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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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    808b Friday, August 19, 2016

    OMG ALLKPOOP POSTED A NAZI FLAG ON THIS POST, APOLOGISE !!!

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    iciviuja Thursday, August 18, 2016

    i wonder what the Japanese living in South Korea feels. especially when they can't even use their own flag at all. and here i thought the problematic Japanese flag would be the old version and not the one we're using now. some people are just too sensitive over this matter. we should learn from history to make things better, not make it worse. i understand that tiffany made a mistake especially on such a meaningful day, but i also believe that she's learning from it and others too. what happened to her is harsh. enough is enough, don't you think..?

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    geekherd iciviuja Friday, August 19, 2016

    they can use the japanese flag, but not the imperial flag.

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    teleri iciviuja Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Ahh, I wonder what the Koreans living in THEIR OWN COUNTRY thought for nearly 50 years as the Japanese tried to take their whole nationality away? Although all this did end over 70 years ago, there are still people who remember. Just as in Germany.

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    blahblahblahblah teleri Sunday, September 11, 2016

    you really should stop making koreans look stupid.


    Tragedy of Extreme Anti-Japanese Education in S.Korea

    When a 95 year-old man in South.Korea expressed his opinion that Japan’s rule was good for Korea, another man who happened to be there got angry with him and beat him to death. The accused killer said in a deposition that he did it because of his sense of patriotism.


    Choi Seung-hee drinking a cup of coffee at the Chosen Hotel (current Westin Chosun Hotel) in Seoul, Korea, 1940

    Choi Seung-hee (Hangul: 최승희; November 24, 1911 – August 8, 1969) was a leading Korean modern dancer.

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    broooooo Thursday, August 18, 2016

    The two guys going around saying the same thing about how Korea as an entire country disrespects America ( which is pretty irrelevant to the article) and since the first Fany post have been sprewing random information about how Korea supposedly hates America. Thanks for the nice laughs blahblahblah and bigblueagain.

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    krell broooooo Saturday, August 20, 2016

    As observation, that MBN TV News Anchor that is *repeatedly* taking LIVE TV 'pot shots' at TIFFANY, is *not* doing S.KOREANS in general any favors (my view). TIFFANY is *not* a 'Political Person' of some kind. And TIFFANY surely did *not* intend for all of this HULLABALOO over a JAP EMOTICON to take place either. The question to ask, is say if TAEYEON of SNSD (born in S.KOREA ; TIFFANY is USA born) had made the SAME EMOTICON mistake, would S.KOREANS react in the SAME MANNER? ... ;-) ... Which, we will NOT ever know the answer to that though! ... ;-)

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    Iguana Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Where is the freedom of speech?? In my country we also have flags that represent a bad situation from the past, but you can wave that flag if you want (although everyone would be angry at you) This together with many other social issues demostrate how much the korean society needs to move forward. I love K-Pop but...

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    123PoP Iguana Friday, August 19, 2016

    Sorry but the truth is freedom of speech really has its limit (actually freedom if speech doesn't really exsist if you think about it, but that's another issue lol)

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    LesterCGA Iguana Monday, August 22, 2016

    Seriously, are you that stupid?

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    Iguana LesterCGA Monday, August 22, 2016

    Another domostration of using the freedom of speech in a disrespectful way LOL

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    blahblahblahblah Thursday, August 18, 2016







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    BigBlueagain blahblahblahblah Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Where's Korea's apology for this?

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    808b blahblahblahblah Friday, August 19, 2016

    symbol of american colonialism?

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    BigBlueagain Thursday, August 18, 2016

    I guess Korea wants to tell the U.S. what it can and can't do as well. The USS Midway rectangular patch

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    BigBlueagain Thursday, August 18, 2016

    VAQ-136 Squadron patch

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    BigBlueagain Thursday, August 18, 2016

    So someone PLEASE dare to tell me that we in the U.S. are the equivalent of the Nazis. ESPECIALLY someone from Korea. Preferably someone old enough to have actually served their time in the RoK Army and worked side by side with American GIs.

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    Alrighty BigBlueagain Friday, August 19, 2016

    It's opposite. This patch is created for only one purpose. Making fun of Japan. Basically it says "We destroyed them". That's all.

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    BigBlueagain Alrighty Friday, August 19, 2016

    Funny how the Japanese that serve with out service men don't see it that way. Hell, their ships sail into Pearl fucking Harbor with the Rising Sun Flag flying and there are no fucks given at all.

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    devilaugh Thursday, August 18, 2016

    This is incredibly stupid. Would this law mean that any use of the symbol is criminal, including educational use or criticism? Would it also mean that Koreans overseas wouldn't be able to use the image, such as Tiffany being in Japan while using the filter? Korea is treating the Rising Sun the same way the west treats the Swastika, even though the Swastika was a symbol of Buddhism before the Nazis corrupted it. Likewise, the Rising Sun means more than Japanese Imperialism. It's hard to deal with that hard time decades ago, but they shouldn't punish people when they mean absolutely no harm. Unless there is a person going around and wishing for more Japanese Imperialism, Koreans need to fuck off with their nonsense outrage.

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    blahblahblahblah devilaugh Saturday, September 10, 2016

    korea is just making a fool of itself. they made up some bullshit so that they can hate on japan.





    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.



    Tragedy of Extreme Anti-Japanese Education in S.Korea

    When a 95 year-old man in South.Korea expressed his opinion that Japan’s rule was good for Korea, another man who happened to be there got angry with him and beat him to death. The accused killer said in a deposition that he did it because of his sense of patriotism.


    Choi Seung-hee drinking a cup of coffee at the Chosen Hotel (current Westin Chosun Hotel) in Seoul, Korea, 1940

    Choi Seung-hee (Hangul: 최승희; November 24, 1911 – August 8, 1969) was a leading Korean modern dancer.

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