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13-year-old boy gets beat up on the streets of Japan for speaking Korean

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A 13-year-old boy Shin and his family became victims of unreasonable physical assault in Japan.


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According to SBS, Shin's family recently traveled to Japan for a family trip. In the city of Osaka, the mother, son, and daughter were walking across a bridge while exchanging a conversation in Korean. Unexpectedly, a strange Japanese man in his 20's approached Shin and kicked him in the stomach. The man continued to physically and also verbally assault the 13-year-old and demanded he fight back. During the brawl, the mother also got hit in the arms while trying to protect her son. 


After the terrifying incident, Shin's mother stated, "There were about 20 people around us but none to help. I think our family became victims of a hate crime, similar to the recent wasabi terror in Japanese restaurants." (Certain restaurants in Japan have been overloading wasabi in Korean customers' sushi.)


In response to the growing discrimination against Korean travelers, the Consulate General of The Republic of Korea in Osaka stated, "Recently, many incidents have been reported regarding harm against Korean citizens in Osaka. The incidents tend to be more frequent during evening hours, so we advise travelers to be more cautious."

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    Summer82 Friday, October 14, 2016

    lol is totally koreaboo site (and slow) is always same, this kind of news against Japan in Korea just grow up the racist and hate between countries, im not defendind Japan, also i hate racism, but Korea also have many Racism and i think is worst, what about pub or bar with posters outisde and say  "only korean no foreigner" i feel sad for that family and the kid, but looks like is time to talk bad about japan in korea, it happen ,some period of year korea goverment do that , heol~

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    bangeryun94 Summer82 Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Yes, Korea can be just as bad. Those signs of "Korean Only" are specifically for the soldiers and their families from the US military base. There's a reason for not allowing them in and it isn't racism. It's their total disregard for the law and culture. If I visit the US I'm expected to follow the law or else I wind up in jail. Is that a fair assumption? The military commanders allow soldiers to wreak havoc on businesses, destroy property, assault patrons ... and not a damn thing is done. No reimbursement for property damage, no jail for assault, nothing. So no, they're not allowed in.

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    Carmelia_Jayne Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Actually everyone is getting along, only some particular group of people with pretty fucked up minds raises the attention on media. I mean, this is pretty much like how it is stated that some people are islamophobic but when in reality, they all just coexist together.

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    HaHariwanto Thursday, October 13, 2016

    there is no such things called racist in this world. theres only a hate n depressed people to find an excuse to wreak on somebody without reason, especially to those whose weaker than theirself.

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