Another Good Reason for Japan to Lessen Importance of Ties with South Korea Where Only Japanese Press Has Been Deprived of “Freedom of Speech”

To start with, a very basic knowledge researchers with keen interest in the Far East should be exposed to before initiating any argument over relations existing between Japan and South Korea is that southern half of the Korean peninsula was designated as a special district for U.S. to pursue anti-Japan campaign on August 15, 1948, three years after Japan’s first defeat in its history and three months before the Tokyo Trials Incident ceased, handing down sentences to Japanese leaders (more than 1,000 of them, including some Koreans who bravely rejected, as the proud soldiers of the Great Imperial Japan (See Note. 4), pardon offered by U.S. and its allies, were executed in the Asia-Pacific area under the name of the American justice) through a process of falsely accusing the losers of war crimes based on ex-post facto laws.
In those days, U.S. had been desperately exploiting every possible means to condemn Japan and her people as being “evil” for believing in Shintoism and Buddhism. U.S. and its allies without doubt necessitated a number of measures to whitewash their repeated brutalities before, during, and after the Greater East Asia War (better known as the Pacific War, a term coined by the Victors for their justification of the war against Japan.).
Commenting on the accused Japanese journalist by the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office, the Economist, one of the U.S. right wing papers, started its article titled “Japan and South Korea: Wars of Words” with usual stereotyped phrases “Japan and one of its former colonies, mark a string of painful anniversaries---every August 15th, ---celebrated as “Liberation Day” by the Koreans. 
This description of Japan as being a brutal colonialist should be defied as it is simply an utterly reprehensible accusation intended to spotlight something that never happened and totally contradicts the historical evidences many of the Japanese pundits (resisting the everlasting brainwashing operation through mass media transformed into anti-Japan mechanism that resulted from the strict censorship they had experienced during the U.S. occupation.), could present to the world.
To corroborate the aforementioned historical contradiction, one historical fact should be introduced to the readers although it may be quite disturbing to the Victors and their people who have been totally brainwashed to believe in their righteousness. That is, one of the organs established under the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (generally known as GHQ in Japan) headed by MacArthur is “Civil Censorship Detachment” abbreviated as “CCD” that defined Japan and southern half of the Korean peninsula as the area subject to its censorship designed to suppress anything and anyone reporting and/or publishing information on Japan as being good and U.S. as being bad in any form.
Turning readers' attention to why only Japanese press has been deprived of "Freedom of Speech" in the southern Korea special district for instigating anti-Japan, Professor Emeritus of the Koyorin University states in 正論 pronounced "Seiron", literally meaning "Sound Argument", on the Sankei Shimbun dated September 4 as follows:
I have been utterly shocked to know the incident, in which Mr. Kato Tatsuya, Seoul Bureau Chief of the Sankei Shimbun has been sued for having allegedly defamed South Korean president Park Geun-hye over his column posted on the Sankei Shimbun. The issue is by no means related to, in its nature, a stereotyped story of suppression of free speech by a dictator versus press freedom upheld by a journalist. I could hardly believe my ears when I was exposed to the report that Mr. Kato as a foreign correspondent who just cited some insignificant rumors and stories going around in South Korea had to face questioning by the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office twice. South Korean authorities must have lost their legitimate and sound judgment.

Japanese journalists have already expressed their serious concern over the action taken by the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office against a Japanese journalist Mr. Kato who just cited information contained in statements made in South Korea's National Assembly and in a column in a South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo, whereas Seoul Prosecutor's Office has done nothing against the Chosun Ilbo who originally published the column in question.
The rumor cited by Mr. Kato is that Park, who is single, was not at the presidential office during a seven-hour period on the day in April when the Sewol ferry capsized off the country’s southwest coast and may have been secretly meeting with a recently divorced former aide. Around 300 people perished in the accident (See Note. 2).
South Korean discriminatory actions against Japan and her people are nothing new. The Seoul Prosecutor’s Office banned Mr. Kato Tetsuya, Seoul Bureau Chief of the Sankei Shimbun from leaving the country and ordered him to appear at the Office on suspicion of having defamed president Park. Many Japanese seem to have been puzzled by those actions in the beginning but they are now fully convinced that ROK has given Japan another good reason to curtail her call for improving diplomatic relation with ROK whose actions, since its birth on August 15, 1948, indicate nothing but deep hatred generated based on the infamous story of Japan as “evil” Syngman Rhee and his culprit MacArthur had spread through their brainwashing operation (See Note. 3 below).  
What’s strikingly important is that no foreign newspapers have ever specified in their reports, “who actually filed a defamation suit against Mr. Kato on August 9 for the article carried in the online edition. They are two ROK right wing organizations called “Youth Corps for Preserving Freedom” and “Society for Promoting Love toward Dokdo”, said to have been patronized by ROK president Park Geun-hye. Thus, it strongly suggests that the actions against one of the Japan’s major papers the Sankei Shimbun has been well related to Takeshima (called "Dokdo" in South Korea) invaded by South Korea on January 18, 1952 (See Note. 1 below), possibly assisted by U.S. whose every diplomatic discourse with Japan and South Korea hints at U.S. involvement in Takeshima invasion, with an ulterior motive of creating a wedge, for the purpose of strengthening U.S. administrative control under the widely known principle of "Divide and Rule", between Japan and South Korea (recognized as part of Japanese territories under 1910 Japan-Korea annexation and also when U.S. occupied southern half of Korea) U.S. had once occupied, for nearly 6 years and 7 months, and nearly 3 years, respectively (See Note. 5 below).
Most probably, Takeshima means nothing to the rest of the world. However, it means a lot to Japan and her people as it has been illegally occupied by South Korea since January 18, 1952 just a few months before Japan was freed from the U.S. occupation under the San Francisco Peace Treaty that came into force on April 28, 1952.

1. The first Korean hostage crisis lasted from January 18, 1952 (date of unilateral installation of Syngman Rhee Line when Japan was still occupied by U.S.A.) to June 22, 1965 (signing date of Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and South Korea), during which 328 Japanese fishing vessels were captured and 3,929 fishermen were abducted by South Korea, leaving 44 Japanese fishermen dead.
It is well known that the government of South Korea advantageously proceeded its negotiations with Japan over the Treaty while keeping Japanese fishermen as hostages whom South Korea used as a bargaining chip. Huge ransom was paid to South Korea in exchange for the hostages under the name of grants (including technical assistance), etc.
2. South Korean president Park Geun-hye with a woman pretending to be a surviving family member.
South Korean president Park is now being criticized for having staged a show in front of journalists and TV cameras while visiting the memorial altar. She hugged a woman who was later found nothing to do with any of the victims of the ferry disaster. The Blue House denies such an accusation by saying that the woman happened to be there.
3. The first president of South Korea and his relation with U.S.
Syngman Rhee had forced the Korean population to deny anything Japanese by nurturing deep hatred toward Japan and her people as soon as he became 1st president of the Republic of Korea created by U.S. in 1948.
He was actively involved in fabricating a story that Korea before 1910 Japan-Korea annexation was the most ideal in the East whereas denouncing Japan as the most barbaric, contrary to the historical fact.  U.S. simply fastened on his story and spread it throughout U.S. via such mass media as newspapers published by William Randolph Hearst (known for his yellow journalism type of reporting leading the United States into a war with Spain in 1898.) as U.S. found it conducive to instigate anti-Japan sentiments, thereby assuring Rhee of every possible assistance.
His fabricated story of Japan as "evil" undoubtedly served as a basis for U.S. to determine its political intervention in the Far East. A majority of Koreans who had actually lived happily during 35 years annexation had to accept his fictitious story, knowing it was untrue because anyone who publicly stated "The Great Imperial Japan was good or Rhee's government was bad" was arrested, jailed, tortured, and executed by Rhee.
He further strengthened his anti-Japan policy, so as to detract people's attention from the serious crimes he had committed soon after he sworn in as president. Just to list a few of his atrocities in South Korea, Rhee was responsible for Bodo League massacre of 1950 (S. Korean civilian organizations believe there might have been up to 1,140,000 victims, representing 6% of the 1950 population of South Korea. ) and Jeju Uprising of 1948 in which 14,000 to 60,000 individuals were killed in fighting or execution.
Thus, the direction of Japan-South Korean relationship was basically determined when Rhee became president of ROK, well assisted by the U.S. government. His anti-Japan policy has been uninterruptedly handed down, one after another, to the current president.
His infamous anti-Japan policy is best demonstrated in the invasion into Takeshima islets in 1952 by unilaterally establishing Syngman Rhee Line on January 18, 1952 in defiance of international laws when Japan was still occupied by U.S. and its allies who had apparently desired to create “Wedge” between Japan and the Korean peninsula.
4. South Korean president Park Geun-hye and her father, Lieutenant Park Chung-hee,the Great Imperial Japanese Army, who pleaded that the Japanese Military Academy would accept him as a cadet by submitting a petition written in his blood after he was rejected.

5. Division of the Korean peninsula into two spheres of influence, namely northern and southern Koreas, was executed on September 9, 1945 by U.S. military authority who  nullified the autonomy granted to Korea by Japan on August 15, 1945. U.S. further strengthened its position in the Far East by creating an area generally called “South Korea”, so as to pursue its anti-Japan policy, coupled with a number of measures such as the infamous Tokyo Trials incident as part of U.S. brainwashing operation under the name of “War Guilt Information Program”. It clearly violates what is stipulated in the Instrument of Surrender produced based on the Potsdam Declaration. To make things worse, U.S. seems to have assisted Syngman Rhee invade Takeshima islets, integral part of Japan just before the San Francisco Peace Treaty came into force on April 28, 1952. Who benefits most from “Takeshima Issue” is so obvious to anyone unless they are mentally retarded. Based on a principle of “Divide and Rule”, U.S. seems to have purposely created “a wedge” between the southern half of the Korean peninsula whose modernization was successfully achieved by Japan and her people without costing the Korean population even a penny for the happiest and the most secured period of 3 and a half decades in the history of Korea.

6. Inner City Press (Investigative Reporting from the Inner City to Wall Street to the United Nations) reports in its August 31st  issue that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon from South Korea has been notably quiet about press freedom generally, and now strikingly, with regard to South Korea.
For details, access at http://www.innercitypress.com/skorea2banpress090114.html

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