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Protester stabs himself

April 19th, 2006 . by Matt

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Yahoo News reports
that a Korean man has stabbed himself in protest at a Japanese marine survey of the dispute area of Takeshima/Dokdo.

An anti-Japan protester, Yang Bong-ho, stabs himself in the stomach with a kinfe to commite suicide demanding Japan abandon a plan to conduct a maritime survey near disputed islets, at a park in Seoul, Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Yang’s condition was unknown after being taken to hospital.


So far it looks like neither goverment is backing down
, although they are said to be negotiating.

UPDATE: The Japanese government has postponed the maritime survey, putting the dispute on the back burner for now.


11 Responses to “Protester stabs himself”

  1. comment number 1 by: empraptor

    I find it funny that nobody stopped him.

  2. comment number 2 by: Matt

    I find it funny that nobody stopped him.

    In my country, the police or maybe onlookers (if he didnt threaten anyone with the knife) would try to stop him. Maybe the people thought this 애국 행위 was more important. If the media was present and did nothing at all, they may be complicit in his attempted suicide. Just speculation.

  3. comment number 3 by: terry66

    well i was waiting for some kind of response from korea and this is certainly what i expected! Now if japan can just keep up the pressure perhaps more koreans can be “persuaded” to commit stupid acts against themselves! then maybe there won`t be enough to actually do anything constructive about the dokdo/takashima issue! Just think a mass harikari n front of the japanese embassay in Seoul et al “jones town”
    While it is sad that other koreans did nothing to stop this obviously deranged man from doing this , we all know that in the korean mind set this type of protest is actually seen in a positive way! very very sad!

  4. comment number 4 by: gman

    Poor jap men….can’t even get their own women.

  5. comment number 5 by: Matt

    Poor jap men….can’t even get their own women.

    What do you mean?


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  7. comment number 7 by: tomato

    Very honorable. A man commits seppuku (harakiri) to take responsibility for his own misdeeds. Where is the samurai standing by to chop of his h**d with a katana so he won’t suffer?

  8. comment number 8 by: Matt

    Very honorable. A man commits seppuku (harakiri) to take responsibility for his own misdeeds. Where is the samurai standing by to chop of his h**d with a katana so he won’t suffer?

    Dont you see the hand of another man in the picture? I think he is trying to help him finish it, as you say, but the man that stabbed himself is too proud to accept the assistance of another 🙂

  9. comment number 9 by: umetaro

    That’s not seppuku. He’s stabbed himself in the center of the abdomen. You’re supposed to start on the left hand side, I believe. Also, his knife appears to be inserted vertically whereas it should be turned 90 degrees to make the horizontal cut from left to right.

    In any case, that’s what you call a man with strong convictions. That must hurt like a bitch.

  10. comment number 10 by: polysics

    what about the kittens???? some chinese bitch is stepping on their heads!!!! wtf!!

  11. comment number 11 by: hardyandtiny

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/namsanboy/kthf.jpg