TOKYO, Japan – A second, yet larger demonstration was held yesterday in Tokyo, protesting against too much Korean-wave content on Japanese airways.
An estimated crowd of 6,000 rightwing Japanese took to the streets of Odaiba, where Fuji TV headquarters is located. The protestors are demanding that Korean programs and music stop being broadcast on the station, and that they focus more on domestic content. Hundreds of signs saying "No more Korean Wave!" were seen amongst the demonstration, as well as thousands of Japanese flags.
Some of the demonstrators went as far as to refuse interviews from Korean Media.
"You're Korean? I don't want to talk to you," said an unidentified man, who refused to be interviewed by an MBC news reporter.
Yesterday marked the second demonstration this month, yet this protest was much larger, and more vocal than the first. Fuji TV is taking the brunt of the protest, as they are known to broadcast the most Korean content in the country.
The protests are also leading to the brewing of a cyberwar between netizens of both countries, and increasing tensions between the two countries already in a dispute about Dokdo, and the naming of the body of water between the two countries.