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According to reports, a law to prevent the use of the rising sun flag in Korea has been in discussion as early as 2013. 


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Girls' Generation Tiffany's rising sun flag controversy is just one of countless others that have occurred over the years. It turns out, back in September of 2013, a bill to ban the use of any symbols representing Japanese imperialism was proposed to the 19th National Assembly. 


But because the 19th National Assembly's term had come to an end around the time, the bill was discarded. In December of 2015, the bill was reintroduced to the Legislation and Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly, but failed to enter discussion due to a number of other bills with greater priority. 


The said bill proposes that anyone found using a symbol related to Japanese imperialism will be sentenced to at least 1 year of imprisonment, or fined with at least 3,000,000 KRW (~ 2,700 USD).


An associate of the National Assembly commented on the likelihood of this bill becoming reality by saying, "In light of the most recent controversy, there's a possibility that this bill will be put into discussion [this time]." Currently, the 20th National Assembly has come in session.


What do you think about the proposed bill?

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    krell Friday, September 9, 2016

    http://www.allkpop.com/buzz/2015/05/two-ilbe-members-sentenced-to-prison-for-mocking-the-victims-of-the-sewol-ferry-tragedy ... <-- Two S.KOREAN citizens got *4 MONTHS* in PRISON for doing a *poor* taste online (Internet posting) 'joke' that offended SEWOL (ship of death) victims families. Which, it is KNOWN to S.KOREANS that this type of behavior (SEWOL jokes, etc) is illegal. But, to me, *4 MONTHS* in prison seemed a bit MUCH for what they did it, these 'Fish Cakes' joke folk. And so, you WONDER how some law about the JAPAN INSIGNIA is going to be enforced by the S.K. courts. Would people end up in PRISON over inadvertent mistakes somehow? Would the law apply to FOREIGN CITIZENS who probably have NOT A CLUE about the situation? The ONE YEAR IMPRISONMENT aspect of this proposed law makes me UNEASY. What about a Judge on a 'bad day' and all that?

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    krell Friday, September 9, 2016

    http://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/04/a-new-bill-in-korea-could-prohibit-those-who-are-24-or-younger-in-endorsing-alcohol-ius-soju-cfs-could-possibly-be-banned ... <-- The S.KOREANS were also considering a law to make SOJU TV ADS be ILLEGAL for anyone younger than AGE 24 to participate in them. I guess seeing IU (the Nation's Little Sister) doing SOJU ADS on TV did make some S.KOREANS uneasy for some reason. As though to stop IU from doing these SOJU TV CF ADs (IU was Age 22 at the time of the Law Proposal) would somehow 'solve' the problem of ALCOHOL DRINKING in S.KOREA? Meanwhile, what HONG GA HYE did it remains legal in S.KOREA ... ;-)

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    ChelseaFC Monday, August 22, 2016

    Read the best comments, people. This law is just a random rumor.

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    shineesylvia Saturday, August 20, 2016

    This law should not be passed because if it is passed, people won't learn the history behind this flag.

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    teleri shineesylvia Sunday, September 11, 2016

    That's a good point! And I think the law would be difficult to enforce. Unlike the Nazi Swastika, this flag is STILL being used by certain official Japanese agencies (their coast guard for one)

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    blahblahblahblah teleri Sunday, September 11, 2016

    coast guard? lol

    japanese naval ships berthed in the port of incheon, korea.
    korea INVITED the japanese navy and they held a FRIENDLY event in incheon.
    친선행사 갖는 일본 해상자위대
    4박 5일간의 일정으로 한국 해군 인천해역방어사령부와 친선행사를 갖는 카시마함 등 일본 해상자위대 소속 함정 3척이 15일 오전 함정 공개 행사를 위해 인천항에 머물고 있다.

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