Japanese Occupation of Korea and World War 2 || Animated History

This video present the history of painful relationship between South Korea and Japan since the early 20th century:

Joseon Korea came under the Japanese sphere of influence in 1876 and a complex coalition of the Meiji government, military, and business officials began a process of Korea’s political and economic integration into Japan. The Japanese had established the Korean Peninsula as an overseas colony of Japan administered by the General Government based in Keijō (Gyeongseong) which governed Korea with near-absolute power. Japanese rule prioritized Korea’s Japanization, accelerating industrialization started by the Gwangmu Reform, building public works, and fighting the Korean independence movement. After the annexation, Japan set out to repress Korean traditions and culture, and to develop and implement policies primarily for the Japanese benefit. Its officials constructed European-styled transport and communication networks across the nation in order to extract resources and labor. This infrastructure was mostly destroyed later during the Korean War.

Japanese rule over Korea ended on 15 August 1945 upon the Surrender of Japan in World War II and the armed forces of the United States and the Soviet Union occupied the territory. The Division of Korea separated the Korean Peninsula under two governments and economic systems with the northern Soviet Civil Administration and the southern United States Army Military Government in Korea.

During World War II, Koreans at home joined or were forced to support the Japanese war effort. Hundreds of thousands of men were conscripted into Japan’s military. Around 200,000 girls and women, many from China and Korea, were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers, with the euphemism “comfort women”. In the early 21st century, former Korean “comfort women” have continued to protest to the Japanese Government and have sought compensation for their sufferings during the war.
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  1. I hope that the conflict between Japan and Korea will stop by giving a sincere apology to all our ancestors who have suffered in Korea and teaching the children history correctly. Korea is learning a painful history, but Japan does not, so the conflict does not stop because Japan just knows that Korea hates Japan, and Dokdo is Korean territory. don't cry Dokdo has been Korean territory since 500 AD. Under international and territorial law, it is Korean land. And there are extinct animals on Dokdo. Japan killed it.

  2. Imma south korean im really sad and angry by this
    The Japanese? Well they're not bad but the Japanese goverment? Totally disgusting of it..
    Many Koreans suffered wounds and pain and were killed by 'em
    I just wanna solve this prob between japan and korean some day
    Hope more people know the reason and the incident about this ( ofc the other countries' pain by some ruling countries too

  3. As a Korean American, it's saddening that I didn't know all this stuff. More saddening is that this is SO SO VERY recent. I have a new appreciation for the Korean ancestors who fought Japan for our freedom! And thanks to this channel for educating me!

  4. In a strange way I'm glad it happened because I wouldn't be here otherwise. On the other hand, what makes a people so callous that they can just treat other people like less than dogs? Sad part is, nothing has changed. Leaders point and the masses follow with no hesitancy.

  5. god, for someone explaining how terrible the Japan-Korean annexation was, your pronunciation of Korean cities is so badly butchered. Keijou is a Japanese name of the city and the way you pronounced Joseon is just .. I can't. Why did you have to use the /h/ sound for a word that begins with /j/ and it's not even a Spanish word???

  6. Many similarities between the Japanese and north American ways of dominating and explotation others countries . I can't understand how Japan could be so submissive to USA occupation after WW2 , even with the Nagasaki and Hiroshima genocide . How the Japanese can bear a huge american military base in their territory ?

  7. Korea wasn’t occupied or colonialized , it was annexed, like Texas or Crimea. It means they become the same country. It was legally and lawfully done under Japan-Korean Treaty 1910. Koreans were treated the exact same way Japanese were treated. The aristocracy was treated well, the common people poorly. Koreas main issue with Japan is that the Soviet Union divided Korea into two parts, North and South Korea. South Korea had the opportunity to reunite with North Korea, but failed to achieve their objective during the Korea War. South Koreans only has two options, remain as their current state, or be ruled by the north. The South Korean government will never rule North Korea as long as China and Russian remain at its boarders. South Koreas angry towards Japan is completely misguided, and is caused because it is too dangerous to show anger towards Russia and China. They might take it as a provocation. The reason why they taught in Japanese was because the teachers were Japanese. Korea was far behind Europe in science, technology, and engineering. Japan had began this development far earlier when they would buy European textbooks, and translate them into Japanese. They had not been translated into Korean during this time, because there were no Korean scholars who had a sophisticated understanding of math, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Japan creates Koreas modern day education system. Including their university system.

  8. I'm team Korea all the way but from what I've heard from Koreans who lived during that time including my late grandmother, most people didn't seem to care that Japan was ruling them, my old grandma would say politically incorrect things about all types of people but when I asked about the Japanese, she didn't have anything to say and she even said 'Koreans and Japanese look the same, no one even knew who was japanese or korean (at the time).' She had zero animosity for Japan or Japanese and believe me she was not this sweet lady who loved everyone.

  9. During Annexation (1910-1945)

    "I first visited Korea in 1909 [1909-ed], to advise some Japanese industrialists on engineering matters. The Korean people at that time were in the most disheartening condition that I had witnessed in any part of Asia. There was little law and order. The masses were underfed, under-clothed, under-housed and under-equipped. There was no sanitation, and filth and squalor enveloped the whole countryside. The roads were hardly passable, and there were scant communication or educational facilities. Scarcely a tree broke the dismal landscape. Thieves and bandits seemed to be unrestrained.
    During the thirty-five years of Japanese control, the life of the Korean people was revolutionized. Beginning with the most unpromising human material, the Japanese established order, built harbors, railways, roads and communications, good public buildings, and greatly improved housing. They established sanitation and taught better methods of agriculture. They built immense fertilizer factories in North Korea which lifted the people’s food supplies to reasonable levels. They reforested the bleak hills. They established a general system of education and the development of skills. Even the dusty, drab and filthy clothing had been replaced with clean bright colors.
    The Koreans, compared to the Japanese, were poor at administration and business. Whether for this reason or by deliberate action, the Japanese filled all major economic and governmental positions. Thus, in1948 when they finally achieved self-government, the Koreans were little prepared for it."
    (“Freedom Betrayed” by Herbert Hoover, pp.737-738)

  10. Korean Con Artists Cheat on Evidence

    How can you trust the con artists who cheat on the evidence?

    Cover-up of Inconvenient Part of Document

    The Northeast Asian History Foundation, a South Korean organization sponsored by the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family, delivered leaflets in many international conferences such as those held by UN. One of such leaflets is page 21 of the booklet titled "Truth of the Japanese Military Comfort Women."

    The same leaflet is displayed at "the E-museum of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery, Section 2 Comfort Women or Sex Slaves?" (As of August 28, the author noticed the e-musium was closed and no hyperlink is possible)

    With closer look, you see a part of the document is covered by a photo. The document is U.S. Army Report India-Burma Theater APO689 mentioned above. (See the following images)

    The concealed part contains the wording; "A comfort girl is nothing more than a prostitute or professional camp follower."

  11. Korean language was banned?!

    What do you think about The First Educational Ordinance of Korea(1911)?
    Korean language was a compulsory subject.

    If you can't believe it, you should read newspapers at that time.
    My recommendation is the organ of government-general of Korea(Mainichi Shinpo).
    You can find it was used officially.

    I hope you learn evidence-based truths, not propaganda.

  12. 한국과 일본을 제외한 많은 나라의 사람들도 일본이 일제강점기에 대해 일본의 잘못이 있다고 판단한다. 한국의 역사교육이 아닌 일본의 역사교육이 틀린 것이다. 일본 정부는 일제강점기에 대한 금전적인 손해배상을 피하기 위해 일본의 국민들과 세계의 사람들에게 잘못된 정보를 퍼뜨리고 있다. 일제강점기동안의 일본의 만행으로 인해 무려 35년간 수만명의 한국사람들은 고통받았다. 일본인들이 일제강점기를 부정하는 것은 수만명의 한국 피해자들을 기만하고 무시하며 그들의 생명을 헛되게 만드는 것이다.
    People in many countries except Korea and Japan also believe that Japan is at fault for Japanese colonial era. Japanese history education, not Korean history education, is wrong. The Japanese government is spreading false information to the people of Japan and people around the world to avoid monetary damages against Japanese colonial era. Tens of thousands of Koreans have suffered for as long as 35 years due to Japanese atrocities during Japanese colonial era. For the Japanese to deny Japanese colonial era is to deceive, ignore, and make their lives vain by deceiving tens of thousands of Korean victims.

  13. However, the number one country that Koreans hate the most is China because China invaded the Korean Peninsula thousands of years ago, and Gojoseon, the first country on the Korean Peninsula, was also destroyed by the Han Dynasty. Also, they intervened in the Korean War and interfered with the unification of South Korea, resulting in the division. Korean hate some of the crazy Japanese politicians, not at all of Japanese and Japan.

  14. Korea is a brainwashed nation obsessed with lies and delusions that do not match its pride. It's always Japan's fault! They blame Japan for their responsibilities. It's very embarrassing.

  15. What South and North Korea are doing is exactly what the CCP is doing.
    “After that, the CCP took over and began to perpetuate the Nanking Massacre. They knew this was a covert operation and manipulation. They built the Nanking Massacre Memorial Museum in China with many fake evidences, and their education system was built on this massive, anti-Japanese deception. Every dictatorship always makes enemies outside to rule its people inside.”
    – Nanking Massacre: Interview with Arimasa Kubo and Moteki Hiromichi (Part II)

  16. I'm a Korean American and I love Anime like Pokemon, Digimon, Vanguard, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Mew Mew Power. My goal is to become Stronger Anime and go to Japan in the future.

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