Topics in East Asia

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Japanese Foreign Minister Aso

Japanese Foreign Mister Aso make following remarks at lecture in Kanazawa Prefecture.

Korea appeals Japanese Prime Miniter's worship to Yasukuni shine make isolation of Japan.
But, Japan should not care their words.
Only China and South Korea criticize that the Japanese prime minister worships at Yasukuni Shrine. No other countries criticize the worship.

Actually, only China and South Korea critisize this remark. So, Mr. Aso's remark is proved. ;-P

See the picture.
Blue countries : worship to Yasukuni shrine officaly.
Red countries : dissent worhip to Yasukuni shrine officailly.
Red couties are only China and Koreas.
The rightness of Foreign Minister Aso's words was proved also here.

China and Koreas should not say Yasukuni's problem. It is domestic admiinistration.

Yasukuni shrine has a same aim to Arlington National Cemetery in US. I don't know why they criticize them. China and South korea says Class-A war criminals are in tha shrine.Do you know what is "Class-A", "Class-B" and "Class-C"?This class is NOT importance of criminal. It is just classification.

Class-A: Criminal for Peace.

Class-B: Common war crime

Class-C: crime against humanity

Before WWII, "Criminal for Peace" was NOT exesited. Wars were addmitted for last means of deplomacy at that time. Victory countries make "Criminal for Peace". This is ex post facto law. And It seems that they don't know concept of prescription.

Even if Class-A war crimanal people were guilt, they already assoiled their fault. Some of them got to the chair. The Counries ruled by law should not blame a criminal to the men who already assoiled thier fault.

And Class-A war criminals were killed at 1948. People's Repulic of China was estalished at 1949.
I don't understand why China accuse Class-A war criminals before their country's nation-building.

By the way, 20th cetunry is called "the century of wars". Before WWII, many europian countries and US had colonies in Asia. All Asian countries except Japan and ThaiLand were their colonies.If the Victory countries appeals "Crime for Peace", they also must have "Crime for Peace". Becase they maked war and colonized most of Asian countries.


Do you know that Vatican doesn't assume Yasukuni as relision institution?

Monday, November 28, 2005

Boycott China, urges Sir Paul /Beijing Olymic game mascott

This article is quoted from

Boycott China, urges Sir Paul
By Matt Born, Daily Mail
28 November 2005 Sir Paul McCartney has vowed never to perform in China after seeing secret footage of cats and dogs being slaughtered for their fur.

He urged his fans not to buy Chinese goods and to boycott the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Describing China's treatment of animals as 'uncivilised', he compared it to the treatment of black people in apartheid South Africa.

His criticism came after the former Beatle was shown film of animals being killed in a fur market in the city of Guangzhou, southern China.

But it drew an angry response from the Chinese Embassy in London. A spokesman cast doubt on whether the footage - which is due to be broadcast tonight in a special report on BBC1's Six O'Clock News - was genuine.

'Sir Paul should be calling for a boycott of the fashion industry using fur in the European and American markets,' he added.

In the film, shot by the pressure group People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals, dogs and cats are shown being thrown from a bus on to a concrete pavement.

The animals, many with their bones broken from the fall, howl with pain as they are picked up with long metal tongs and thrown over a 7ft high fence to be killed. Some appear to be still alive when skinned.

Sir Paul, a vegetarian and vocal animal rights campaigner, said: 'This is barbaric. It's like something out of the Dark Ages.

'I wouldn't even dream of going over there to play, in the same way I wouldn't go to a country that supported apartheid. This is just disgusting. It's against every rule of humanity.'

As the world's biggest fur producer, China is estimated to kill more than two million cats and dogs for their skins every year.

Sir Paul's boycott will be a major blow to the Chinese authorities, who are highly sensitive to how the country is portrayed abroad as it prepares to host the Olympics.

'People think because China is going to host the Olympics then they must be coming into the modern world, but then you see this sort of stuff,' the 63-year-old singer said.

'If they want to consider themselves a civilised nation, they're' going to have to stop this.'

His wife, Heather Mills McCartney, urged consumers to boycott Chinese goods in protest, saying: 'If we can hit them in their pockets, maybe they'll do something to stop this.'

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I agree with Sir Paul.
See Tibet and East turkestan. China beef up Tibet and East Turkestan people. Many people is suffering for China's coercion.

See 2005 Beijing International Marathon.
(a)Top runner mistaked route and he took short cut(B). No official peple stopped it.

(b)Many civilians who ride on bicycle and motercycle run near runner all the way. The people are common civilian, not officail people. It seems that they plug the runners. See following photos.

I don't think China has a ability to host the Olympic games.

Beijing Olympic game's mascot is plagiarism?

These are mascot of Beijing Olympic games.

See Japanese Manga(Cartoon). They are very similar. They say mascott is imitation of this manga.

"News23" at TBS(Japanese TV staion)

The News program named "News 23" is made by TBS(Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc. Japan).
Tetuya Chikushi,the anchoman reported "Trust and confidence in the mass Media(Gallap 2005/5)".
See the photo. They claimed this is "Trust and Confidence in the Mass Media Trend" at Gallop.

(left graph) TV News : Confidence 73% : No confidence 27%
(right graph) NewsPaper:Confidence 74%: No confidence 26%

See "Trust and Confidence in the Mass Media Trend" Graph at Gallup.
"Confidence" is about 50%.

Tetsuya Chikushi and TBS reported fake data.

It seems that they want to say confidence rate for Mass Media is high. But the data is fake.

His report of confidece proves we should not believe Mass Media.

---- "South Park Evening News" ----

Tom the anchorman: “Peril, crisis and fear tonight as what appears to be a massive flood has overtaken the town of Beaverton, Colorado, home of the world’s largest beaver dam. Earlier today, a break in the beaver dam which protected the town broke open, trapping people in their houses and destroying their lives.”

Mitch, the reporter: “Tom, I’m currently ten miles outside of Beaverton, unable to get inside the town proper. We do not have any reports of fatalities yet, but we believe that the death toll may be in the hundreds of millions. Beaverton has only a population of about 8,000, Tom, so this would be quite devastating.”

Tom: “Any word on how the survivors in the town are doing, Mitch?”

Mitch: “We’re not sure what’s exactly is going on inside the town of Beaverton, Tom, but we’re reporting that there’s looting, raping and, yes, even acts of cannibalism.”

Tom: “My God, you’ve actually seen people looting, raping and eating each other?!”

Mitch:No, no we’ve haven’t actually seen it, Tom. We’re just reporting it.”


Death toll may be in the hundreds of millions in the city whose population is 8000.

It seems that the story is similar to Nanjing Massacure.
Someone claimed 300,000 people were killed in Nanjing whose population was 200,000. Nanjing is surrounded by the rampart. So, nobody could not go in and out there at that time.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Korean children's paintings

A candian take pictures of children's paintings at subway station in Korean.
See this blog( This is famous for the pictures of the paintings.

I quote pictures from the blog.
Korean children are taught to believe that Korean should have a hate on Japan.
I'm very sad to Korean adult tell the children to hate Japan.

Please go the blog and see more photos and peple's comments.

All photos in the article are quoted from
the blog(

A Korean farmer burn himself to protest for passing rice nigotiation atuthentification plan

original article
(writen in Japanese. is Korean newspaper.)
A Korean farmer burn himself to protest for passing rice nigotiation atuthentification plan.

Korean often burn themself if they are dissatisfied with something.
I can not understand their behavior.

Kendo was originated from Korea !?

This article is Quotation of following site's top page. Please go the page and see all pages.

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Kendo was originated from Korea !?
This site will explicate how Kendo, the Japanese fencing, has gone through centuries of development to become what it is today, and demonstrate how groundless and preposterous some Koeans' insistence about the origin of kendo is. They are intentionally fabricating and distorting the history of kendo. Just with paraphrasing kendo into kumdo and replacing kendo terminology with Korean pronauceation, they are propagandizing kumdo is a Korean original culture and deceiving many people in USA and other countries. Moreover, reciting their elfish ideals, they do not follow the ideals of kendo quite as the rest of the world does.
Most of kumdo leaders' argument are nationalistic, and a considerable amount of revisionist history can be found regarding kumdo. It seems to be due to Korean national sentiments against past Japanese rule. We worry about the extension of the false rumor in contradiction to the historical fact,and protest against the intrigue filled with malice.

Kendo is the way of the sword.
You might think that kendo was originated from Korea. That is definitely wrong. Although Korea conveyed swords from China to Japan, Japan has the root of kendo. Japan invented the unique Japanese sword "Nihonto", and developed the unique sword techniques which were called "Kenjutu" and "Iaido". Furthermore, for the practice of kenjutu, Japan invented the unique equipments, "shinai", "do", "tare", "kote" and "men". Japan developved "Kendo" as sport or budo from kenjutu. Kendo is the Japanese original culture which Japanese people has created taking about 1000 years. It is loved by people all over the world.
Kendo was introduced to Korea by Japanese during the Japanese annexation, the first half of the 20th century. Kumdo is just a Korean pronauceation of kendo. Its name is written with the same two Chinese characters, and its techniques and rules are identical. There are no differences between kendo and kumdo. Kumdo is all the same thing as kendo.

Some Koreans often call kumdo "Dae Han Kumdo". It means Great Korea Kendo. Dae Han Kumdo is not different from kendo. Most of Dae Han Kumdo dojo are under the control of Korea Kumdo Association which belongs to Internatinal Kendo Federation. But It is doubtful whether the certified Dan (Black belt) taken at some kumdo dojo in US has official worldwide validity. Because they, just belonging to KKA, are not official members of ALL United States Kendo Federation which is an official organization of IKF. If you practice in kumdo dojo, I adivice you to inquire to AUSKF whether the Dan taken at your kumdo dojo is valid.
You might have heard "Hae Dong Kmudo" or the word which looks like it. It means Sea East Kendo. Hae Dong is the name of the ancient Korea region seen from China. Hae Dong Kmudo dose not belong to KKA. It is not a Korean original fencing also. It is the dead copy or parody of kendo and mixed Chinese fending a little.

An original, excellent fencing did not exist in Korea compared with Japan and China. The Korean traditional fencing from the acient age had been the techniques using a sword held with one hand like this (1,2). Those were almost the imitation of Chinese fencing. At the end of the 16th century Japanese army invaded Korea, and Japanese samurai warriors who surrendered to Korean army taught the Japanese fencing to Korean soldiers. The swordmanship was the techniques using a sword held with both hands. But Korean people immediately stopped to practicing the fencing with the coming of peace, and the fencing techniques were forgotten and declined. Those articles were described in some official Korean history books of Yi dynasty. This is the historical fact. Please take a look at the page bellow, if you want to know more.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Fake Korean boom in Japan.

The Forein Mass Media sometimes report Korean Boom in Japan.
They report there are Korean booms all over Japan.
But, they are wrong reports.

My daughters who are primary school and junior high school feel bad if Bea, Yong Joon appears in TV. In their schools, Bea, Yong Joon is synonim of scuzzbucket.

Fans for korean parsonalities are narrow middle-aged woman. Japanese Mass Media scream "Korean Boom! Korean Boom!" and they try to brainwash us.
But, Japanese poeple except narrow middl-aged woman fed up with the Mass Media's Fabrication report.
Many Japanese people have sense of mis-trust to MassMedia.(I will write this topic later)

NY times reports a book's reputation. The book's name is Kenkanryuu comics.
So Kenkanryuu means hating-korea boom.
This book is sold over 300,000 copies but almost Japanse mass media ignore it. There are many anti-Krea books and anti-Chine books in Japanese book store for a long time.
I don't know why NY times reports only this book regardless of Japanese media ignore the book.
This is quite queer phenomenon.

NY times doesn't know the sense of mis-trust for Mass-Media and anti-Korea are same thing.
(I will write this topic's detail later)
-At world cup 2002, Japanse Mass Media hided Krean people's dirty cheers.
-Mass Media appeal Fake korean boom.
...Why Japaneset Mass Media hide Korean's ditry thing and appeal Korean boom even if everyone fed up with it?
We can not believe Mass Media.

I doubt whether the journalist read this book truly. As for this book, the fact is only written regardless of its name.

Following topic is written in the book.
Korean often says Japan should aporogize and compensate to Korea. But, 300,000,000 US dallar dallar was paied to Korea for compansation at 1965 . Japan also abandoned Jpanese property which Japan leave in Korea. 300,000,000 US dallar include compensation for Korean personals. Japan claims personal compensation but Korean goverment insist on compensation in block.
These compasatin and propery which Japan have paied to Korea is amount to over 10,000,000,000,000YEN(convert to Current value).
These details are written in Japan-ROK Basic Relations Treaty(1965).
So, Korean people should request personal compensation to Korean Govermaent.
The Korean Goverment have all compensation from Japan.
"All compensation is done." This phorase is written in the treaty.
Korean President and Goverment must know this treaty. But, The President often requset apology and compensation to Japan. The Korean President ingores International Treaty.

Japan aslo has paied ODA money to Korea . Amount of them are 3601,000,000US dallar. ( I will write details later)

If Japan pay personal compensation to Korean people, Korean Goverment should pay back 300,000,000,000,000YEN before personal compensation.

The Japanese Goverment have apologized over 20 times. But I don't why they requiest apology again and again.

Is this a anti-korea topic?
No. The fact is only written.

Europian countries and U.S. had colonies in Asia before WW-II.
Asian countries go independent after WWII but these old colonial master counties have never apologized and never paied any money to Asian countries. And Europian countries and U.S. send a bill of property which they left to Asian country. Asian countries paied the bill after they independent.

Is Japanese compensation is the worst?
Why Europian countries and U.S. don't pay compensation?

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Ugly Images of Asian Rivals Become Best Sellers in Japan

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Published: November 19, 2005

TOKYO, Nov. 14 - A young Japanese woman in the comic book "Hating the Korean Wave" exclaims, "It's not an exaggeration to say that Japan built the South Korea of today!" In another passage the book states that "there is nothing at all in Korean culture to be proud of."

In another comic book, "Introduction to China," which portrays the Chinese as a depraved people obsessed with cannibalism, a woman of Japanese origin says: "Take the China of today, its principles, thought, literature, art, science, institutions. There's nothing attractive."
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In "Hating the Korean Wave," a young Japanese woman says, "It's not an exaggeration to say that Japan built the South Korea of today!"
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The two comic books, portraying Chinese and Koreans as base peoples and advocating confrontation with them, have become runaway best sellers in Japan in the last four months.

In their graphic and unflattering drawings of Japan's fellow Asians and in the unapologetic, often offensive contents of their speech bubbles, the books reveal some of the sentiments underlying Japan's worsening relations with the rest of Asia.

They also point to Japan's longstanding unease with the rest of Asia and its own sense of identity, which is akin to Britain's apartness from the Continent. Much of Japan's history in the last century and a half has been guided by the goal of becoming more like the West and less like Asia. Today, China and South Korea's rise to challenge Japan's position as Asia's economic, diplomatic and cultural leader is inspiring renewed xenophobia against them here.

Kanji Nishio, a scholar of German literature, is honorary chairman of the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, the nationalist organization that has pushed to have references to the country's wartime atrocities eliminated from junior high school textbooks.

Mr. Nishio is blunt about how Japan should deal with its neighbors, saying nothing has changed since 1885, when one of modern Japan's most influential intellectuals, Yukichi Fukuzawa, said Japan should emulate the advanced nations of the West and leave Asia by dissociating itself from its backward neighbors, especially China and Korea.

"I wonder why they haven't grown up at all," Mr. Nishio said. "They don't change. I wonder why China and Korea haven't learned anything."

Mr. Nishio, who wrote a chapter in the comic book about South Korea, said Japan should try to cut itself off from China and South Korea, as Fukuzawa advocated. "Currently we cannot ignore South Korea and China," Mr. Nishio said. "Economically, it's difficult. But in our hearts, psychologically, we should remain composed and keep that attitude."

The reality that South Korea had emerged as a rival hit many Japanese with full force in 2002, when the countries were co-hosts of soccer's World Cup and South Korea advanced further than Japan. At the same time, the so-called Korean Wave - television dramas, movies and music from South Korea - swept Japan and the rest of Asia, often displacing Japanese pop cultural exports.

The wave, though popular among Japanese women, gave rise to a countermovement, especially on the Internet. Sharin Yamano, the young cartoonist behind "Hating the Korean Wave," began his strip on his own Web site then.

"The 'Hate Korea' feelings have spread explosively since the World Cup," said Akihide Tange, an editor at Shinyusha, the publisher of the comic book. Still, the number of sales, 360,000 so far, surprised the book's editors, suggesting that the Hate Korea movement was far larger than they had believed.

"We weren't expecting there'd be so many," said Susumu Yamanaka, another editor at Shinyusha. "But when the lid was actually taken off, we found a tremendous number of people feeling this way."

So far the two books, each running about 300 pages and costing around $10, have drawn little criticism from public officials, intellectuals or the mainstream news media. For example, Japan's most conservative national daily, Sankei Shimbun, said the Korea book described issues between the countries "extremely rationally, without losing its balance."

As nationalists and revisionists have come to dominate the public debate in Japan, figures advocating an honest view of history are being silenced, said Yutaka Yoshida, a historian at Hitotsubashi University here. Mr. Yoshida said the growing movement to deny history, like the Rape of Nanjing, was a sort of "religion" for an increasingly insecure nation.

"Lacking confidence, they need a story of healing," Mr. Yoshida said. "Even if we say that story is different from facts, it doesn't mean anything to them."


The Korea book's cartoonist, who is working on a sequel, has turned down interview requests. The book centers on a Japanese teenager, Kaname, who attains a "correct" understanding of Korea. It begins with a chapter on how South Korea's soccer team supposedly cheated to advance in the 2002 Word Cup; later chapters show how Kaname realizes that South Korea owes its current success to Japanese colonialism.

"It is Japan who made it possible for Koreans to join the ranks of major nations, not themselves," Mr. Nishio said of colonial Korea.

But the comic book, perhaps inadvertently, also betrays Japan's conflicted identity, its longstanding feelings of superiority toward Asia and of inferiority toward the West. The Japanese characters in the book are drawn with big eyes, blond hair and Caucasian features; the Koreans are drawn with black hair, narrow eyes and very Asian features.

That peculiar aesthetic, so entrenched in pop culture that most Japanese are unaware of it, has its roots in the Meiji Restoration of the late 19th century, when Japanese leaders decided that the best way to stop Western imperialists from reaching here was to emulate them.

In 1885, Fukuzawa - who is revered to this day as the intellectual father of modern Japan and adorns the 10,000 yen bill (the rough equivalent of a $100 bill) - wrote "Leaving Asia," the essay that many scholars believe provided the intellectual underpinning of Japan's subsequent invasion and colonization of Asian nations.

Fukuzawa bemoaned the fact that Japan's neighbors were hopelessly backward.

Writing that "those with bad companions cannot avoid bad reputations," Fukuzawa said Japan should depart from Asia and "cast our lot with the civilized countries of the West." He wrote of Japan's Asian neighbors, "We should deal with them exactly as the Westerners do."

As those sentiments took root, the Japanese began acquiring Caucasian features in popular drawing. The biggest change occurred during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 to 1905, when drawings of the war showed Japanese standing taller than Russians, with straight noses and other features that made them look more European than their European enemies.

"The Japanese had to look more handsome than the enemy," said Mr. Nagayama.

Many of the same influences are at work in the other new comic book, "An Introduction to China," which depicts the Chinese as obsessed with cannibalism and prostitution, and has sold 180,000 copies.

The book describes China as the "world's prostitution superpower" and says, without offering evidence, that prostitution accounts for 10 percent of the country's gross domestic product. It describes China as a source of disease and depicts Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi saying, "I hear that most of the epidemics that broke out in Japan on a large scale are from China."

The book waves away Japan's worst wartime atrocities in China. It dismisses the Rape of Nanjing, in which historians say 100,000 to 300,000 Chinese were killed by Japanese soldiers in 1937-38, as a fabrication of the Chinese government devised to spread anti-Japanese sentiment.

The book also says the Japanese Imperial Army's Unit 731 - which researched biological warfare and conducted vivisections, amputations and other experiments on thousands of Chinese and other prisoners - was actually formed to defend Japanese soldiers against the Chinese.

"The only attractive thing that China has to offer is Chinese food," said Ko Bunyu, a Taiwan-born writer who provided the script for the comic book. Mr. Ko, 66, has written more than 50 books on China, some on cannibalism and others arguing that Japanese were the real victims of their wartime atrocities in China. The book's main author and cartoonist, a Japanese named George Akiyama, declined to be interviewed.

Like many in Taiwan who are virulently anti-China, Mr. Ko is fiercely pro-Japanese and has lived here for four decades. A longtime favorite of the Japanese right, Mr. Ko said anti-Japan demonstrations in China early this year had earned him a wider audience. Sales of his books surged this year, to one million.

"I have to thank China, really," Mr. Ko said. "But I'm disappointed that the sales of my books could have been more than one or two million if they had continued the demonstrations."
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Mr. ONISHI who are canadian often write anti-Japan report to NY times.....

Monday, November 21, 2005

South-Kreans like bonfire

South-Koreans like bonfire very much. They often fire the flag of "The Stars and Stripes"(American flag) and "Rising Sun"(Japanese flag).

Following article is summry of this page( is Krean newspaper.

Krean national teacher's labor union decide to teach "class about APEC". This class include video picture which rubbish President Bush.

It seems that South-Koreans don't like US. If US army retreats South-Korea, what will happen?

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全国教職員労働組合(全教組、委員長:李銖日)は、最近、ブッシュ米大統領を卑下する内容の映像を含ませた授業資料で議論を呼んだ釜山(プサン)支部の 「APEC(アジア太平洋経済協力会議)関連授業」を、全国に拡大、実施することを決めた。授業の内容には、ブッシュ大統領を卑下する内容の映像も含ませ る、としている。

全教組は7日午前、永登浦(ヨンドゥンポ)の全教組本部で記者会見し「APECの行事期間である14~18日、全国で共 同授業を展 開する」とし「授業資料にはブッシュ大統領を卑下した映像も含まれる」と伝えた。また「政府と釜山市教育庁が、APECの肯定的効果だけを広報する授業資 料を配っているが、社会の主要懸案に関連した資料を提供するとのレベルから、全国でAPEC関連の授業を行う計画であり、そのための関連資料も作る考え」 だとした。

今月1日、野党ハンナラ党によって初めて公開された問題の映像は、全教組の釜山支部が配った「APECを正しく認識するための 授 業」と題付けられた資料で、ブッシュ米大統領を暴言や下品な言葉を使う人物に描写している。全教組は「ハンナラ党が一部資料を問題視し、共同授業の根本的 な趣旨には背を向けたまま、国民をあおっている」とし「米大統領関連の映像は、生徒が社会的現象を理解するうえで役立つと判断し、当然新しい資料にも含ま せる考え」と伝えた。

Astoronomy picture

I quote The picture from this site. This is what the Earth looks like at night.
I use it to PC's wallpaper.

See Center of the this picture. There is a very dark area. This place is North Korea.
Only Pyongyang is bright point.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Old Korean flags.

These are old Krean flags.
See upper chinese charcters in middle Flag's photo. I give an explaination of these charcters.

Koreans in old days were proud of the county because they are belong to Great Qing.
If they didn't prouf of it, they would not write these charaters in the flag.

Hearing investigation for twenty Korean "comfort girls"

Psychological Warfare Team
Attached to U.S.Army Forces India-Burma Theator
APO 689

Japanese Prisoner
of War Interrogation
Report No. 49. Place interrogated : Ledo Stookade
Date Interrogated : Aug. 20 - Sept. 10, 1944
Date of Report : October 1, 1944
By : T/3 Alex Yorichi
Prisoners : 20 Korean Comfort Girls
Date of Capture : August 10, 1944
Date of Arrival : August 15, 1994
at Stookade


This report is based on the information obtained from the interrogation of twenty Korean "comfort girls" and two Japanese civilians captured around the tenth of August, 1944 in the mopping up operations after the fall of Myitkyin a in Burma.

The report shows how the Japanese recruited these Korean "comfort girls", the conditions under which they lived and worked, their relations with and reaction to to the Japanese soldier, and their understanding of the military situation.

A "comfort girl" is nothing more than a prostitute or "professional camp follower" attached to the Japanese Army for the benefit of the soldiers. The word "comfort girl" is peculiar to the Japanese. Other reports show the "comfort girls" have been found wherever it was necessary for the Japanese Army to fight. This report however deals only with the Korean "comfort girls" recruited by the Japanese and attached to their Army in Burma. The Japanese are reported to have shipped some 703 of these girls to Burma in 1942.


Early in May of 1942 Japanese agents arrived in Korea for the purpose of enlisting Korean girls for "comfort service" in newly conquered Japanese territories in Southeast Asia. The nature of this "service" was not specified but it was assumed to be work connected with visiting the wounded in hospitals, rolling bandages, and generally making the soldiers happy. The inducement used by these agents was plenty of money, an opportunity to pay off the family debts, easy work, and the prospect of a new life in a new land, Singapore. On the basis of these false representaions many girls enlisted for overseas duty and were rewared with an advance of a few hundred yen.

The majority of the girls were ignorant and uneducated, although a few had been connected with "oldest profession on earth" before. The contract they signed bound them to Army regulations and to war for the "house master " for a period of from six monthes to a year depending on the family debt for which they were advanced ...

Approximatedly 800 of these girls were recruited in this manner and they landed with their Japanese "house master " at Rangoon around August 20th, 1942. They came in groups of from eight to twenty-two. From here they were distributed to various parts of Burma, usually to fair sized towns near Japanese Army camps.
Eventually four of these units reached the Myitkyina. They were, Kyoei, Kinsui, Bakushinro, and Momoya. The Kyoei house was called the "Maruyama Club", but was changed when the girls reached Myitkyina as Col.Maruyama, commander of the garrison at Myitkyina, objected to the similarity to his name.


The interrogations show the average Korean "comfort girl" to be about twenty five years old, uneducated, childish, and selfish. She is not pretty either by Japanese of Caucasian standards. She is inclined to be egotistical and likes to talk about herself. Her attitude in front of strangers is quiet and demure, but she "knows the wiles of a woman." She claims to dislike her "profession" and would rather not talk either about it or her family. Because of the kind treatment she received as a prisoner from American soldiers at Myitkyina and Ledo, she feels that they are more emotional than Japanese soldiers. She is afraid of Chinese and Indian troops.


In Myitkyina the girls were usually quartered in a large two story house(usually a school building) with a separate room for each girl. There each girl lived, slept, and transacted business. In Myitkina their food was prepared by and purchased from the "house master" as they received no regular ration from the Japanese Army. They lived in near-luxury in Burma in comparison to other places. This was especially true of their second year in Burma. They lived well because their food and material was not heavily rationed and they had plenty of money with which to purchase desired articles. They were able to buy cloth, shoes, cigarettes, and cosmotics to supplement the many gifts given to them by soldiers who had received "comfort bags" from home.

While in Burma they amused themselves by participating in sports events with both officers and men, and attended picnics, entertainments, and social dinners. They had a phono-graph and in the towns they were allowed to go shopping.


The conditions under which they transacted business were regulated by the Army, and in congested areas regulations were strictly enforced. The Army found it necessary in congested areas to install a system of prices, priorities, and schedules for the various units operating in a particular areas. According to interregations the average system was as follows ;

1. Soldiers 10 AM to 5 PM 1.50 yen 20 to 30 minutes
2. NGOs 5 PM to 9 PM 3.00 yen 30 to 40 minutes
3. Officers 9 PM to 12 PM 5.00 yen 30 to 40 minutes

These were average prices in Central Burma. Officers were allowed to stay overnight for twenty yen. In Myitkyina Col. Maruyama slashed the prices to almost one-half of the average price.


The soldiers often complained about congestion in the houses. In many situasions they were not served and had to leave as the army was very strict about overstaying . In order to overcome this problem the Army set aside certain days for certain units. Usually two men from the unit for the day were stationed at the house to identify soldiers. A roving MP was also on hand to keep order. Following is the schedule used by the "Kyoei" house for the various units of the 18th Division while at Naymyo.

Sunday ----- 18th Div. Hdqs. Staff
Monday ----- Cavalry
Thuesday ----- Engineers
Wednesday ----- Day off and weekly physical exam.
Thursday ----- Medios
Friday ----- Mountain artillery
Saturday ----- Transport

Officers were allowed to come seven nights a week. The girls complained that even with the schedule congestion was so great that they could not care for all guests, thus causing ill feeling among many of the soldiers.

Soldiers would come to the house, pay the price and get tickets of cardboard about two inches square with the prior on the left side and the name of the house on the other side. Each soldier's identity or rank was then established after which he "took his turn in line". The girls were allowed the prerogative of refusing a customer. This was often done if the person were too drunk.


The "house master" received fifty to sixty per cent of the girls' gross earnigs depending on how much of a de bt each girl had incurred when she signed her contract. This moant that in an average month a girl would gross about fifteen hundred yen. She turned over seven hundred and fifty to the "master". Many "masters" made life very difficult for the girls by charging them high prices for food and other articles.

In the latter part of 1943 the Army issued orders that certain girls who had paid their debt could return home. Some of the girls were thus allowed to return to Korea.

The interrogations further show that the health of these gilrs was good. They were well supplied with all types of contraceptives, and often soldiers would bring their own which had been supplied by the army. They were well trained in looking after both themselves and customers in the matter of hycine. A regular Japanese Army doctor visited the houses once a week and any girl found diseased was given treatment, secluded, and eventually sent to a hospital. This same procedure was carried on within the ranks of the Army itself, but it is interesting to note that a soldier did not lose pay during the period he was confined.


In their relations with the Japanese officers and men only two names of any consequence came out of interrogations. They were those of Col. Maruyama, commander of the garrison at Myitkyina. and Maj.Gen.Mizukami, who brought in reinforcements. The two were exact opposites. The former was hard, selfish and repulsive with no consideration for his men; the latter a good, kind man and a fine soldier, with the utmost consideration for those who worked under him. The Colonel was a constant habitue of the houses while the General was never known to have visited them. With the fall of Myitkyina, Col. Maruyama supposedly desorted while Gen. Mizukami committed sucide because he could not evacuate the men.


The average Japanese soldier is embarrassed about being seen in a "comfort house" acoording to one of the girls who said, "when the place is packed he is apt to be ashamed if he has to wait in line for his turn". However there were numerous instances of proposals of marriage and in certain cases marriages actually took place.

All the girls agreed that the worst officers and men who came to see them were those who were drunk and leaving for the front the following day. But all likewise agreed that even though very drunk the Japanese soldier never discussed military matters or secrets with them. Though the girls might start the conversation about some military matter the officer or enlisted man would not talk, but would in fact "scold us for discussing such un-lady like subjects. Even Col.Maru yama when drunk would never discuss such matters."

The soldiers would often express how much they enjoyed receiving magazines, letters and newspapers from home. They also mentioned the receipt of "comfort bags" filled with canned goods, magazines, soap, handkerchiefs, toothbrush, miniature doll, lipstick, and wooden clothes. The lipstick and cloths were feminin and the girls couldn't understand why the people at home were sending such articles. They speculated that the sender could only have had themselves or the "native girls".


"In the initial attack on Myitleyna and the airstrip about two hundred Japanese died in battle, leaving about two hundred to defend the town. Ammunition was very low.

"Col.Maruyama dispersed his men. During the following days the enemy were shooting haphazardly everywhere. It was a waste since they didn't seem to aim at any particular thing. The Japanese soldiers on the other hand had orders to fire one shot at a time and only when they were sure of a hit."

Before the enemy attacked on the west airstrip, soldiers stationed around Myitkyina were dispatched elsewhere, to stom the Allied attack in the North and West. About four hundred men were left behind, largely from the 114th Regiment. Evid ently Col.Maruyama did not expect the town to be attacked. Later Maj.Gen.Mizukami of the 56th Division brought in reinfo rcements of more than two regiments but these were unable to hold the town.

It was the concensus among the girls that Allied bombings were intense and frightening and because of them they spent most of their last days in foxholes. One or two even carried on work there. The comfort houses were bombed and several of the girls were wounded and killed.


The story of the retreat and final capture of the "comfort girls" is somewhat vague and confused in their own minds. From various reports it appears that the following occurred: on the night of July 31st a party of sixty three people including the "comfort girls" of three houses(Bakushinro was merged with Kinsui), families, and helpers, started across the Irrawaddy River in small boats. They eventually landed somewhere near Waingmaw, They stayed there until August 4th, but never entered Waingmaw. From there they followed in the path of a group of soldiers until August 7th when there was a skirmish with the enemy and the party split up. The girls were ordered to follow the soldiers after three hour interval. They did this only to find themselves on the bank of a river with no sign of the soldiers or any mea ns of crossing. They remained in a nearby house until August 10th when they were captured by Kaahin soldiers led by an English officer. They were taken to Myitleyina and then to the Ledo stockado where the interrogation which form the basis of this report took place.


None of the girls appeared to have heard the loudspeaker used at Myitkyina but very did overhear the soldiers mention a "radio broadcast"
They asked that leaflets telling of the capture of the "comfort girls" should not be used for it would endanger the lives of other girls if the Army knew of their capture. They did think it would be a good idea to utilise the fact of their capture in any droppings planned for Korea.

Friday, November 18, 2005

"Bugs in Fried Chicken" A man scatter crap

This article is summary of following page.
* is the WEB site of Choson Ilbo (South Korea's newspaper).
--- BEGIN of transtration -----
"Bugs in Fried Chicken" A man scatter crap

Seoul Central District Attorney Prosection arrests Mr.Shin who scatters crap in the store. He craims a bug is in the fried chichen.
Mr.Shin find a bug when he eat fried chiken in the fried chiken shop in Soeul. He craims it to owner of the shop named Mr.Hon.
But, the owner doesn't apologize to him and they have angry words. Mr.Hon report to the police. Mr.Shin lade drap from lavatory which pools excretory subtance and cause a loss to 15 people in the store. Amount of loss is 3,500,000 won.
Most of loss is fee of cleaning. Cost of sweeping in the shop is 150,000 won.

(1 US dallar = 119 yen = 1190 won)


---- original text -------------
「フライドチキンの中から虫」 腹を立てた客が大便まく

Thursday, November 17, 2005 doesn't have trackback doesn't have trackback.....

My prediction is done(LOVE Hotel in Pusan on APEC 21)

This article is summary of following article. Yahoo)(written in Chinese)

Pusan which APEC 21 is hold in become candidate for 2002 Olympic summer game.
But, Korea should provide more hotel in Pusan before it the olympic game is held.

Executive branch announced the hotel who mass media people stay in is four star class. But, later it will be two star class.

The local mass media in Pusan report the shortage of hotels. Four and Five star hotel is assigned to contingent of foreign goverment people.
Finally, mass media people have to stay in LOVE HOTEL which Korean goverment charters in Pusan.
The love hotel which decorate with out-of-style grody accesary is far from Taiwan's prosperous six star high-way hotel.

But, APEC press center is more comfortable than the love hotel, so keeping still in the press center is better than staying in love hotel.

My Prediction(See My former aticle) is done.

----original text---
台灣記者 被排進色情賓館 寄給朋友   友善列印

【聯合新聞網 特派記者孫中英/南韓釜山報導】



行 政院新聞局在出國前,曾告知媒體,下榻地點由南韓安排,可能住四星級的觀光飯店。後來新聞局在行前發現,媒體住的酒店可能只有「兩顆星」;到了釜山才確 定,四顆星、二顆星統統不見,媒體團下榻的是釜山市觀光區的「性愛旅館」,除了招攬性交易生意,還附設「制服店」。旅館內老舊和簡陋的陳設,也遠不如台灣 正興起的六星級汽車旅館。



Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Korean Tomato drink

This Article is summary of following Page.
(written in Korean)
The foreign substance is found in the drink which Korean leading food company made. The substance is shellfish and mold.

Rooten shellfish and mold was found in a tomato juicewhich was sold in convinience store in Pusan, Korea. Its maker is Namyang (Milk maker) .
And drink itself is also transubstatial. This convinience store branched in the hotel which APEC people will stay in.

Is it Italian drink?

-----original text in Korean--------
남양유업 음료수에서 썩은 조개 나와 '충격'
APEC 공식지정 숙박업소내 입점한 편의점서 구입…뚜껑 안쪽엔 곰팡이까지

국내 굴지의 식품회사가 제조한 음료에서 부패한 조개류로 보이는 이물질이 나오고 곰팡이가 발견돼 충격을 주고 있다.

15일 부산 해운대의 한 편의점에서 구입한 남양유업의 채소음료인 '토마토 라떼'에서 부패한 조개류가 발견됐으며 음료 자체도 변질된 것으로 확인됐다.

문제의 음료수를 판매한 편의점은 APEC이 공식 지정한 숙박업소에 입점해 있다.

이 제품을 처음 구입한 회사원 최모씨(30)는 "편의점에서 토마토 라떼를 구입해 병뚜껑을 열기 위해 돌리는 순간 썩은 조개 이물질이 발견돼 깜짝 놀랐다"고 말했다.

또 "병뚜껑을 여는 순간 병목의 유리가 그대로 파손됐으며 병뚜껑 안쪽에는 곰팡이가 덕지덕지 붙어 있었다"고 설명했다.

음료수 병유리의 경우 상당히 두꺼운 편이어서 일부러 깨려해도 잘 깨지지 않는 점을 감안하면 내용물이 부식하면서 발생한 가스의 압력으로 병목이 파손된 것으로 보인다.

APEC 공식지정 숙박업소 내 편의점서 대기업 제품 음료수서 썩은 조개 '충격'

남양유업은 문제의 제품과 같은 음료를 지난 3월 토마토와 우유를 혼합해 퓨전 건강음료로 첫 출시했으며, 문제의 제품은 유통기한이 2006년 5월 13일까지로 적시돼 있었다.

제품을 판매한 편의점 담당자는 "국내 굴지의 식품회사의 음료수에서 이런 물질이 나올줄은 상상도 못했다"며 "특히 대기업 제품에서 나오니까 당황스럽다"고 말했다.

이 담당자는 이어 "우유와 과즙이 섞인 유제품의 경우 보통 유통기한이 6개월 정도인점을 감안할때이 제품은 불과 한두달전에 출시된 것으로 보인다"고 설명했다.

Data of 'kimchi panic'

This article is data for former article 'Kimchi panic'
Following isuues are's.

Quote from
Parasites Found in Chinese Kimchi
The Yeoungcheon Market in Seodaemun, Seoul, on Friday. Customers are avoiding manufactured kimchi after a fresh food scare over parasite eggs found in kimchi imported from China.

Chinese-made kimchi has been found to be contaminated with parasites, in a fresh scare only weeks after kimchi from the country was found to have comparatively high lead content.

“After we found parasite eggs in nine out of 16 Chinese kimchi products that are sold online, we have given orders to collect and destroy the concerned companies’ products,” the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said Friday.

The food safety watchdog is also investigating 18 domestic kimchi brands, and has so far found eight of them free from contamination.
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China Gears Up to Avenge Korean Food Safety Warnings

After revelations that freshwater fish imported from China was tainted with the carcinogenic dye malachite green and Chinese-produced kimchi contained parasites and unusually high levels of lead, Beijing appears to be getting ready to avenge its tainted honor. "Inspections have shown that Korean products contain malachite green as well, but the Korean government without notifying the Chinese government, and without a seeking consensus on the issue, simply made an announcement in the press as if Chinese products were the only products with such problems," a Chinese government official said. "If there is a repeat of these or similar gestures by the Korean government, we will have no choice but to take appropriate measures ourselves.”
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More Chinese Kimchi Found Parasite-Infested
The Korea Food and Drug Administration has found more Chinese-made kimchi infested with parasites.
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China Hits Back in Kimchi Farce

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said China's General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) banned 10 Korean products -- seven Kimchi products, a hot pepper paste and a broiled beef spice mixture -- saying it also found parasite eggs in the products. China regularly checks imports from Korea, but it is rare for the country to announce its findings.
Quote from
Tainted Korean Kimchi Could Be Sold in China’s Black Market
China’s CCTV channel on Wednesday shed light on reports that China declared a blanket ban on Korean products it does not officially import, presumably in retaliation for a Korean warning over the safety of Chinese food imports.
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Korean Kimchi in Parasite Shock

The Korea Food and Drug Administration on Thursday confirmed Chinese claims that some Korean-made kimchi are infested with parasites. Mostly made by small manufacturers, the brands have been sold in department stores, hotels and via home shopping channels, and also exported to Japan. The find hits a doubly sensitive spot because it could damage the reputation of a Korean signature dish for whose healthful properties large claims have been made and comes hard on the heels of domestic warnings of parasites in Chinese-made kimchi.

The KFDA said Thursday it tested kimchi products from 502 local companies and found parasite eggs in 16 brands.

The 16 accounted for 4.9 percent of total domestic kimchi production last year.

The tainted kimchi mainly contained the eggs of roundworm, which lives in dogs and cats. The KFDA assumes the excrement of animals living on farms where cabbage for kimchi is grown was not washed off properly in the production process.

However, experts say eating kimchi infested with parasite eggs is unlikely to cause serious health problems since the eggs are premature and excreted from the body. Humans are rarely infected by roundworm from animals, and there are effective worm treatments if they are.

The KFDA also tested 54 Korean-made ingredients for kimchi and found parasite eggs in one brand of salted cabbage. Tests of 165 Korean cabbages showed eight infested with parasites, suggesting the blame lies mainly with cabbage. However, no parasite eggs were found in Chinese kimchi ingredients like cabbage and hot chilli powder.

The KFDA seized inventories of the tainted kimchi products and ordered the 16 manufacturers to test the remainder of their stock. Half of the 16 tainted kimchi producers earn less than W100 million (US$100,000) a year. One of them, the Namyang Agricultural Cooperative in Hawseong, Gyeonggi Province, has halted operation of its factory.
head lien only hina, Japan Unfazed by Parasites in Korean Kimchi
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Kimchi Panic

This article is summary of following pages.

First, Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) found parasites in Chinese-made kimchi. KFDA said Krean Kimchi is safe.
China countered that Kimchi made in South-Korea also include live parasitic worm's eggs and it is true.
Korean-made kimchi also shipped to Japan. says "Japan Finds no Harmful Parasites in Korean Kimchi" (See

No way!!!

I read "two eggs are found in imported Kimchi from Korea(written in Japanese)" in Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper(Japan).

(This article is written in Japanse) version) includes this article. But, version) dosen't includ this article. I will try to tranlate it.
Why doesn't transtrate it to English?

----Begin transration--
Kimchi maker angry at spot check for kimchi even KFDA doesn't have standard of parasite eggs.

Korean has a HACCP(Hazard Analisis Critical Point). This is a food sanitation system. Kimchi makers in Kerea is over 700 but only two makers pass it but most of kimchi makers are micro maker. So, anyone can make kimchi and sell it.

The sanitary supervision basis and item for checking are sloppy. The check is 74 kinds of pesicide residue for nappa cabbabe. There is no food sanitation and low specialized to kimchi. Kimchi accede to generid food sanitation low. Half of Makers are micro maker. Items for check are only three. Form, antiseptic and dye. There is no check for heavy metal like iquid siler and cadmium. This is the first time check for parasitic eggs. The Farm families complain that spot check about parasitic warm's eggs is unfair because there is no low about nappa cabbage.

So, Farm families complain to KFDA and Foresty and Agriculture Agency. The farm families appeals that if Foresty and Agricultre Agency check nappa callage, kimchi wouldn't include parasitic warm's eggs.

KFDA doesn't have basis for items for check but they begin to check Korean kimchi because Chinese kimchi have eggs and lead. People of Kimchi maker says "There is no checking item and basis for parasitic warm's eggs. And the Korean Goverment do spot check for Korean kimchi on the sudden, and bring micro maker to crisis.

People of a Kimchi maker in Kyongi pref says "We make kimchi which live up to quality inpection basis by food prodessing manual. KFDA annouce it suddlenly without preparation period and measures for parasitic warm's eggs.

KFDA's annoucement make many micro kimchi maker to go bunkrupt." And also he says "KFDA have never checked parasitic warm's eggs until now. None the less, they assume eggs as hamful object suddenly and give administrative diposition to micro maker. We will bring suits againt the govermant."
---END of transration--------------
Korean Kimchi maker have never checked pasitic warm's eggs because there is no low??????
Kimchi maker will bring suits againt the goverment because they do spot check for eggs in kimchi????

Why Chosun daily news paper( doesn't write this issue in English?

---original text of


キ ムチに対する衛生管理基準や点検基準もずさんな内容だ。白菜は残留農薬74種に対してのみ、検査が行なわれている。キムチは性状(姿)と保存料(防腐 剤)、色素のわずか3項目だけを検査する。水銀やカドミウムといった重金属検査は行なわれたことがない。寄生虫卵の検査も今回が初めてだった。
そ のため各キムチメーカーは、農林部と食品医薬品安全庁を非難している。農林部が農家の白菜の管理をきちんと行なったら、キムチ工場に寄生虫の卵が混入 した白菜が持ち込まれるはずがないと主張している。白菜の不適合判定基準にもない寄生虫の卵を今回にいきなり検査してキムチに対する不信を助長したと抗議 している。

これまで食品医薬品安全庁も、検査項目について手付かずの状態だったが、先月から中国産キムチから鉛と寄生虫の卵が検出された 事件をきっかけに、国産キ ムチに対しても調査を始めたという。キムチ工場の関係者は、「寄生虫の卵は、これまで検査項目でもなかった上、基準もなかった」とし、「政府は中国産キム チの波紋が浮上したことでいきなり国産キムチを調査して、業者をがけっぷちに追いこんだ」と主張した。
京 畿(キョンギ)道の あるキムチ工場の関係者も、「食品加工マニュアルによる品質検査基準に則ってキムチを作ったが、いきなり基準にもない寄生虫の卵を準備期間や対策づくりも せず調査してマスコミに発表した」とし、「今回の食品医薬品安全庁の発表を受け、閉鎖を余儀なくされる中小メーカーは多いだろう」と述べた。 <br> <br> さらに「食品医薬品安全庁が寄生虫の卵を一度も調査したことがないのに、いきなり危害物質と解釈し業者を行政処罰しようとしている」とし、「行政訴訟を起して対処する」と憤った。

-------Yomiuri shimbun----------------


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I'm Zapanese in Japanse)
This page is written by Taiwanese. Publisher is in Taipei Taiwan.
I will try to transrate 6th item of the page to English.
"I'm Japanese." She disguised at Traffic Accident.
Ms. Lee Hwa Soo drived Official car of Krean residence representation part whose numer is 'Forein 0455'. Her car and a taxi make minor traffic accident at Crossing in Taipei-city. Both of them appeal that the cause is other party. The police asks her and she insist she is Japanese. So, the police check out her status. Finally she is 'fake Japanese'
Ms. Lee execuses that Taiwanese police is bum and Their treatment for me will be better if I say Japanese.
The accident was happened at 13:55. Ms. Lee announced herself as Japanse and begin to speak Japanese when the police officer was arrived. The officer is good at English but she speaks Japanese only. So, The officer call the Japan Exchange Association. Fortunately, no Japanse come to the accident location.
One hour later, Korean people come to the accident location. The officer find out Ms. Lee is family of Korean diplomat. The officer said she want to hide the accident to her husband and I don't know why she appeal she was the Japanse.

It seems that most of Koreans say I'm Japanse if something works against their interest at foreign country.
We asked Koreans about this behavior. The Korean says It is no choice.

Is it good to blame others?

---original text in Japanese--------
  韓国の台湾駐在代表部の公用車ナンバー「外0455」を付けた車を運転していたLEE HWA SOOさん(女性・42歳)は12月15日午後、台北市重慶南路と北平西路の交差点で、タクシーと軽い接触事故を起こした。お互い相手のせいだと言い張っ て一歩も譲らなかったため、警察が現場に出向いて事故処理に当たった。警察の問いに対して、LEEさんが自分は日本人だと主張したことから、警察が女性の 身分を調べたところ、女性は結局「ニセ日本人」。
  事故が発生したのは午後1時55分。LEEさんは警察官が現場に駆けつけたのを見てすぐに、自分のことを日本人だと名乗り日本語で話し始めた。外事課に 英語が得意な警察官がいたが、LEEさんが日本語しか話さなかったため、日本交流協会に至急連絡した。事故処理が終わるまでに日本側の関係者が現場に到着 しなかったのは幸いだった。
 警察が処理を始めて1時間ほどすると、韓国側の関係者が集まってきた。警察はLEEさんが運転していた車のナンバー から、ようやくLEEさんが韓国の外 交官の家族であることを突き止めたのである。警察官は、「LEEさんの様子から判断すると、夫に知られるのを恐れているようだったが、なぜ自分は日本人で あると言い張ったのか分からない」と話している。

hotels at APEC21 in Pusan

quoted from
Olympic dreams and love hotels at APEC
14 Nov 2005 08:54:35 GMT
Source: Reuters
By Jon Herskovitz PUSAN, South Korea, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Participants at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum had a chance to experience South Korean passion and spirits on Monday ahead of the arrival of leaders later in the week. Here are a few notes from the southeastern port of Pusan, which is hosting the summit: FEEL THE LOVE South Korea's second city, with a population of about 3.7 million, is awash with hotel rooms. But the five-star rooms go quickly in any city when leaders of 21 economies, foreign ministers and chief executives from some of the world's richest companies -- along with all of their related staff -- turn up at the same time. As a result, media groups and other APEC participants are staying in places euphemistically called "love hotels" where couples can rent rooms by the hour. Pusan's love hotels have spruced up their rooms, covered mirrors on the ceilings and put their cleanest sheets on round beds for a new sort of clientele. News agency journalists found their pink-lit rooms to be spacious and clean, but lacking some amenities. Since typical customers do not usually worry about unpacking, the rooms come with no closets and only two hangers. There are no exact figures for the number of love hotels in Pusan because they are not registered as such, but a city official estimated that about 30 percent rent rooms by the hour.
Is it true? Where is South Korean's prestige?
I think South Korea should not do that. Foreign presses may be going to write a report of LOVE HOTELS ;-P