Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Why do Koreans want to build comfort women memorial statues everywhere around the world? What is the real meaning of the statue? As Japanese, I care about the reputation of our country and don’t want it to be damaged by false accusations. If the forced recruitment of a large number of girls and women actually took place, I will accept all criticism and accusations as the descendants of the wrongdoers. However, we know that Koreans are falsely accusing us with baseless rumors and just hearsay. All we want is a fair trial and fair judgment. Recently, I came across the following writings in the Star Advertise Newspaper site. ==== quote==== “People in the U.S. view the comfort women issue as a universal human rights issue that everyone needs to know and care about, says Phyllis Kim, executive director of the Korean American Forum of California, wo played a major role in convincing San Francisco to establish the memorial, in an emailed statement. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/12/news/osakas-leaders-complain-about-san-francisco-comfort-women-statue-to-u-s-ambassador-hagerty/ ==== unquote==== If the statue is truly the symbol of universal human rights issue, why do they single out Japan’s case? Where is the comfort women memorial of Korean women who were forced to become comfort women for the United States Army during the Korean War and thereafter? Also where is the memorial addressing the Vietnamese women forced to provide sex services for South Korean troops during the Vietnam War? We know that the inscription does not describe the true history and don’t want it be fixed on the stone or metal plaques. Therefore, I support the decision of Osaka Mayor to dissolve its sister city relationships with San Francisco, should the SF city major does not veto the city council’s decision to accept contribution of the statue to be included in the public property.
Posted by laughing Salesman at 11:37 AM
Friday, June 30, 2017
Brookhaven, GA made a wrong decision and erected a Comfort Women Memorial in the Blackburn II Park of the city. I strongly believe that you Americans are arrogant, one-sided, inconsiderate and ignorant on this matter. I live in Yokohama where the US 8th Army comprised of 230,000 men landed after WWII. You can easily surmise what have happened after the landing, when a victorious army of so many men, at their peak of reproductive capability, occupied the war-torn city crippled by B29 air-raids. Local history records show that there were many cases of blatant intrusion into civilian houses in search of women, kidnappings of girls on streets, violent raids upon hospital dormitories for nurses, rapes on sick women on beds and all or any other crimes you can imagine in horror. Japanese men got so angry that they resorted to fist fights on streets. American generals such as R. Eichelberger and D. MacArthur were so shocked that they demanded the Japanese government to create RAA (Recreation and Amusement Association) houses, which were exactly the same as Comfort Stations. At the peak period, 50,000 Japanese prostitutes (called pan-pan girls) provided sex services for 500,000 U.S. military men. Jesus Christ said, “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone. (Gospel of John 8:7)” Americans are no clean. Koreans are no clean. I do not say that Japanese are entirely clean, but we have our own story to say to the holier than thou, arrogant and hypocritical people who try to look to be saints by defaming other races.
Posted by laughing Salesman at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Korean new president Moon sent a special envoy to Japan in order to request renegotiation of the 2015 Comfort Women Agreement which defined that the issue was resolved finally and irreversibly. How do you re-negotiate the agreement which was resolved finally and irreversibly? There is no room for that and we are sick of the persistence of the Koreans on this matter.
Posted by laughing Salesman at 1:32 PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The indictment of Ms. Park Yu-ha, a professor of Sejong University who wrote the book titled as The Comfort Women of the Empire, was shocking news. I read the book. I do not agree with all what she said in the book, but found nothing that should be called “defamation” by the former comfort women. Is S. Korea a Mediaeval Society where people are looking for heretics? It appears there is no academic freedom, no freedom of speech and press in South Korea. The trial is the Inquisition practiced by the Roman Catholic Church in the 15th century, or a witch trial to torture a heretic. How can Japan get along with such a country so primitive and brainwashed by anti-Japan fanatic cult religion? We should break apart from the three-party alliance no matter what the U. S. says to us.
Posted by laughing Salesman at 6:46 AM
Sunday, November 8, 2015
During the recent summit meeting between Prime Minister Abe and President Park which was held on November 2, President Park demanded Japanese Government to present “a proposal that will sufficiently regain the peace of mind of the former comfort women and satisfy the South Korean general public.” President Park has repeated this demand so often at various press conferences in Seoul, during her address to the UN general assembly, during her meeting with President Obama, and so on. According to the Sankei Newspaper, a reporter of the news company visited the home of a former comfort woman Lee Yong-soo in mid-October and asked what she wants for the Japanese Government to do in order to “solve the Comfort Women Issue.” She replied, “We want Prime Minister Abe to come to the Japanese Embassy in Seoul and beg forgiveness from us. Furthermore, we want all the succeeding prime ministers of Japan to do the same. Then we may forgive all the misery we experienced.” In other words, all primes ministers of Japan, once assumed the office, have to go to Seoul and kowtow to the former comfort women. Otherwise, no apology of any sort is satisfactory for these women and S. Korean people. The author assumes however that their real intent is to subjugate Japan to serve S. Korea forever by making Japan’s prime ministers kowtow to them. However absurd it may sound for any people who live in this 21st century, they mean it. What had over-inflated the ego of these former prostitutes to this extent? Maybe, holier-than-thou Americans who sided with them to build comfort women memorials in the United States had some share of pushing the issue to this absurdity. Whatever the reasons, therefore, NO compromise of any kind whatsoever is possible for Japan.
Posted by laughing Salesman at 10:13 AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
THE NATIONAL INTEREST carried the article with the above title. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/why-south-korea-so-obsessed-japan-13065#comment-2080991427 I put the following comment on the article. ======== S. Korea is basically an ugly old bixch who was refused to marry and stalking on you. She constantly appears at your doorstep, street corner, railway station and office, cursing and belching bitter words and grudges of being refused to marry a log time ago. from Tokyo, Japan ========
Posted by laughing Salesman at 6:04 PM
Friday, June 5, 2015
History distortionists and life-long Japan-bashers like Alexis Dudden unreasonably cultivate hatred between Japan and Korea even after 70 years have passed since the end of the war in their malicious attempt to tarnish the reputation of the present-day Japanese. As the result, the investment of the Japanese companies in South Korea has sharply dropped, and the number of the Japanese tourists visiting S. Korea has also dropped sharply, making the country poor and poor every year.
Posted by laughing Salesman at 6:50 PM