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That1BadNovelist

Is there a reason why Koreans and Japanese don't get along?

I am getting depressed that there are problems between Korea and Japan. At school there are a group of Korean student. They are from Korea and I have tried to become friends with them. But it has failed because they think I'm Japanese and don't like me. I was walking pasted and they started laughing and then one said, "Japanese" disgusted. Is there anything I can do to help them not hate me as much?
I'm sorry if you find this question offensive. But I am curious.

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they have a history

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Thanks for answering.
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wars in the past they can't get over it
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The war they had duh maybe they ugly

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I'm Korean and I don't have a problem with the Japanese. When I lived in Korea I didn't know anybody that didn't like them (except old people)There are also lots of Korean music artists that make their songs in Japanese just so they can be known in Japan. Maybe it's just that group of people...Or their parents told them about the history between them. If they bother you enough, tell them straight up that you aren't Japanese.

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Sorry. It sounds like I meant that all Koreans hated Japanese. I didn't mean it that way. I accidentally found a video on the subject and then the Koreans at my school. Sorry I offended you.
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No need to be sorry, it didn't offend me. :)
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Oh good. I felt so bad.
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I'm Japanese and I'm perfectly fine with Koreans. Heck, I even have Korean friends. I know there are those conflicts between them with *some* people, it's just that those people are plain idiotic.

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Maybe it has something to do with the way they along with Manchuria and China were treated by the Japanese prior and during WW2. Very harshly, as inferiors , as slaves. China to some extent has not forgotten. Some scars take a long time to heal.

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Japan took over korea at one point in time[i believe] and started being racist to koreans like caucasions used to do to african americans. I have korean blood in me but my family is from Japan so I take no offence to this. I would just try and leave that particular group of people alone. [If you really want to be their friends then keep at it...they can't be that cold hearted ;D

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If you're not of Japanese descent, tell them.

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