Lions starve to death at bankrupt China zoo
26 May 2005 04:39:59 GMT
BEIJING, May 26 (Reuters) - A bankrupt zoo in central China has watched
helplessly as dozens of its animals,
including at least eight lions and 12 ostriches, have starved to death,
domestic media said on Thursday.
Zoos have sprung up across China in the past decade to meet a growing
appetite for entertainment among
increasingly affluent Chinese, but many provide wretched conditions,
inept management and cannot draw
enough visitors to cover their costs.
Sunday, May 29, 2005
South Korean students hold anti-U.S. rally
SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of South Korean students rallying Sunday
against the U.S.
military's five-decade presence clashed with police after trying to
enter the American
base, and at least 12 people were injured and more than 20 were
Demonstrators marched through Seoul before attempting to enter the main
military base in the city center. They called for the withdrawal of the
troops stationed in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War.
Demonstrators also gathered near the U.S. Embassy in downtown Seoul
demanding talks with
China raises bird death toll
More than 1,000 migratory birds have died from avian flu in Qinghai
China, according to the country's agriculture ministry.
The dead birds included bar-headed geese and great black-headed gulls,
said Jia Youling,
director of the ministry's Veterinary Bureau.
The death toll is much higher than previously reported, though
officials said no humans
had been infected.
The virus has killed at least 53 people in South East Asia since late
North Korea 'facing food crisis'
The World Food Programme (WFP) has repeated its warning of a food
crisis in North Korea
and says the situation is getting worse by the day.
The WFP regional director, Anthony Banbury, said contributions from
overseas had all but
He said the organisation was having to cut handouts to some of those
most in need.
North Korea has depended on food aid from overseas for the last decade.
But major donors have made no new contributions this year and the WFP
is warning of
disaster if they do not resume shipments.
Raids target Chinese 'slave' gang
Police have arrested 70 people after raids in three countries targeting
a gang accused
of smuggling Chinese illegal immigrants into Italy.
Police said more arrests were expected after the morning raids in
Italy, Greece and
The operation was requested by prosecutors in the central Italian city
A police spokesman said many illegal immigrants were forced into
"slavery" in illegal
Chinese workshops in Italy.
May 29, 2005
Scenes From a Nightmare: A Shrine to the Maoist Chaos
By HOWARD W. FRENCH
SHANTOU, China - Nothing but the faint sound of birds nesting on
surrounding hilltops can
be heard inside this new mountaintop site - part museum, part monument
- that is the
first public commemoration of one of the darkest chapters in China's
Inside the circular pavilion that is the site's centerpiece, the walls
are lined with a
series of gray tablets, each starkly engraved with images depicting the
Revolution, China's decade-long descent into madness, beginning in the
There is Mao swimming in the Yangtze River in 1966, giving a bravura
demonstration of his
vigor at age 72, and a false sign of hope to a country almost
religiously devoted to him.
The weeks and months ahead would instead reveal that time to be the
dawn of a new and
terrible era, during which perhaps a half million people were killed, a
few of whom are
buried in these hills alongside the trails that lead to the exhibits.
May 26, 2005
U.S. Halts Search for Its War Dead in North Korea
WASHINGTON, May 25 - The Pentagon on Wednesday suspended United States
North Korea to find remains of American troops killed during the
1950-53 Korean War,
accusing the government in Pyongyang of creating an atmosphere
dangerous to American
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld recommended the suspension of
efforts that began in
1996 to recover the remains, said Lawrence Di Rita, chief Pentagon
Mr. Di Rita cited the "uncertain environment created by North Korea's
participate in the six-party talks" on North Korea's nuclear program,
declarations regarding its intentions to develop nuclear weapons, and
its withdrawn from
the nuclear nonproliferation treaty.
Those who stood on the left of the political spectrum, which included
much of the
Japanese intelligentsia, had no problem with these policies. Like most
were glad to be rid of the oppressive wartime regime and embraced
Marxists had their own ideological reasons for seeing the dark past in
terms of “feudalism”
and “capitalist imperialism” and it was not uncommon in the 1950s and
1960s for Marxist
school teachers to praise Chairman Mao’s China while denouncing
history in the most lurid manner. Such teachers had a strong influence
on the Japan
Teachers Union, whose institutional power only began to crumble in the
Many school textbooks reflected their views, even though leftist biases
invariably watered down by conservative education ministry bureaucrats.
Japan's bubble babes blow life
into Men of the Morning Calm
May 24, 2005 ttp://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/waiwai/0505/24korea.html
South Korean men are pouring into Japan to use the country's
imaginative sex businesses, literally creating cultural friction,
but that by no means suggests there's any trouble,
says Shukan Post (6/3).
I've serviced about five Korean guys so far.
They're all very gentlemanly at first. They've all had military
so they're fit, really go it hard and want it time and time again.
I start feeling it for real and am exhausted by the end of a session,"
one worker says.
"I suppose the biggest impression left on me is that all the time we're
going at it,
they keep asking me in broken Japanese,
Bond Grows Between China, South Korea
Los Angeles Times, CA May 29, 2005 http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&q=Bond+Grows+Between+China%2C+South+Korea&btnG=Search+News http://www.latimes.com/business/investing/la-fi-koreachina29may29,1,7950858.story?coll=la-headlines-business-invest
After living in Seoul; Frankfurt, Germany; Los Angeles; and Beijing,
Kim Hyun Soo decided to retire here, a port city in China's Shandong
province that juts out toward Korea.
The 69-year-old South Korean knew it would be economical. He pays about
$75 a month for a full-time housekeeper, and a haircut costs 60 cents,
What Kim never expected, though, was just how friendly locals would be
From the day he moved into his third-floor apartment two years ago,
when a neighbor lent him a set of keys for the front gate, Kim has felt
right at home.
一々日本を引き合いに出す所が火病馬鹿ﾁｮﾝ→"Even though they don't like Japan, they don't
have such feelings about Koreans," says Kim,
a formermigi government worker. "They wear Korean-made clothes. They
watch Korean drama. They understand us."
MAY 30, 2005 03:31
In the two days since the Vietnamese government declared war on
prostitution, gambling, and drugs, nine Koreans were reportedly
arrested and investigated for their involvement in the sex trade.
Daewoo and the Korean Chaebol
‘After the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), Japan became a powerful
force in Asia. Korea was annexed by Japan in 1910, and was under its
rule the end of the Second World War.’ ‘The occupation started out
with political, economic and social repression, which resulted in
protests and violence.’
‘In the face of strong nationalism, Japan opted to lessen its
draconian measures somewhat.’
‘In the 1930s, as Japan began to expand its imperial empire, it
recruited Korean youths into the Japanese army, increased agricultural
production in Korea to meet Japan’s growing need for rice, and built
large-scale industries in Korea to promote economic self-efficiency
and war preparation.’
European businessmen urge SKorea to tighten rules on intellectual
SEOUL (AFX) - European businessmen have urged South Korea and other
Asian countries to launch tougher crackdowns on fake goods
and allocate more resources to the enforcement of laws.
China has emerged as the global epicenter of pirating and
counterfeiting, but European experts say the theft of intellectual
property is also rampant
in South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam, Agence France-Presse
'The growing size of counterfeiting seems, mainly, to be caused by the
lack of deterrence of the legal system,' he said.
'Counterfeit goods are still easily found on the streets and Korea is
recognized as the major source of counterfeit goods among foreign
tourists in Asia,'
EUCCK (European Union Chamber of Commercevice) president Peter Thewlis
He demanded South Korea punish small-scale violators for misdemeanors
and encourage police to readily exercise their enforcement power
against any illegal product.
N.Korea: U.S. Plotting S.Korea Occupation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday criticized
Washington's alliance with Seoul as a facade to cover up a U.S. plan to
occupy South Korea by force.
North Korean growth masks economic troubles
By Jon Herskovitz
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's impoverished economy grew for a sixth
consecutive year in 2004, South Korea's central bank said on Tuesday,
giving its best estimate of the economic status of one of the world's
most secretive states.
Korean Air Flight to Calif. Diverted
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A Korean Air flight to California was
diverted to Japan after U.S. officials refused to let it enter American
airspace because they suspected a passenger might be a terrorist,
airline officials said Tuesday.
China refuses Japan request over gas project-Kyodo
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has turned down a Japanese request to stop
its exploration of a gas field in the East China Sea, but the two Asian
powers agreed to continue talks over the dispute, Kyodo news agency
said on Tuesday.
A day will come when there will be no one left who knew the men and
women buried here.
Yet Americans will still come to visit, to pay tribute to the many who
gave their lives for
freedom, who liberated the oppressed, and who left the world a safer
and better place.
Today we pray that they have found peace with their Creator, and we
resolve that their
sacrifice will always be remembered by a grateful nation.
In the first place. what qualifies a coutry as a permanent seat
on the Security Council ?
just the history of winning the war in old days ? or having mafia-like
repressive power against surrounding countries ?
Dose a country such as China qualifies for permanent membership in UN
Security Council at all ? it
dose nothing but selfish deed even in the place of international
"UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the interim government of Haiti --
which has a long-standing relationship with Taiwan as opposed to China
-- have called for the mandate to be extended by
one year from that date.
But, say Western diplomats and Haitian officials, China is insistent
that MINUSTAH's mandate be renewed
for six months only, making the atmosphere at the UN Security Council,
where Beijing has veto power,
quite uncomfortable." http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050528/afp/050528224933asiapacificnews.html
Kidnapper confined another woman May 20, 2005
According to the arcticle below (in Japanese) he is a Korean citizen
Just as they have used Joji Obara instead of Kim Sung Jong, it seems
that every time Koreans commits the sickening crimes in the Japan,
most of the Japanese media uses their alias to report the suspects.
(Japan Today, Japan)
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
When it comes to brand names, South Koreans love to fake it
A typical South Korean housewife, Kim Young-Hee loves brand name goods
but like most of her friends never buys them.
Instead she buys fakes at a fraction of the price, but of a quality she
believes comes close to the originals.
Kim, 55, says she purchased four counterfeit Gucci handbags for $119
each on her last shopping foray with money pooled together
by her friends who have formed a savings club. The genuine articles
would have set the women back several thousand dollars.
“I love Gucci bags. The fakes are so good in quality that people can’t
tell the difference,” she said. “Its the same with all my friends.”
It’s hard to avoid the counterfeit trade in shopping centres in this
bustling capital city.
Vietnam police on Tuesday officially arrested a Korean national who had
allegedly run a prostitution ring which mainly served foreigners in
Ko Kab Ok, 46, who owned the Cheers Karaoke Bar at the Heritage Hotel,
was nabbed at the Hanoi airport trying to exit Vietnam on Monday, and
was charged with solicitation.
Police raided the Heritage and two other hotels in Hanoi last week,
arresting 47 prostitutes, a procurer,
and three hotel and bar staff. They admitted that Ko Kab Ok managed a
professional prostitution ring at his club.
The Korean man however refuted the charge, saying he was just an
“advertiser.” But police said they plenty of evidence,
and were waiting for approval from the city’s Procuracy to take the
accused into custody.
Japan, S. Korea end ship spat
Thursday, June 2, 2005 Posted: 0514 GMT (1314 HKT)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Japanese and South Korean patrol ships have
33-hour sea standoff over an alleged fishing violation, with Japan
agreeing to withdraw
its craft, the Foreign Ministry said.
North Korea Condemns Cheney Remarks
By BURT HERMAN
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea called Vice President Dick Cheney
beast" and said Thursday his recent remarks labeling ruler Kim Jong Il
another reason for it to stay away from six-nation nuclear disarmament
"What Cheney uttered at a time when the issue of the six-party talks is
high on the
agenda is little short of telling (North Korea) not to come out for the
unnamed North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said, according to the
Central News Agency.
WASHINGTON?Thousands of Tibetans in China’s Qinghai Province have
clashed violently with security forces in a protest over alleged graft
officials in remote Yushu Prefecture, sources have told Radio Free
Asia’s Tibetan service.
An official from the Yushu Prefecture government who asked not to be
confirmed that a clash had occurred in Dzato (in Chinese, Zado) County
May 20-21. But the official described the incident as “not serious.”
calls to prefecture and county government offices during business hours
Other sources, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said several
security forces from outside the area had been brought in to guard
offices after a violent clash in which shots were fired and some county
government offices were burned.
Reports of casualties in the clash couldn’t be independently confirmed.
in Qinghai Province, is a traditionally Tibetan area now under Chinese
Yonhap (Korean) also notes the tense but rather mature diplomatic
activity going on in an effort to
resolve this matter with as few bruised kibuns on both sides as
possible. Interesting to note that
a Korean official was quoted as saying Thursday that boat skipper Hwang
Gap-sun ? who claims
he was mercilessly beaten by evil Japanese cops ? was
(and probably not from being beat about the noggin) and that the
Japanese had presented
that the good captain was engaging in illegal activity in Japan’s EEZ.
The official said this made
the situation easier to resolve.
So it seems that at one point in that little episode in the East Sea,
the crew of the Korean boat,
the Sinpung, took off with two Japanese coast guard personnel who had
boarded the vessel for an inspection.
You wonder, where were they going to take them? Back to Korean shores,
of course, perhaps
to make the case that the officers had been abusive. At the very least
they weren't very well
going to throw them in the drink as shark bait.
In 1998, the Korean fishing boat "Jasmine 9" got impounded for illegal
fishing in Kiribati.
To make a very, very long story short, in early 1999 the boat made an
but with two Kiribati police officers on board. One of them immediately
jumped ship and was rescued.
The other was taken all the way to Korea.
“The Jasmine 9 case has affected relations between the government
of South Korea and that of Kiribati
and relations are likely to worsen if the former does not fulfil its
part of the understanding reached
between the two sides following the incident,” a government statement
“The Roh administration needs an enemy,” said Joe Blow, director
of the USA Institute Center
for South Korean Studies. “It needs a bad guy for its policy of
whipping up popular hysteria
in order to retain its electoral grip on office”.
The coast guard cannot establish that the boat fished in Japanese EEZ
and the chances are they didn't based on GPS record, and merely
the Japanese EEZ is not a crime, lots of fishing boats do this to save
So looks like boat's captain will be cleared of all charges and the
that the boat did not fish in Japanese EEZ will be mailed to Japanese
After all, if the students had taken the soldier somewhere to make him
apologize it shows
a certain degree of human respect, even if you have to call it
pre-modern, feudal, tribal, or
whatever, it still shows that they thought him worth the effort.
Sat, May 28, 2005 North Korean candy dandy
North Korea has developed a candy it claims is good for children and
will help them increase their height,
weight and IQ, a pro-North Korea newspaper published in Japan said
The North is hoping children will enjoy munching on nutritional candy
made of seaweed, beans,
carrots and sesame seeds, the newspaper said.
In the video, you get to see the crowd of students running through the
streets chasing the riot police
and the 2 other GIs as the riot police were trying to run through the
gauntlet to get the two to the nearby hospital, where a large batch of
riot police were already on station -- because most likely many of
same university activists had laid seige to the first floor of it some
days before to show solidarity with
Meanwhile, the borrowed GI was not taking just to apologize for the
event. He was taken to a large
nti-USFK/US rally, forced to make statements against himself, and
forced to write out a confession.
He was borrowed for something like 2 to 4 hours.
It's not forgotten.
It was just created.
Korea had been Yangbang society under Chinese empire for thousands
They didn't have soil to grow up martial arts.
The only korean martial arts book in 18c was copy/paste from Chinese
and Japanese books. http://koreapictorial.ifdef.jp/Lee_dynasty_Kore.html
Standing red panda becomes latest Japanese star
TOKYO (AP) ― Futa has a great pair of legs, and they've won the red
panda fans across Japan, spots on the evening news and a starring role
in an upcoming TV commercial.
Thank you for your interest in HyperHistory.
It is always helpful if people point out possible errors.
I wonder if some people in Japan got together to email
me corrections. Within a day I got emails from
you Watanabe, and Iwashita, and Nonaka Hiromu (twice!)<-ﾜﾛｽ
Whatever the case may be, I admire your enthusiasm.
First: The source of my statement is the 'Atlas of World History'
by Penguin which reads (on page 177)
'... Japan was culturally dependent on China and
politically dominated by Korea A.D. 363-662.'
However, I must admit, the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica' and
other historical sources I consulted in the meantime seem
to indicate that the Penguin is false and your correction
Accordingly I have replaced the faulty statement with the
sentence: 'Yamato court unifies Japan' because there are
some Korean scripts (from Koguryo which was at war with Japan)
describing a large Japanese army from Wo (an occasional Chinese
description of Japan) which presupposed a fairly unified state
in Japan. The difficulty for a historical timeline is, that
all such dates are somewhat uncertain.
Your second point about Wa-ni shows the difficulties even more.
Generally I only included historically confirmed persons
into the lifeline sections. A very few times I made an
exception: Homer for instance I included with a question
mark (HOMER?) because, although historically not confirmed,
his, or his epics, message had such a great influence on
Another exception I made for Wa-ni ?, whom I also displayed
with a question mark. Because of your objection I did
modify his text and I also included a link the 'Gold Seal'
So, you see your quadruple emails had some effect and I
congratulate you for that.
BEIJING - Sixteen years after the bloody crackdown at Tiananmen Square,
China's grip on dissent has tightened. From religion to the media,
activism to the Internet, Hu Jintao's regime watches all ? and silences
challenge to the Communist Party.
Members of non-sanctioned churches risk detention, potentially
chat rooms are shut down, newspapers are kept on a short rein and
of foreign news organizations have been arrested and accused of spying.
Last month, an international conference on democracy planned for
HONG KONG - Two mothers of young people killed in the 1989 military
pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square have strongly criticized
Beijing for its
continuing security surveillance of their homes ahead of the sensitive
Calls for a government apology
"Our main point in the letter was that if China wants Japan to
apologize for what
it did to us, then the Communist Party should apologize for what it did
people. The principle is the same," Zhang added.
Calls on China's Leaders to Rethink June 4
HONG KONG - In the run-up to the 16th anniversary of the June 4, 1989
calls are once more being heard inside and outside China for an
official reassessment of
the military crackdown on the student-led pro-democracy movement.
The open letter called on the Chinese government to recognize the same
accountability and redress regarding June 4 as it is demanding from the
government regarding the Nanking Massacre (1937-38). Historians agree
that at least
150,000 people died when Japanese imperial troops went on a frenzy of
rape and slaughter
in Nanjing lasting several months.
Hyundai started in the U.S. with a bang in 1986,
selling 300,000 cars in 12 months, and even opened a factory in Quebec,
Canada. Then disaster struck.
Cars were sold on easy credit to people who couldn't pay.
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SYDNEY (AFP) - A former senior Chinese diplomat who has asked Australia
for political asylum
for himself and his family said that he cannot support his government
and fears for his safety
if he is sent back to Beijing.
Rumsfeld: China's Military Buildup a Threat
SINGAPORE - China's military buildup, particularly its positioning of
of missiles facing Taiwan, is a threat to Asian security,
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Saturday.
Sunday, June 05, 2005 S Korean hacker robs $50,000 from bank
SEOUL ?? A 20-year-old school dropout has hacked into an online banking
system and stolen some 50,000 dollars,
causing alarm over the security of South Korea's widely-used Internet
Hong Kong protesters remember Tiananmen
HONG KONG (AP) ? Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong raised candles in
and sang solemn songs Saturday to mark the 16th anniversary of China's
crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations on Tiananmen Square, while
was tightened in Beijing to block any memorials there.
China acts to prevent Tiananmen memorials
BEIJING (AP) ? China tightened security around Tiananmen Square on
prevent memorials on the anniversary of the bloody 1989 crackdown on
pro-democracy protesters. But in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of
staged a candlelight rally.
China diplomat makes asylum plea
A senior Chinese diplomat who left his job at his country's
in Sydney has addressed a rally to commemorate the Tiananmen events.
"I feel very unsafe," he told a crowd of several hundred people in
"In 16 years, the Chinese government has done nothing for political
People have no political freedom, no human rights," he added.
Mr Chen, 37, has been refused political asylum, but Australian
might issue a protection visa.
In his surprise appearance, the former diplomat spoke at length
had left the consulate because he opposes the persecution of
He also gave examples of kidnappings, life imprisonments and executions
out by the Chinese government.
China in talks to buy our uranium
Dennis Shanahan, Political editor
June 04, 2005
AUSTRALIA is negotiating conditions to export uranium to China for the
first time as
nuclear power moves on to the Howard Government's political agenda.
The federal Government has been holding talks with Beijing for weeks on
a regime of
nuclear safeguards that could kick-start a lucrative uranium export
trade to China.
Although nuclear energy is banned in Australia, the issue is being
hotly debated within
government ranks as it develops a post-Kyoto environmental policy.
Here is an interesting story of an ex-policeman of S.Korean maritime
He said he had engaged in the coast-guarding aboard the ships of the
Korean Maritime Police in the Korean EEZ ,and said that the most of
the Korean fishing boats had caused trouble with the Japanese coast
guard ships and that they had invaded the Japanese EEZ 100% purposely.
Because the vast majority of boats caught fishing illegally are from
Asian countries such as
South Korea and Taiwan
Last year, an Argentine warship fired a warning missile toward a
Taiwanese fishing boat as it fled toward international waters
The Defense Ministry this year ordered more fast boats to patrol
against ocean poaching.
Back to my childhood, I remember that some Korean adults love to
touch young kid’s penis.
It was part of male-oriented or male-favored Korean phallus-envy
People love to see and touch a little boy’ penis as a compliment to the
kid. I am glad that
I was not a boy, because my gender protected me from possible abuses
U.S. may push U.N. to punish N. Korea
BANGKOK (AP) ― The Bush administration may ask the United Nations to
punish North Korea for refusing to return to international talks about
its nuclear weapons program, Pentagon officials say.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean bank has launched a joint
venture with a British financial company
to help foreign firms invest in the communist country, according to
Koryo Global Credit Bank, a joint venture between Koryo Bank of North
Korea and Britain's Global Group,
opened Friday in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, the North's
official Korean Central News Agency said. http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.asp?feed=AP&Date=20050604&ID=4866943
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"In China today, cosmetic surgeons can change a face beyond recognition
- and the police are going to have to take notice,"
a highly qualified Shanghai plastic surgeon told Asia Times Online.
Before long, he expects,
anyone who wants to significantly alter his or her appearance will
first have to register with the police,
lest wanted criminals evade capture by gaining a new face through
Despite a late start, however, China may prove to be the most lucrative
market of all -
and with Korean surgeons facing a saturated market at home, many are
now looking to China for future expansion.
the Japanese spend some 2 trillion yen ($18.7 billion) on cosmetic
surgery each year,
according to ND Lease and Service, a Tokyo-based consulting company.
And Seoul is now home to over 2,000 private clinics, with surveys
suggesting that at least 50% of Korean women in their twenties have
bought some form of plastic surgery - an estimate some call
On Monday, the hottest issue on some Korean Web sites was a photo of a
woman in her 20s who got off a subway car without cleaning up her dog's
some Internet users decided she was a public enemy.
They began visiting the Web site of the university they assumed the
woman attended, and bombarding it with postings.
The site's server went down because of the surge in traffic. Then
people began calling the university, where a staff member finally
looked at the photo and said there was no such student at the
Some experts say that such "cyber witch-hunts" are becoming a serious
problem in Korea,
as individuals are harassed by large numbers of Internet users ―often
based on information that turns out to be wrong.
The consequences of these witch-hunts can be more serious than that.
Last April, relatives of a 30-year-old woman who committed suicide
after her boyfriend broke up with her wrote about him online.
Soon, the location of his workplace and even his cell phone number were
being circulated. He eventually quit his job.
Attorney Lee Yeong-hui said, "People tend to think that illegal acts
committed online are not a serious matter. This is a big problem.
"An immoral act can be expected to be criticized, but personal attacks
that cross the line can lead to another infringement on human rights,"
said Kim Jong-il金正日,
a professor of social science at Konkuk University
An Iraqi youth reads a book with a Japanese Defense Force soldier
ceremony to open a new primary school in the southern town of Samawa
June 3, 2005.
The Japanese Defense Force military contingent is supplying
humanitarian assistance to Iraq,
working on projects that include building new schools and repairing
One of the most common words cited as being of Korean origin is nara,
which means country, or, in an earlier context, settlement. In Japan,
Nara is the name of a Honshu city that was built in 710 and was the
in the 8th century.
The theory goes that Koreans founded and controlled the settlement,
though I also have seen the claim that nara in Japanese
had a different pronunciation in those days.
Another is the Japanese expression hana kara hajimeyo,
which means to start from the beginning.
Hana is the indigenous Korean word for the number one.
Others think that the distinctive chant used in Japan when carrying a
portable shrine during festivals,
wasshoi, is derived from oasso, the Korean word meaning “(We) have
And some even think the phrase Japanese use when people lift something
sei, no?comes from the Korean sett, nett, or three, four, as in “(One,
two) three, four.”
after that korean ariliner was shot down by our buddies in the kreml
i wentto northern japan to train with th jgsdf and thought they were
great guys. sitting there one night when the sun was going down wating
in a mile long chow line one of our lt's played taps out in the woods.
there was a japanese unit a quarter mile away and when we came around
a bend they were all standing at attention spontaneously.
it was a like that that made serving a lot easier and taught me loads
about the modern japanese character.
Gov't plans to require all foreigners to carry IC cards for crime
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 07:18 JST
TOKYO - The Japanese government and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party
require all foreigners staying in Japan for more than 90 days to carry
cards equipped with integrated circuit chips, with all data to be kept
"intelligence center," party lawmakers said Tuesday.
The LDP and the government claim the new policy is aimed at keeping
foreigners as part of measures to prevent terrorism and crimes.
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According to the two recent Chinese defectors, 1000 Chinese spies are
sifting through this great vegemitey
land of ours. The probability is they're keeping tabs on all
dissidents, particularly those involved in
the Falun Gong movement. But then...
This may also be the thin edge of the wedge in regards to our future
relationship. If our national ideology
is being flouted by China in the form of agents sent to kidnap, harass
expats, then what other invasive
intentions do they have?
After Yotaro Kobayashi, the chairman of Fuji Xerox, questioned
Koizumi's repeated visits to the Yasukuni Shrine
- a Shinto memorial to the country's war dead that was the holiest
shrine of Japan's militarized emperor cult - rightists with
loudspeakers protested outside his home in Tokyo.
After Yotaro Kobayashi, the chairman of Fuji Xerox, questioned
Koizumi's repeated visits to the Yasukuni Shrine
- a Shinto memorial to the country's war dead that was the holiest
shrine of Japan's militarized emperor cult - rightists with
loudspeakers protested outside his home in Tokyo.
Those seeking asylum
Who else is sick of these winging asylum seekers? They came into our
and deserve any ill treatment they get. They're lucky they're getting
free food and
shelter, they shood just be thrown into the streets and left to fend
They keep whinging about being abused, neglected etc. Well what do they
Instead of keep them in detentions shove them in a prison with the rest
troublemakers. Who's with me?
Proposal for Authorizing the Establishment of the
“Special International Judiciary Committee to Bring the CCP to Justice"
In its 56 years of ruling history, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
suppressed freedom with autocracy and instated dictatorships to inhibit
democracy. The regime has freely abused the law to persecute those who
truth and justice, calling on their corrupt subordinates to trample
innocent. The editorial series “Nine Commentaries on the Communist
published by The Epoch Times, thoroughly exposes the crimes committed
CCP regime against its own people. With that historical article - as
close to two million people’s withdrawal from the CCP and its related
organizations - it is clear that times are changing.
Statement from Passaic County Jail ? February 16, 2005
On Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at approximately 8:45, INS detainee
Heq Sung Soo hanged himself in the Passaic County Jail.
5'6" 165lbs, Brown eyes, Blk hair DOB 2/13/54 (age 50) Korean Male
Soo arrived at the jail on January 14, 2005, after BICE requested that
we accept a "highly combative and uncooperative" detainee.
LT Mason of BICE indicated that Soo was banging his head, biting
himself, flinging himself, and generally refusing to comply with any
He was charged with internal disciplinary charges for refusing a direct
order and had a hearing.
Those charges were dismissed after determining that Soo had difficulty
understanding the English language.
Upon arrival, and during the booking Soo refused to be processed.
When we attempted to take his picture he dropped to the floor and
curled up into a fetal position.
When we tried to fingerprint him he jammed his fingers into his mouth
and tried to bite them off.
He also refused to be medically processed.
He was dressed in a paper gown and placed in SDU # 3 for his protection
as well as the protection of other inmates and staff members.
On January 17, 2005, Officers making rounds discovered that Soo had
made a braided rope out of his paper gown.
He was placed in SDU #6 without clothing for observation.
On January 19, 2005, he appeared to unresponsive in his cell.
He was checked by medical staff and found to be OK. All vitals were
normaland he had no injuries.
He was further evaluated by the Nurse Practitioner.
On January 20, 2005, he attempted suicide by wrapping a thin string
around his neck (which turned out to be the piping from his mattress).
Hayat was first interviewed by the FBI on May 29 in Japan, when he was
trying to return from Pakistan.
His name was flagged on a federal "no-fly list," and Korean Airlines
Flight 23 from Seoul to San Francisco International Airport
was diverted to Tokyo, after about five hours over the Pacific Ocean.
Canadian authorities refused to accept the flight http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_2792344
S Korean assembly designates October as 'Tokto month'
A local assembly in South Korea passed an ordinance Thursday
October as "Tokto Month" to underline the country's claim to
a pair of islets in the Sea of Japan known as Takeshima in Japan.
the two sides agree to maintain peace and tranquility in their border
areas pending a final settlement on the boundary question, and to main
tain status quo on the boundary as before March 1959. They will also r
efrain from taking any unilateral action to change the status quo of
WASHINGTON, June 10
President Bush and President Roh Moo Hyun of South Korea tried today to
minimize their obvious differences over how to deal with North Korea,
declaring that keeping the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free is what is
But Mr. Roh (pronounced Noh) has opposed a move toward sanctions that
would cut off trade with North Korea, arguing instead for more
engagement with the North.
Nothing emerged at the question-answer session today to indicate any
lessening of the differences between Washington and Seoul on that
Mr. Bush and Mr. Roh exchanged gestures of friendship as they sought to
play down their differences.
The South Korean prodded Mr. Bush at one point.
"How do you feel, Mr. President," Mr. Roh said. "Wouldn't you agree
that the alliance is strong and - ?"
What happened in Cancun, Mexico, in 2003 was a nightmare for
government and security forces.
After a South Korean farmer named Kun Hai Lee killed himself to protest
against Korea's lack of tariffs on imported rice,
anger among protesters mounted. That pre-cipitated road blocks, special
police teams and a strong-arm effort to keep protesters well away from
the WTO talks. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/Weekend/GF11Jp02.html
OPPORTUNITIES IN JAPAN Y.S.Kim (1995.3.10) http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~yskim/wisdom/wk95a.html http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~yskim/
Korean students in the United States know about Japanese cars, but they
tend to have long lists of pro-Japanese traitors.
Sometimes their lists contain my name. When I tell them they should
know more about Japan,
they say that they do not like my authoritarian style of talking about
the subject they dislike.
Japanese are very resourceful people. They were able to make it because
they had the ability to do so.
There are indeed many books written about how Japan was able to create
the economic miracle starting from the ashes left from the war.
I would be lying if I say Japanese never discriminated Koreans. But, in
my opinion, the extent of discrimination has been too much exaggerated.
General Chae Byung-duk was the Army Chief of Staff at the time of 6.25.
He went to the Japanese military academy and made No. 1 there.
He even received the Emperor's prize at the graduation ceremony.
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BUSH AND PRESIDENT ROH MOO-HYUN OF THE
REPUBLIC OF KOREA IN A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY / THE OVAL OFFICE
President Bush: We're having salmon today.
President Roh: Yes.
President Bush: They told you that?
President Roh: No.
President Bush: You like salmon?
President Roh: No. I love dog meat.
President Bush: Well..., our mistake.
President Roh: Yes.
Q: President Roh, how are you enjoying America so far?
President Roh: I'm fine, thank you.
Q: Would you mind expanding on it, sir?
President Bush: She'd like you to say a little more on the subject.
President Roh: I have nothing to say on the subject.
President Bush: Okay...
President Bush: (I can't decide the man's boring or rude, but he's one
or the other.)
PRESIDENT ROH: ... But every time I meet you, Mr. President, in
person, I come to
the realization that there, indeed, is no difference between our two
regard to the basic principles. In fact, we're in full and perfect
the basic principles, the basic principles, the basic principles, the
principles, the basic principles!!!
Bush, S. Korea try to bridge differences
By TOM RAUM
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON ? President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun
sought to bridge
their differences on Friday over how to coax North Korea back to
"We'll continue to work to have one voice," Bush said. But Roh said
Equalizer_of_truth (Jun 10 2005 - 22:05)
This site openly discriminates against Chinese posts. Freedom of Speech
Baby! Tell me lies....Tell me sweet little lies...Tell me lies!!!! Or
rather censor all the facts and leave the lies....
'Hate-China' sentiment spreading at Foreign Ministry
“Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery, and sadly, we see it
here in Illinois,” said Governor Rod Blagojevich
The most recent case of slavery in Illinois was discovered on February
27 when several federal agents conducted five raids in *Rockford
where they found “undocumented Chinese and Korean women kept in
brothels. The young women worked and lived in small rooms, virtually
enslaved, unable to go out to the street.”
State, U.S. officials announce plan to combat human trafficking
In *Rockford, authorities earlier this year shut down several health
spas after investigators found evidence that Asian women and girls were
likely smuggled into the country to work there as prostitutes.
WASHINGTON - China's growing political power and influence on the world
economy has many people
in North America concerned, polling suggests. Substantial numbers of
people in Canada and
the United States worry that China's emergence is a threat to world
peace and worry about China's
impact on the economy in their own countries.
Jun 9th 2005 | SEOUL AND TOKYO
From The Economist print edition
JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI gets to throw a baseball around and take chummy
photos at George Bush's ranch
in Crawford, Texas. Roh Moo-hyun makes short trips to Washington for
awkward meetings at
the White House, such as the one that he was due to have with Mr Bush
this week. Japan and
South Korea are both close allies of the United States, but only the
America-Japan alliance is running
smoothly these days. Mr Bush and his pal Junichiro share a common view
of North Korea. Mr Roh,
by contrast, has upset both countries by consistently excusing the
North's behaviour. The quarrel has
exacerbated tensions between Japan and South Korea, which are also
Roh will meet Bush in the White House, take part in a working
lunch and fly home.
No state dinner, no chats with Congressional leaders, none of the
often surrounds a visit by an allied leader.
Mr Bush stood alongside Tony Blair, the UK prime minister,
and warmly welcomed him: “I appreciate your friendship.
I appreciate your courage, and I appreciate your vision.
I'm really thrilled to be able to work with you
.” There was little public endorsement of his relationship with Mr Roh.
Even President Recep Erdogan of Turkey
[who visited the White House this week]
got a better reception,
yet their country was unhelpful in Iraq with real repercussions for the
Worst car on the road today
Would have to be a "Hyundai", usually driven an obscenely fat woman,
and why is it that
Australia seems to be the only country where it is pronounced "hi oon
di" (makes it
sound more japanese, classier, perhaps, rather than the unexpurgated
piece of crap that
they really are) where everyehere else in the world they use the Al
I demand an immediate apology from hundee and removal of all fat women
from view during
The modest proposal is that knowledge-hungry Australian scientists
would be able to hunt and kill several hundred Japanese whale
scientists per year
to obtain important information such as how old they are, where they
live and how their loins taste when marinated, barbecued and served
with a feisty shiraz.
When whale flensing was completed on the island, a monument was built
and Buddhist priests were called to perform a ceremony
to appease the soul of the killed whale.
Furthermore, a hundredth of the auction value was dedicated to the Joso
in Miyazu and memorial service was performed January 19 annually.
We do not hear about any record that whalers in the western world cared
to dedicate even a minimal portion
of their profit from whaling for building tombs for whales or for the
consolation of the soul of dead whales.
Your vote for this definition of Chonglish will be counted soon.
Zainichi, noun, Uncountable
Koreans being parasitic in Japan are referred to as Zainichi Koreans.
During the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula in the period
came to Japan to seek a better life. They abandoned thier own country
due to the Cold
War between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet
or the Korean War broke out in 1950 although the General Headquarters
in Japan ordered
them to return to Korea in 1945. Zai-nichi Korean population of Japan
China tackles Aids discrimination
By Daniel Griffiths
BBC News, Beijing
A senior Chinese official has said discrimination against people with
the HIV-Aids virus
in China is rife.
Yet the country's official estimate of around 800,000 HIV-Aids cases is
too low by many experts and there are fears about a dramatic surge in
the virus among
the country's transient rural workforce, which numbers more than 100m
Do you know that American football game has originated in Soul in
My country Korea has been a leading nation in terms of sports, arts,
and sciences since ancient times.
And Korea has invaded China, Japan, Vietnam, Rossia, Canada and USA!!!
People of those states were our slaves!!!
We should take pride in the Republic of Korea!!!
I heard that korea is the country where soccer originated .
in fact David Beckm just would be a korean!
It also be said that korea is the mother of all people.!
further, I heard even the Big Bang had happened in Korean Peninsula !!!
So It's natural that all the korean have a pretty high opinion of
NKorea won't agree to a bad deal
by: dobermanmacleod (44/M/Minnesota)
What the US, SKorea, and Japan is saying is that China should force
NKorea into an agreement that is bad for NKorea.
It is the same throughout the ages-be reasonable and submit to the
Wake up-you are being misinformed. The "deal" that the US offered to
NKorea is laughable,
and SKorean and Japanese leaders are just obeying US dictates, trying
to coerce NKorea into
submitting to US dictates against the national interests of NKorea.
If SKorea and Japan keep going on this course they are in fact risking
I guess the leaders think their best interests lie in backing the US. I
hope they are satisfied with the
endgame they are forcing, because NKorea sees clearly what it will be
forced to do to survive.
S. Korea fears regional military conflicts
By Jong-Heon Lee
Seoul, South Korea, Mar. 8 (UPI) -- With mounting regional tensions
caused by a China-
Japan rivalry, South Korea President Roh Moo-hyun said on Tuesday he
would not allow
U.S. troops stationed in the country to get involved in East Asian
disputes that can hurt
stability on the peninsula.
"I clearly state that the U.S. Forces Korea should not be involved in
Northeast Asia without our consent," Roh said in a speech at an Air
South Korea's recent defense document also revealed the United States
to use South Korea as a military base for a possible military
intervention in a
conflict between China and Taiwan.
In Korea, children draw these pictures.
Korean government brings up them to make animosity against Japan.
It will cause many hatecrimes for Japanese people!
Illegal entrants from Korea are innumerable,
the number of criminals who came from Korea has been the second
of all criminals from other countries for ten years or so in Japan.
I'm afraid that Korean children will commit more crimes than now in the
＞Illegal entrants from Korea are innumerable,
＞the number of criminals who came from Korea has been the second
＞of all criminals from other countries for ten years or so in Japan.
＞I'm afraid that Korean children will commit more crimes than now in
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
A 62-year-old man who lives in Kobe claims he spent a quarter century
as a North Korean spy.
Sakamoto's story begins in 1970, when he joined a Kobe trading house
that did all of its business with North Korea.
The company's president was a high-ranking member of the General
Association of Korean Residents, the pro-Pyongyang group also known as
with extensive contacts in North Korea, and its business was exporting
paper and pulp products and importing a variety of seafoods.
"I first went to North Korea in April 1971 and received secret-agent
training until June 1972. My company's president told the North Korean
authorities that I was a person with a bright future. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20050615f2.htm
This education is mental abuse for Korean children.
You are requested to make Korean government stop it for them.
These pictures posted below are drawn by Korean school children.
This is one of the standard tactics that the Korean government uses
to arouse anti-Japanese sentiment. Promotion of anti-Japanese sentiment
is a convenient tool to promote nationalism and loyalty to the
Korean regime that was military dictatorship until only several years
This is also argued by scholars to be a remote cause of the series of
hate crimes commited by Koreans in Japan.
The number of illegal Korean immigrants to Japan is growing at an
alarming rate now,
and the Koreans have been ranked second in the numbers of crimes
commited by foreign
nationals in Japan for the past 10 years or so.
I am very worried if those school children will grow up and pray on
the Japanese people in the future.
What I have found interesting is how people are reacting (mostly
through the translation
feature of the Google taskbar) in other forums. Most of the Japanese
posts appear to
express concern that the Korean government did such a stunt especially
"year of friendship" Korea and Japan are suppose to be having. A few
have voiced opposition to allowing Korean cultural imports, but they
are a minority.
On the Korean side, few have expressed sorrow and it seems that most
find the pictures
quite funny or that Japan deserves it because they want to believe
Japan is the evil empire.
Except for one person who claimed that I drew the pictures myself.
I'll return to the station this Friday to take some more pictures. The
drawings were set up
in a couple locations around the station and probably came close to a
A Japanese woman stands with the Japanese Rising Sun flag at an
entrance to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine June 14, 2005.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to the Shinto Yasukuni
shrine, where war criminals convicted by an Allied tribunal are
honoured along with Japan's 2.5 million war dead,
has been at the heart of diplomatic rows with China and South Korea and
domestic pressure is mounting on him to stop going. A group of about 60
aborigines from Taiwan were prevented by Japanese police from
approaching the shrine,
where some two dozen members of Japanese right-wing groups faced off
with around 10 police outside the massive 'torii' archway at the
Chinese quizzed citizens held in Australia
CANBERRA - The Australian Immigration Department has admitted that a
group of Chinese people held in
detention were interviewed by Chinese Government officials.
The department said Chinese nationals who were available for
deportation but did not have travel documents
were interviewed last month by Chinese officials at Baxter immigration
detention centre in South Australia
and Villawood detention centre in Sydney. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10330947
China trying to 'colonize' Oz: claim:-
CANBERRA, Australia | June 16, 2005 1:11:23 AM IST
An Chinese defector claims China is attempting to turn Australia into a
Yuan Hongbing, a former law professor at Beijing University, has
supported claims of a large spy
network operating in Australia, the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Yuan was jailed and then exiled for helping student activists after the
Tiananmen Square massacre.
He filed for a protection visa in Australia last July. http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=88852&cat=World
Yuan told ABC's Radio National the reason China sends so many spies to
Australia is to turn the country into a political colony of China.
584 ：マンセー名無しさん ：2005/06/16(木) 23:31:52 ID:ZOAB7yQI
2.次にご指摘の部分ですが、ここでは"Historians estimate that as many as
594 ：【依頼】：2005/06/17(金) 04:40:03 ID:06NmdmMC >>583
おいおい、大嘘だよ！ おもいっきりsex slaves って使ってるよ。
本来なら従軍慰安婦の訳語がsex slaves じゃないか？慰安婦は売春婦(Prostitute)と訳される
Weekend comments by Japan's education minister over the issue of sex
slaves used by
the Japanese military during World War Two drew an angry response
sending Tokyo scrambling to repeat an apology in a bid to contain the
Education Minister Nariaki Nakayama was quoted by media as saying the
"comfort women", a euphemism for the sex slaves, did not exist during
the war and
it was good the term had disappeared from school textbooks.
Amnesty prefers U.S.-bashing to criticizing the real North Korean
Gulag, where pupils of Jozeph Mengele, Auschwitz’s “Dr. Death,” conduct
According to her Amnesty bio, in addition to the alleged U.S.
violations, Khan has focused on the following cases:
the “bombing of Afghanistan,” the Israeli/Palestinian situation after
Jenin, Bulgaria and “hidden human rights violations in Australia.”
Ms. Khan’s political agenda is obvious: While Amnesty’s annual write-up
of North Korea is 972 words,
its Israel-bashing report is 2,600 words, with barely a mention of
Palestinian terrorism or the brainwashing of children to hate Jews and
Americans and strive to be suicide bombers.
The anti-U.S. screed is 3,312 words, longer than the reports on China
and Saudi Arabia.
That's the very problem that I'm shining the light on. You're believing
a fairy tale. "Japan invaded".
No, Japan was invited in by the King to protect himself against an
uprising lead by farmers which
was hell-bent on killing him and his entire family off, and much of his
own military tried to kill him.
After the monarchy tried shifting into "an empire" at the end of the
19th century (as Japan had helped
organize and train Korea's military better) and then collapsed
completely, control of everything was
then turned over to Japan.
Jun 14, 2005
Neil Kearney, General Secretary, International Textile, Garment and
Leather Workers' Federation, has sent this report to The International
Labour Conference in Geneva
Shafiqul Islam today lies paralysed in Dhaka following the collapse of
the Spectrum garment factory two months ago which left 64 dead, 84
injured and hundreds jobless.
This increasing criminalisation of trade union action
in Cambodia's garment industry makes the achievement of decent work
Irresponsible employers and negligent governments are a growing feature
of working life in the textile, clothing and footwear sectors.
***Many such companies appear to be Korean-based
and in the aftermath of trade liberalisation in the sector are simply
abandoning production and fleeing overnight.
Victoria Garments Co., Tae Hwa, Stirwen and Dong Ho Puspa have joined
this band of runaways leaving thousands of Indonesian workers
jobless and without their earned wages and accrued benefits. Such
criminal bosses impede the drive for decent work and
should be driven from the industry but,
the Indonesian government seems powerless to act while Korea ignores
the activities of their wayward citizens. http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_19171.shtml
キーワードがsoutheast asia korean factory abuseで、なんでまたこうなるの？
Southeast Asia. ... The abuse and brutalities inflicted on these Korean
laborers by Japanese >>704のサイト内より http://www.k2.dion.ne.jp/~rur55/home.html
In The Eyes of A Quasi-Refugee by Suh Kyungsik (22 Feburary 2003)
A Vice from a zainichi Korean writer
The bushido (warrior way) ？ the samurai code ？ had come from the bun
”””””of Korean origin”””””””””.
When the daimyo system was abolished the code was adopted for
and ultranationalist doctrine.
Officers and commanders in the Imperial Japanese Forces carried the
the Japanese samurai sword, as well as the Nambu pistol.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean soldier who suffered bullying took his
revenge on Sunday, hurling a handgrenade among sleeping comrades and
then opening fire on them,
killing eight, the Defense Ministry said.
after world war two. It was such a degraded situation under the
American occupation in the Korean war
that a friend of mine who served in the Korean war said on Friday night
they would bring in a half ton
truck full of 150 women and they would be in a movie house having sex.
These undoubtedly included
women who were comfort women for the Japanese army
Is regional integration in East Asia possible? 2005/06/21
Is regional integration in East Asia possible?
Japan is facing a fresh wave of criticism from China and South Korea
on the political side while its economic ties with them
?China in particular?have been rapidly expanding.
In the region,some political and business leaders have been
campaigning for the creation of an East Asian community
to make the area more interdependent and prosperous.
Give the recent series of political confrontations between
Japan and its two neighbors,regional integration in East Asia
appears to be nothing but a vision that will never be realized.
Is regional integration in East Asia possible? 2005/06/21
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Despite shame over underwear theft and child pornography charges
against Sung Koo Kim,
the Korean community is rallying to support him and show there is no
link to Brooke Wilberger's disappearance. http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=74679
I quote here an observatin made by a person teaching English in
What a perception gap in two countries.
When I was in Osaka a few months back there was a children's art
exhibit outside of
Osaka castle. I was astounded at how many pictures depicted Japan and
hands and/or hugging with an overall message of peace and brotherhood.
I really wish
i had taken pictures.
Even from talking to people at my hotel and at local bars, the attitude
of people was
FAR different than here. Whenever I told someone I was living in Korea
I was met with
a big smile and a "Oh wonderful! Anyunghasayo."
When i came back to work I mentioned to my boss how great my trip was.
He got all
tomato faced and became frothing mad. He told a few co-workers about
how i felt and,
not a word of a lie, they organized a type of intervention in the
coffee room. When i
walked in there to get my morning coffee the next day, they let loose
with a barrage of
anti-Japanese rhetoric the likes of which would make David Duke blush.
On March 16, 1991, only thirteen days after the beating of Rodney
King by four members of the LAPD,
Korean-American Soon Ja Du was minding the counter at the Empire Liquor
Market on South Figueroa
Street in South Central Los Angeles. Du rarely worked in the shop, but
her son, who normally worked
behind the counter, had been physically threatened by a few members of
the Crips, an infamous gang
in LA (he was supposed to testify against one of their members in a
robbery case). Needless to say,
racial tensions in Los Angeles were high.
Lyrics to Ice Cube's Black Korea
(Introduction from Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing)
"Twenty D Energizers."
"Twenty, C Energizer?"
"D, not C, D"
"D motherfucker, D! Learn to speak English first, alright? D!"
"How many you say?"
"Twenty, motherfucker, twenty."
"Everytime I wanna go get a fucking brew
I gotta go down to the store with the two
Oriental one-penny counting motherfuckers
That make a nigga mad enough to cause a little ruckus
Thinking every brother in the worls' out to take
So they watch every damn move I make
They hope I don't pull out a gat and try to rob
They funky little store, but bitch, I got a job
(Look you little Chinese motherfucker
I ain't trying to steal none of yo' shit, leave me alone!
Yo, yo check it out
So don't follow me, up and down your market
Or your little chop suey ass'll be a target
Of the nationwide boycott
Juice with the people, that's what the boy got
So pay attention to the black fist
Or we'll burn your store, right down to a crisp
And then we'll see ya!
Cause you can't turn the ghetto into Black Korea!
("I do fuck you!")
Imagine how adorable is a newborn baby and how much most of us love our
now imagine how tasty they are for some countries like some unknown
where Human babies from 0-9 months are served as a Gourmet dish and
for its tasty flavor. They *people* also claim that is GOOD for the
health. So welcome to
the next level where human infants become part of our menu, perhaps
next time we go to
somewhere we may see *1/4 of human baby for just $7.99* on the menu.
IMO this WORLD
beginning has gone down the toilet, the gutter, the HELL!!!!!!!!!
What's next???? Alive babies
for sell??? (for cooking of course) "MY LORD, FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY
ANIMALS THAT KILL AND EAT EACH OTHER" http://www.tcnweb.ne.jp/~perfect/china.htm http://www.taliacarner.com/deadnewborningutter.htm
N. Korean delegation angered by anti-Kim protests in South
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A high-level delegation from North Korea
arrived in Seoul for
bilateral talks Tuesday and was immediately confronted by demonstrators
who angered the
visitors by displaying posters of their leader, Kim Jong Il, tied up in
A poll published Monday by Japan's Mainichi Shimbun newspaper said 50%
of Japanese voters opposed Koizumi's visits to the shrine, and 42%
thought they should continue.
"I hope they will move on. There are so many issues of mutual concern
for Japan and South Korea," said Dorian Prince, the European Commission
ambassador to South Korea.
"If the founding fathers of the European Union had waited for France
and Germany to agree on their history textbooks, they wouldn't have
gotten very far."
the number of people involved in the demonstrations was relatively
small. Even amid the placards reading "Koizumi go home" and "Boycott
Japanese goods," many people had kind words for Japan.
"We love the Japanese people. We don't want to break off economic
cooperation," said Kwon Byeong Chan, a 35-year-old teacher who was one
of the organizers of a demonstration Monday outside the Japanese
I'll tell you what really bothers me (related). I hate it when
they ask you
"Do you like -----, Can you eat -----, Can you use -----".
If you reply with the "non-Japanese" way, they say やっぱり.
If you reply with the "Japanese" way, they say "Oh, you are very
or "You are more Japanese than the Japanese!". Which bothers me
for instance, I like anko because it tastes good, not because I am more
or less Japanese. I don't like uni because it tastes like shit, not
I am more or less Japanese. A lot of people don't accept that there are
with individual tastes. And, everything I can do,
eat, etc. is not just because I am gaijin or because I am like the
Things don't fall into non-overlapping, well-defined Japanese and
Koreans in Australia demand release of two child detainees 2005.06.22
More than 1,500 Koreans in Australia signed a petition to release two
Korean children of illegal aliens from a detention center in Sydney, a
Korean newspaper in the region reported yesterday.
Koreans joined the move to set free Ian Whang and Jenny Whang, an 11-
and 6-year-old brother and sister who were caught in March during class
in violation of immigration law, the Australia Online News said
Ferrago, UK - Jun 20, 2005
Child dies as parents play MMOG in Korea
Yet more troubles in an MMOG-obsessed nation today as it is revealed a
South Korean couple allow their baby to die, after the child was left
alone for five hours while the parents went to a PC Baang (internet
cafe to play World of Warcraft. http://www.ferrago.com/story/6121
”There's a lot more examples of that I could pull out but that would
take a couple
hours of nitpicking. Basically I just felt some were a little
make us Koreans look like a hateful bunch of people, when the messages
in Korean weren't TOO insulting. Yes it's all just semantics, but
that's part of
politics as well. ”
Who said anything about making "us Koreans"? I've stated over and over
it was a single exhibit done by a selection group of people. Unless you
on the team that put this curious project togeher.
これ日本人の we jaｐanese 問題と同じだよね。鮮人もこれやるんだね。