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Michael Jun Sung ShimMay. 31, 2014 - 10:12PM JST
"Wouldn't Korean-American support for US soldiers who died in the Korean War for South Koreans be a more appropriate monument to be placed on U.S. soil?"
I know you hate S Koreans so much but at least it's a good thing that not ALL Americans think like you do about Koreans.Your statement in quotes are fairly obvious.There is a Korean War Vet Memorial in Washington DC if you haven't been there yet.
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Michael Jun Sung ShimMay. 31, 2014 - 10:03PM JST
"Meh. Next, I'd like to see the Vietnamese American community erect a statue beside it to commemorate the thousands of innocent Vietnamese civilians butchered by Korean soldiers during the Vietnam war."
Whoever you are I just want to point out to you that Americans also killed innocent Korean and Vietnamese civilians in both Korean War and Vietnam War respectively! So stop blaming Korea at once and look at yourself and your own flaws before you seek to arguments! Get this fact straight! Korean President Kim Dae Jung offered apology to Vietnam for Korean soldiers acts.SO CASE CLOSED! Don't bring this issue up ever again!!
Michael Jun Sung ShimMay. 15, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
Don't Forget that S Korea is a nation with 28,500 U.S.Army stationed there!
Posted in: Japan, China to square off at regional security forum
Michael Jun Sung ShimMay. 03, 2014 - 09:26PM JST
Can we just get this over with? I'm Korean who likes to believe in optimism that despite Japan's brutal treatment of Koreans back in the early ages there still is vast potential for more co-operation between the two! I ask Koreans please give up demanding that Japan must apologize and pay compensation for the damages caused on Korea by the Japanese!
If S Korea persists in anti-Japan sentiment the eventual losers will be Koreans not Japanese.Also Korea should be more friendly to Japanese because after Korean leader visited disputed island Dokdo and demanding Japan's Emperor to apologize to Korea.
Right now Korea is number two tourist destination for Japanese travelers and if Koreans just be more friendly
to Japan then more Japanese want to visit Korea.There are plenty of other countries who want Korea-Japan ties to fail notably China and Taiwan both of whom want to win over Korea's industry.S Korea needs to become more foreign friendly and Seoul should reach out more in broader terms to its neighbours especially Japan!
Posted in: Why is anti-Japanese sentiment remaining from the World War II era almost non-existent in countries like Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia, unlike in China and South Korea?
Michael Jun Sung ShimMay. 02, 2014 - 10:48PM JST
"The yen’s relative weakness since last year and Japan’s diplomatic friction with China and South Korea were discouraging some people from traveling abroad this year, JTB added."
What has tourism got to do with diplomacy? Some days Japan gets along well with S Korea while other days are not.All this is media hype and Japanese people have nothing to worry about when they come to Korea! Anyway for those Japanese tourists who made it all the way to Korea! Welcome and Enjoy Your Stay in Korea!
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Michael Jun Sung ShimDec. 26, 2013 - 10:21PM JST
Even before abe's visit to shrine,my feelings to japan was quite positive.However after having seen the shrine visit,japan disappointed me quite badly! So visiting shrine is only isolating japan and if that's what japan wants,abe can visit the shrine everyday until he dies!
Posted in: U.S. disappointed by Abe's Yasukuni visit; China, S Korea protest
Michael Jun Sung ShimDec. 26, 2013 - 10:10PM JST
After all,japan has decided to glorify its past misconduct.Way to go abe! I don't think japan really wants peace with Korea or any other country.japan is too PROUD of itself & they are so narcissistic.I must warn japan that if you keep doing like this then you will make more enemies with everyone! Stop just saying peace only in lip service.Show some actions that japan cares for the peace of mankind! I think the U.S. spoiled japan way too much.Time to spank japan's butts!
Michael Jun Sung ShimMay. 21, 2013 - 09:11PM JST
Well Said Mr.......NOT
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
Michael Jun Sung ShimApr. 14, 2013 - 12:00PM JST
It's all comes to this: Pot calling the kettle black!
Posted in: U.S. warns China, Japan, S Korea on currencies
Michael Jun Sung ShimMar. 31, 2013 - 03:12AM JST
Also surprised to hear what former U.S. Marine in Okinawa told me that he thinks back in the old years S Koreans were seen as being far more anti-American than even the Japanese or Okinawan people which doesn't mean both of them are always pro-USA 100% either.Sounds strange even for a Korean like me because I would have thought in logical terms it should be the S Koreans who are grateful to Americans who helped Seoul to fight communists during the Korean War.
What really SHOCKED me was when a Japanese hibakusha A-bomb victim said in his own words "I don't hate America" and nobody in Japan is demanding a U.S. Government apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Korean "comfort women" who were raped by Japan's army which included also Koreans whether they were coerced or volunteered constantly demand Japan's PM to apologize to them.The A-bomb survivors suffered far more than those comfort women and yet the ones who were afflicted with great pains such as A-bomb attacks show greater power of endurance than the women raped by soldiers.What a paradox it was!!
Posted in: Unfriendly relations
Michael Jun Sung ShimMar. 31, 2013 - 02:54AM JST
Wait you guys are going way too far.In Seoul,Korea I have seen a Korean man wearing a cap with a Japanese flag on it at a subway station on it and not a single Korean bothered him with hinomaru flag on it.And on another occasion again in Seoul,Korea I saw an Asian male wearing a jacket with a Japanese flag on it which was quite visible even to people meters away and also this time Koreans left him alone.I thought Gee!! Koreans have learned how to tolerate the foreigners even the most hated Japanese flag emblem.By the way Koreans say they dislike Japanese and vice versa but I think deep at heart good people from both Korea and Japan want real and genuine peace with each other.Let's Call It A Day Shall We!
Michael Jun Sung ShimMar. 30, 2013 - 09:59PM JST
Excellent Posts sfjp330!! Well Said!!
Posted in: S Korea unhappy with Japanese textbooks
Michael Jun Sung ShimJan. 28, 2013 - 04:37PM JST
Thanks for the reply!! Have you ever travelled or lived in Korea? Just How much knowledge do you have about S Korea- U.S.A. friendships and military alliance? In recent polls, it said 90% of S Koreans have positive feelings to the United States.
I'm quite certain that those 90% of Korean people favour stationing the U.S.Army in S Korea.So I fail to understand why on earth you think US Armed Forces aren't welcome in S Korea!! Please back up your statements with hard evidence to justify your argument!! Thank You and Have A Nice Day!
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Michael Jun Sung ShimJan. 28, 2013 - 09:31AM JST
US not welcomed in Japan? Then let Koreans welcome the U.S.Army into S Korea.The threat that Seoul faces
Militarily from N Korea seems to become more dangerous day by day! 28,500 US Army presence in S Korea is way
Too small number to fend off N Korean military threat so Koreans NEED more US Armed forces to safeguard
Itself from N Korea!
Michael Jun Sung ShimJan. 25, 2013 - 11:06PM JST
The U.S.A. Participating in both Korean and Vietnam Wars was meant to calculate the intentions of China's role since both Asian nations are on the periphery or next door neighbors of China! The USA has done a good job at diplomacy by engaging the Chinese on the US side thus further isolating N Korea!
Posted in: North Korea defiant in face of U.S., China pressure
Michael Jun Sung ShimDec. 23, 2012 - 02:59PM JST
Just as tumultuous island rows are nearing to an end before 2012 closes,we can hope that three new leaders in Asia will strive for more peace in Asia!
Posted in: Abe pledges to mend ties with China, S Korea
Michael Jun Sung ShimDec. 10, 2012 - 03:29PM JST
Japan was both an aggressor in Asia & victim of 2 A-bombs.Whether A-bombs experience is a good excuse for Japan not to feel sorry to Asians I don't know for sure but A-bomb issue doesn't alleviate the pains that Koreans and Asians had to undergo.But then I can also understand why it's so hard for Japan to apologize to Asia! If our generation cannot solve this issue then nothing much can be done about it.Why can't we just understand each other a little bit more? For example Koreans can stop carping about past so much while Japan makes more effort to understand and soothe Korean people's hurt feelings.Mutual empathy between two Asian countries can go a long way to heal the past wounds!
Posted in: Taiwan urges Japan to apologize over sex slaves
Michael Jun Sung ShimOct. 10, 2012 - 01:43AM JST
Suggest you guys watch the movie "The Red Dawn". It's about what happens when N Korea invades the U.S.A. Coming to your local screens in November 2012!!
Posted in: N Korea says its missiles can strike U.S. mainland
Michael Jun Sung ShimOct. 07, 2012 - 07:49PM JST
S Korea-Japan relations is actually better than what most international media says about it.I hope S Korean media especially try to find more positive news on their relations.
As the saying goes:Accentuate the Positive & Eliminate the Negative.But should the negative fallout in their relations reoccur again, both sides should talk to each other even more frequently than before.We cannot do much about the past, but we can afford to live in a better future and brighter tomorrow if our both countries open our minds and hearts to each other today.
Posted in: Ex-PM Aso to meet S Korean leader to mend ties
Michael Jun Sung ShimSep. 21, 2012 - 04:13PM JST
Japan has apologized more than enough to S Korea!!Enough is enough already!! If Koreans want more apology from Japan then the Koreans too should examine their conscience also and reflect just how good and morally upright the Koreans are.Look we are all human beings and quite frankly speaking, I don't support Korea's anti-Japan sentiment at all to drum up more sympathy from Japan which Korea still perceives as the "aggressor" up till this day!!
Japan is the humblest country in the world because their PMs and even the Emperor have successively offered apologies in profuse ways..How many times have the Europeans and U.S.A. apologized to their colonial victims? Not even once I'd say! And Japan's PMs have said sorry to Korea at least more than 5 times. The British were just as bad as Japanese and England has never apologized to its former colonies and yet nobody has ever burnt Union Jack!!
To be honest with you guys, I am just as sick and tired as anybody else of seeing Korean nationalists burning Hinomaru Flags even as many successive Japanese PMs have offered apologies from the "bottom of their hearts"one after another.The past is over and it's about time Koreans be more generous to Japan and forget and forgive Japan's sins in Korea!!
By the way, I am Korean and I hope my writing here helps peoples of both Koreans and Japanese think more positively of each other & I also want to see stronger bonds of friendships between ordinary Koreans and Japanese people even if there is a political and diplomatic conflicts between Seoul and Tokyo!!
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