The protest is going on now in Tokyo. You can view the protest at the above link.
On September 2nd, Fuji TV put a message responding to the criticism about their biased and fabricated coverage on their website.
Stating that foreign stock holders, who have “voting securities”, are under 20%.
They then mentioned the reasons for cutting Kimigayo (Japan’s National anthem) and awards ceremonies of figure skating broadcasts. They said, “The sport relay has to be broadcast in real time, so they had to edit enormous images and information one after another and we sometimes can’t broadcast them in order to get the correct timing of those images and information.”
They could show whole Korean National anthem and Korean flag without any problems, however but couldn’t show Japanese National anthem or Japanese flag because of the TIMING???
And they didn’t even mention the reasons why they interviewed Mao Asada in front of the life size panel of her falling after she won.
You can see that video here:
They didn’t mention many other inconvenient criticisms, either. Those are all conveniently left out of the response. The rest of the statement is full of lame excuses justifying Fuji TV’s actions.
But, Japanese people deserve better from Fuji TV. Racism seems to be the card being dealt to this movement against Fuji TV and the Korean influence that it is perpetuating. But, racism can not be used in this argument. It is not the issue here. Japanese people love foreign culture. The people who demonstrated against Fuji TV were not political or patriotic extremists, but just those who have at least some patriotism and dignity. This isn’t anything to do with being racist against Koreans. It’s just patriotic dignity and love of one’s own country that the Japanese people are having to stand up for to get fair representation on their own country’s TV stations.
Many Japanese people are starting to feel the danger of Korean propaganda that is showing on their TV set everyday. The admiring of Korean people and culture with constant comparisons between Korea and Japan. Ratings of everything to see what is the best, with anything to do with Korea usually at the top of the list. The debunking of Japanese celebrities, historical figures and culture and sometimes even replacing it with historically incorrect facts has happened. This isn’t anything to do with racism, it’s about getting to the facts.
But back to the story here and why this is weird that Fuji TV suddenly put their response on their website after ignoring the protests and demonstrations and rejecting to receive even a letter of protest from the masses. Perhaps Fuji TV has to worry about it’s sponsors now, as the Japanese people have started to boycott their products. The Japanese people are planning to have another demonstration against Kao, which is a big sponsor of Fuji TV, in Tokyo on September 16th and in Osaka on September 23rd. Kao is a Japanese toiletry product company, which is also sponsoring a TV drama that portrays Japanese people as evil during WW2 and airing in Thailand.
The Japanese people are typically quiet and open minded to other cultures, but this is a bit too much to be tolerant.