Korean media say Tokyo Paralympic medals are like the Sun Flag protesting to the International Paralympic Committee

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 Korean media say Tokyo Paralympic medals are like the Sun Flag protesting to the International Paralympic Committee


Tokyo Paralympic Medal

Tokyo Paralympic Organizing Committee said that the Paralympic medal design was selected from 421 works, while the medal designer Matsumoto Sakiko said, The medal symbolizes the cohesion of the hearts of the people, injects the meaning of the new wind into the world, designs with the fan as the theme, binds several fans together, symbolizes no matter nationality or skin color, all the competitors are. Together. But the image of the medal, which is said to symbolize Japanese imperialism and resemble the flag of the rising sun, reminds people of the history of Japanese imperialist aggression and raises questions from the Korean side.

Japanese Navy Rising Flag

In fact, in 1928 Amsterdam, 2012 London Olympic Games and 2014 Brazil Football World Cup, the Japanese delegations sportswear has similar patterns, but the Japanese side always said that it was not the rising sun flag, and Japans defense of the rising sun flag has always been regarded as an extension of the Japanese flag, which has to be associated. Think of its deep-rooted militarist thinking. The rising sun flag was the flag used by the Japanese army when it launched the war of aggression against China and occupied Korea to carry out colonial rule. It has been regarded as the symbol of Japanese militarism by China, Korea and other countries. Since the Meiji era, Japan began to use the Asahi flag as a uniform flag, it has carried the expansion intention of the Japanese army and illuminated the barbaric expansion road of Japanese militarism. Today it is still the flag used by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. In view of this period of history, the designs like the Sunrise Flag are always controversial. This time, the Korean Disabled Sports Association has expressed its formal protest to the International Paralympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Committee. Source: Netease Sports Author: Leons Editor-in-Charge: Cao Lie-e_NS1806

In fact, in 1928 Amsterdam, 2012 London Olympic Games and 2014 Brazil Football World Cup, the Japanese delegations sportswear has similar patterns, but the Japanese side always said that it was not the rising sun flag, and Japans defense of the rising sun flag has always been regarded as an extension of the Japanese flag, which has to be associated. Think of its deep-rooted militarist thinking.

The rising sun flag was the flag used by the Japanese army when it launched the war of aggression against China and occupied Korea to carry out colonial rule. It has been regarded as the symbol of Japanese militarism by China, Korea and other countries. Since the Meiji era, Japan began to use the Asahi flag as a uniform flag, it has carried the expansion intention of the Japanese army and illuminated the barbaric expansion road of Japanese militarism. Today it is still the flag used by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.

In view of this period of history, the designs like the Sunrise Flag are always controversial. This time, the Korean Disabled Sports Association has expressed its formal protest to the International Paralympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Committee.