The Japanese rightist

Sunday, December 11, 2005

They say it's one of the evidences - Korea had right to put on their culture

This post is following the last one: Did Japan commit atrocities on Korea before the end of WWII?

I found a bunch of ads of a Korean newspaper in a website when ruled by Japan.

I copied one of the scraps below from the website:

A cosmetic company, Rate cosmetic, had been one of the major ones until 1945, so it's obvious the picture is from before WWII. If this ad is true, we have to admit that Korean had right to put on cosmetics as well as enjoy skiing as I mentioned in the previous post.

Does anyone know about the truth of Japanese policy on Korea before WWII? What did they do ? Erasing Korean culture or not?

Here's another ad found from 1928 (see below). This ad is trying to sell formula for babies by Nestle which obviously exported products from Switzerland. Since the English name is Eagle milk, they just translated it into Korean, sri-pyo-milk. You can find Japanese letters on the right side of Korean, Washi-milk meaning Eagle milk. The fact that those ads are written in Korean means that the company's target is the biggest population, Koreans.

Unlike most of Marxist Japanese history textbooks, these ads contradict what those textbooks say. Japan made Korean penninsula fat to get more profit if they are true. But I wouldn't let cows have fun if they are just for cow milk.

(From Donga-Ilbo newspaper in 1928)

I think it's important to carefully look at the life of Korean people from many points of view. This is one aspect of people's life at that time. I'll refrain from concluding anything at this point and let's try to understand the history little by little.

Here is another pic above, actually a postcard published by Japanese. The pic is viewing a scenery with people playing in the pool in Inchon (Inchon is near Seoul). You can find a person in the pic with Kimono with his daughter, so he seems Japanese. Because of the low resolution picture, I can't tell anything more than this. Do you think all of them are Japanese having fun while forcing Korean to work? Or are Korean having fun in the poool together with Japanese?

These caricatures above depict how Korean lives had changed at that time. The top picture with women with many shopping bags is from Chosun Ilbo published July 19th in 1930. The bottom caricature draws women with watches on their wrist. Needless to say, watches must be a simbol of wealthy, and those women are showing off them. They wear rings as well if you take a close look.

Wanna know more about Korean penninsula under Japanese rule? Here's another article.

Or you may want to go to the menu page.

These scraps are copied by the website below. Thank you for providing pictures.


At 1/23/2006 07:21:00 PM , Anonymous J-girl said...

I think it clear from many data to have striven for Japan to treat South Korea as the same country.
In Japan, there was also blame considerably those days, saying "whether also even by troubling Japanese people, a life of North Koreans must be raised."
Korean modernization was made on the Japanese sacrifice.
I do not think that I want you to appreciate.
I allow, even if there would be nothing.
However, can that it squeezed be allowed to say?

At 1/24/2006 03:03:00 PM , Blogger yellowpeep said...

Thank you for giving me a comment. This is written with my special care.

I totally agree to "I do not think that I want you to appreciate." It's just we want them not to lie.

At 1/24/2006 03:06:00 PM , Blogger yellowpeep said...

By the way, what makes you to come here and bother to use a machine translator while you have access to many other sites describing Japan's news written in Japanese?

At 1/24/2006 07:30:00 PM , Anonymous  said...


At 12/15/2006 04:34:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much like the post liked to below, I think the author is placing too much stock on what we can glean from photos. The colonialist were there to economically exploit and were politically/militarily ruthless even if some Koreans were skiing or playing in a pool. In fact, all colonialist have had to make sure a few locals benefit from their rule. This helps them administer the rest of the country.


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