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NBC Apologizes After Japan Comment Draws Anger in South Korea

12 February 2018

The comments were made by NBC Winter Olympics Analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo during Friday's opening ceremony; Koreans were not impressed. "Joshua Cooper Ramo should not speak for Koreans and obviously doesn't know any Koreans either".

The Korea Times: "His incorrect and insensitive comment about Korea's history has enraged many of its people".

The remark immediately ignited outrage in South Korea, the Olympic host nation, where resentment of Japan's harsh early 20th-century annexation of the Korean Peninsula continues to simmer.

NBC has fired an analyst for a controversial on-air remark that cited Japan as an example that has been important to the South Korea's own transformation. "Nobody will tell you we are thankful for Japan occupation and they are not an example".

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One of these has been caused by Japan's refusal to negotiate South Korea's demands that it apologise or pay reparations for mistreatment of World War Two comfort women from Korea - women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied territories.

For one, the original version of Korea's unified flag, under which North and South Korean players marched under at the opening ceremony, initially included a group of small Korean islets in the East Sea, known as Dokdo in Korean, over which Japan also claims sovereignty.

"How can someone be an "Asian correspondent" and be so clueless?" wrote a blogger based in South Korea.

An online petition quickly circulated demanding an apology, and NBC did on its NBCSN cable network Saturday and formally to the Pyeongchang Olympic organizing committee.

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"But", Ramo continued, "every Korean will tell you that Japan as a cultural and technological and economic example has been so important to their own transformation".

Pyeongchang 2018 revealed it had received an official letter from NBC, apologising for making the inappropriate comments.

The petition had more than 10,000 supporters on Sunday.

USA broadcaster NBC apologized to South Korea's winter Games organizing committee on Sunday after a commentator offended locals during coverage of the opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of Japan-South Korean relations.

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NBC Apologizes After Japan Comment Draws Anger in South Korea