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Friday, March 03, 2006

Mutual Loathing Between Japan, China and Korea Students

Only about a quarter of Chinese and South Korean high school students say they like Japan, and even fewer of their Japanese counterparts reciprocate the feeling, according to a survey published this week.

Only 10 percent of Japanese respondents to the survey by the Japan Youth Research Institute said they liked China, and fewer than 17 percent said they liked South Korea, amid generally fractious relations between Japan and its two Asian neighbours.
Gee, and here I thought it was only those emotional Koreans and Chinese that didn't like the Japanese. At least that is what I hear from Japnophiles. "Korea teaches their kids to hate Japan." is the rant. So where does the hatred of Korea and China come from in the Japanese students?

The rest of the survey is interesting as well, give it a gander.