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Rising Sun Flag: A Symbol of Japan's Imperialism

Rising Sun Flag: A Symbol of Japan's Imperialism

제국주의와 침략의 상징, 욱일기

About 20 ships from 14 countries were supposed to participate in this week's "International Fleet Review 2018" held in Jeju Island.

About 20 ships from 14 countries were supposed to participate in this week's "International Fleet Review 2018" held in Jeju Island.

제주에서 열리는 2018 대한민국 해군 관함식!
14개국 20여척의 외국 군함이 참석할 예정이었는데..

However, Japan's Self-Defense Forces have notified South Korea's Navy of its withdrawal from the major naval event.

However, Japan's Self-Defense Forces have notified South Korea's Navy of its withdrawal from the major naval event.

세계 해군 간 평화와 화합을 위한 자리에 일본 자위대가 돌연 불참을 통보했다.

"Unfortunately, we have come to a point where we have no choice but to pass on our participation in the International Fleet Review"<br>
- Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya

"Unfortunately, we have come to a point where we have no choice but to pass on our participation in the International Fleet Review"
- Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya

"이번에 유감스럽게도 일본으로서 국제 관함식 참가를 보류하지 않을 수 없다는 판단에 이르렀습니다."
- 이와야 다케시/일본 방위상

Tokyo's decision came after Seoul requested the removal of the Rising Sun Flag from its warship.

Tokyo's decision came after Seoul requested the removal of the Rising Sun Flag from its warship.

일본 자위대가 불참을 결정한 이유는?
한국 정부가 욱일기 게양을 자제해달라고 요구했기 때문!

The Rising Sun Flag portrays a red sun with 16 rays extending outward.

The Rising Sun Flag portrays a red sun with 16 rays extending outward.

태양을 상징하는 빨간색 동그라미 주위로 16줄기의 햇살이 퍼져 나가는 모양을 형상화한 욱일기!

Japan claims the flag is mandatory for Japan's naval ships under domestic laws.

Japan claims the flag is mandatory for Japan's naval ships under domestic laws.

일본 해상 자위대의 전통 깃발이기 때문에 내릴 수 없다는 것이 일본 정부의 주장!

The controversial flag was used as the war flag of Imperial Japan's military.

The controversial flag was used as the war flag of Imperial Japan's military.

그러나 욱일기는 일본이 제2차 세계대전 당시 사용한 전범기라는 것은 명백한 사실이다.

To many people in East Asia, it is a cruel reminder of Japan's wartime aggression during World War II.

To many people in East Asia, it is a cruel reminder of Japan's wartime aggression during World War II.

일본 식민 지배의 아픔을 간직한 나라에게 욱일기는 여전히 제국주의와 침략의 상징인데...

"Japan should carefully consider the Korean people's sentiment towards the Rising Sun Flag" <br>
- South Korea‘s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon

"Japan should carefully consider the Korean people's sentiment towards the Rising Sun Flag"
- South Korea‘s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon

“한국인의 마음에 욱일기가 어떤 영향을 줄 것인가는 일본도 섬세하게 고려할 필요가 있다”
-이낙연 국무총리

Japan's stance is in stark contrast to that of Germany, which banned the swastika and other Nazi iconography.

Japan's stance is in stark contrast to that of Germany, which banned the swastika and other Nazi iconography.

제국주의의 상징인 나치깃발을 없앤 독일과는 상반된 행보를 보이는 일본!

The flag controversy should serve as a wake-up call to Japan to reflect on its past mistakes and build improved relations with its former colonies.

The flag controversy should serve as a wake-up call to Japan to reflect on its past mistakes and build improved relations with its former colonies.

식민지배를 겪은 나라와의 발전된 관계를 위해, 과거를 반성하는 일본정부의 자세가 어느 때보다 필요해 보인다.

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Rising Sun Flag: A Symbol of Japan's Imperialism
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About 20 ships from 14 countries were supposed to participate in this week's "International Fleet Review 2018" held in Jeju Island.
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However, Japan's Self-Defense Forces have notified South Korea's Navy of its withdrawal from the major naval event.
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"Unfortunately, we have come to a point where we have no choice but to pass on our participation in the International Fleet Review"<br>
- Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya
1 : count : 4
Tokyo's decision came after Seoul requested the removal of the Rising Sun Flag from its warship.
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The Rising Sun Flag portrays a red sun with 16 rays extending outward.
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Japan claims the flag is mandatory for Japan's naval ships under domestic laws.
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The controversial flag was used as the war flag of Imperial Japan's military.
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To many people in East Asia, it is a cruel reminder of Japan's wartime aggression during World War II.
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"Japan should carefully consider the Korean people's sentiment towards the Rising Sun Flag" <br>
- South Korea‘s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon
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Japan's stance is in stark contrast to that of Germany, which banned the swastika and other Nazi iconography.
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The flag controversy should serve as a wake-up call to Japan to reflect on its past mistakes and build improved relations with its former colonies.
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