SDHF Newsletter No.268 Gunkanjima(Battleship) No.10
Gunkanjima (Battleship Island): A World Heritage Site Soiled by Korea
–Another distortion of history, akin to the “comfort women”
By Matsuki Kunitoshi
Series No.10: Part 4: Chapter 17, 18, Postscript, Bibliography
March 10, 2020
Series No. 10: Chapter 17 ‘The fiction of “fabricated abduction of comfort women” and Chapter 18 ‘Compensation has been resolved’ concludes this book.
Based on the evidence in this Series, most, if not all, of the contents portrayed in the film Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) are either fictions or distortions of the truth.
The story of Gunkanjima is centered on the basic assumptions that a ‘forced abduction of comfort women’ was carried out and that mobilized war time work was more or less “illegal abductions” and “slave labor”. Consequently, the film is a grand fabrication.
Moreover, the fabrications in the film are also on prominent display on in Korean national and municipal museums and memorial halls.
As to the ‘forced abduction of comfort women’, Koreans and their elected government cling to the “200,000 unmarried Korean women were abducted for sexual slavery” fairly tale. In reality, at that time, there were about one million unmarried women. The fairy tale states that about 20% of these women were kidnapped. Did Koreans rise up and stop such wanton enslavement of their women? In fact, nothing of the sort occurred–period! What is one to think? Are Koreans that cowardly, in allowing foreigners to take their women just like that, and were Koreans just unable to stand and fight to protect their women? Is Korea in fact admitting to this with their bawling over Korean “comfort women”?
As to conscripted war time workers, in accord with ILO rules, these workers were not “forced laborers”.
It should be remembered that Koreans at that time were Japanese citizens, so they had both the right to exercise their franchise and stand for elections. For example, Mr. Park Chun-kum was elected to the Diet as a member of House of Representative in 1932 and 1937 to represent Tokyo District No. 4. Application of war time labor mobilization law to all Japanese citizens, including Koreans, was entirely legal.
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact