10:07 pm - 04/30/2019

Sana gets flack for posting about the transition between the Heisei and Reiwa eras


Translation: "As someone born in the Heisei era, I'm sad that the Heisei era is coming to an end, however, Heisei you have worked hard, it's the beginning of the Reiwa era, so I'm going to face this beginning and complete the last day of Heisei neatly"

(OP note: With the recent retirement of Emperor Akihito, the old Heisei era is ending and the Reiwa era is beginning.)

Netizen Comments
1.You should be prepared to bring Japanese fans back and return to Japan.

2. No but why is she mentioning this on their group’s official Instagram

3. She is a Japanese but she is also a singer in Korea and works in Korea.

4. Why did she post like this? Is she crazy?

5. I know that this is a big deal over Japan, but she’s promoting in Korea, She doesn’t need to post about it

6. Japanese people write in Japanese to speak to Japanese fans …

7. Is this something worth swearing over? I’m confused. This is her country, so she is talking about it. It’s not like Twice only have Korean fans, they also have a lot of Japanese fans.

8. If you are making money in Korea, don’t post such things

9. Honestly, people in Korea do not respect Japanese royalty because of colonial war.

10. She is Japanese and She will return to the country.

1.[+4734, -511] If you are going to make money in Korea, look at it, Japanese.

2. [+3580, -280] Why is it that Idol who is active in Korea tells us about the abdication of the Japanese emperor who declared the defeat of World War II? Just go to Japan.

3. [+2605, -218] Go to Japan.

4. [+2159, -201] Bye~ I’ll skip you from now on.

5. [+1646, -99] It’s not your Japanese account, but you wrote it in your official account in Korea?

source: k-netizen, pann-choa, twicetagram, naver, theqoo
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goshipgurl 30th-Apr-2019 08:11 pm (UTC)
K-netz being racist towards a japanese idol? Wow color me surprise
scionofawhisper 30th-Apr-2019 08:14 pm (UTC)
It's something that literally like every Japanese person seems to be talking about, lol, but man, it's not like I could ever understand what Koreans feel after having been under Japanese colonial rule.
benihime99 30th-Apr-2019 08:14 pm (UTC)
Netizen 7 is the only one being sane
I won't pretend I can understand what the korean people went through during the colonisation, but this seems OTT to attack her for something like that

Not to mention, if it's on the group insta she most likely got the go ahead from the company

Edited at 2019-04-30 08:16 pm (UTC)
921227 30th-Apr-2019 08:30 pm (UTC)
I cant tell if this an honest issue or netizens making something outta nothing
premonitioner 1st-May-2019 01:04 am (UTC)
it's a non issue, you gotta do a LOT of reaching to make a problem out of this
wafflesnmilk 30th-Apr-2019 08:35 pm (UTC)
oh lawd, I can’t find the words this is SO stupid there’s ZERO political subtext in her post(I mean people are throwing around happy reiwa like it’s happy new year) and if anything Akihito was an improvement over all his predecessors since he refused to visit yasukuni since they enshrine war criminals but okay go off
lil_poisonfrog 30th-Apr-2019 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ok but why is Sana getting over 70k comments of hate for this when the Korean president did the same thing to little fanfare??? Sorry but it doesn't make sense. I don't trust nationalists in my own country so I don't see why I should trust that they're acting in good faith in other countries.

Also not to sound dramatic but it feels like every year a female idol's career gets sacrificed to the right-wingers and I'm tired
nana_the_dwarf 30th-Apr-2019 09:54 pm (UTC)
They're always being salty about Japenese (and most likely all foreign) idols making big bucks in Korea, so I guess that?
evilcoc0nut 30th-Apr-2019 08:38 pm (UTC)
This kind of thing is so ridiculous considering they sure don't mind getting that yen. 🙄
daynr 30th-Apr-2019 08:39 pm (UTC)
I try to stay out of this complicated area of geopolitics, but let the girl live. She is a citizen of Japan, and was raised with him as the Emperor.

Also, isn't the Emperor famous for being opposed to revisionist Japanese military history, aka he is not a denier. You think that is something Koreans would at least appreciate a little bit (relative to other possible stances.)
kimbafierce 30th-Apr-2019 08:42 pm (UTC)
7. Is this something worth swearing over? I’m confused. This is her country, so she is talking about it. It’s not like Twice only have Korean fans, they also have a lot of Japanese fans.
mte netizen #7

Tho the J-line got attacked for speaking Japanese in one of their vlives so this isn't shocking to me, but do knetizen want her to cut herself from her motherland completely or something?
senshicalico 1st-May-2019 06:01 am (UTC)
"do knetizen want her to cut herself from her motherland completely or something?"

I wouldn't be surprised tbh
lovebum4life 30th-Apr-2019 09:06 pm (UTC)
The xenophobia jumped out. The nationalism is insane. You’d think Korea is has a sparkling clean history with the way they attack foreign idols (Vietnam anyone?). I get the Japan hatred but I hate how nationalism is used to weaponize innocuous things.

I’d get it if she posted something political but she literal but she didn’t. Now Naver articles are translating it as if she said something specifically political. I remember when J-line got in trouble for speaking Japanese in a v-live. It seems as though if you’re a foreign kpop artist you’ll never be accepted unless you literally forgo your culture entirely. Which is weird when Korea wants to market kpop as a global industry

kyulkyung 30th-Apr-2019 09:21 pm (UTC)
i really hope this blows over sana doesn't deserve this
ramenhime 30th-Apr-2019 09:22 pm (UTC)
they gotta come up with something real quick
frequency 30th-Apr-2019 09:28 pm (UTC)
that's really a harmless post tho?? i'd maybe understand the frustration if she was being political about it, but she wasn't so those select netizens bitching about it is unnecessary.
wafflesnmilk 30th-Apr-2019 09:53 pm (UTC)
I’m guessing since most people don’t have a context of the era change + comprehension of japanese, the way news portals spin it can make it more controversial despite it being a really harmless post welp
yejun 30th-Apr-2019 10:00 pm (UTC)
I get the politics behind the feelings of anti-japanese comments but like... she didn't even mention the emperor?
Netizens obv do not represent the entire country so I think most people realize it's a pretty big thing in Japan and think it's ok to talk about it. As usual, anonymous commenters on the internet are the worst.
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