Hey mods, how about a Korea-China bull**** warning, like the Balkan warning out there.
In East Asia, however, it was never defeated. East Asians are simply embracing the nationalistic impulses that ravaged Europe a hundred years ago. I find a delicious, if disturbing, irony in this, and a bit of the universalism that another member alluded to, as well, though I don't think the particularities of East Asian cultures are incidental to the attraction of these ideas.
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This time, Japan's rightwingers are protesting against a Japanese singing team, the Ayaman Japan.
Japanese rightwingers are protesting the use of the word "Japan" in the name of the Ayaman Japan as they find their performances degrading of Japan's reputations on the Youtube, and are demanding that the team either cease performing, or remove the word "Japan" from its name.
The reason for this outrage is that "XXXXXX Japan" is historically given to sports teams representing Japan in international events, like the Okada Japan(Japan's 2010 World Cup soccer team) and the Samurai Japan(Japan's WBC baseball team), so the rightwingers are offended by the term "Ayaman Japan".
Another update on the launching of JKT48(Indonesian Version of AKB48 made possible by Japanese government's Cool Japan initiative)'s launching in a few weeks. JKT48's launching is being closely watched in Japan as it would answer the question of if the Japanese culture can overcome the current Korean Wave that swept away the Southeast Asia.
Ayaman Japan - WTF did I just listen to????
Everyone's always gotta a. brag or b. troll.
Oh dear, this thread is back
More hot Japanese or Korean chicks! Or to make our new addition the hate triangle feel welcome, Chinese chicks!
Please can somebody post sexy japanese music videos? I searched on youtube but either songs sucked or songs were great but not even nearly sexy... HELP!!!
Korea has just 330 years of foreign rule since 0 AD, 300 years of Han Chinese colonists in the small patch of land around today's Pyongyang, and the 35 years of Japanese imperialism.Much respect to Korea and all but historically they were the punching bag for Japan or China.
China on the other hand were under foreign rule for more than 850 years since 0 AD, with China finally regaining its independence from foreign rulers in 1912. Chinese experience with foreign rule was much more vivid and drastic than what Koreans and Japanese could imagine. For example, Koreans spoke the same language and dressed the same from the rise and to the fall of Manchus, while Chinese spoke different languages(Language shift from Min Nan to Mandarin) and dressed totally differently under the brutal Manchu rule which executed anyone who refused to wear Manchurian hairdo.
This is the reason for Chinese history revisionism, since their true history of China as understood by China's neighbors are so depressing. China's history can be described as an endless struggle for independence against foreign invaders attracted by China's wealth, one after another.