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Old 08-13-2014, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bettafish View Post
Although South Korea has a close tie with the US, Koreans are actually more nationalist than Chinese and Japanese
That is because Korea has traditionally been dominated and overshadowed by China, Russia and Japan. The Japanese forced Koreans to undergo a policy of cultural genocide, in which almost all forms of Korean culture and language were virtually banned and replaced with Japanese ones. Many Koreans were even forced to work in harsh conditions in Japan and were drafted into the Japanese military.

This led to some form of national and cultural identity crisis for the Koreans. Independence and growing economic power in the late 20th century helped revive the national identity and voice that they have lost under Japanese rule.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:16 AM
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Anti-Korean sentiment is from a sense of superiority, isn't it? This date back from the time Korea was ruled by Japan.

Japan specific requested assistance from US, Canada, Australia and South Korea in the 2011 earthquake & tsunamis. There are actually many cooperations between Japan & South Korea as a result of both being US close allies. Korean wave now is popular among the Japanese women. More people buy Korean products such as electronic devices.
Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
Anti-Korea sentiment in Japan grew right after the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Korea went to the semi-finals, while Japan remained in quarter-finals. Anti-Korea sentiment also grew in March 2009, when Kim Yuna won against Asada Mao. This kind of supports the idea that anti-Korean sentiment in Japan is caused from a sense of inferiority.

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:29 AM
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South Korea wins more medals than Japan in many sports and other international competitions with less than half of Japan's population.

South Korea is very successful in China where South Korean tv dramas and MTVs are often seen on TVs at home or at malls and stores. Chinese are very interested in South Korea and are increasingly visiting South Korea and making friends with South Koreans. On the other hand, Chinese dislike Japan to this date and almost no Japanese person appear on TVs in China. The most frequent Japanese language you can hear on TVs in China are those spoken by Japanese military officers and soldiers in World War 2 acted by Chinese actors. China is the world's largest economy and population, Japan fail to be popular there. South Korean is most popular foreign culture in China.
Originally Posted by JL View Post
S.Korea is on the economic rise...my friend bought a Samsung refrigerator...who would've thought that would be even be thinkable ten yrs ago? Korean restaurants have been growing in my area considerably over the past 5-6 yrs...They have the best LED TVs on the market right now. They are winning over many households with their autos, home appliances, etc. I can see why Japan is understandably 'threatened' by this. The government is also pumping $ into their music industry to attract tourism. I've also seen more and more Korean tourists nowdays too.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:38 AM
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They don't have a reason to hate. If the competitions were fair games, they shouldn't hate the winner.
Japanese have to understand Koreans dislike them from the time of pirates raiding Korea and China [mod]English only [/mod]and peaked in Japanese occupation of Korea.

Japan has poor economic performance for more than 2 decades, resenting SK as a rising economic power.
Originally Posted by Greysholic View Post
Not really,Japanese people just hate Korea,and vise versa,that's all.

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