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Posted in: South Korean court orders sale of confiscated Nippon Steel assets See in context

perhaps the real reason is Germany has mature, respectable neighbors that were victims in WW2 - such as Poland, France, Belgium, Netherlands etc. They have all forgiven Germany, moved on and have wonderful relations. 

Unfortunately Japan has horrible, immature, emotional neighbors who always bear grudges - SK, NK, Communist China and totalitarian Russia. No amount of apologies would ever satisfy them.

Absolutely. Just look at how differently South Korea treats Japan from North Korea. When Trump met 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 Liancourt Rocks "in case of an invasion from Japan". Koreans are obsessed with things that happened over seventy years ago, yet they forgot all about the time North Korea bombed Yeonpyeong eleven years ago, or the time North Korea killed and burned a South Korean diplomat two years ago.

South Korea needs to stop being a bunch of hypocrites, blaming Japan for everything.

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Posted in: Theme park giving S Koreans a Japan fix despite pandemic See in context

Ordinary Koreans are generally good folks, and have moved on.

FYI, a survey in South Korea found that almost half of all 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.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea balk at sharing news conference stage after U.S. talks See in context

Korea has nothing to lose with worsening ties with Japan.

Of course Koreans don’t care about Japanese dying. A survey in South Korea found that almost half of all South Koreans would side with North Korea in a war against Japan, while 40% said "I don't know". After the Tohoku Earthquake, some Koreans even hanged a banner celebrating the earthquake at an AFC Champions game.

US would need to chose between Japan and South Korea sooner or later. And South Korea is always ready to flip to the other side of the fence.

Reminds me of when South Korea threatened to pull out of GSOMIA and lied about getting the US’s approval first.

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Posted in: S Korea's police chief visits islets disputed with Japan: source See in context

The Liancourt Rocks are a symbol of anti-Japan nationalism. 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".

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. The amount of brainwashing is abnormal.

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Posted in: Former PM Suga visits Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Then why does Japan make such a fuss when some other countries honor their people who died or suffered in the war? (E.g. when Koreans put up a statue to "comfort women")

There are no Japanese politicians going to the shrine every single week. There are no Japanese setting themselves on fire in front of the shrine. They don’t try to break into the Korean embassy or drive a car into it, or harass U.S. diplomats for having moustaches similar to long-dead Korean generals’.

The general Japanese population doesn’t care about Yasukuni, unlike the Koreans whose anti-Japan indoctrination is so strong that they have done all of the above, except replace the words “Korean” with “Japanese” and “shrine” with “comfort women statue.”

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Posted in: Kishida says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed See in context

South Korea is really the only country trying to stop this. Where’s America? Dang!

South Korea overreacts to anything Japan does. To copy-paste something I posted before, 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 devices in all classrooms stating, “This device was made by a war criminal”.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea leaders look to deepen ties, despite strains See in context

Does anybody really think South Korea is anti-Japan? I'm in Seoul, Korea now and I am surprised there are more pro-Japanese than anti-Japanese in Korea.

A survey in South Korea found that almost half of all 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.

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”.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi asset sale in wartime labor case See in context

The problem is Japan, not S Korea.

Compare the education regarding ww2 in Germany compared to here and you will see the problem. For Japanese kids, ww2 is 2 paragraphs in a text book and 2 question in a test.

If you want to talk about education, there were children in South Korea who drew pictures of Japan being nuked with crayons that were posted in a public train station. Another time, Gyeonggi district proposed putting stickers on devices in all classrooms that said, "This device was made by a war criminal."

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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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