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  • The Legend

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    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
A new comfort women row?
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:18:56 pm »
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Calls in South Korea for a boycott of Japanese goods in response to Tokyo's curbs on the export of high-tech material to South Korea picked up on Friday, as a dispute over compensation for forced wartime labor roiled ties between the U.S. allies.

It is the latest flashpoint in a relationship long over-shadowed by South Korean resentment of Japan's 1910-1945 occupation of the Korean peninsula, in particular South Korean "comfort women", a Japanese euphemism for women forced to work in Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two.

Japan apologized to the women as part of a 2015 deal and provided a 1 billion yen ($9.4 million) fund to help them.

Advocacy groups for the women have criticized the fund and South Korea dissolved it on Friday, despite Japan's warnings that such action could damage ties.
Will it make shopping at Uniqlo easier?


Re: A new comfort women row?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 11:49:20 pm »
The local (large) Nonghyup has stopped selling sake, so all we can buy now is the garbage Korean knock-off.

I told the nice cashier that Korea and Japan should make friends and Nonghyup should start selling sake again.

Everyone assumed that I was a clueless white idiot and laughed.


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  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A new comfort women row?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 04:00:33 am »
@OP:

No.
Itís the same one.


Re: A new comfort women row?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 12:07:34 am »
The local (large) Nonghyup has stopped selling sake, so all we can buy now is the garbage Korean knock-off.

I told the nice cashier that Korea and Japan should make friends and Nonghyup should start selling sake again.

Everyone assumed that I was a clueless white idiot and laughed.
Long after we're all gone, they'll still be dealing with the Japanese. Same as many other countries around the world.

Should they push for closer ties? Yes. But it's not as easy or as simple as we think. How the countries and peoples of East Asia treat and view each other is not how they treat and view us.