Ugly Images of Asian Rivals Become Best Sellers in Japan – Norimitsu Onishi

From the New York Times:

19Comics184.4A young Japanese woman in the comic book “Hating the Korean Wave” exclaims, “It’s not an exaggeration to say that built the South Korea of today!” In another passage the book states that “there is nothing at all in Korean culture to be proud of.”

In another comic book, “Introduction to China,” which portrays the Chinese as a depraved people obsessed with cannibalism, a woman of Japanese origin says: “Take the China of today, its principles, thought, literature, art, science, institutions. There’s nothing attractive.”

The two comic books, portraying Chinese and Koreans as base peoples and advocating confrontation with them, have become runaway best sellers in Japan in the last four months.

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