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Truth or Consequences: 100 Years On

 
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Ya-ta Boy



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 4:52 am    Post subject: Truth or Consequences: 100 Years On Reply with quote

This from the JoongAng Ilbo:

Panel begins probe of pro-Japanese acts

May 31, 2005 ĪŅ A presidential committee to uncover pro-Japanese activities during the colonial occupation period in the early 20th century officially begins work today.
For the next four years, the Truth Commission on Pro-Japanese Activities will investigate those allegedly involved in "anti-national" activities between the 1904 Russo-Japanese War and 1945, when the country was liberated.
Scores of high-profile figures are expected to be included in the probe. Among them, former President Park Chung Hee's activities will be investigated because he was a high-ranking military officer in the Japanese Army.
The government has awarded the descendants of those recognized for fighting for the country's liberation with monthly pensions. But the investigations are expected to show that not all of their ancestors were actual national heroes.

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They've been talking about doing this for years. Now it starts.

While the chance for some entertaining public embarrassment of leading figures in the Noh/OOPs group is high, the real intent is to destroy the GNP and stir up anti-Japanese sentiment. Given the current level of anti-Japanese feeling, things are not looking good for improvement any time soon.

A few weeks ago there were anti-Japanese demonstrations in China. I figure the chance of anti-Japanese demonstrations in Seoul are very good. What better way to make a Chinese alliance look good?
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Bulsajo



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marketing stunt to hype 2009: Lost Memories? Razz

http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0520,tracking2,64051,20.html

"2009 Lost Memories unfolds from an intriguing premise: what if An Jung-geun had failed to assassinate Ito Hirobumi in Harbin, 1909, and this single incident opened a completely different history, one in which Japan had never lost the Second World War, and Korea had never gained independence. (ADV Films)"
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Ya-ta Boy



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why not travel back in time and not make this movie?



Assuming the movie is as bad as the review says it is, I wonder if it will still be a hit. Tapping into nationalist fervor is often a good marketing strategy.
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