Go to triangular compass
Left arrow

South Korea's No-Chill Moments

Veteran News
Veteran News
March 22, 2019
Share on Twitter
Share on Facebook
Share on Linkedin
Copy Link

Stay Up to Date on American Grit

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Time....doesn't necessarily heal all wounds. South Korea is still pretty pissed off over how the Japanese treated them during colonial rule. So pissed in fact that they want to put stickers on products going to Korean school that made by companies that were around during the colonial ruling times (Mitsubishi, Toshiba, etc). What do the stickers say? Well..."made by a Japanese firm responsible for war crimes" or "war crime company”No chill. Zero. Zip. Nada. They had chill once, but they lost it in a boating accident (we're not actually certain of the veracity of this claim).There are opponents to the proposal who are calling the idea "outmoded nationalism" and we're kind of inclined to agree. Like, dudes...Korea...we dropped two nukes on Japan and they're totally cool and love us now. Yeah, they committed some war crimes, and they paid for it in 1965 via the "Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea". Despite how much we admire the pettiness of South Korea in this endeavor, it's really pretty damn childish considering that we literally vaporized two cities and Japan is totes cool with us.Obviously, world history teaches us that the two countries have not been gigantic fans of each other for quite some time. There is a laundry list miles long that details how much the nations are not fans of each other.'s 2019 and we like to pretend that everyone has simmered down since that whole World War 2 deal. We haven't, but we like to pretend. Proponents of the sticker may defend the proposal by saying something to the effect of "knowing your history," but the truth is you can teach the history without a petty sticker on school equipment.Anyways, while this level of pettiness it is entertaining, to say the least, we're pretty sure that the resolution won't pass...if it'll still be pretty damn funny...but we doubt it will pass.

send a letter to congress
Adds section
Next Up
No items found.