Japan's History With Korea Darker Than NBC Olympic Commentary Suggests

12 Febrero, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Kelly Blake
  • Team Japan enters the Opening Ceremony on Friday. More

We're very gratified that [the Pyeongchang Olympic Committee] has accepted that apology.

He instead got the network in trouble for a remark that left some Koreans outraged.

During the recent Winter Olympics opening ceremony which took place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, one of the broadcasters/analysts (Joshua Cooper Ramo) made a statement which offended thousands of Koreans.

"But every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation", he added.

Japan occupied Korea from 1910-1945, which was a period of extreme difficulty for the nation and led to the split of the country into North and South Korea.

More news: A winter storm watch is in effect Thursday night through Friday evening
More news: Canjean a Thomas y Wade — Cavs reconfiguran plantel
More news: Jose Mourinho hails Newcastle's fighting spirit after Manchester United beaten

The comments infuriated many South Koreans, with some stating that they were akin to "advocating Nazi persecution of the Jews". It ended with Korea splitting into two countries at the end of World War II, a schism that remains to this day. As recently as last month Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said that Tokyo could not accept South Korea's demands for additional measures regarding a 2015 bilateral agreement on the issue of Korean women forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels. Do you thank Japan for the Pearl Harbor raids? "The issue of the comfort women, the victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, is one of the many atrocities that occurred during that period".

Ramo has yet to apologize for his remark. NBC's social feeds quickly filled with Koreans demanding an apology.

Ramo, who has written books on China and is a director of Starbucks Corp and FedEx Corp, said as athletes paraded into the Games stadium that "every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation".

NBC and NBC Sports will air Olympic events daily up through February 25.

NBC also confirmed that Ramo's assignment to assist with Olympic coverage - which was meant to be temporary - has now been terminated.

Recomendado:

  • NY attorney general sues The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein

    NY attorney general sues The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein

    One female employee alleged that Harvey Weinstein exposed himself to her and would touch her without consent. Employee accounts of sexual harassment, intimidation and other misconduct are part of the suit.
    Cavaliers sorprenden con múltiples traspasos a última hora

    Cavaliers sorprenden con múltiples traspasos a última hora

    El Orlando Magic cambió al escolta Elfrid Payton por el Phoenix Suns por una selección de segunda ronda en 2018. Y no podemos olvidar al nuevo componente del juego interior de los Detroit Pistons, Blake Griffin .
    Kavous Seyed-Emami, Iranian-Canadian Professor, Has Reportedly Died In Tehran Prison

    Kavous Seyed-Emami, Iranian-Canadian Professor, Has Reportedly Died In Tehran Prison

    Mr Emami's friend and former sociology colleague at the University of Lethbridge said his death was a "profound tragedy". In 2003 Zahra Kazemi, 54, was beaten to death after being arrested for taking photographs outside Evin prison.
  • Pennsylvania GOP Submits New Congressional Map to Governor

    Pennsylvania GOP Submits New Congressional Map to Governor

    In a map proposed by Republicans she would instead be drawn into the 7th Congressional District, based in Delaware County. The districts limit splits dramatically. "Where you make the splits is where the art of the gerrymander lies", Wang said.
    Townsend adamant 'true Scotland' weren't on show in Wales rugby hammering

    Townsend adamant 'true Scotland' weren't on show in Wales rugby hammering

    However, settling scores with their detractors is not his first priority ahead of Les Bleus' visit to Murrayfield on Sunday. Missing touch from a penalty saps any kind of confidence from a team and is fundamentally inexcusable at the highest level.

    B. Riley Boosts Walt Disney (DIS) Price Target to $125.00

    Flossbach Von Storch Ag accumulated 51,000 shares or 0.05% of the stock. 58,263 were accumulated by Oakwood Limited Liability Ca. It worsened, as 90 investors sold DIS shares while 649 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes.
  • Danica Patrick explains why she isn't racing in The Clash

    Danica Patrick explains why she isn't racing in The Clash

    GoDaddy made a decision to rejoin Patrick for her final two races, and she reached out to Eury to set up her Daytona ride. But the No. 7 Chevrolet is here only for the Great American Race, a fact that Patrick recently was lamenting.
    5 injured in sword attack at Indonesia church

    5 injured in sword attack at Indonesia church

    Police said the man was a university student in his early 20s but could not confirm if the incident was terror-related. A man with a sword allegedly slashed at church-goers as they prayed in Indonesia, injuring five people, CNN reported.
    Apple's TV App Adds Direct Access to Live News Channels

    Apple's TV App Adds Direct Access to Live News Channels

    The addition of the live news section on Apple's TV app arrives shortly after the company launched a live sports tab. With it, users are able to browse content from a few dozen different video services within a single app.
  • South Africa's Ramaphosa clears diary, pushing for Zuma…

    South Africa's Ramaphosa clears diary, pushing for Zuma…

    A senior ANC source told Reuters, however, that the committee was likely to discuss Zuma's situation at the meeting. This is precisely what our leadership is doing now with the key objective of uniting our people".
    Zidane Knows The Squad To Face PSG

    Zidane Knows The Squad To Face PSG

    Of course, they're within their rights; they've paid so can have opinions, but I want fans to be with us for 90 minutes". Nurmagomedov also received a signed ball from the five-time Ballon d'Or victor .
    Frank Reich will be new Colts head coach, source says

    Frank Reich will be new Colts head coach, source says

    Reich was Peyton Manning's quarterbacks coach in 2009 and '10 before coaching Reggie Wayne and the rest of the receivers in 2011. He also served as receivers coach in Arizona and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the San Diego Chargers.


Popular

(NASDAQ:MSFT) Position Lifted by Sunbelt Securities Inc
Thomaspartners Inc increased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 3.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fayerweather Charles stated it has 1.24% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 410,460 are held by Intl Sarl.

NCAA Tournament Selection Committee Reveals Top 16 Teams of Current Bracket
The committee has Duke No. 7, which would give it a 2 seed, and North Carolina No. 12, which would be a three seed. There are four ACC teams now in the top 16, including No. 1overall seed Virginia.

Watch pairs free skating team figure skating online
But after winning the US junior title in 2015, she dropped off the competitive radar while dealing with a series of injuries. Tennell turned 20 at the end of January, just after she won her first US national championship title.

Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Afrin
A spokesman for the Kurdish militia, Mustafa Bali, said his fighters brought down the aircraft in Raju, north-west Afrin. He said Erdogan and the Turkish media were "trying to cover the Turkish army's failure in Afrin".

Uber, Waymo Settle Self-Driving Car Lawsuit
The trial finally began on February 5 and ended quickly on February 9, after a year of back and forth between the two companies. We believe that race should be fair-and one whose ultimate winners are people, cities and our environment.

Chris Mazdzer Wins US's First Men's Singles Olympic Luge Medal
The U.S. had won five medals in luge since the sport was introduced to the Games in 1964, but none in men's singles. All he needed to do in his fourth and final run today was not falter-and he didn't.

Russian plane crashes shortly after takeoff
A spokesperson for the airlines said, "Fragments of the An-148 and several bodies have been found near" the crash site. President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to the families of the passengers and crew present in the plane.

Disney World and Disneyland Are Raising Prices Once Again
Disney World operates under a tiered pricing system, meaning the cost of tickets will depend on when you visit. Disney's theme parks adjust their one-day ticket prices based on expected crowd levels for the day.

Kylie Jenner Actually Has A Phobia Of Butterflies
The theory definitely makes sense, as Kylie and Travis' butterfly obsession is pretty apparent. The Kylie Cosmetics entrepreneur was only accompanied by best friend Jordyn Woods .

SolGen: ICC has no jurisdiction over complaint against Duterte
Around 4,000 Filipinos have been killed by Duterte's law enforcement that has a strict campaign on drugs in the Philippines. Activists believe the death toll is far higher and accuse police or systematic cover-ups and executions.