2015/02/25

The Japanese Prime Minister’s Name is Abe, not Hitler

The Japanese Prime Minister’s Name is Abe, not Hitler



The Japanese Prime Minister’s name is Abe Shinzo.
He was the Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007,
and has also been the current Prime Minister of Japan since 2012.

Japan is probably one of the most conservative in the world 
with very high self-pride in itself.
In order to become the Prime Minister through votes and maintain the position,
the Prime Minister of Japan should continue his conservative and 
nationalistic political activities.






One affected country of such political activities is Korea.
Japan colonized Korea for about 35 years from 1910 to 1945.
Korea’s independence from Japan was merely 70 years ago.

During that period, thousands of young Korean men were killed by the Japanese,
and numerous teenaged Korean girls became Japanese soldiers’ sex slaves.
However, Prime Minister Abe of Japan is denying these facts.
He expresses a completely different stance 
from that of Germany’s Prime Minister Merkel,
who regrets and apologizes for Nazi war criminals’ atrocities and cruelty.  

Not all Japanese are infamous and heinous like Abe.
Only some very conservative Japanese politicians and old Japanese think like him.
Even the Japanese society satirizes Abe as Hitler.

2015/02/23

Exo, an Idol Group in International Spotlight

Exo, an Idol Group in International Spotlight



In 1997, there was a female idol group called Morning Musume in Japan.
Around 10 pretty girls sang many different songs in a group.
The group drew a huge popularity, but now is merely a part of history
with many new similar idol groups that have appeared since then.
However, there is a male idol group that still maintains such powerfulness.
It is Korea’s EXO, which made its debut in 2012.
(EXO is a name driven from ‘exoplanet’ that
means a superior planet in the solar system.)
Exo is a male idol group in international spotlight that is incomparable to other groups.









Starting from Seoul on May 23, 2014,
EXO successfully had its concert tour in major Asian cities
such as Hong Kong, Wu Han, Chongqing, Chengdu, Taipei, Shanghai, Singapore,
Guangzhou, Jakarta, Bangkok, Beijing, Fukuoka, Tokyo, and Osaka.
They drew about 320,000 audiences through 30 concerts in
17 major Asian cities for 7 months.
This means that at least 10,000 people attended the group’s one performance.








The musician that is sweeping Asia and
is in the focus of international attention is EXO.
EXO’s official homepage: http://exo.smtown.com/


2015/02/17

The Winner of Kpop Star-Season 4 will be Revealed Soon

The Winner of Kpop Star-Season 4 will be Revealed Soon


Kpop Star-Season 4.
It is a program that Korean public broadcasting SBS airs every Sunday.
There are a total of 21 episodes, and 12 of them have been aired so far.
The winners of Kpop Star-Season 1, 2, and 3 are all being active as true musicians
in the Kpop industry by releasing albums and showing up on TV commercials.

The winners of Kpop Star will be directly scouted by YG, JYP, and Antenna Music,
the best management agencies that have produced
Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1, 2PM, miss A, etc.
These agencies will manage the winners’ album production and singing activities.






In Kpop Star-Season 4, which is being held at the moment,
Jeong Seung Hwan is a heavy favorite to win the audition.
Many different people from all over the
world participated in Kpop Star Season 1, 2, 3, and 4,
But only Korean-foreigners or Koreans became winners in all of them.
In Kpop Star-Season 4, Jeong Seung Hwan is a heavy favorite to win.

2015/02/15

America is also Angry about Japan’s Historical Distortion

America is also Angry about Japan’s Historical Distortion


Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper conducted a survey to
Japanese citizens for two days from February 6th and 7th, 2015.
The result showed a public opinion that 44% of Japanese citizens believe
“Japan must apologize for the fact that it colonized Korea,
exploited Korean women for sex slavery,
and mass murdered innocent Korean people without reasons in the past.”
Japanese people admitted that their past is no different from that of the Nazis.








And the image above is a scene in SBS, Korea’s major public broadcasting.
It shows that American Historical Association sharply criticized
Japan’s historical distortion and signed a group petition.


Just because Prime Minister Abe and 
some conservative Japanese politicians distort the past history
that everyone throughout the world already knows does not mean that 
it will change anything.
I hope you also know Japan’s brutal past and present political comedy that
Japanese citizens and the scholars of American Historical Association know.