What They're Saying

"A nation that forgets its history has no future."

-- What a banner read that was hoisted by South Korean fans during Sunday's East Asian Cup game against Japan -- an apparent reference to what many South Koreans see as Japan's unwillingness to acknowledge its wartime and colonial excesses -- prompting the Japanese soccer federation to lodge a campaign. The South Korean federation claimed Japanese fans had incited trouble by raising the "rising sun" flag, which is seen by many in Asia as a symbol of Tokyo's wartime militarism. Japan the won game, 2-1, to clinch the tournament title.  (Reuters)
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