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7:06 am - 08/24/2011

11 Reasons for demonstrating in front of Fuji Main office

Seems that too much Korean drama as been reported by many media before is not the only reason on why the demonstration against Fuji TV happen. From these youtube clips we can hear the other actual reasons for the act.

Written by Username8098@youtube:

Fuji Television Network is one of the TV stations in Japan. We criticize Fuji TV Network.
The broadcasting station of the own country is partial to only a certain one country. In addition, they diminish an athlete and the national interest of the own country. We criticize such inclination broadcasting. Because Fuji TV broadcasted only Korean contents, it was a fact that some people criticized Korean contents. However, the people of the Fuji TV protection call it racial discrimination. We Japanese do not perform criticism of others without a reason. We avoid racial discrimination most.
I write some reasons why we criticize Fuji TV Network. Because there are too many reasons to write here, so I write several reasons.
Fuji Television Network doesn't broadcast following problems. Moreover, they are causing following scandals recently.

① "Soshiki" contributed 62,500,000 yen in total to the political body derived from "the citizen's party" indirectly. We knew this scandal on July 1st. However, Fuji has never broadcasted. This problem is like following; Barack Obama donated 781,250 dollars ( now, a dollar≒80 yen ) to Usāma bin Lādin's relatives. Fuji doesn't broadcast this scandal, but they broadcast Korean contents 40 hours per a week.
※"Soshikai": A fund management group. Kan Naoto, prime minister of Japan, and Yukio Hatoyama, ex-Prime Minister, belong to this.
※" A citizen's party": The relative of the suspect who abducted a Japanese belongs to this.
※Abduction issue:By North Korea, several Japanese were abducted in 1970~1980. The Japanese Government announces that the number of abductees amounts to 17 now. In September, 2002, North Korea accepted Japanese abduction, and five victims went back to their own country in October of the year. But, about other victims, there is not yet the convincible explanation from North Korea.

②Fuji betrayed volunteers. : Tohoku region in Japan was hit by Tsunami. For the revival, some people resolved to work volunteer. Fuji Television Network used such people to set a stage to use by a TV program. Fuji didn't inform them beforehand. Fuji TV Network exploited their volunteer spirits

③Tokai TV Network is one of group Fuji Television Network Holdings. The TV Network broadcast telop "rice which is polluted by cesium". They apologized "We are sorry. The telop was for rehearsals." Before the problem is found out, they said "We support the stricken area". We are convinced that Tokai TV Network laugh at the disaster area, in the place where our eyes do not arrive.

④We saw reporters' imprudent attitude many times in a short time. For examples, Mr.Edano, Chief Cabinet Secretary, held a press conference about the situation of the nuclear power stations which have been stricken by Tsunami many times, immediately after earthquake. In the press conference, a reporter said "Again? I laugh." Moreover, recently, a female TV announcer laughed in the vigil over a pro-sports player's body. We doubt their humanity is normality.

⑤TV stars who criticized Fuji or the Korean boom was drawn off work. Now, Japan is under the worst circumstances since war. Moreover, Japan is in conflict with Korea for a territorial dispute now. To take advantage of the opportunity of the disaster, Korea invaded Takeshima, although Japan has a good reason for believing that Takeshima is our territory. Incidentally, Korea cannot certify that the island is theirs. Korea continues to refuse trying to have the judge of the International Court of Justice. Although such situation, Fuji continue to broadcast Korean contents 40 hours per a week, without broadcasting such very important problem. Something is strange.

⑥Fuji TV Network treated successive Prime Minister's name as suspects in the drama. Is Fuji really a Japanese TV station?

⑦A heroine of Fuji's drama on August 7th was wearing T-shirts written "Little-Boy" (The Hiroshima atomic bomb: August 6) (Little-Boy is code name of Hiroshima atomic bomb). Have you seen the photograph of the radiation victim in Hiroshima? Fuji Television Network laughs at atomic bomb victims.

⑧Similarly, a fat man was wearing T-shirts written "9" in the drama. Atomic bomb which was dropped to Nagasaki on August 9th is "Fat-Man". Some people said "You read too much into it." But, a person identified the T-shirts after that. "ROC WEAR" sells T-shirts on which atomic bomb is printed. Fuji Television Network said "We didn't intend like that. It's a matter of regret if you judged so." However, the producer of the drama has a big relation for production of "bare foot Gen". This story was made in reference to the victim of atomic bomb. Therefore, Fuji's excuse just won't sell. Obviously, they did intentionally.

⑨"Kimigayo" is a Japanese national anthem.
ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2007: Miki Ando won the championship. Fuji didn't broadcast "Kimigayo".
ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2008: Mao Asada won the championship. Fuji didn't broadcast "Kimigyo".
ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2009:Yuna Kim, a Korea player, won the championship. Fuji broadcast Korean anthem.
ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2010: Mao Asada won the championship. (Complaints rush. Fuji did an explanation hard to hear and promised to improve the action of own later.)
ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2011: Miki Ando won the championship.
Fuji didn't broadcast a picture of the Japanese flag projected on ice and an earthquake disaster support message from Russia. (Their action is not improved.)」
Japan Derby in 2011: Fuji didn't broadcast the Kimigayo performance before the race.
FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011: "Nadeshiko Japan" won the championship. They did not broadcast Japanese victory lap. U.S.A. and the Canadian broadcasting station broadcasted it.

⑩Fuji TV does not report it about "the danger of the human rights relief bill" and "danger of the foreign franchise". Possibility to threaten Japanese national sovereignty is very high in these bills submitted to the Diet soon. When own sovereignty seems to be threatened, we make resistance against it thoroughly.

⑪There are countless videos now uploaded in Youtube that show that Fuji has been using subliminal effects (manipulating the subconscious of the viewers) to promote Korean contents. These evidences show that in programs that have nothing to do with Korea, they slip in images of kpop star, put in words like "love korea" in the background, and use korean national flag designs in the background. The thing to note is that it's all in the background and only after careful observation can you make them out to be such. Google subliminal effect for details. It's been banned by law btw. Example of brainwashing by the subliminal effect:

Fuji said "We are broadcasting Korean contents, because cost effectiveness is good."
However, that cannot convince us.
"Fuji's Not Broadcasting Kimigayo", "Fuji's Not Broadcasting political contributions", "Fuji's Not Broadcasting Takeshima problem" and so on.
Fuji wants to only replace a point at issue of "criticizing Korean contents". The focal point of the DEMO is Fuji's INCLINATION BROADCASTING.


seems like actually they've hold their grudge against Fuji for quite a long time now and the Takaoka's incident really sets the trigger and we can hear clapping and agreeing from the bystanders in those videos.
koutaishi 24th-Aug-2011 12:58 am (UTC)
I don't think the protests are really about K-Pop though.

but I also don't think it's blind racism. I think it's the fact that Korea has targeted the industries upon which Japan built itself into the second largest economy in the world and could displace Japan as the global leader of Asian pop culture and technology. that's what's probably got these people angry more than a K-drama or two on their TVs lol.
zomboid 24th-Aug-2011 01:17 am (UTC)
I wouldn't say they're as sensible as that. I agree the protests aren't really about Kpop but if you ever go on 2chan or forums that these protesters frequent, a lot of the comments are pretty extreme. When the main chants for the protest are "Tennou banzai!" and "Don't force Korean stuff on us!" I'd say that's pretty xenophobic.
baka_tenshi 24th-Aug-2011 01:19 am (UTC)
according to them (down the post), saying they're xenophobic apparently dodges ~the real issue~.
zomboid 24th-Aug-2011 01:25 am (UTC)

Edited at 2011-08-24 01:29 am (UTC)
baka_tenshi 24th-Aug-2011 03:05 am (UTC)
i'm there with you. :| i don't think either side is right but people really need to learn how to stay more neutral about things like this.
koutaishi 24th-Aug-2011 01:39 am (UTC)
I don't think they're saying "don't force Korean stuff on us" simply because there's something they inherently don't like about Korean things.

I think there's a lot of tension between the two right now, with Takeshima, Japan's economic woes while Korea has been asserting itself in the very industries that Japan's economy is built upon, etc. Japan and Japanese people see themselves with dwindling influence in the region, and I think they see the influx of programming/music/culture from Korea, one of the nations that is rising quickly while Japan is faltering, as insult to injury.

of course they'd never admit this stuff because Japan doesn't want to wake up and realize the dire situation that it's gotten itself into.
zomboid 24th-Aug-2011 01:55 am (UTC)
I don't think it's inherent, but I do think it's irrational and therefore stemming out of fear (the very definition of xenophobia.)

Japan and Korea have always been tensed ever since WWII. I'm not saying either side is right, but these protesters really need to focus their energies on other things. All I've been seeing on the internet from the protesters and supporters are comments reminiscent of the nationalistic chants from the people in the far right.

And not all Japanese people feel this way. The people that are stirring this up are in the minority. Most of my Japanese friends aren't even aware of this anti-Fuji movement unless they frequent places like 2chan. A lot of them just see this Hallyu as a trend and are enjoying the ride. It just makes me sad that this is the type of news that are getting a lot of coverage from the English community when there are so many other things fans of jpop can focus their attention on.
koutaishi 24th-Aug-2011 03:26 am (UTC)
actually I'd say the majority of the protesters are not far right-leaning people. a lot of them are extremely irritated by those comparisons (although I do see some slight similarities). the articles I saw said participants included housewives and even high school students (not your usual 2chan members).

it's funny because I have a totally different experience; the majority of my friends and acquaintances are unaware of the anti-Fuji movement but when they hear about it they're either apathetic or agree for the most part. I guess it just depends on what circles you're in though.

I agree that they need to focus their energy on other things. Japan shouldn't protest things like Korean dramas and products, they should up their own productions and adapt to the new climate with more innovative and appealing products.
yilei 24th-Aug-2011 04:18 am (UTC)
I agree that they should be upping their productions. I've seen comments from Japanese musicians for instance saying that performing overseas for their record labels is more of a means to boast to fans back home in Japan and less to actually get into foreign markets (paraphrasing something Miyavi said in an article). Korean artists have taken a different approach and are rather aggressively marketing themselves in other countries. I seriously had Japanese artists would be more likely to hold a large scale concert at the Staples Center, but due to the lack of interest in promoting by Japanese companies and the great deal of interest in promoting by SM Entertainment, SM Town was held there and no Japanese act has ever done so. Chinese acts similarly can book stadiums, but I find a lot of the world on that tends to all be in Chinese and I never end up finding out about it. X_x

Still though, the bottom line is that if they want to see change, they need to make the content and actually aggressively market it overseas. I think with the opening of ANEW in October, that's probably the Japanese government's way of trying to start that dialog, but for the most part it kind of seems like a significant amount of Japanese companies aren't as interested going that far in international business as are Korean companies at least when it comes to culture export.

When it comes to other industries, I've seen a great deal of growth and work in the American market, but I also think that some companies have some issues working around American work ethics (speaking from experience).
oronoda 24th-Aug-2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Haha, I posted an article about this whole thing on facebook and one of my Japanese friends wrote how it is politically motivated, xenophobia by people too stupid to realize the bigger picture. He has a lot of strong feelings. XD

I'm finding that it is so irritating that people like to talk about the Japanese as one single entity that ALL JAPANESE hate the hallyu wave and feel "brainwashed" by FujiTV "anti-Japan" broadcasts.
zomboid 24th-Aug-2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
My Japanese friends just tell me to stop reading 2ch because the netizens are batshit. And just look forward to singing Mr. Taxi with them next time we go karaoke.

Yeah, it's sad how the most vocal people are usually the most batshit (this applies to fandom as well.)
baka_tenshi 24th-Aug-2011 01:19 am (UTC)
korea isn't just aiming to try to take over precious japan - they're trying to take over the world - through their music.

korea's competing with other companies in the world moreso than japan's auto companies.
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