Team of Japanese doctors in N Korea to examine A-bomb victims

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    some14some

    Another 30,000 Koreans survived, and 2,000 returned to what became North Korea after the Korean peninsula was divided in 1948.

    so out of 2,000 how many are still alive? Media/JT posters always claim that people are dying of starvation in NK.

  • 1

    shanabelle

    Plus if they have lived this long, they have had a great innings considering everything..

  • -2

    Yubaru

    And so it continues as always, those in need are denied assistance due to politics.

  • 1

    Antonios_M

    These are very brave doctors...

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    Darren Brannan

    Sorry to be really cynical, and I know it is a PR exercise, but if the radiation poisoning hasn't killed these old boys yet, I think old age will get them first.There are PLENTY of people in Fukushima who are still urgently waiting for Whole body count tests and aren't getting them.Charity begins at home.

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    Dale Berry

    Hold on, am I missing something? The US bomb Japan, some north Koreans get sick and Japan has to pay compensation? Even if down to the bombings, why are Japan expected to treat and pay compensation. They were bombed!

  • 2

    gogogo

    I dont get it, they lived this long I think they are going to be okay.

  • 2

    Utrack

    Fukushima cesium leaks 'equal 168 Hiroshima bombs,' says report, JT National Aug. 26, 2011

    I agree with Darren Brannan, Japan is going through it's own crisis right now.

  • 1

    zichi

    Japan made the agreement in 2002. I think on their last visit they were refused access to the survivors?

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    borscht

    Dale Berry,

    I think North Korea's thinking is most of the Koreans in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were forced slave labor kidnapped from Korea. If Japan hadn't kidnapped them, they wouldn't have been under the bombs when they were dropped. Therefore, Japan should pay for a) kidnapping people, b) using them as slave labor c) causing them to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    I think.

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    CrazyJoe

    Doctors from the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association visited North Korea in 2008. They met the A-bomb victims but were not allowed to examine them. No humanitarian assistance should be offered until all the abductees are accounted for and returned to Japan.

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    zichi

    After WWII Koreans were offered to be returned home, North or South, or stay in Japan which I think the majority did?

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    zichi

    America never even admitted to those war crimes, let alone paying compensation to victims. Guess it was a different sort of world then?

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    presto345

    I hope this visit will do some damage control.

    America never even admitted to those war crimes, let alone paying compensation to victims. Guess it was a different sort of world then?

    I remember a case where a nation apologized for a war that happened 400 years ago.

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    OssanAmerica

    I think North Korea's thinking is most of the Koreans in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were forced slave labor kidnapped from Korea. If Japan hadn't kidnapped them, they wouldn't have been under the bombs when they were dropped. Therefore, Japan should pay for a) kidnapping people, b) using them as slave labor c) causing them to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Yes undoubtedly that is North Korea's thinking. It totaly disregards the fact the vast majority of Koreans immigrated to Japan of their own free will after 1910 because of the higher standard of living and higher wages. While there wrere indeed some Koreans that were brought to Japan during the war as "forced labor" they constitute a very small number of the total Koreans in Japan. If all Koreans had been "kidnapped" to Japan you would experct all of them to have left after WWII was over. The fact here is that these Japanese doctors are willing to assist the few remaining A-B victims in North Korea. That the North Korean government doesn't allow them to leave and seek treatment or file for compensation is typical of that regime.

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    Elbuda Mexicano

    Sorry, one big factor is that Corea, yes not Korea, Corea was had its named changed by the Japanese Imperial army etc..you know in the ABCs, C comes way before J as in C is for Corea, J is for Japan, then we do have the children and grandchildren etc..of forced slave laborers from the Corean Peninsula, many did go back to what is now the DPRK, they got tricked now they are slaves for the Kim Jong Il family regime, and thanks to the USA, South Korea is one of the worlds richest countries, so yes the USA bombed the crap out of Japan, but the Korean victims were there because the Japanese Imperial Army invaded the Korean peninsula etc..so Japan was bad, the USA has paid the Koreans with their blood for years, protecting SOUTH Korea from those fools across the border in the DPRK that are being supported by China.

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    PT24881

    Indeed a pretty curious initiative launched by a team of Japanese doctors 66 years after the bombing.. Presuming there much more urgent radioactivity related cases in the Tohoku 6 months after the nuclear disaster ! Are there too many radioactive contamination specialists ?

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