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New anti Japanese song – 도쿄는 우리땅 – ‘Tokyo is Our Land’

April 12th, 2006 . by Matt

tokyo is our land
G-Masta (지-마스터), the one behind the new anti Japanese rap song, ‘Tokyo is Our Land’

G-Masta has taken up the mantle in Korea as the No. 1 anti Japanese rapper (formerly held by rapper DJ Doc) with the new song ‘Tokyo is Our Land’ (도쿄는 우리땅) in the album, ‘1.ST memory of G’.

I am not going to take the time to translate this one (if someone will do it for me, I would be greatful!) but I have included the Korean lyrics below. Use your imagination anyway – it basically says “Dokdo belongs to Japan, and Tokyo belongs to us”, followed by numerous well known Korean racial slurs directed at Japanese people.

1. A-Yo 반미감정에 이어 바톤터치 반일감정 종군위안부 할머니들에 영혼을
위로해주진 못할망정 마치 발정난 암 고양이처럼 시도 때도 없이 침략을 꾀하는 쪽바리 근성! 역시 세월이 흘러도 하나 변한게 없어 외로운 섬 독도 그래 따먹어라 대한민국은 도쿄를 접수할 테니 빨리 토껴! 내 원자폭탄 Rap의 폭격으로 인해 쑥대밭이 되버린 요코하마 더도말고 딱 하나 만 요구하마 일본은 한반도에서 일어난 지진으로 떨어진 땅이니 어서 빨리 속히 반환하라! 이런 말도 안되는 뭐 같은 요구사항 들으면 가치도 없다고 상대도 안하겠지 알겠 니? 그 마음이 지금 우리 국민들 마음과 너무 똑같지 이래도 못 알아듣겠지? 이래서 쪽바리는 너무 *같지

Hook – (독도는 일본 땅 도쿄는 우리 땅) 차라리 맞바꾸자 빌어먹을 쪽발아~
(독도는 일본 땅 도쿄는 우리 땅) 겁내지 말고 받아들여 나의 도전장!

2. 반세기에 걸쳐 끝없는 시행착오를 거치고 거쳐 다시 탄생한 Enzo(차 명)
거북선의 Culture(문화) 낼름 거져 독도를 삼키려는 사무라이 당장 꺼져! 1000 마력 Engine(장치) 강력한 Turbine(원동기) K-9 함포와 발칸포 그리고 핵탄두 를 장착한 Enzo 거북선을 타고 일본에게 선전포고! 나라 없는 떠돌이 국민이 될 바에 나 하나 없는 나라를 택하겠다 x2

Hook – 저 푸른 초원위에 (너와나) 그림 같은 집을 짓고 (너무나)
사랑하는 우리 님과 한평생 살고 싶다면

G-Masta is interviewed here, and justifies his anti Japanese racism by saying that Japanese did wrong by Koreans at some point in the past.

The song can be heard here. The production values are a lot, lot better than the DJ Doc song, and that makes it a lot more insidious.


112 Responses to “New anti Japanese song – 도쿄는 우리땅 – ‘Tokyo is Our Land’”

  1. comment number 1 by: empraptor

    empraptor, if you can read Korean, read following articles about comfort women.

    My Korean’s a little rusty, but I’ll take a look at it. Might take a while for me to finish, though.

    Can you read Korean? Did you find the documents to be accurate?

  2. comment number 2 by: ponta

    emprapto
    Thanks

    I think you misunderstood my criticism of your reasoning in my previous post

    Might it be that you misundersood my statment in the first place?

    Both Korea and Japan had comfort women systems) => (Both had similar policies/practices for procuring women)

    If that’s what you are criticizing,you misunderstood what I was saying.
    My inference is rather:
    Both had comfort women systems(brothels in which:
    women or the parents of women had contracts with brothels.
    according to some testimonies done more than 50 years later,working condition was hard.
    according to the other testimony recorded in the U.S.document immidiately after the independence, the working condition was not so bad)
    (by the way there was literally slave class who served as a comfort women before Japanese rule in Korea)

    the similar comfort system existed during Korean War, and after Japanese rule without Japanese army abducting women.
    =>
    It is possible that comfort station during Japanese rule had exsisted without Japanese army abducting.

    And notcie also that Kim Haksun, the first woman to have come forward as a “Comfort Woman”for instance testify, in one occasion, she was sold by her parent.

    Now to prove that Japanease army systematically “hunted” Korean women using illegal force,you need,at least, to search the evidences and testimonies which back up testimony about being abducted by Japanese army of ex-comfort women.

    So far all you did was to claim ” there is very high probability that majority of their accounts are true” despite the fact some counterarguments were presented.

  3. comment number 3 by: empraptor

    Might it be that you misundersood my statment in the first place?

    I guess I did not understand your first inference. Then again, what you wrote back then does not match your explanation of what you meant.

    The second inference you make is still false. You assumed there were no abductions in the Korean system. By the Korean system of comfort women I assume you mean, for example, sex workers/slaves who Korean soldiers used in the Vietnam War.

    (by the way there was literally slave class who served as a comfort women before Japanese rule in Korea)

    I have made reference to the “nobi” class before, if that’s what you mean.

    And if you mean to say the “nobi” class existed solely as sex workers for Korean soldiers, this is new information to me.

    So you must mean something else I don’t know of.

    according to the other testimony recorded in the U.S.document immidiately after the independence, the working condition was not so bad)

    Link?

    What method was used to find these comfort women – was the sampling of the victims interviewed random? How many were interviewed?

    It is possible that comfort station during Japanese rule had exsisted without Japanese army abducting.

    I can do that too. Is it possible that comfort stations during Japanese rule would have been short in supply of women without the Japanese army abducting a portion of them?

    But then again I don’t require that Japanese army abducted women systematically under orders from Japanese government. In order to achieve my goal of seeing whether Matt’s assumption is correct, I need to look at all ways in which women could have been taken against the will of the family.

    1. Japanese soldiers were never involved. Private middle men saw and took the lure of profit in abducting girls and selling them off. For some reason, I don’t think people here would object to this scenario.

    INCLUSIVE-OR

    2. Needing protection from policemen, villagers or parents – any of whom might interfere with their business – the evil Korean middle men employed fake Japanese soldiers to accompany them. Of course, real Japanese soldiers would never even think to do such a thing.

    INCLUSIVE-OR

    3. Japanese soldiers were humans too. Some of them could think for themselves and saw that being in a position of authority, they could stand to make money fast by cooperating with the evil Korean middlemen or even working by themselves.

    INCLUSIVE-OR

    4. Having their daughter sent off as a comfort woman was a form of punishment for Korean families who went against the Japanese rule. Someone with enough influence also made use of such tactics against people as they saw fit.

    INCLUSIVE-OR

    5.

    We agree that people were willing to sell their own daughters into sexual slavery for money. We think that the Korean singer pictured in this blog entry was being greedy when he wrote a song full of nonsensical nationalistic crap to the detriment of international relations. The concensus here is that Yoshida was greedy enough to fabricate stories about abducting girls for comfort stations, taking advantage of Japanese people and former involuntary comfort women.

    But when it comes to Japanese soldiers, I can forsee some of us suddenly stop short and make one excuse after another as to why Japanese soldiers would never help a Korean (Japanese?) middle man abduct girls or do the deed themselves.

    Never mind the infitesimal probability of such a large population being so consistent in their behavior. I needn’t be hung up on the involvement of Japanese soldiers.

    What I need to find out is whether there was a significant portion of involuntary comfort women who were abducted, regardless of particular scenarios.

  4. comment number 4 by: Mika

    empraptor,

    If tens of thousands of girls were abducted and forced into sexual slavery, there would have been mass demonstrations/protest by their families and other people. There are accounts, photos or other kind of records of demonstrations/protest during the annexation period. However, there are no record of demonstrations/protest involving this issue.

  5. comment number 5 by: ponta

    empraptor Thanks.

    what you wrote back then does not match your explanation of what you meant

    I am sorry.I don’t understand what you mean here.Just quote what I said.

    The second inference you make is still false.

    Whici inference are you talking about?

    Okay.I’ll explain as clearly as possible.
    My logic is isomophic to the argument below.
    There had been Kimichi in Korea without Japanese help before Japanese rule.
    There is Kimuchi witout in Korean Japanese help now after Japanese rule.
    Therefore, it is probable that there was kimuchi in Korean without Japanese help during Japanse rule.
    Coupled with other arguments, it is highly probable that …..

    And if you mean to say the “nobi” class existed solely as sex workers for Korean soldiers, this is new information to me

    Read the link I posted.(I don’t know “nobi” by the way?What’s that?)

    Link?

    It is in the the link I posted.

    I can do that too. Is it possible that comfort stations during Japanese rule would have been short in supply of women without the Japanese army abducting a portion of them?

    It is your imagination.I need evidences to back up your thought.

    I can forsee some of us suddenly stop short and make one excuse after another as to why Japanese soldiers would never help a Korean (Japanese?) middle man abduct girls or do the deed themselves.

    It is possible that there was a Japanese soldier as you describe , but the burden of proof is on you.
    As I said, all you need to do is to search documents, testimonies of villagers, or pimps that back up your idea.But for some reasons, So far (it seems to me) you are just imagining things.

    Out of several possible scenariio,some Koreans tend to pick up the worst one without hard evidences, so that they were described as vicims of evil Japanese monsters.I wonder why.

  6. comment number 6 by: Matt

    empraptor,

    I guess it will be you guys arguing it out. Its a big issue and certainly wont be resolved here, that is for sure.

    By the way, thanks for linking me on your site. If you ever manage to put some content on your site, I will link it from here too. I get about a thousand people a day viewing this site, so you are sure to get some traffic.

  7. comment number 7 by: empraptor

    Hey Matt.

    Thanks for the offer. But I doubt my homepage will have much content or traffic in the near future. I’m mostly using the service of the host to play around with web technologies and to store files from classes.

  8. comment number 8 by: ponta

    empraptor
    Thanks,I enjoyed the discussion.Though we disagree on many ponts, I think you have been fair.Thanks again
    Matt
    Thanks for giving us a chance to discuss this big issue.

  9. comment number 9 by: empraptor

    Same to you, ponta.

    I’m gonna take a break from this topic. I’m still interested in it, but I should be concentrating on other things.

    Sorry if I’ve been an ass to people. Sometimes I act like I’m the only logical person, saying this and that about logic and rationality.

  10. comment number 10 by: hardyandtiny

    same old story.


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