in November See in context

The US rebuilt Japan's infrastructure after the war, so that economy has thrived since. What other compensation would there be?

As part of the 1965 agreement, Japan gave South Korea $300 million in economic aid, $200 million in loans, and $300 million in loans for private trust. Incidentally, part of the money was meant for the war victims, but Park Chung Hee instead used it to fund the chaebols, benefitting the entire Korean economy.

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Posted in: S Korean appeals court to hear comfort women case in November See in context

South Korea is so obsessed with what happened over seventy years ago, yet they do nothing about North Korea, which launched more than twenty test missiles in the last five years, two of which flew right over Japan.

In fact, a survey found that more than half of South Koreans would support North Korea in a war against Japan, while 40% said "I don't know".

Not to mention the fact that Moon threatened to pull ouf of GSOMIA, putting millions of lives at risk of nuclear war. 

The double standards are obvious. South Korea needs to get its head out of the past and into reality.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea divided over wartime history, Fukushima water release See in context

Would you pray for the soul of someone who murders your mother? No I didn’t think so. So don’t be a hypocrite.

South Korea has a monument for the man who assassinated the first prime minister of Japan.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea divided over wartime history, Fukushima water release See in context

South Korea is more concerned about radioactive water that was already treated than it is about its nuclear missiles.

Back when Trump talked to Kim Jong Un for the first time, South Korea cancelled its regular drill with the U.S. along the border, yet it still did its drill on the Liancourt Rocks “in case of an invasion from Japan.”

A survey found that almost half of South Koreans would side with North Korea in a war against Japan, while 40% said "I don't know".

Another survey found that South Koreans view Abe more negatively than Kim Jong Un, a dictator who imprisons entire families, gives death sentences to his own officers, and executes people in public.

South Korea needs to stop obsessing over the past and start focusing on current threats.

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Posted in: S Korean court rejects appeal from ex-comfort women on Japan assets See in context

There are Koreans who still deny that some Koreans volunteered to become comfort women or helped recruit other comfort women.

The book uses the women’s testimonies and historical documents, noting some were prostitutes rather than slaves, some soldiers helped those who were slaves escape and some Koreans worked as “dealers” who made the system possible.

After Park’s indictment for defamation in November 2015, 54 scholars – including MIT professor Noam Chomsky and University of Chicago professor and Korean history expert Bruce Cumings – issued statements in her defence.

But the factual accuracy of the book was irrelevant because in South Korea, a statement does not have to be false to constitute defamation – it merely has to be considered damaging.

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2118358/south-korean-professor-fined-book-about-comfort-women-proving

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Posted in: S Korean court rejects appeal from ex-comfort women on Japan assets See in context

Koreans are obsessed with things that happened over seventy years ago, yet they forgot all about the time North Korea bombed Yeonpyeong elven years ago, or the time North Korea killed and burned a South Korean diplomat only two years ago.

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Posted in: S Korea holds drills around disputed islets amid row over canceled Japan talks See in context

Two years ago, the North Korean government killed and burned a South Korean official, and SK did nothing.

The week Trump talked to Kim Jong Un for the first time, South Korea cancelled its regular drill with the U.S. along the border, yet it still did its drill on the Liancourt Rocks.

A survey found that South Koreans view Abe more negatively than Kim Jong Un, a dictator who imprisons entire families, gives death sentences to his own officers, and executes people in public.

Another survey found that almost half of South Koreans would side with North Korea in a war against Japan, while 40% said "I don't know".

South Korea needs to stop obsessing over the past and get its priorities straight.

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects slave labor claim against 16 Japanese firms See in context

Incidently no living Japanese citizen has ever had to bow to the Koreans and empty their wallets for them,

As part of the 1965 agreement, Japan gave South Korea $300 million in economic aid, $200 million in loans, and $300 million in loans for private trust. Incidentally, part of the money was meant for the war victims, but Park Chung Hee instead used it to fund the chaebols, benefitting the entire Korean economy.

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects slave labor claim against 16 Japanese firms See in context

Japan has already paid and apologized multiple times. South Korea needs to get over the past and focus on more current issues, like their nuclear-armed neighbor to the north.

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Posted in: Japan rejects South Korean protest over Olympics map See in context

South Korea doesn’t care if it gets bombed by North Korea like Yeonpyeong, yet they blow their top over anything related with the Liancourt Rocks.

The week after Trump first talked with Kim Jong Un, South Korea cancelled its regular drill with the U.S. along the border, yet they still did a drill on the Liancourt Rocks in case of an invasion from Japan.

Shows what their priorities are.

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Posted in: S Korea court to rule June 10 on 16 Japanese firms' wartime labor case See in context

2) The court already ruled against her on defamation and her claims as historically false.

About those “defamation claims”...

The book uses the women’s testimonies and historical documents, noting some were prostitutes rather than slaves, some soldiers helped those who were slaves escape and some Koreans worked as “dealers” who made the system possible.

After Park’s indictment for defamation in November 2015, 54 scholars – including MIT professor Noam Chomsky and University of Chicago professor and Korean history expert Bruce Cumings – issued statements in her defence.

But the factual accuracy of the book was irrelevant because in South Korea, a statement does not have to be false to constitute defamation – it merely has to be considered damaging.

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2118358/south-korean-professor-fined-book-about-comfort-women-proving

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Posted in: S Korea court to rule June 10 on 16 Japanese firms' wartime labor case See in context

Korean history textbooks are brutally honest about historical facts, as to not repeat the mistakes of their ancestors which is the point of history education.

Sure, just ask Park Yu-ha, who was sued for writing that many Koreans became comfort women willingly or were recruited by other Koreans. Koreans seem to be more concerned about their victim status than historical accuracy.

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Posted in: S Korea court to rule June 10 on 16 Japanese firms' wartime labor case See in context

The Koreans learned nothing after that other lawsuit was rejected two months ago. They should get over the past and worry about more current issues, like their nuclear-armed neighbor to the north.

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Posted in: S Korean fishermen sue Japanese gov't over Fukushima water See in context

I guess South Korea found a new excuse to protest against Japan now that their own court rejected the claims from the comfort women.

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Posted in: New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide See in context

Semantics is not what’s important.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea at odds over wartime history, radioactive water See in context

South Korea should be more concerned about its neighbor to the north after its response to Biden’s speech.

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

@P. Smith

Like the Japanese are indoctrinated into believing they were the victims in WWII?

Hardly a valid comparison, considering Japan doesn’t hound the U.S. for compensation every few years. Nor do they do anything from Coffee’s long list of protesting tactics.

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Posted in: One dead, one wounded at Tennessee school shooting See in context

How long will it take to get some real gun regulation? This shooting epidemic has been going since Obama’s first term.

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Posted in: Japan to work closely with U.S., S Korea to deal with N Korea See in context

South Korea did nothing when North Korea bombed Yeonpyeong ten years ago or shot and burned a South Korean official last year.

The week Trump talked with Kim Jong Un for the first time, they cancelled their joint military drill along the border with the U.S., yet they did their regular drill on the Liancourt Rocks in case of an invasion from Japan.

A survey found that South Koreans view Kim Jong Un, a dictator executes people in public, in a more favorable light than Abe. Not to mention that almost half of South Korea would support North Korea in a war against Japan.

Actions speak louder than words, and South Korea has shown that it can't be trusted to handle North Korea by itself when it would rather side with a dictatorship over Japan.

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Posted in: S Korea's Moon says Tokyo Olympics may be chance to revitalize diplomacy See in context

@Samit Basu 

The same isn't true of Japan, the ROK couldn't care less if Tokyo got nuked by Kim's nuclear missiles

So all the talk from Moon about improving ties with Japan was BS.

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Posted in: S Korea's Moon says Tokyo Olympics may be chance to revitalize diplomacy See in context

@Samit Basu 

@Coffee

This, from the country that threatened to pull out of GSOMIA, putting millions of lives at risk of nuclear war. 

Korean lives aren't under threat from GSOMIA termination, only Japanese lives are because Japanese are blinded from incoming ballistic missiles without early warning from Korea, which is the sole purpose of GSOMIA between Korea and Japan.

There are other countries besides Japan and Korea.

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Posted in: S Korean sex slave survivor wants U.N. court judgment See in context

@P. Smith

Japan indoctrinates its children to view Japan as the victim in WWII.

At least they don't use it as an excuse to hound the U.S. for money every year.

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