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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 [...]

Former Comfort Women Say “No” to Japanese Naval Ships Hoisting Rising Sun Flag

Former Comfort Women Say “No” to Japanese Naval Ships Hoisting Rising Sun Flag

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Regarding the Japanese Self-Defense’s unwavering stance on hoisting the flag of the rising sun during an upcoming international naval review to be held in Jeju, participants at the weekly “Wednesday Demonstration” also criticized the decision. The civic group “Justice for the Comfort Women,” which held the 1,355th weekly Wednesday [...]

Japanese Warship Carrying Controversial Flag to Join Next Month’s Jeju Fleet Review

Japanese Warship Carrying Controversial Flag to Join Next Month’s Jeju Fleet Review

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A Japanese warship carrying a controversial flag symbolic of its past imperialism are expected to join an international fleet review slated to take place on South Korea’s southern island of Jeju next month, a military source in Seoul said Thursday. The display of Japan’s Rising Sun flag is likely [...]

Professor Seo Kyoung-duk: 400 Products Sold on Amazon have “Rising Sun Design”

Professor Seo Kyoung-duk: 400 Products Sold on Amazon have “Rising Sun Design”

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Professor Seo Kyoung-duk from Sungshin Women’s University revealed today that he had asked global e-commerce giant Amazon to stop selling products featuring the Rising Sun Flag, which represents the perils of imperialism for many Koreans. After being alerted by a member of the public, Seo spent the last two [...]