Protest Against Japanese Oppression On The Korean Independence Day
Korea-Dokdo-Love members’ protest rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul took place on the Korean Independence Day, Aug 15, 2015. In Korea, this day is called “Gwangbokjeol,” (literally “Light Restoration Day”) in order to celebrate the end of the Japanese colonization on the August 15, 1945. On that day many Korean patriots were released from prisons by the Japanese colonial government. As a result, this day is an annual public holiday to celebrate this historic Independence Day across the Korean Peninsula.
During the most recent annual protest, on the Aug 15, 2015, in the presence of many Korean policemen surrounding the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, the Korea-Dokdo-Love Chairman Mr. Sunggon Oh condemned Mr. Shinzo Abe for his reluctance to admit Japanese war crime and sexual abused comfort women issue.
“The main interest of the Japanese was occupying the Korea peninsula. Indeed, since the Japanese lived on an island country, they needed a mainland territory in order to increase commerce and to pursue their social and political interests.”
In 1895, for instance, the Japanese assassinated a Korean Empress Myeongsong during their attempt to occupy Korea. In addition, the Japanese pursuit of occupying Korea was a part of its larger plans to establish and control Japanese led Greater East Asian Empire. However, this Japanese led Greater East Asian Empire was destroyed and controlled by US forces after World War II.
The Dokdo Crisis
Dokdo is still a critical issue between Korea and Japan, where both countries claim ownership. At the moment, Dokdo is the primary cause of tension between the two nations. In ancient time, Korean people used to live there for fishing, said Mr. Suggon Oh.
In conclusion, Japan states in its school textbooks that Dokdo is a part of its national territory. Nevertheless, Dokdo remains under the control of South Korean policemen to this day. “Permanently, Dokdo is Korean soil,” said Mr. Oh Sunggon, Chairman of Korea-Dokdo-Love.
Korea-Dokdo-Love members protest in-front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul
Korea-Dokdo-Love Chairman Mr. Sunggon Oh protests in-front of Japanese
Embassy in Seoul