Welcome to our world (Korea Fatigue)


MARCH 2, 2015

Wendy Sherman, US undersecretary of state for political affairs, told a conference on Friday that diplomatic problems between Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing were “understandable, but . . . can also be frustrating”.

Of course . . . it is not hard for a political leader anywhere to earn cheap applause by vilifying a former enemy,” she added, after pointing to various disagreements that relate to Japan’s colonial past. “But such provocations produce paralysis, not progress.


Dr. Robert J. Shapiro Addresses South Korean President Park Geun-hye

President Park,

I speak today as a friend and admirer of South Korea, an economist who has written extensively about your country’s remarkable transformation from a desperately poor agrarian economy to one of the world’s most economically advanced nations.

Korea is the single greatest economic success story of the last half century. But Korea today faces new challenges which will influence whether in the coming decade your country continues to prosper.

To begin, Madam President, press freedom, a hallmark of all true democracies, is under assault. The recent indictment of Tatsuya Kato for defamation is an example of a disturbing trend of harassment of foreign correspondents inside Korea.

The United Nations, as you know, has also launched a formal investigation into discrimination against non-Koreans in your country. Beyond the offense to human rights, such attacks on the free press can only discourage flows of foreign direct investment into Korea.

An even larger stumbling block for Korea’s continued prosperity is its unresolved relationship with Japan, the region’s largest free economy and democracy. Though World War II ended nearly 70 years ago, there remain many hard feelings.

Long ago, Japan paid some eight hundred million dollars ($800,000,000) in reparations to Korean victims of that war. Yet declassified documents indicate that under then-President Park Chung-hee those funds never made it to such victims, the so-called comfort women.

That may explain in small part why some old wounds have never healed. And those wounds are often reopened by the disturbingly hostile attitude towards Japan seen in Korean media and often encouraged by official statements.

Japan is a major source of foreign direct investment in Korea, a major market for Korean exports, a major source of Korean imports. It’s time to further extend and deepen the trade relations between Asia’s two most successful democratic economies.

I urge you, President Park, to take action on all of these fronts. Consider your landmark trade accord with Viet Nam, which has put aside wartime acts by Korean soldiers against civilians during Viet Nam’s civil war. It is time, President Park, to put progress ahead of past conflicts and extend the hand of friendship to Japan.

Finally, you begin to realize … but you (the US and western countries) do not know enough about Korea and China yet.

But you are right. Now, South Korea is paralyzed and a mess (politically, economically, public unsafe, foreign diplomacy) . And I feel very very sorry for your effort did not really change South Korea.

It seems like South Korea keeps digging its own grave despite the advises from friendly nations (including Japan).

Everytime earthquake hits..

An earthquake struck (7.2 magnitude, 3 died) northeastern Japan this mourning. I’m interested to know how Koreans react this time because Koreans are known to behave very badly(especially on the web) when an unfortunate thing happens to other country.

A couple weeks ago, a Chinese newspaper reported “Japanese cried and Koreans laughed” regarding the Sichuan earthquake. Also, when the Virginia Tech massacre happened, initial reaction of Koreans and Korean newspapers were just terrible.

But those are nothing compared to how Koreans have reacted to Japanese earthquakes and accidents. Koreans went wild and laughed and made fun of those who suffered. It goes back at least 1995 when Great Hanshin earthquake took place. At the time, a boy were selling newspapers saying “Earthquake in Japan! Heaven’s punishment!”. And this bad behavior continued when Noto earthquake and Amagasaki rail crash took place.

Many Japanese blogs and some magazines picked up those and translated to Japanese. So it is relatively known to Japanese internet users what Koreans’ been saying. Many Japanese were upset and began to hate Koreans. And some began to do the same to Koreans. Yeah, that’s the “kenkan ryuu” I think. Lately, Chinese blogs began to pick up those bad behaviors and comments of the Koreans. And I’m seeing the same ill-feeling toward Koreans among Chinese people as well. I think the more Chinese know about Koreans the more Chinese will begin to dislike Koreans if Koreans keep doing this kind of childish behaviors.

So, how about this time? I don’t see much Koreans celebrating Japanese death as much as I saw the last time. Koreans are growing up? Maybe. Or maybe Koreans began to realize they are making enemies around them. Or they are too busy beating up their president.

However, you can always find if you know where to look. If you read Hangul, enjoy.

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아침부터 따뜻한 뉴스 자주 보았습니다..kk river3560

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일본은 나쁘다!! 아무렇게나 웃음이 나와 있는 kenji2004

=~일본인들에게 내린 신의 저주~= tokyo_blade

일본인은 알고 있습니까? 일본인이 죽으면 지옥행 확정입니다 yuyuyu____jp

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무료로 롤러코스터를 즐기는 일본인.. valdano

아토믹 폭탄을 맞은 일본이 안산 해.. messi_19

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대지진이 잘 일어나는 일본이 부러운 messi_19

jap가 곧 있으면 멸망하는군 god_of_jap

이것은 천벌이라고 생각한다. doctorl0ve

일본 빌딩 모두 무너지면 좋을 것이다 kk 218_n

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대지진은 업보..! ybs9493

인과응보 yuyuyu____jp

역시 열도의 지진은 상쾌하네요 valdano

오늘은 어쩐지 기분이 좋네요 gaedon

야마토국은 지진으로 바다 속에 가라앉는다고 하지만 ….. gaedon

일본의 지진은 천벌[1] valdano

하늘에 갑사 하는 일본에 천벌을 www jdw586

야마토 국민들이 그 사이 한국을 아무리 차등인가.. gaedon

축하하는 일본 늦게 축하하는 몇 사람 죽었습니까? yaya9680

독도가 지드르탕이라고 거짓말을 말하면..모든 지진섬다이와인은 죽어 주세요. ybs9493

많이 죽었습니까? 한국의 사람들도 기뻐해 yaya9680

열등한 야마토.사람으로 태어난 것을 반성하면서 조용하게 기다립시다 kenji2004

응. 지진에 조농 만나는 것은 자업자득으로.. hotto_kohee

남대문 화재때 남대문의 앞에서 사진을 찍은 일본 여자들 사진 생각해 내는군요 일본인들..많이 죽어 냄새가 난 개미 집토끼 비온 뒤더 이마스 yaya9680

【축】지진에 의해서 이제(벌써) 4명 사망 kkk.. kmc246

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아침부터 맥주는 무리 =♪= wc4_kor

축하합니다 정말로 축하합니다 오늘은 기쁜 날경축 yaya9680

Who was Kim Gu? I think he was just a psycho.

The faces of the revered independence fighter Kim Gu(or Kim Ko/Kim Ku) and mid-Chosun-era female artist Shin Saimdang, the mother of Confucian scholar Yulkok Yi Yi, are expected to grace the new W100,000 and W50,000 bills to be released in 2009.
Kim Koo garnered overwhelming support and was unofficially selected as the face of the W100,000 bill.


Continue reading “Who was Kim Gu? I think he was just a psycho.”

Racism in Japan?

Crystal Kay

Crystal Kay was born to an African American father (a bassist from New Jersey) and a third-generation Zainichi (person of Korean descent born in Japan) mother who was a professional singer.

She is well known singer in Japan. But, she said she had terrible experiences in Korea when interviewed.

Angela Aki

Another good singer.

uhh.. What was I talking about? 😉

Oh, this one is pretty nice.

trivia: a term “mix-blood” is banned as well as monkey(Japanese) in some Korean websites.

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