A young Japanese girl’s shocking anti-Korean rant during a protest in Osaka last February 24 was uploaded on YouTube yesterday. The video shows her openly expressing her hatred of Koreans, while being cheered on by her fellow protestors.
She is caught on video in a protest near Osaka’s Tsuruhashi Station, saying wants to kill all the Koreans living in the area, whom she referred to as “piece of crap”. She warned them that they should just go home to Korea before the Japanese people reach the end of their rope and kill them. She even made references to the Nanking Massacre, where an estimated 250,000 Chinese were killed by the Japanese army in 1937, saying that there will be a repeat of this if the Koreans don’t leave Japan. Her words are appalling in itself, but is made even worse as the crowd cheers her on while she screams “go home” and “this is not your country”.
Anti-Korean protests by ultra nationalistic groups like that are nothing new, but they have been increasing in frequency the past few months. Just last week, a street protest was held in one of the biggest Korean neighborhoods near Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Protestors walked around carrying signs that said “Go back to Korea!” and calling them “cockroaches”. The twist in this was that their protest was met by a large group of pro-Korean Japanese people who had their own slogans saying, “You are the shame of this country!”, “You’re the ones who need to go home!”, and “Get back to the Internet where you belong!” (in reference to the web-based nature of most of these anti-Korean sentiments).
Given the incendiary nature of this latest video, it wouldn’t be surprising if this goes viral, creating a whole new “conversation” between those who support the anti-Korean protestors, the Japanese citizens who abhor this kind of sentiments, and ordinary people who think this behaviour is unacceptable.
[ via Rocket News 24 ]