According to the article of JoongAng Daily,
South Korea took a more aggressive stance yesterday against Japan’s claim over Dokdo as President Lee Myung-bak expressed an intention to bolster Seoul’s “effective control” of the islets and the legislature adopted a resolution to denounce Tokyo’s latest move.
The National Assembly approved yesterday a resolution to condemn Japan’s latest claim. Lawmakers demanded through the resolution that the Japanese government withdraw its authorization of the controversial textbooks. They also warned that Tokyo’s continuous claim will seriously hinder friendship between Korea and Japan.
"hinder friendship"? How so? This is Korean way of intimidating Japan, I believe. If Korean really need some kind of friendship with Japan, it is necessary for them to admit that Japanese also has own opinion on their territory, even if it antagonizes Korea's view. True friendship means accepting the differences of each other.
In 2008, South Korea briefly recalled its ambassador to Japan after guidelines for Japanese junior high school teachers guided to teach Takeshima as Japan's territory, just like northern territory, in the classroom. He left with a parting shot "Japan would lose something very important", but soon sneaked back to Japan. Korean protesters decapitated pheasants In 2005, chopped off their own fingers outside the Japanese embassy following Shimane prefecture’s decision to label the 100th anniversary of Japan’s annexation of the islets “Takeshima Day”.
This time, there's no wacky acts like chopping parts of the body by Korean citizens, except for this.
Are they burning Japanese textbook and "Dokdo" as well? What the ...? I wouldn't say all the Korean are, but at least the guys dressed in Korean national flag in this photo are total moron.
Looks like it wasn't only the eccentric guys, but so many other Koreans joined this kind of silly acts all around Korea. Korean should stop brainwashing and using their own kids for this silly performances immediately.
Students and members of civic groups wave the Korean national flag in Donghae, Gangwon, next to the Donghae Culture and Art Center, to protest news that beginning next year, Japanese elementary school textbooks will show the Dokdo islets belonging to Japan instead of Korea. [YONHAP]
This is sick.
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