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Video on Japan’s Controversial ‘Rising Sun Flag’ to Air on YouTube

Video on Japan’s Controversial ‘Rising Sun Flag’ to Air on YouTube

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A video advertisement that talks about Japan’s “swastika” flag will air on YouTube, a project spearheaded by Seo Kyoung-duk, a South Korean professor at Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul. Seo spent personal funds to respond to the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s recent video that claims Japan’s Rising Sun Flag doesn’t [...]

Koreans in London Outraged by Restaurant’s Use of Japanese Imperial Flag

Koreans in London Outraged by Restaurant’s Use of Japanese Imperial Flag

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A Japanese food franchise in London sparked controversy when its company logo included a rendering of Japan’s imperial-era flag. Facebook communities of Koreans residing in Britain were infuriated by Sugoi JPN, a Japanese and South American food franchise, for using the symbol of Japanese imperialism often viewed in the [...]

Petition Against Use of Japan’s Imperial Flag During Tokyo Olympics Draws over 56,000 Signatures

Petition Against Use of Japan’s Imperial Flag During Tokyo Olympics Draws over 56,000 Signatures

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A petition by a South Korean nongovernmental organization calling for a ban on the use of Japan’s imperial-era flag during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics has drawn over 56,000 signatures. The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a Seoul-based group that promotes South Korean history and culture, posted the petition [...]

Liverpool FC Reposts Japanese Rising Sun Flag Image Despite Apology to S. Korean Fans

Liverpool FC Reposts Japanese Rising Sun Flag Image Despite Apology to S. Korean Fans

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Liverpool FC is being criticized for re-posting an image of the Japanese Rising Sun Flag on its website a day after apologizing to South Korean fans for uploading a video that shows the Japanese symbol of aggression often equated to the Nazi swastika. Liverpool’s Japanese social media account posted [...]

NGO Video Criticizes Japan for Using Rising Sun Flag at Sporting Events

NGO Video Criticizes Japan for Using Rising Sun Flag at Sporting Events

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Non-governmental organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) has produced a video to publicize the serious problem of sports fans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bearing the Rising Sun Flag. VANK, which previously posted Korean-language videos on YouTube on the November 11, added English subtitles. Furthermore, the organization also [...]

S. Korea Complains to IOC over Japan’s Use of Imperial Flag at Olympics

S. Korea Complains to IOC over Japan’s Use of Imperial Flag at Olympics

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Wednesday it has lodged a complaint with the world’s top Olympic body over Japan’s potential use of its imperial flag during next year’s Summer Games. The sports ministry said it sent a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, expressing “deep disappointment and concerns” [...]

Tokyo Olympic Games to Allow Japanese ‘Hakenkreuz’, Angering S. Koreans

Tokyo Olympic Games to Allow Japanese ‘Hakenkreuz’, Angering S. Koreans

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has announced its plans to permit the use of the Rising Sun Flag at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Many South Koreans see the Rising Sun Flag as a symbol of Japan’s aggression and militarism. According to SBS, a domestic broadcaster, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of [...]