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Korean tourists getting harassed in Japan is caught on camera

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Korean tourists getting verbally attacked by Japanese men was caught on camera and this latest incident is adding to the growing controversy of racism against Korean tourists in Japan. 


Many reports of Korean tourists getting mistreated, harassed, or even attacked in Osaka have been making headlines in both Korea and Japan over the past month. These are suspected to be racially motivated acts and there is now a video that seems to clearly show racist harassment. 


In the released video, 2 female Korean tourists are being harrassed by 4 young men who are speaking Japanese. One of the girls can be seen filming herself, explaining which hotel that they stayed in when suddenly, one of the Japanese men stands close to them, while hurling ethnic insults at the women. 


He is recorded saying, "She's speaking Korean. Die, Korea!" The tourist continues to film herself, stating, "The Japanese guys are saying something about Korea, but I want to ignore him." 


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A little later, another man flips his middle finger at the camera and mocks the tourists while cursing, and says, "You're cute. Let's take a photo together." 


Fearful, the women stopped filming and hurriedly ran to get out of the spot while the young men continued to yell behind their backs. In an interview, one of the victims explained, "There were 4 of them, and they were all taller. I was scared because they were cursing at me...I was so scared. There was nobody else around." 

This is not the first harassment incident in Osaka that has come to light recently. One tourist received a bus ticket that had a racial slur against Koreans on his bus ticket instead of his actual name. Another incident that angered tourists was when a train in Osaka announced that there were a lot of Koreans on board that could cause inconveniences. The most notable one was the 'wasabi terror' (read more here) that forced Osaka's mayor to publicly acknowledge and address the issue. 



Osaka is one of the most beloved travel destinations for Koreans, and even though the majority of the tourists have a positive experience in the city, the growing number of incidents are raising concerns. 

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    3percenter Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Payback is a bitch. Not for this poor girl in particular though or any other individual Korean tourist. But Koreans as a whole can hardly expect not to get paid back in kind for their own rampant racism, hyper-nationalism, and anti-Japanese rhetoric. What goes around eventually comes around.

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    NORM Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Did something happen recently between Korea & Japan or what? cos this articles seem more than usual (even the little b4 was already sad)

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    Hyumi NORM Sunday, October 23, 2016

    i would like to know too bcz i always thought that they are in good terms :O

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    neoncolors_0 Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    You can't expect everyone in a nation to forgive and forget the past. Racism, sexism, harrassment occurs in every country. I would argue that these are actually LESS prevalent in Japan than in countries like the US and UK. Thus, when they do occur, they gather media attention. So, to the people saying, "oh, but you can't just ignore the problem", how do you plan on solving it then? Lol. If it was that easy, it would have been done by now, you entitled dipshit.

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