When it comes to whiny south Korea, I stopped reading. What's the point? They have no integrity. Because they don't, they will always swallow their own spit. Evert single time.
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SK needs to boycott this Olympics, really. How can they be in the land of people they passionately hate the most? Leave the Olympics to those that knows how to respect.
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I wouldn't count on SK accepting this agreement, if it happens, in finality. Past actions demonstrate that they have no plan and integrity to honor what they or past administration signed. If they find another reason to deviate from what they agreed, they would do so without a thought. Japan is to blame for everything, that's their motto. You cant blame Japan for finally having enough of SK.
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.... finally Japan is ready to shape up.... you mean what you perceived to be Japan vowing to Korea's extortion again? I dont know what kind of shaping up you're hoping, but it was SK that demonstrated a little bit of maturity with the decision on GSOMIA. Whether that maturity will hold and for how long remains to be seen.
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Hats off to you for trying all your might to find ways for S Korea to be the winner in this situation. But the fact remains, which you refuse to acknowledge, decisions by the S Korean government are solely based and dictated by their hatred towards Japan. Their actions and decisions are not those done by a leader of a great nation, they're done by a malignant, immature leader who instead of protecting the real interest of the nation it leads, succumbed to the ugly emotion he carries. No matter what you say, SK lost and your president embarrassed its citizens big time. Integrity is everything, and SK as a nation, lost it.
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Very good analysis on how Korea view those agreements. However I disagree with the "paying them off" for the same reason. Korea has demonstrated repeatedly in the past that any payments can be disregarded as insufficient or not intending to (whichever was agreed at that time) or even denied solely based on their feelings, which are based solely on their hatred towards Japan (relationship). So there is no easy way to compensate or apologize, sufficiently - because Korea will deny it ever happened, or if it did, they're not sufficient. So where would Japan go from here? What would be a reasonable option for Japan. Do they just accept that Korea will always be like this and tolerate ( and compensate and apologize)? Or do they move on? I'd say move on. If your opponent has no integrity, it would be a lose-lose situation. Reasonable conversation would be impossible with S Korea.
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Move on. The rest of the world did.
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The Korean government and its ever hating citizens have responded: by retaliation, burning themselves, banning Japanese products (therefore hurting the Korean employees there), demanding apology over and over, etc. Except those are not sensible response. Those are response of a 2 year old. Korea is not capable of that. Everything is dictated by their hatred, and it will be until the end of time. So everyone should just sit and relax and watch.
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And yes, South Korea is the number 1 Japan hating country in the whole world.
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When you hate, you turn blind. You just described Moon and South Korea. Korea plays victim time and time again. Tell yourself this is 1900s anymore and move on. Tell yourself too (and Moon) that bullies never win. You dont even know you are describing yourself. Take a nap. Take your own advice. Stop the hate.
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I will accept and believe your desperate attempt to convince everyone here that Japan needs GSOMIA more than Korea and that Korea gets nothing from GSOMIA if you can provide proof that South Korea successfully convinced North Korea to disarm with their nuclear weapon. As of now, North Korea is walking all over South Korea on every attempt the South makes for any kind of dialogue. Kim has zero respect on Moon. GSOMIA is needed by all parties involved (Japan, S Korea, the US) to secure and protect the region. What do you think S Korea will do if Kim decides to destroy the South? GSOMiA will help ensure all 3 allies, share info to counter the attack. Unless you think Kim will spare the South and only bomb Japan, which is silly because we're talking about Kim here, who has no respect to the South.
Don't be blinded by hatred. Its counter productive.
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... but Abe-san... the blame is Abe-San for now. When he is gone and replaced, Korea will do the same, just like in the past. See how I see it? You seem to be an intelligent person. You must then understand why Korea lost its integrity. In fact you should question why your government cannot abide by the agreement(s) they've signed. Japan for the last time provided compensation back with the previous Korean president. It was trashed by the current Korean administration because they had to use Korea's sentiments to bring forth their own agenda. The comfort women are dying. Did the money that Japan gave ever reached them? Maybe a small amount? Your Korea will not satisfy the agreement be cause if will not serve its agenda. I say, they dont care about the comfort women. At all. So you want apology? Then provide a solid proof that when an apology (again) is delivered, that you, the people of Korea and the Korean government will accept that apology in its finality. But you are not capable of doing that. Just look at the past history. That's why I say this is all just a political stunt from those who benefit it the most. And Japan, finally, has enough of it.
... do expect more southeast Asia to turn against Japan... if you think that, you'll wait forever. Unlike South Kotea, the world has moved on. I'm from Southeast Asia and I'll tell you, the Japan now is what matters to us. I visit Japan for its relatively safe travels and unmatched friendliness. I go there and get treated nice by the Japanese people. They're not hateful people. They moved on. We moved on. It is cliche but the world is a better place if you move on from the past too.
Also, answer me this: why dont you hate China also when your history is flooded with their disparity towards Korean people too?
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I am neither Japanese or Korean. But I am never confused about the glaring fact that Korea has been turning every single issue with Japan into historical issue. Every single one of them. Like a child. Unreliable, cannot be trusted when it comes to legal agreements. Yes, Japan's atrocity during the previous wars cannot be denied. But because of Korea's never ending hatred, I am now shifting my sympathy to Japan. I'm sure there's many of us who feel the same way. Koreans are hurting themselves by acting immature. Move on. And tell your politicians to stop using Japan for their own vested interest in politics. It has worn out to the point that many are sick of it. None of your politicians care about the comfort women. None. In the meantime, focus on North Korea who is the real threat to the South. And China who will hurt you economically if you're not careful.
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Im always happy and hopeful about reconciliations, however I agree. With Moon, you never know. It may be sincere now but tomorrow is another day.
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Trump haters wouldn't even read your comments. Their hatred and sole intention of removing Trump from the office is what they live for. They'd deny the economic growth, stronger military and a president that puts the country and its citizens first. Eventhough they themselves experience the prosperity. There.
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Still on this popular vote, I see. 304 electoral college vote for Trump vs 227 for Clinton. That's not even close. America became a red country in 2016 for a reason. Dont kid yourself. Popularity will not being you a Democrat president as those votes will come largely from big populace, socialism-friendly CA and NY. The forefathers had foreseen the chaos that it would bring, hence the electoral college. Equal representation from all states, based on their size. Move on and smell the Rose's. And stop hating. Dems overused the hatred towards Trump that it doesn't have any weight anymore.
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Fortunately, not all Americans share your views, esp those who truly benefit from the economic prosperity that the Trump administration brings, and the sense of security that his administration strives for the American citizens. You would never acknowledge it though, like all the rest of the libs whose main agenda is to remove him regardless if his accomplishments. I'll have Trump as president of this country over and over again, over the likes of Obama, Pelosi, deBlasio, Biden, Hillary -- all of whom are ever ready to bankrupt this country and sacrifice its security.
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It should be: "When Trump wins again, all libs should leave United States and move to Canada, or better yet, China".
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Just a photo op, really, in an attempt by Moon to demonstrate he is still somehow in control of the leadership in SK. But Japan should not trust Moon. His real agenda is to use Japan as a scapegoat to his failing leadership and the failing SK economy.
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Nothing new. A protest nation, I'll call it.
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Yes, I agree. Japan overall, actually. Why? They are the most polite people in the world for a tourist like me. Most respectful. You never feel like they are looking down on you coz you have a different color than theirs or that you dress simplier than them. 100% for their good manners.
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A true class act. Good things only, good thoughts only.
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Please, SK, you dont have to go and participate in the Olympics. Have some dignity and hide your hypocrisy and hatred. Your sentiment do not represent the rest of the Asian community in general. We are so sick of your tantrums. Please go away and dont show up in the Olympics. Please.
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Can the international community sick and tired of S Korea's tantrums protest and ask that S Korea dont participate in the Olympics, too? At this point in time they're considered nuisance to everything that involves adult conversation, really. So if they're not happy, can they not come? They're disrespectful anywhere they go anyway.
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If this isn't a retaliation, I dont know what it is. Totally SK's M.O. This should make every pro SK here extra proud. Never mind if this makes sense, as long as they hit back and dont lose (according to them).
But really, who's tired of this people?
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You mean the US should just allow the trade surplus with China and theft of US' companies' intellectual properties? Like that?
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As an American, I dont belong to your "we". Contrary to the typical insistence of the left that your opinion and belief should be the opinion and belief for all, it doesn't fly.
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Sorry to say, that is not humiliation for SK. It's a source of their pride. No matter how wrong, twisted and hateful.
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"Calm, confident words from national leaders.... " You mean Moon's " we will never lose to Japan again" statement?
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It has been years. The hatred is still going no matter who runs Japan. The hatred is more prominent now because Japan is finally doing something to counter SK's outright disrespect of any kind of agreement bw the 2 countries. It will die down again once Japan returns to being "obedient", passive and accepting.
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