The witch-hunt continues…

Oh…

Pro-Japanese Roots Haunt South Korean Actor Kang Dong-won

Popular South Korean actor Kang Dong-won is under fire for an ancestor he has never met, about whom he talked about in passing in an interview ten years ago.

In a 2007 interview with Chosun Ilbo, Kang boasted that his maternal great-grandfather, Lee Jong-man, had been a “great person.” Kang’s interview wasn’t problematic until this year, when reports began to surface that Lee wasn’t so great after all, ironically around the Mar. 1 holiday that commemorates Korea’s anti-Japanese independence movement in 1919.

A report by Dispatch, a celebrity news outlet, brought to public attention that Lee was in fact a prosperous businessman whose activities included sending care packages to Japanese soldiers in the 1930s, when Korea was a Japanese colony. Also a politician, Lee collaborated with the occupying Japanese governing body. In 2009 Lee was listed in the Biological Dictionary of Pro-Japanese Collaborators (chinil inmyeong sajeon), as a Japanese sympathizer and collaborator.

 

 

Like I said….

Not healthy society… no no

They can not enforce the law either. Not good.

and freedom of speech and academic is limited on the issue..

oh South Korea… where are you going..

 

[related]

In Contemporary South Korea, Sins of Grandfathers Are Still Sins of Children
Moon Jae-in declares purging of pro-Japanese parasites

 

Wow, very rare comfort women real documentry

for the US army….

‘Comfort women’ in South Korea who serviced U.S. forces seek justice

MAR 4, 2017

On Jan. 20, the Seoul Central District Court partially affirmed the claims of Korean women who had been sex workers in “camp towns” adjacent to U.S. military bases in the 1960s and ’70s. The New York Times called it a “landmark ruling” because it was the first official acknowledgement that the legal rights of the women who supplied sexual services to U.S. base personnel were violated.

The court pointedly referred to the plaintiffs as “comfort women,” drawing a parallel with Japan’s more notorious system of wartime sexual servitude. In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs argued it was hypocritical of the state to provide comfort women for U.S. soldiers while excoriating Japan for its corresponding system.

“The army simply cannot and does not control what the civilian community makes available through its establishments near the army base installations…”
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“The United State government has always formally declined and has formally prohibited the American service personal from frequenting prostitution or public association with prostitutes. That’s the official policy. The unofficial policy was simply look the other way while it goes on.
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“the army base prostitution was under special control by the South Korean government (and the US army)”

HaHAHA, hypocrites.

Now, the US really need to “apologize” to Japan for unfair accusations ..

 

 

Soon after the Korean War broke out in 1950, brothels for Korean Army and UN Army were established and many comfort women were recruited. The brothels were operated by the Government of Korea or the Korian Army. The brothels were closed in 1954, after the cease-fire of the Korean War. However, the comofort women remained around the military bases because the American Army continued to stay in the South Korea after the cease-fire agreement.

The girls were called as comfort women or yang-gong-ju (western princess). The term of comfort women (慰安婦) were used in newspapers while yang-gong-ju is used as a disparaging word against them.

19610914un The left figure shows the article on September 14, 1961 in a Korean newspaper – The Dong-a Ilbo. As can be seen, the term of comfort woman (慰安婦) is used.

The article explains that Seoul Police began to accept the registration of comfort woman for UN and the number of comfort women for UN soldiers in Seoul is estimated at 819.

From this article, it is clear that Korea knew that a comfort woman meant a prostitute. If they considered that a comfort woman is a sex slave, they must have not used the term for girls who provide sex services to UN soldires.

 

122 Korean women who worked in the “base village” near the base camp of US Army as prostitutes after the Korea War, brought a class action lawsuit in the Seoul Central District Court on 25th June, 2014, seeking to the national compensation for the violation of human rights under the strict control as comfort women for US Army by the Government of Korea.

It is said that the Government of Korea involved in prostitutions by forcing diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases to the comfort women for US Army.

According to an official document revealed by a member of the Parliament of Korea in November 2013, there were 62 base villages with 9,935 comfort women for US Army.

http://www.politicwing.net/Yang-Gong-Ju.html

 

[more on this]

http://scholarsinenglish.blogspot.jp/2014/10/korean-newspaper-articles-from-1930s.html

 

 

The illegal Comfort Women statue in Busan

Funny.

City of Busan once try to remove the statue because it it illegal to install an object on the street, but pro-North Korea activist resisted. (And of course it is against the Japanese-South Korea Agreement and the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations )

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The city failed.

Since then, the statue has been there illegally.

It is above the law. City can’t enforce the Law. It’s a”mob rule”

A few days ago, some guys put garbage around the statue.

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City of Busan, now refuse to(can’t) remove the trash because, if they do, they would have to remove the statue as well.

HAHAHAHA

smart.

And the comments of the article, is like “traitor! do your job”, “fire them!” to the city men.

Cult… stupid.. funny..idiots .. anarchy … mobocracy

소녀상 옆에 선 ‘쓰레기상’…또 손 놓은 부산 동구청

[앵커]

부산 일본 영사관 앞에 있는 평화의 소녀상이 또 수난을 당하고 있습니다. 얼마 전까지 철거를 주장하는 한 남성이 유인물을 곳곳에 붙이더니 이번엔 소녀상을 흉내 낸 쓰레기 더미를 옆에 쌓았습니다. 관할 구청은 이번에도 손 놓고 있습니다.

구석찬 기자입니다.

[기자]

부산 초량동 일본 영사관 앞 평화의 소녀상 주변으로 흉측한 쓰레기 더미가 널렸습니다.

공공시설물인 전신주와 가로등 위까지 점령했습니다.

특히 때 묻은 의자 위에 고장난 선풍기를 꽁꽁 묶어 놓은 이 쓰레기는 마치 소녀상을 본 딴 듯한 형상입니다.

두달 전부터 소녀상 반대와 함께 박근혜 대통령 탄핵무효가 적힌 불법 유인물을 붙여대던 30대 남성이 벌인 짓입니다.

보다 못한 시민들이 쓰레기를 치워달라고 꾸준히 민원을 제기해 왔지만, 관할구청은 오히려 소녀상 때문에 생기는 일이라며 책임을 돌리고 있습니다.

[부산 동구청 관계자 : 소녀상은 그냥 무단으로 점유했다 아닙니까? 소녀상 설치도 저희들이 묵인하고 있지 않습니까?]

아직 소녀상 관련 조례가 없어 도로법 위반 상태인 만큼 반대 조형물만 단속하면 형평성 문제가 생긴다는 겁니다.

결국 CCTV를 설치해 소녀상을 관리하고 이전이나 철거도 하지 않겠다던 부산 동구청의 다짐은 실천의지가 없는 빈 말이었다는 비판이 나옵니다.

http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2017/03/04/0200000000AKR20170304042500051.HTML

Moon Jae-in declares purging of pro-Japanese parasites

Oh yeah. The witch-hunt in 10 years ago all over again.

Moon Jae-in who is the leading presidential contenders with 32% of support is said to be a leftist pro-North Korea. And he is becoming the president of South Korea.

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文 “반드시 친일청산” 安 “이승만도 대한민국”
2017-03-01 21:52

Moon Jae-in “Be sure to liquidate pro-Japanese”,  Ahn Hee-jung “Rhee Seungman also Korea”

야권 대선주자들은 제98주년 3·1절을 맞아 친일 청산과 임시정부 계승 등을 한목소리로 강조하며 애국행보를 벌였다.

The presidential candidates of the opposition held their patriotic rally emphasizing the liquidation of the pro-Japanese and succession of the interim government in the 98th anniversary of the March 31st.

野党大統領候補は、第98周年の3・1節を迎えて、親日清算と臨時政府継承などを一斉に強調して、愛国の歩みを行った。

더불어민주당 문재인 전 대표는 1일 “친일청산, 100년을 넘길 수 없다. 청산하지 못한 친일세력이 독재세력으로 이어지고 민주공화국을 숙주로 삼아왔다”고 친일 청산 의지를 분명히 했다.

In addition, former Democratic Party chairman Moon Jae-in said on January 1, “We can not exceed 100 years. The pro-Japanese forces that have not been liquidated have led to dictatorship and have made the Democratic Republic a host.

共に民主党ムンジェイン元代表は1日、「親日清算できないまま100年を超えるわけにはいかない。清算していない親日勢力が、独裁勢力へとつながって、民主共和国を宿主にしてきた」と親日清算の意志を明らかにした。

문 전 대표는 “나라다운 나라라면 공동체를 배반하고 억압한 세력을 벌해야 한다”고도 강조했다.

Moon emphasized, “If the country is a country, we should punish the repressive forces that betray the community.”

ムン元代表は、「国らしい国ならば、共同体を裏切って抑圧した勢力を罰する必要があります」とも強調した。

He obviously did not get the friendly advice from the US.

Wendy Sherman, US undersecretary of state for political affairs, told a conference on Friday that “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.

https://www.ft.com/content/9e78bf88-c0b8-11e4-9949-00144feab7de
MARCH 2, 2015

Lee Jae-myung, another presidential candidate, says

“We are facing a diplomatic and security crisis because of incompetent and irresponsible pro-Japanese, dictatorial, and corrupt forces, and the vices of inequality and unfairness are thwarting opportunities for all South Koreans,” Lee declared.

As if, all of the troubles South Korea face today is pro-Japanese forces’ fault…

 

I’m 100% sure South Korea will end up calling (labeling) each other “pro-Japanese traitor!” and “pro-North commies!” and mess their country up. Idiots! This is just a politically motivated witch-hunt for gaining popularity. It’s a political poison that destroys not only destroys a target but everyone in the country.

And crazy thing is that, about 99% of the comments of the article are in favor of Moon and purging of pro-Japanese. But they even don’t know what “liquidation pro-Japanese”really means and who and who really qualify as “pro-Japanese”. If you defend Japan’s position, you get punished??  Scary.

South Koreans are saying the impeachment of the president Park and candle demonstrations are great REVOLUTION, but it reminds me of the Chinese Communist party’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which was the most disastar for China ever done.

South Korea .. GROW UP

Dividing camps and taking side is not politics. Moo Jae-in, the frontrunner in the polls, wants to inherit Roh Moo-hyun’s spirit and follow his path. He has said, We have to start a revolution if impeachment fails” and wants to end “pro-Japanese, dictatorial vices.” His language could get too rough and divide the nation. Even if he could become president, his presidency may fail. Who cannot be sure that Moon Jae-in’s supporters would clash with his opponents trying to bring him down in Gwanghwamun Square a year later? Then, Korea would have no future.

http://mengnews.joins.com/view.aspx?aId=3029155

Oh! by the way, do I get to see the spree of Anti-America and Anti-Japan riots[1],[2],[3] all over again too?  🙂

Twisted but fun.

South Koreans and North Koreans have been screaming (propaganda) at each other for a long time and it seems as if South Koreans have believed their own “how great and right South Korea has been” and “how evil Japan has been” propaganda as truth.

While screaming “Japan-hate” words and calling “inferior and criminal”, you love Japanese culture and like to visit Japan most.

While accusing (falsely) Japan for not admitting history, Korea insists on their glorious 5 thousand years of Korean race and never admits Korea had been a vassal state of China empires.

You guys are twisted and weird. (also it’s fun to watch)

Please please please unite South and North. It’s about time, bro.

The reason why no Korean Nobel laureates

I feel sorry for South Korea every year when Nobel Prize is announced. I’ve watched how South Koreans passionately wanting to have Korean Nobel laureates for decades.

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The reason why there is no Korean Nobel laureates in science is painfully obvious to me.

In Korean society, there is a typical tendency to have an ideal (for the Korean sentiment or culture) conclusion first and change facts accordingly or ignore facts that contrary to the conclusion. This traits probably came from Korean traditional Neo-Confucian or some similar idea that there is only one perspective is allowed and the contrary views of the narrative is strictly excluded and it is a virtue to tell a lie in order to archive good thing or hide the truth in order to protect the family or community, just like Confucius taught.

There should be only “Black”. “White” should be excluded and “Gray” shouldn’t be existed at all. There is no “What is Gray? Why?” question. Those questions are not allowed. A process does not matter. It can be purchased or copied or fabricated (such as Korean Pakuri culture).

Passion for “why and what”. It’s a quest for the unknown. Those are missing.

What South Koreans have is passion for a prize, that’s all. It just does not work. And just like the Nature puts it “(South Korea) is spending big in the hope of winning a Nobel prize, but it will need more than cash to realize its ambitions.”

The Number of Nobel Prizes for Japan and South Korea Speaks Volumes

The Nobel Prize is intended to be an award that brings together the best of the best, no matter what field they specialize in or what country they call their home. However, in some parts of the globe, the best intentions of the award have been undermined by rifts between neighbouring countries — such is the case with South Korea and Japan.

Earlier this year, a team of Japanese scientists comprised of Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for having invented an efficient blue LED that could be used as an energy-saving white light source. This marked the sixth year in which the Nobel Prize in Physics had been awarded to at least one Japanese recipient, with Amano, Akasaki and Nakamura the 20th, 21st and 22nd becoming Japanese Nobel laureates respectively.

South Korea, on the other hand, is yet to produce its first Nobel Prize-winning scientist, with Kim Dae-jung, the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient being the only South Korean to be awarded a Nobel of any kind. The complex relationship between Japan and South Korea goes back more than 1500 years, stemming from trade and cultural exchange between Japan and mainland Asia which commonly came through the Korean peninsula — however, over the centuries, the dynamic between the two countries has changed quite dramatically.

In 1965, Japan established diplomatic relations with South Korea in the aftermath of the Korean War and the separation of the Korean territory into North and South. Japan recognized South Korea as the only legitimate government of the peninsula and signed the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea — a document which was explicitly referenced by Eisaku Sato, the 39th Prime Minister of Japan, in the lecture he gave following his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.

However, the past decade has seen several disputes shake the foundations of the relationship between South Korea and Japan. The longstanding territorial dispute over the Liancourt Rocks rose its head again in 2012 following a visit by South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, as well as ongoing debate as to Japan’s depiction of its own history and relation to South Korea in government-approved history textbooks.

These events, amongst other ongoing issues, have fostered bad blood between the two nations. A poll carried out by the BBC World Service this year found that 79% of South Koreans surveyed stated that they view Japanese influence negatively, which makes for the biggest negative perception of Japan for any country in the world other than China. This ill-feeling has poured out into a competition between the two as to how many Nobel Prizes each country has managed to accumulate.

When the news of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics being awarded to Japanese recipients was announced earlier this year, some social media posts by Japanese users carried the phrase ’19-0′. The ’19’ referred to the number of Japanese scientists who had been bestowed with a Nobel Prize for their work — the ‘0’ therefore being the number of South Korean scientists to accomplish the same feat.

If South Korea wants to produce a significant number of Nobel Prize laureates, it will have to eradicate its culture of fabrication. In 2005, the world was astounded to learn that Seoul National University professor Hwang Woo-suk had published embryonic stem cell research papers based on fake results, but that is by no means the only example of fabrication. One after another, papers based on fabricated research have been published, including papers on pseudo-insulin (2008), increased liquidity of polymers in isolated structures (2010), stem cells (17 papers in 2012), and protein-based immune function (2013). To give an example from a different sphere, Apple has made public Samsung internal documents that state thatiPhone was ‘easy to copy’. Based on this example alone, it would be hard to deny that a culture of copying is fundamental to Korean society.

However, this sort of behaviour isn’t one-sided. A video of a South Korean teacher explaining why his country hasn’t had more success claiming a Nobel Prize in Literature went viral a few years ago; his argument was that the Korean language was superior to all others.

Immediately after a team of three Japanese scientists was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, Korean Internet users posted many comments that smacked of sour grapes, such as “Korean science and technology is at least as good as Japanese” and “Aren’t the descendants of Paekche brilliant!” Korea’s spiritual culture is based on hierarchy – Koreans are only interested in an assessment of who is number one and who is number two. Korea’s inferiority complex in relation to the Nobel Prize is nothing other than a deeply rooted inferiority complex the Korean people have with relation to Japan.

The back-and-forth between South Korea and Japan regarding the Nobel Prize is symptomatic of a deeper mistrust and growing tensions that show no signs of dispersing. The Nobel Prize should honour great achievements in particular fields by remarkable individual talents – but, as we can see, its global prestige can sometimes be tainted by envy and jealousy, as is the case with South Korea towards Japan at this time.

 

As many point out, (here, here, here, here) critical thinking and freedom of scholarship and press are suppressed in South Korea especially when it comes to history and education. Koreans must get rid of Korean fantasy. And Hangul is not good for high level stuff.

Imagine kids grow up in that kind of society? dah.