The issue surrounding comfort women during Japan’s occupation of Korea has always been a thorn between the Korea-Japan relationship. We’ve already covered the Japanese politician who vandalized the comfort women statue outside the Japanese Embassy, and just recently the man who crashed his van into embassy gates to protest against the Japanese politician as well as Japan’s continued insistence that comfort women were merely prostitutes.
Last week, the United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton upped her stance by outright saying the words ‘comfort women’ should be replaced by ‘enforced sex slaves.’ In the below article, Japanese netizens are described organizing a mass online protest against the U.S. comfort women resolution that asks for Japan to be held accountable for the sexual enslavement of women during its colonial era.
At the time of writing, the online protest has reached nearly 20,000 signatories, only 5,000 short of an official response from the Obama administration.
From Segye Ilbo:
10,000 Japanese Netizens sign ‘Oppose U.S. Comfort Women Resolution’ petition
On the 13th, Japanese netizens intended to build a mass ‘Twitter Demonstration’ demanding the abolishment of the ‘Comfort Women Resolution’ adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives. The conflicts between Korea and Japan surrounding the issue of ‘comfort women’ is likely to spread from offline to online.
It has been confirmed that Japanese netizens are preparing a mass Twitter demonstration from 7pm on the 13th July in order to petition the abolishment of the ‘comfort women resolution’ (resolution #121) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2007.
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Resolution 121 content demands for the Japanese government to officially and clearly admit, apologize and assume historical responsibility for the forced mobilization of comfort women by the Japanese army during World War II.
For the past few days, some Japanese Tweeters have been using their own Twitter accounts to spread awareness of the ‘Twitter demo’ through a considerable number of retweets.
On the Twitter demo, they conveyed their plea [for people to] petition, urging them to sign the ‘abolish the House of Representatives’ Resolution #121′ on the White House’s complaints website ‘We the People‘. One tweet read ‘close to 10,000 people have signed the petition’, another saying ‘Please consider [sign] our petition.’
Comments from Nate:
Looks like they’ve gone crazy after soaking up all that radiation..
Are you saying that only a few of Japan’s rightists are the problem? [The whole of] Japan is a trash country.
Those scumbags don’t know how to apologize about their past. I just want the archipelago to completely sink.
People can change the future if they try hard. But no matter how hard you work, people cannot change the past. Japanese people who don’t seem to know this fact are not civilized.
Japanese are simply following their ancestors’ footsteps tsk tsk. That is why they are being punished by earthquakes, tsunamis etc. Seriously, you people should snap back to reality
That is the difference between the Japanese and Germans. It’s a difference of national character. In other words, it’s the difference between human and monkeys. They are just a herd of monkeys who do not know their past behaviour.
Like…. I really can’t ever make any positive comments about you people.. It makes me so angry
Why don’t they just admit it and apologize? Since Japan is a rich country, their mess can be easily cleaned up by compensating those comfort women. But since you people are so proud of your own country, you think that apologizing to those comfort women will hurt the nation’s pride. That is so wrong and that is the reason why the current generation who did not experience the war tweet shit like that and think that it is actually the right thing to do. And regarding Japanese national character, who’se to say they won’t start World War III. They’ve invaded other countries for thousands of years. When they think they’ve gotten stronger than America, Korea will become their first target. I wish they could just sink before that happens.
Hey people, do you guys still think it is only a few bullshit rightist monkeys who make noise? Huh? You Jap–collaborator bastards? I will drink you guys up and drink you bitches up who are trying to sell our country.
I pity those Japanese bastards who’ve become more and more patriotic by learning seriously distorted history. I wonder what will happen when they find out how bad their ancestor monkeys were tsk tsk tsk Although I think we should try not to blame them unconditionally, those people who make monkey sounds should definitely be beaten with the stick.
Did those fucking bastard Japs go crazy after being nuked? When another tsunami strikes, think we should send them photos of our national flag with hashed pig feet in order to wake those bastards up from their own dream world.
We need to gather 100,000 people who support America’s comfort women resolution.
The more they make monkey sounds like that, the more they are advertising themselves as an embarrassing people who don’t seem to realize that they are no different from their ugly past. That is why they are called as Pig feet [jjogbal-i, or ‘Japs’]. They are so embarrassing [play on words with jjogpallida, or ‘embarrassing’, and jjogbal-i i.e. pig feet/Japs]
I tried imagining if the Germans say their Nazi past was all a fabrication and the Holocaust never happened. If that happens, the whole world will become speechless. But Japan is exactly doing that.
The king of all historical distortions truly is Japan. To what extent have they distorted the truth?.. I bet they’ve distorted history way too much. Otherwise they would not be going crazy like that. I doubt they can still act like that after learning proper history. The truth is spread around the world and even people from other countries know the truth. But what makes them still go that crazy? Are you guys trying to bury your ostrich-like heads in the sand? What are you people who live in the country that is Japan?
Who are you people who click “dislike”? Are you guys Japanese?
Look how those nuked monkeys think…
Tsunami Park, Aftershock Choi, Mr. Earthquake…. Would you please..? [Names written based on Korean celebrities Park Hae-il (same pronunciation/spelling as ‘Tsumani Park’), Choi Yeo-jin (same pronunciation/spelling as ‘aftershock Choi’) and Ji Jin-hee (sounds like Jijin-ssi, meaning ‘Mr Earthquake)]
You people should admit to your past and start afresh. You do know that by doing what you’re doing, your past wrongdoings won’t simply disappear overnight?
2 years ago, I did a short school trip to Japan, and Japanese people, who didn’t know we were South Korean called us ‘Chosen-jins’ [Japanese pronunciation for 朝鮮人, which is North Korea’s way of denoting ‘Koreans’] and starred at us. Maybe they meant “what the fuck are those Chosen people [i.e. North Koreans] doing in our country?” Regarding the history of our Korean peninsula, I think their attitude is so rude.
Our government takes a hard line against North Korea, but is silent when it comes to Japan. It is because the president is a real jjogbal-i [Jap][Lee Myung-bak was born in Japan]. What the fuck?
Both Japanese and German showed the world how brutal humans can become. But there is one key difference between them. German people apologized for what their ancestors did but the Japanese….? The current generation is simply following their ancestors’ footsteps…
Japanese people have simply proved how shameless they are… Americans will be surprised of that… You should learn a lesson from Germany. Germans bring their children to historical places from the Nazi era and teach them to apologize for what their ancestors did. The Japanese on the other hand whip out their Rising Sun Flag at any given occasion? Where’s the pride in that?…
You guys have gone to so much trouble for covering the sky with your hands. Do you think you can manipulate and distort world history as you have done on your own island? I even feel that cursing you guys is just a waste of time. People curse when their attention has been grabbed
Such a rubbish country. They make me log in to this website to write comments. Don’t you people feel shame for your own history? Japan is trying to bury the things their ancestors have done. Bastard monkeys…
There is no future for a country that has forgotten its history. Wake up Japan.
And it’s with this kind of country that we participate in military cooperation?……….Sigh……
You sons of bitches.. you better all just sweep away when a natural disaster strikesㅡㅡ