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NBC apologizes after praise for Japan's 'example' angers Koreans

Japan committed human rights abuses during colonial ruleComments came during Winter Olympics opening ceremonyNBC has issued an apology after its Olympic “Asian analyst” Joshua Cooper Ramo praised Japan’s contribution to Korea’s history.The comments were greeted with anger by some in South Korea, who pointed to the human rights violations committed by Japan during its colonial rule between 1910 and 1945. Ramo’s comments came during NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday. He acknowledged Japan’s occupation of Korea before adding: “But Every Korean will tell you that Japan...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Sunday, 11 February