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Chonan: Rising Sun flag is not racist

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10:39 PM ET 04.02 | After UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre wore a gi to the Octagon at UFC 158 with the mid-20th century 'Rising Sun' Japanese flag on one side of it, South Korean MMA fighter Chan Sung Jung publicly upbraided him for wearing racist clothing. GSP later apologized and the manufacturer pulled the gi. Now Japanese MMA fighter Ryo Chonan is fighting back, saying there's nothing wrong with the image or the flag. "All the people complaining about the Rising Sun flag is an idiot. Learn history! Even though that might be too much for you idiots. I don't care about the comfort women (girls and women essentially held captive in a life of enforced prostitution in the Imperial Japanese Army), 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."

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, Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
 
April 4, 2013  12:36 AM ET

Japanese children are not taught about what they did in WW2. So obvious he is clueless about it. Im sure the children that were raped and had swords stabbed into their private parts were not helped by the Imperial Army.

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