Ryo Chonan: 'People complaining about the Rising Sun flag are idiots'


Last month, UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung, a Korean native,GSP-Rising-sun-on-walkout-gi-is-symbol-of-war-crimes/" target="_blank"> released a statement via Facebook, likening the rising sun image on the gi that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre walked out in at UFC 158 to the Nazi swastika.

Both GSP and the gi manufacturer Hayabusa offered apologies.

“I'd like to personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this,” said St-Pierre. “I am very sorry, that was never my intention.”

Hayabusa Fightwear president Craig Clement went further, apologizing, and stating the gi would not be brought to market.

Now Japanese fighter Ryo Chonan offers a distinctly unconcilliatory response, via Facebook. Translation by samurailife.net.

“All the people complaining about the Rising Sun flag are idiots," said Chonan. "Learn history! Even though that might be too much for you idiots.

"I don’t care about the comfort women, go make more statues in Korea. Japan is too busy.

"There is a lot of exaggerations and anti-Japanese education in regards to Japanese involvement in World War II.

"Japan actually helped Korea and made it a developed country. Also when Japan was there Korea was not divided between North and South.”

What do you think UG? Cool gi or symbol of evil?

And what do you think about Chonan's being too busy to care about comfort women?

Comfort women were women and girls throughout Japan's occupied territories who were coerced, deceived, lured, and sometimes kidnapped into a prostitution corps created by the Empire of Japan during WWII. Estimates of their numbers range from the tens of thousands to the hundreds of thousands.


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hubris site profile image  

4/6/13 12:20 PM by hubris

because they're fucking their girlfriends

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4/6/13 12:44 AM by Unseen

Why is it, no matter what ethnicities, races, natinalities etc. are involved in a UG/OG thread, Black People are always brought into it?

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4/6/13 12:38 AM by Unseen

Sounds more like an OG'er

hubris site profile image  

4/6/13 12:34 AM by hubris

llama kungfu is just repeating a lot of the propaganda without actually knowing the historical facts

Wasa-B site profile image  

4/5/13 1:29 PM by Wasa-B

Ive known most of these people since the 90s. They are all average joe types. Im sure there are anti-Japanese groups anywhere in Asia esp of the war generation. But i think you're mistaken if you think that is the general sentiment of the general population in Taiwan today or even in the 90s. I think Korea would be the most resentful country and I think Taiwan could be the least if we scale them.

DatSpider site profile image  

4/5/13 11:55 AM by DatSpider

Excellent way of articulating himself.He sure refuted all the arguments with sound logic; people offended are fucking morons!; learn some history before opening your fat mouths!You can't take the awesome sub away from him, though.

hubris site profile image  

4/5/13 11:48 AM by hubris

it doesn't matter who conducts the polls you'll get the same resultsduring the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Taiwanese donated the most out of any country except for the USA. Money talks and friends of Japan stepped up during a crisis

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4/5/13 11:40 AM by TheBeebs

hubris 11 hours ago"llama kungfu: the older generation Taiwanese actually preferred the Japanese empire vs KMTJapan Taiwan's favorite country, survey revealsMore than half the population listed Japan as their favorite country, a survey conducted by Japan's representative office in Taiwan has found."...survey conducted by Japan's representative office in Taiwan......CONDUCTED BY JAPAN...

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4/5/13 11:33 AM by hubris

former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-Hui is a Hakka "ben-sen". He grew up in Taiwan under Japanese rule and was therefore a citizen of the empire.His brother joined the IJN and died in action in the Phillipines. Here they are in uniform