11 Reasons for demonstrating in front of Fuji Ma
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.
in before the "change the channel!!!!" comments.
those sorts of comments are dismissive and silly, if you ask me, and discourage what could be meaningful discussion.
that being said I don't agree with a lot of what these protesters are saying. but I think they, and anyone else, has a right to voice their concerns.
"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."
I stopped reading here tbh. This was clearly an lame excuse for the speakers disire to hide the fact he doesn't like korea and wants to bully a privet company into agreeing with him.
Anyone with sense could tell acchan tshirt was a mistake.
wow what the fucking hell?
globalization: it's a good thing. REALLY.
but i am glad they are doing it in peaceful way.
not staying in this post....
Deja vu with #9. I've been wondering about the national anthem quite numbers of times before.
So while Fuji have the right to decide what they broadcast, you have to admit they have some pretty valid points. Especially the first few and #9 etc.
They did not broadcast Japanese victory lap. U.S.A. and the Canadian broadcasting station broadcasted it.
yeah about the kimigayo...its a complicated issue...
some people don't agree with that being the national anthem in the first place..y'know cuz of all the emperor worship in it...and some people love it...
y'know cuz of all the emperor worship in it...
i can understand no wanting to deal with it at all...
THEY'RE DOING IT TO PREVENT KOLEA BRAINWASHING NIHONGOS!! SHUSH!!!
I'm assuming all they said is true, so I entirely agree with their movement.
While the 7th and 8th might be a little too ~conspiratorial~ for me,
the 9th is shocking and outrageous.
true. no.9 is really shocking>.
Oh yeah, this doesn't make you sound like paranoid, xenophobic assholes at all. BTW, subliminal messages don't work so you can just quit with that bullshit.
Well, subliminal messages don't work quite the way they think they do,
at any rate, but I agree.
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
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.
WHY THE FUCK ARE THEY DOING THAT? if the defeated USA can broadcast Japanese
vitory lap, why can't they? are they even a Japanese TV station? this reason
is legit enough for me to see why these people are angry.
But they should state this as the MAIN reason they're protesting
Fuji TV's behavior NOT the "we don't want to watch Korean dramas" reason.
I think it all ties together for them.
they see all of this as part of Fuji TV's ~anti Japanese plan~ to brainwash
people into worshiping Korea or something.
While I'm not sure about the rest of the points raised
(some sound downright ridiculous), if true, the ones about the volunteers and
the imprudent reporter being sarcastic during the press conference are all
valid sources of concern. Especially number #9, I don't see what's so funny
or "paranoid" about it.
A Japanese TV station fails to broadcast the national anthem of their home
country when a Japanese sportsperson has won the championship. Repeatedly.
In comparison, they didn't miss broadcasting the Korean national anthem when
Kim Yuna won, so why not the Japanese anthem when Miki Ando or Mao Asada won?
I can understand why people grow suspicious of this. Whether Fuji did so on
purpose or not, it was negligent and extremely thoughtless of them.
Whether Fuji did so on purpose or not, it was negligent and extremely
thoughtless of them.
I agree, though the fact that they've done it more than once points to more
than just negligence.
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.
Ha! Hahahahahahahaha! So people moving away from me on the trains isn't racial
discrimination. The cops stopping me while I was walking home from work two
weeks ago and harassing me for being foreign and daring to live in Japan
wasn't racial discrimination. Two year olds looking at my face,
bursting into tears and clinging to their parents screaming,
"I HATE FOREIGNERS," isn't racial discrimination
(a reaction taught to the poor little things by their non-racist parents,
no doubt). Those black vans that cruise down the street broadcasting messages
telling the gaijin to go home isn't racial discrimination.
Get over your bad self. I agree that these people should be allowed to protest, it's how democracy works - but if they have a problem with Koreans they need
to front the fuck up and be honest about the fact they're being - IMO - racist
douches. The rest of their complaints against Fuji TV are ridiculous.
Especially that bullshit about subliminal messaging.
(Also this - 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. - makes my blood boil. As if your
actions aren't racially motivated when you bring something like this up.
Of COURSE Fuji should be trying to stir the conflict pot, talking about that,
instead of trying to make a profit on popular programming and encouraging
cultural exchange. And I'd love to know what Japan's good reason for believing
Dokto is theirs is, because I've yet to encounter one in any of the research
I've done into the conflict.)
Actually, I'll give them points 2-4, and if the majority of their complaints
were more like this, I'd feel more sympathetic. But for the most part,
their list comes off as, "WAAAAAH, WE DON'T LIKE KOREANS."
Well number 9 is a very legit choice to be concerned with.
aniwae evryone is given the right of freedom of speech...
soon Hallyu will be just a previous in thing...like how Japanese culture used to be in the 90s.
and everyone will move on to a new trend...
so yea dun need to fuss abt this...
now i hope there will be less comments like "just change the channel"
because not showing your own athlete receiving the GOLD medal and to not
broadcast the national anthem is not good.
the worst is when mao made a mistake, instead of supporting her, they
purposely prepared a huge poster of the moment she failed. they showed on the
big screen only the moment she made a mistake. they keep comparing her with
yuna kim: they compared how many cm/sponsors they have, their abilities etc...
something totally unnecessary in my view.
this isnt going to end well, and i think people will continue to voice out
their opinion until they get a decent explanation.
wow, if they really did that...
shame on you Fuji TV!
Real reasons for boycotting Fuji:
1. They own right-wing newspapers
2. They publish history books with false information
They own right-wing newspapers
Considering that the protesters use right-wing rhetoric, this is very ironic.
well, how about this. I'll ask Fuji TV to air movies about Comfort Women.
That shut all those people up.
I..actually have problems reading the English in there...
copied straight from English translated by Japanese netizens. didn't bother to
do a beta-check. just hoping people will understand the gist of it and where
did the protests actually came from/their side of the story.
I won't even comment on those ppl on Omona
(one of the reason why I think KPOP fans are morons)
But if you are foreigners, it will be difficult to understand this situation.
The article is correct. It's a combination of many events and hard-feelings
from the past. I myself have grown to have an opinion on Fuji TV.
It's not dumb, stupid or racist. If you're saying these things, you just
don't understand, that's all.
Exactly, most of the people who are commenting on this saying that Japan is
"paranoid" are usually armchair observers from Amuurika and/or people who have
no connections all the way over there.
I don't live in Japan nor am I Japanese, but I can see why they'd be a bit
worried. #9 is a very big red flag to me.
This whole thing gives me the biggest fucking head ache. I know that it is
dismissive to say, "Just grab your remote," but honestly. Fuji TV, in becoming
more Korea oriented, is just trying to pander to a certain audience
(which is the one that gives a crap about Korea). They are not trying to
undermine Japanese culture: they're just trying to stay competitive by jumping
on the extremely lucrative band wagon. And they are certainly not trying to
brainwash anyone with the wall behind the news casters. I mean, really.
The information that is being passed on by the media makes it seem that Fuji
TV is all about the money and as a private organization I can't see anything
wrong with that. They change with the times and what makes more money.
Though who ever was in charge in the editing room during broadcast for number
9 was probably fired. Hopefully anyway.
Fuji you going down.
I was neutral until I read #9. Big booboo.
Ok I love Japan, and clearly I don't mind THAT much because I'm choosing to
live here but
We Japanese do not perform criticism of others without a reason. We avoid
racial discrimination most.
They're entitled to their opinions of course and power to them if they feel
that strongly about it. Honestly Japanese people don't do it often enough. BUT
people need to wake and see there is a LOT of prejudice in this country, and
lot of it is directed at Koreans and other Asians. And no matter how much you
say its not about that, its partially about that.
Even things that may seem innocuous, its racism. And those of us who have it
directed at us can choose how to respond, and it may BE completely harmless.
But that doesn't make it not racism.
Furthermore, Fuji is a private broadcaster and has the right to broadcast
whatever they want and whatever brings in the ratings. They have just as much
right to do that as the protesters have to not like it. They just have to
realize, they're probably not going to change things. Broadcasting these
Korean shows is obviously bringing in a lot of money for Fuji.
Gosh paranoic much...
This is still going on?
Japan I think has a lot of ignorance and a lot of prejudice. Whilst they are
very sensitive about prejudice towards them they are not always sensitive the
other way around.
The QI incident from a while back came up at my Eikaiwa and one person felt
very strongly that it was very offensive and all but demanded an apology from
me. However the same person couldn't understand why I was upset when she
started going on about WW2.
As for Fuji TV going by the list, if some of the items are true then I think
there are some issues that need to be looked at. However the way the
protesters are going about it especially with the anti-Korea undertones does
not paint them in a particulary good light. Reviewing the actual reasons for
the tensions and working to resolve them I think would help.
The whole racial tension issue is very sensitive to Japan with all their other
problems. I think the Government needs to wake up, start sorting things like
the national debt, get Japan innovating again and start exhibiting a message
of tolerance and maybe apologising for a few of the nasty things its done.
That said, there are nice people in Japan who are genuinely curious and do
have active interests in other cultures. There is hope for them!