A couple of quick google searches and you arev quite right, it's very low in comparison to other countries and one of the big reasons for it was due to the Japanese government issuing new textbooks regarding the island dispute with Korea. People got ticked off and shut their wallets. THe money from SK was close to $20 million (US)
Where do you see the comprehensive list of the total donations from each country? There are multiple donation channels and I haven't seen a complete report. One thing I know for sure is that some Korean celebrities and companies donated a lot for the disaster relief. Koreans also donated a record high amount of money to the Korean Red Cross.
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This was a serious diplomatic blunder by both China and South Korea, The earthquake and tsunami disaster was a humanitarian crisis where "developed" countries are expected to show compassion at the very least. It clearly shows these two are far from being "truly developed" countries in the advanced sociological sense. I can bet if such horrific disaster befell China or South Korea, Japan would send millions of $ in aid and send hig ranking diplomats to show their respects, like all highly developed countries should. I don't blame the people, but the governments there are despicable. I've been to both China and South Korea and I have met some decent people there, although there are harsh sentiments towards Japan from many people. Really, Japan is on a much higher level, at least that's the way I saw it, firsthand.
South Korea donated a good sum of money to Japan for the disaster relief, waging a nationwide donation campaign. There is no reason for not attending the ceremony and then clarifying there was a mistake if it was intentional. Nothing to gain from that move.
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Some ignorant Japanese netizens have been relentlessly conjuring up rumors about Koreans inflating the video's views with F5. They don't even understand how YouTube counts views or they pretend to not know. However, the KWRI guy shouldn't have stooped down to their trolling level. That's sad. Japan can ignore whatever all they want. They just shouldn't make false rumors.
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