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013/09/30

筋違いの民族憎悪をアメリカに持ち込もうとする在米韓国人のロビー活動に乗せられ、市­の公有地に「慰安婦像」を設置してしまったアメリカ・カリフォルニア州グレンデール市­。この愚行を推進したフランク・クインテーロ前市長は既に退任し、現在は設置に反対票­を投じたデイヴ・ウィーヴァー氏が市長を務めている。ウィーヴァー市長が懸念したよう­に、グレンデール市は日本人から最も非友好的なアメリカの地方都市として認知されてし­まっており、市の未来には目に見えない負債が重くのしかかっていると言えよう。一方、­グレンデール市に続いて慰安婦像設置が持ち上がったブエナパーク市では、エリザベス・­スイフト市長の賢明な判断により設置が却下され、韓国人の設えた泥船に乗るような愚行­は避けられた。この2つの都市で在米韓国人はどのような工作を行って来たのか?大高未­貴が現地に飛んで、グレンデール・ブエナパーク両市長へのインタビューを中心に、アメ­リカ人の抱く認識についてお伝えします。

※チャンネル桜では、自由且つ独立不羈の放送を守るため、『日本文化チャンネル桜二千­人委員会』の会員を募集しております。以下のページでご案内申し上げておりますので、­全国草莽の皆様のご理解、ご協力を、何卒宜しくお願い申し上げます。
http://www.ch-sakura.jp/579.html

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http://www.ch-sakura.jp/

“I don’t think we ought to be involved in international relations,” Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver said in a video posted on a Japanese television station’s YouTube channel.

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チョンの金欲しさに全くバカなことをしたもんだ。恥を知りなさい。

チョンに代わって謝罪をするハメになったぞ。しかも君たちの名前は生涯、子々孫々にわたって記録され、記憶に残るんだ。恥ずかしい。

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Glendale was wrong to install a controversial monument honoring Korean sex slaves taken by the Japanese Army during World War II, Mayor Dave Weaver said during an interview published Monday on a Japanese television station’s YouTube channel.

“We opened a beehive, a hornet’s nest,” he told Channel Sakura. “We just shouldn’t have done it.”

VIDEO: Glendale Mayor disagrees with ‘comfort women’ statue decision

The statue — the first on the West Coast honoring so-called comfort women on public property — thrust Glendale into a controversy that has been stoked thousands of miles away.

While advocates for former comfort women say Japan hasn’t sufficiently apologized to the estimated 200,000 Korean, Chinese, Filipino and other women coerced into prostitution, opponents disagree. They say an apology issued by a former Japanese prime minister in the 1990s should have been the end; others believe the women acted willingly.

Korean American advocacy groups for the past few years have been using the blemish on Japan’s history to raise awareness of Korea’s plight and to shame Japan into creating government legislation admitting the wrongdoing.

Weaver was the only City Council member to oppose the 1,100-pound bronze statue of a young woman in Korean dress when it came before the council this summer for approval, but at the time he said his motivations were apolitical.

He told Japanese reporters from the far-right-wing channel, though, that in addition to opposing the statue because he believed the park where it’s located needs a master plan, he disliked the statue because he didn’t want Glendale involved in an international fight.

“I understand we’re the most hated city in Japan now, which I deeply regret,” Weaver said, adding that he’s received more than 1,000 emails about the memorial, the most correspondence he’s gotten on an issue in the 17 years he’s been on City Council.

The four other Glendale council members supported the monument, describing it as a reminder to prevent future sex crimes and oppression.

The mayor of Higashiosaka, Japan, sent an angry letter to Weaver in July about the monument, and Japanese officials with Glendale’s 50-year-old sister city program with Higashiosaka have said they are discussing ending their cultural and exchange relationship for a number of reasons, one of which involves the memorial.

Weaver told Channel Sakura that he has yet to respond to the Higashiosaka mayor, who sent a follow-up letter last month because he’s upset about not getting a response. Weaver said he may wait to respond until he discusses the issue in person with the Japanese Consul General in Los Angeles.

He also said that Glendale’s demographics played a role in getting the statue installed.

“We have so few Japanese living in the city and we have over 12,000 Koreans, so guess who gets the biggest play?” he said with a laugh.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are about 10,400 people of Korean descent living in Glendale compared to 1,150 of Japanese ancestry.

The City Council of Buena Park, a much smaller city than Glendale in Orange County, was also lobbied to install a similar comfort-women monument, but they decided not to do so.

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Oh Glendale, with it’s misdirected, asinine projects. Keep up the laughs.
ああグレンデール、それは誤った方向に導かれた、愚かなプロジェクトだと。笑いをしてください。

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