SDHF Newsletter No.248 Gunkanjima (Battlehsip Insland) No.3
Gunkanjima (Battleship Island): A World Heritage Site Soiled by Korea
–Another distortion of history, akin to the “comfort women”
By Matsuki Kunitoshi
Series No.3: Part 1: Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5
August 5, 2019
In Series No.2, I demonstrated that the film Gunkanjima was a fantasy and a complete distorted of reality. The reality was that Korean workers were paid wages at the same level as Japanese workers and Korean children went school together with Japanese children. But the climax of the film, Korean workers revolting against the Japanese military and marching on to victory, was really laughable, in that there were no military units in Gunkanjima—just two police officers on the whole island. Perhaps the Koreans were fighting ghosts.
Books with similar content are marketed towards children! Gunkanjima—Shameful UNESCO World Heritage (written by Lee Munyon, Uri Education) states that Japan even forcibly abducted little boys from the Korean Peninsula and took them to Japan. We are not sure what to think of Koreans who did not even rebel once against the Japanese back then, if what the book states is true.
Hell Island Gunkanjima, was published by Pullbit Publisher and written by Kim Yon-suk for lower level primary school children. Gunte’s father said to him, “Those Japanese came aboard a truck and abducted people walking on the street at random. You’d better be careful.” Of course, this is a complete lie, in that Japanese abducted Korean people minding their own business. Not one Korean ever reported such an event. It is sad and disgraceful that Korean children are being taught false and hateful stories at an early age.
One thing I should mention. As written in Chapter 5, Japan is in fact one of the sources of lies concerning Gunkanjima, a so-called island of hell. The book Listen to Gunkanjima—A Record of Forcibly Abducted Koreans and Chinese in Hashima was published in 2011 by the Society to Vindicate the Human Rights of Korean Residents in Nagasaki. Photo documentation—Chikuho, Gunkanjima, Forced Abduction of Koreans and Later Years (hereinafter, Chikuho/Gunkanjima), written by Hayashi Eidai (Gen Shobo), is another book of that genre. Moreover, in Nagasaki City, there is a place called the Oka Masaharu Memorial Nagasaki Peace Museum. This museum extensively presents lies and distorts the contents of photographs.
The origin of the “Comfort Women sexual slavery” story was the book, My War Crime, written by Yoshida Seiji, published in 1983 in Japan. Today, it has been completely verified that his story was entirely fake. Once again, Japan issues lies concerning war-time labor conscription—Japan itself is creating the “Korea problem”.
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact