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예시 I
(범용)
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| 참고 : 영문 표현들 - 욱일승천기 :  Rising Sun Flag / 전범기 : The flag of Imperial Japan, The flag of war crimes, War Criminal Flag / 하켄크로이츠 : Swastika |

예시 서한 I

<범용>(다음 카페 한류열풍 사랑 샤이너님 작성, 일부 수정)
It is not acceptable seeing the 'Rising Sun' flag on (*****).
Most Asians find it bitter and painful to see the flag which was used to represent Japan during the Second World War.
Rising Sun flag remind many people of the very hurtful memories because the flag symbolizes the old Japanese nationalism as well as Nazism when Japan was allied with German Nazis during the World War ll.
To the Asian people the flag means racial insult, politically and further historically.
Please don't make any more people grieve with disturbance.

[나는 (*****에 원하시는 내용을 넣으시면 됩니다. 올림픽이면 olympics, 축구 경기장이면 soccer stadium 등)에서 전범기를 보게 되어 가슴 아프다. 이 전범기는 2차 세계대전 당시 일본의 군국주의를 상징하는 것이다. 더 이상 전범기를 사용하여 수많은 아시아인들의 가슴을 아프게 하지 말아달라.]

<범용> (출처: http://blog.naver.com/wintercat99/140165551595, 일부 수정)
Please, never overlook that for Koreans and the other victims in Asia, swinging the "Rising sun flags" is just same as "Swinging Hakenkreuz" in front of the European peoples!
If you don't want to advocate NAZI flag in olympic stadium, Please keep the RISING SUN flags off as well.

[욱일승천기가 하켄크로이츠와 같다는 내용을 강조한 것.]

<범용> (출처: http://blog.naver.com/wintercat99/140165551595, 일부 수정)
Japanese Rising Sun Flag is the same symbolic item as Nazi's Flag. But then Japanese team have been using it as uniforms and cheering tools. At the Beijing Olympic games, its use was forbidden.

[욱일기는 나치기와 같은 것이며, 일본의 유니폼 및 응원도구로 쓰이고 있다. 베이징 올림픽에서는 이 욱일기의 사용이 금지되기도 하였다.]

<범용> (출처: http://blog.naver.com/wintercat99/140165551595, 일부 수정)
Dear (받는 사람)

The use of Rising Sun Flag was found often in stadiums where Japanese players are present.
Rising Sun Flag is a legacy of Japanese Imperialism during the Second World War. It is regarded as an offensive emblem for countries that suffered from it since it works a sign of conquest of East Asia.
It is hurting and offensive to see emblem carrying POLITICAL implications making war as heroic event.
If you recognize this, PLEASE DO NOT allow its use and respect the people from countries that have been suffering,

Thanks.

[일본 선수들이 뛰는 경기장에서 요즘 욱일기가 자주 사용되고 있다. 욱일기는 제 2차 세계대전 당시 일본 제국주의의 상징이며, 베이징 올림픽에서는 사용이 금지된 바 있다. 만약 당신이 이것을 인지했다면, 욱일기의 사용을 금해주길 바란다.]

<범용> (출처: http://blog.naver.com/wintercat99/140165551595, 일부 수정)
Everytime an event with Japan occurs, the RIsing Sun Flag is waved as well. This flag represented Imperialistic Japan during the Second World War. Such symbol is similar to that of the Swastika by Nazi Germany. Many Asians find this flag to be degrading and insulting. Therefore I implore that this flag be prohibited in any further events. Do not allow this symbol of past aggression to be waved in events that is to promote the spirit of peace and unity.

[매번 일본과 관련된 이벤트를 볼 때마다, 전범기가 흩날린다. 이 전범기는 아시아의 나치기와 같은 것이다. 그러니 앞으로는 사용을 금해달라]

<범용> (출처: http://blog.naver.com/wintercat99/140165551595, 일부 수정)
The rising sun flag represents both imperialism and militarism of Japan during the early 20th century. Also, it is not an officially designated national flag. I don't know any difference between the Japan's flag and Hakenkreuz. and it has been demonstrated at 2008 Beijing Olympics.

(from http://reut.rs/jpE8oY)

But Japaneses are still using the 'Rising sun' which symbols human's ugly thirst for conquest and imperialism as a cheer in everywhere they are.
South Koreans who endured the disgrace of colony living for decades don't want to see any more of 'Rising sun' that symbols Japan's imperialism.

[이 전범기는 과거 일본의 제국주의의 상징이다. 한국인들은 이 전범기를 더이상 보고 싶지 않다.]

 

예시 서한 II

<IOC> (다음 카페 한류열풍사랑 인생지사새옹지마님 작성, Noa님 수정)
To whom it may concern,

I was very upset while watching the men’s soccer game of 2012 London Olympics between South Korea and Japan on August 11th.
I saw that some Japanese fans were holding the flag of the Pacific War. This flag is also well known as the Rising Sun Flag, which was used by Japan during it's colonial occupation of Southeast Asia, including the Korean peninsula. The flag itself had been the symbolic representaion of Japanese Imperialism. Such action done by the Japanese fans implied to Japan's justification for war crimes. The Rising Sun Flag is no different to most Asians than as the Swastika of Nazism is to most Westerners.
Bringing up anything that could refer to such historical implication should be strictly banned since this behavior is against the spirit of the Olympics. I am shocked that IOC has not taken any proactive action to ban bringing these items to the stadium. As a result, many people around the world saw the symbol and were reminded of the pain caused by the Imperial Japan in the past.
Although this shameful event has already happened, I strongly believe IOC would react to this problem by banning this offensive symbol of war crimes in future games to prevent any further disturbance.

Sincerely,  본인 이름

[2012런던 올림픽에서 욱일승천기가 나부끼는 것을 봤다. 이 욱일승천기는 태평양 전쟁에서 쓰인 기로서, 일본의 추악한 전쟁범죄를 상징하는 기이다. 이는 명백히 올림픽 정신에 반하는 것이다. 앞으로  IOC는 이 전범기가 휘날리는 것을 철저히 금지해야 한다.]

<IOC> (다음 카페 한류열풍사랑 공정거래위원회님 작성, Noa님 수정)
Dear IOC members, my name is (이름) form South Korea.
The reason I'm sending this email is because I am upset of the Japanese fans that are disobeying the spirit of the Olympics.
Many Japanese fans are swinging the flag which is called, the 'Rising sun.' The 'Rising sun' flag was a naval ensign of the Japanese navy back in the time of its colonial occupation of South Korea and also during the the Second World War. You see, the 'Rising flag' is a symbol of Japanese imperialism and militarism.
The 'Rising sun' is a sad memory of humanity caused by war and It has no different meaning that the Swastika flag of Nazism. Germany is contributing to World Peace by making Nazi's flag illegal.
But Japanese are still using the 'Rising sun' as to cheer for their team in the Oylmpics. The flag symbolizes the ugly thirst for conquest and imperialism. It is clearly ironic that such symbols are allowed in the Olympics which stands for peace and unity.
Many people of Asian countries that were invaded by Japan in the past can't do anything but clench their fists by anger, crying inside for their parents and grandparents who had to be sacrificed by the painful history that happend alongside the 'Rising sun' flag.
It's like Germans swinging Swastika as they cheer their players with their match with France in sports game if that's easiler for you guys to understand.
South Koreans who endured the disgrace of colonial occupation by Japan for decades don't want to see any more of 'Rising sun' that symbolizes Japan's imperialism in the Olympics.
Dear IOC members, for human peace and unity, don't let Japanese fans swing that cruel symbolic flag in Olympic stadiums anymore.
We'll wait for your wise decision.

[친애하는 IOC 의원 여러분, 저는 한국에 살고있는 (이름)입니다.
제가 이렇게 메일을 보낸 이유는 다름이 아니라 일본의 응원이 인류평화를 위한 올림픽의 신성한 정신에 위배된다고 생각해서입니다.
일본은 자국의 경기를 응원할때마다 욱일승천기라는 깃발을 흔들고 있습니다.
욱일승천기는 2차세계대전당시 일본 해군의 군함기였으며 이 기는 일본의 제국주의와 군국주의의 상징입니다. 이는 2차세계대전당시 독일의 나치의 심볼인 나치기와 같은 인류의 슬픈 전쟁의 흔적이며 독일에선 나치기를 사용하는 것조차 불법으로 지정될만큼 인류 평화와 화합을 위해 공헌하고 있습니다. 하지만 일본은 세계평화와 화합을 위한 올림픽이란 영광스러운 자리에 인간의 가장 추악한 정복욕과 제국주의의 상징인 '욱일승천기'를 당당히 내걸고 응원을 하고 있습니다. 과거 일본의 침략을 받은 아시아의 국가들은 일본의 이 욱일승천기를 볼때마다 피눈물을 삼키며 조용히 주먹을 쥐고 참을 수 밖에 없습니다. 이는 마치 독일이 프랑스와의 스포 경기에서 나치기를 흔들며 독일을 응원하는 것과 같은 일이라 말할 수 있습니다. 수십년의 치욕적인 식민지생활을 견딘 한국은 더이상 제국주의 일본의 상징이었던 욱일승천기를 인류의 화합과 번영을 위한 올림픽 현장에서 보고싶지 않습니다. IOC위원 여러분이 올림픽의 정신인 인류 평화와 화합을 위해 헌신하신다면 일본이 이같은 끔직한 깃발을 더이상 신성한 스포츠경기장에 내걸지 못하도록 해 주십시오. IOC위원 여러분의 현명한 결정을 기다리겠습니다.]

<IOC> (출처: http://blog.naver.com/wintercat99/140165551595, 일부 수정)
The Rising Sun Flag is the military flag of Japan. It was used as the war flag for the Imperial Japanese Army and the ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy until the end of World War II. The flag was heavily used by the Japanese in the conquest and the occupation of East Asia, it is seen as offensive in countries which were victims of Japanese colonialism, largely because of the war crimes perpetrated by the Japanese military. This flag has similar meaning with Nazi flag. You should ban this flag in all Olympic games.

[욱일승천기는 일본제국주의때 쓰던 깃발이고 동아시아 의 일제식민지 피해자였던 나라들에게 좋지 않은 의미이다. 나치 깃발이랑 비슷한 의미이며,  욱일승천기를 모든 올림픽 게임에서 금지하여야 한다.]

<IOC> (출처: http://blog.naver.com/wintercat99/140165551595, 일부 수정)
제목 : Improper Political Message

The use of political flags is banned in Olympics. It has been shown in Beijing(http://reut.rs/jpE8oY). However, the use of Rising Sun Flag was found often in London.
Rising Sun Flag is a legacy of Japanese Imperialism during the Second World War. It is regarded as an offensive emblem for countries that suffered from it since it is a symbol of conquest of East Asia. But I've seen Japanese audience holding them while cheering. Japanese gymnasts wore uniforms motivated from it(http://_/P7BTql). Its use in Olympics is hurting other viewers that suffered great loss from the war. It’s same as using Swastika to cheer Germany. I know that its use is banned in countries due to offensive implication and disrespect to the victims.
It is hurting and offensive to see emblem carrying POLITICAL implications making war as heroic event. If the IOC is aware of the significance of war crimes and its justification, PLEASE warn Japan not to use it and respect the audience from other countries that have been suffering.

[제목 : 부적절한 정치적 메시지
올림픽에서 정치적인 깃발의 사용은 금지되어 있다. 욱일승천기는 2차세계대전 동안의 일본 제국주의의 유산이다. 그것은 동아시아 정복의 표시로 사용되었기 때문에 그로 인해 고생한 나라들에선 모욕적인 상징으로 받아들여진다. 욱일기를 사용하는 건 독일 응원을 위해 하켄크로이츠(=스와스티카)를 사용하는거랑 똑같은 것이다. IOC가 전쟁 범죄와 그 의의의 중요성을 안다면 일본에 그걸 쓰지말라고 경고하고 고통받은 나라들의 관중을 존중해야한다.]

<IOC> (다음 카페 한류열풍 사랑 언제나初心님 작성)
The rising sun flag itself represented imperialism and racism just like Nazi flag of Germany represented their nationalism.The rising sun flag is supposed to be banned in any place just like Nazi flag is banned in whole universe.For Olympic?No doubt about it.
But japanese fans still keep waving their symbol of shame at every stadium and trying to ruin Olympic"s highest value,world peace and respecting human dignity. 
http://image.fileslink.com/3057b259245147f4/1.jpg
In addition,japanese government put  that ungly symbol on their athletic uniforms.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/sports/topics/AJ201205120041
I'm really astonished that this Olympic has been so ruined and tinted with such a dark racism and greedy imperialism. And I'm more depressed that IOC has never ever tried to stop such an governmental, organized, and intentional action which are to harm and damage the very reason of Olympic.
Please take this issue very seriously and solve with all your effort in very short term.

[전범기는 2차 대전 기간 독일의 나치 깃발이 그러했던 것처럼, 일본의 제국주의와 인종차별주의를 의미한다. 나치 깃발이 지구상에서 금지된 것처럼 일본의 전범기 역시 금지되어야 한다. 올림픽에서는 두말하면 잔소리다. 하지만 일본인들은 그 치욕의 상징을 모든 올림픽 경기장에서 휘두르며 세계평화와 인간존중이라는 올림픽의 가장 고귀한 가치를 훼손하려 하고 있다.(주소참조) 더 나아가, 일본정부는 그 추악한 상징을 올림픽 대표들의 유니폼에 새겨 넣었다.(주소 참조) 나는 이번 올림픽이 이러한 어두운 인종차별과 탐욕스러운 제국주의로 인해 훼손되고 얼룩진 것에 대해 정말 실망했고 놀랐다. 올림픽의 존재 이유를 훼손하는 이러한 정부차원의 조직적이고 의도적인 행동에 대해 아무런 제재가 없다는데 나는 더욱 실망했다. IOC는 이 사태를 매우 진지하게 받아들이고 짧은 시간안에 이 사태를 해결하는데 총력을 기울이기를 바란다.]

<IOC> (출처 : http://blog.naver.com/myhappy2008?Redirect=Log&logNo=110144783521)
I have something to request you tellingly.
Japan commits so many war criminals such as the Japanese army's comfor women(Asian women forced into prostitution for the Japanese army during World War2), impresses, massacres withe the rising sun flag of Japan navy. Wikipedia wrote that the rising sun flag is used as a war flag.
It's a war criminal flag evidently. so, Using the war criminal flag of Japan had been banned in the Beijing Olympics already.
Even though it's same with Hakenkreuz of German Nazi, another war criminal flag that IOC has never allowed in the Olympics, you allowed Japanese players to wear a uniform whose design represents the war criminal flag in the gymnastic London Olympic games. Even three of them won the Olympic medals.
I hope you to know that It's a racial discrimination clearly. It's inconsistent with your ideal, peace and justice. I think IOC have to investigate the event right away and deprive Japanese players of their medals.
I often saw the war criminal flag in Japanese games of the London Olympic. We could not avoid resenting. It reminds us sufferings of our ancestors who had to go through Japan's colonial rule in the past. There are victims (of the war criminal by Japan) still alive. Your allowing anyone including Japanese to use the rising sun flag(a clear war criminal flag) is to hurt them and us. This is also contradictory with your philosophy.
I strongly reguest that anyone including Japanese can't use the rising sun flag, the war criminal flag in the Olympics, FIFA and any sports games by any reason.
Thank you.

[나는 당신에게 강력하게 요구할 것이 있습니다. 일본은 욱일승천기를 내걸고서 위안부, 강제징용, 학살 등의 전쟁범죄를 자행했습니다. 위키피디아(미국 백과사전)도 '욱일승천기가 전쟁기(war flag)로 사용됐다’고 적었습니다.그것은 명백하게 전범기입니다. 그래서 이미 베이징 올림픽 때 그 일본의 전범기의 사용이 금지되었었습니다. 그것은 IOC가 올림픽에 절대 허용하지 않았던 또다른 전범기인, 독일 나치의 하켄크로이즈와 똑같음에도 불구하고 당신들은 일본선수에게 런던 올림픽 체조경기에서 그 전범기를 상징하는 디자인의 선수복을 입는 것을 허용하였습니다. 심지어 선수들 중 3명이 올림픽 메달을 땄습니다.
나는 당신들이 그것이 엄연한 인종차별임을 알기를 원합니다. 이것은 평화와 정의(공평)의 IOC의 이상과 모순됩니다. 나는 IOC가 당장 그 사건에 대해 조사하고 일본선수들로부터 메달을 박탈해야 한다고 생각합니다.
나는 런던 올림픽의 일본인들 경기에서 그 전범기를 자주 보았습니다. 우리는 분개하지 않을 수 없었습니다. 그것은 일본의 식민 지배를 과거 겪어야 했던 우리 조상들의 고통을 떠올리게 합니다. 일본에 의한 전쟁 범죄의 희생자들이 아직도 살아있습니다. 당신들이 일본인을 포함한 누구에게나 그 욱일승천기를 사용하는 것을 허용하는 것은 그 희생자들과 우리들을 상처입히는 것입니다. 이것은 또한 당신의 이념과 모순됩니다.
나는 일본인을 포함한 모든 사람들이 올림픽, FIFA 그리고 어떠한 스포츠 경기에서도 어떠한 이유로도 그 욱일승천기, 전범기를 사용할 수 없게 할 것을 강력하게 요구합니다. 감사합니다.]

 

예시 서한 III

<FIFA, IOC, 기타 축구 협회> (다음 카페 한류열풍사랑 공정거래위원회님 작성, 일부 수정)
To whom it may concern,

In stadiums where Japanese football fans are present, you can easily see the "Rising Sun Flag" which had been used to represent theImperial Japan during the Second World War. To most Asians, especially for those of the Southeastern region, "Rising Sun Flag" carries no less meaning than as the Swastika of Germany does to many westerners. I am truly concerned that the use of the specific flag in these sports scenes is violating the international sport spirit.
If your association allows this flag to be hung continuously, you remind many Asians of the past act of Japanese aggression. Please be concerned of this issue and prohibit the use of the flag in your stadiums.

[축구 경기장에서 욱일승천기를 봤으며, 이 욱일승천기는 전범기로서 아시아의 나치기이다. 이 전범기를 계속 내건다면 많은 아시아인들이 과거 일본의 침략을 떠올리게 될 것이다.]

<FIFA, IOC, 기타 축구 협회> (출처 : http://blog.naver.com/myhappy2008?Redirect=Log&logNo=110144783521, 일부 수정)
I saw rising sun flags of Japan in the soccer game. It has been used to decrease the morale of opponent team by Japanese.
Whenever we saw it, we had to resent. I hope you to know that the rising sun flag of Japan means Japan's imperialism. It symbolizes Japan's colonial rule.
I think maybe you don't know that Japan colonized Korea and many other countries and did many massacres. It reminds us sufferings of our ancestors who had to go through Japan's colonial rule in the past.
It hurts our ethnic soul. I think it's very similar to the Nazi's flag of Hitler regardinig meaning or representation. It's a war criminal flag like the Nazi's flag of Hitler. I strongly request that everyone including Japanese shouldn't use the rising sun flag, the war criminal flag in the Olympics, FIFA and any sports games by any reason. 

Please refer to the links below for further information on rising sun flag.

http://english.anti-risingsunflag.net/ 

http://risingsunflag.raonnet.com/images/crime/bad1.jpg
http://risingsunflag.raonnet.com/images/crime/bad17.jpg
http://risingsunflag.raonnet.com/images/crime/bad5.jpg
http://risingsunflag.raonnet.com/images/crime/bad6.jpg

Thank you

[나는 축구 경기에서 일본의 욱일승천기들을 보았습니다. 그것은 일본의 상대팀의 사기를 저하시키는 데에 사용되어 왔습니다. 우리가 그것을 볼 때마다, 우리는 분개하지 않을 수 없었습니다. 나는 당신들이 그 일본의 욱일승천기가 일본의 제국주의를 의미한다는 것을 알아주길 바랍니다.  그것은 일본의 식민지배를 상징합니다. 나는 아마 당신들이 일본이 한국을 식민지화했고 많은 대학살을 하였다는 것을 모르고 있다고 생각합니다. 그것은 과거 일본의 식민지배를 겪어야만 했던 우리 선조들의 고통을 떠올리게합니다. 그것은 우리의 민족적 정서를 상처입히는 것입니다. 나는 그것(일본의 욱일승천기)이 히틀러의 나치 깃발과 의미와 상징에 있어서 매우 비슷하다고 생각합니다. 그것은 히틀러의 나치 깃발과 같은 전범기입니다. 나는 일본인을 포함한 모든 사람들이 올림픽, FIFA 그리고 어떠한 스포츠 경기에서도 어떠한 이유로도 그 욱일승천기, 전범기를 사용할 수 없게 할 것을 강력하게 요구합니다. 감사합니다.]

<FIFA> (Noa님 작성)
Dear FIFA congress

I myself am a big fan of soccer. I love watching the games, but I was recently very disturbed seeing Japanese fans swinging the "Rising Sun Flag" while cheering for their team. I am aware that not so many Westerners are informed of what this flag stands for. I assume that many even just think of it as another version of the original japanese flag.
However, that is not so. The "Rising Sun flag" is a very specific symbol representing the Japanese Imperialism. It was used as the war flag for the Imperial Japanese Army and the ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy until the end of World War II It is an offensive emblem for people of East Asian countries that suffered decades of Japanese colonial occupation. To most Asians, especially for those of the Southeastern region, "Rising Sun Flag" carries no less meaning than as the Swastika of Germany does to many westerners. I am truly concerned that the use of this specific flag in your games is violating the international sports spirit as well as the purpose of what FIFA stands for. 

Please take action to prohibit the use of this flag and stop the Japanese fans from bringing up and boasting their ugly past in front of millions of other soccer fans.

[축구팬으로서 최근에 일본 축구팬들이 전범기를 흔드는 것을 보았다. 욱일승천기의 의미에 대해서 많은 서양인들은 잘 모르고 있지만 이것은 일본 제국주의의 상징이며, 이 기를 흔드는 것은 FIFA의 이념에 반하는 것이다. 그렇기에 FIFA에서 전범기의 사용을 금지하는 행동을 취해주길 바란다.]

<체조 협회> (아쿠마님 수정)
Dear Federation Internationale de Gymnastique,

At the 2012 London Olympics, it came to my attention that a symbol of political and racial backgrounds was used in uniforms of Japan's national team. The design clearly incorporated Japan's rising sun flag, which is the flag that has been the symbol of Japan's imperialism and WWII era racism. The sight of the symbol is, to us Asians, as painful as the sight of Nazi swastika is to people of Jewish descent. 

The gold medalist Kohei Uchimura of Japan announced that the uniform will be donated. For the young athlete, the uniform may carry a great sense of pride and achievement. However, to many Asian fans, the design of the uniform is simply saddening and humiliating.
Please consider the political neutrality of the sport and take this issue seriously so that the symbol of such hatred will not be acceptable in the future.

Sincerely,
(이름)

[국제체조연맹, 2012 런던올림픽 때, 일본대표팀 유니폼에 정치적이고 인종주의적 심볼이 있는 것을 확인했습니다. 유니폼의 디자인은 욱일승천기를 가지고 있었는데, 그것은 일본의 제국주의와 과거 인종주의의 상징으로 사용되는 것이었습니다. 우리 아시아인들에게 그 심볼은 유태인들이 나치의 하켄크로이츠를 보는 것과 비슷하게 다가옵니다. 일본의 금메달리스트 우치무라 고헤이가 그의 유니폼을 기증한다고 발표했습니다. 젊은 선수에게 그 유니폼은 성치감과 자부심을 나타낼지 모릅니다. 하지만 많은 아시아 팬들에게있어서 유니폼의 디자인은 슬프고 수치스러운 것입니다. 스포츠의 정치적 중립성을 다시한번 확인해 주시고, 그러한 혐오적 메세지가 닮긴 심볼이 미래에 다시 사용되지 않도록 심각하게 고려해 주십시오. XXX 올림]

<FIFA, IOC, 기타 운동 협회> (아쿠마님 수정)
Dear (협회명),

Hello, my name is (이름). And I am a long time fan of the sport of (운동명).

It was brought to my attention on (날짜) of (월) at (운동경기이름, 예시: the Men's final) that the supporters of Japanese team was waving rising-sun flags. As we all know, political banners of any sort should not belong in a sport match. Rising-sun flag, apart from being a politically-motivated banner from the beginning, has been a symbol of Japanese imperialism, and still is the symbol of Japanese military. As a political banner that carries a similar threat to humanity as Nazi swastika and taints any political neutrality of international sport match, I feel I concerned at seeing such banner at a sporting event. The sight of the flag is as painful to Asian fans as swastika is to people of Jewish descent. Please take this matter seriously to bring political neutrality and help Asian fans enjoy the sport without any politically-motivated scenes.

Sincerely,
(이름)

[XXX 협회, 안녕하세요, 저는 XXX이고 (xx)종목의 오랜 팬입니다. X월, X일, XX 경기 도중, 일본서포터즈가 응원의 일환으로 욱일기를 흔든 사건이 있었습니다. 우리 모두 알고 있듯이, 스포츠 매치에는 어떠한 정치적 광고도 허용되어서는 안됩니다. 욱일승천기는 태생부터 정치적인 깃발이었을 뿐 아니라, 과거에는 일본의 제국주의를 상징했고, 현재에도 일본의 군대가 공식적으로 사용하고 있는 깃발입니다. 저는 나치의 하켄크로이 와 같이 인류에게 심각한 위협을 가하고, 국제스포츠시합의 정치적 중립성을 훼손시키는 욱일승천기가 스포츠 이벤트에 사용되는 것에 우려하고 있습니다. 욱일승천기가 아시아인들에게 가지는 의미는 유태인의 자녀들이 하켄크로이츠를 대하는 느낌과 같을것입니다. 이 현안을 심각하게 재고해 주셔서, 정치적 중립성을 지키고, 아시아 팬들이 정치적 장면없는 스포츠 경기를 즐길 수 있도록 도와주시기 바랍니다. XXX 올림]

 

예시 서한 IV

<쇼핑몰> (아쿠마님 수정)
Dear (회사명)

Hello. On recent visit to your online catalog, I came across one of your merchandises (괄호 안에 제품번호나 제품명 표기) with rising sun flag clearly printed. Rising-sun flag is a symbol of racism and Japanese imperialism that carries a similar value as Nazi's swastika does. I'm very concerned at your company selling a merchandise with such clear hate message. Please remove the item from your merchandise so that billions of Asians will gain confidence and trust in your company in the future visit.

Please refer to the links below for further information on rising sun flag.

http://english.anti-risingsunflag.net/

http://risingsunflag.raonnet.com/images/crime/bad1.jpg
http://risingsunflag.raonnet.com/images/crime/bad17.jpg
http://risingsunflag.raonnet.com/images/crime/bad5.jpg
http://risingsunflag.raonnet.com/images/crime/bad6.jpg

Thank you

[XXX사, 안녕하세요, 최근 당신들 온라인 쇼핑몰을 갔다가 XXXX번/혹은XXXX 상품에 욱일승천기가 프린트 되있는것을 확인했습니다. 욱일승천기는 나치의 하켄크로이츠가 가지는 의미와 비슷한 인종주의적, 일본의 제국주의적 이데올로기의 심볼입니다. 그러한 혐오적 메세지를 닮고 있는 물건을 팔고있다는 사실에 우려를 표합니다. 수십억의 아시아인들이 당신들 회사제품에 자신과 믿음을 가질 수 있도록, 해당상품을 내려주시기 바랍니다. 욱일승천기에 대해 더 알고 싶으시다면 아래의 링크를 확인하십시오. 감사합니다.]

 

예시서한 V

<언론사 상대> (아쿠마님 작성)

Dear Sir or Madame,
Hello. My name is (본명, 이름/성), a South Korean, a long-time subscriber, and an avid reader of (매체이름, 예: CNN.com, BBC.com 등). It is with great interest and trust that I read your articles and I am grateful for always  bringing about the best of what a true media should bring to the society.

As you may already know, there has recently been an incident between UFC fighters Georges St-Pierre and Chan-Sung Jung where the latter has requested the champion from Canada to consider the offensive nature behind the rising-sun symbol printed on his gi-uniform and urged to never wear such hateful symbol again.

I am mostly certain that there was no ill intention behind the current champion in wearing his rising-sun symbol printed gi-uniform and he, like many other Westerners, was simply unaware of the nature of this offensive and controversial symbol. In fact, I am proud and grateful by the manners that the current champion and the maker of the uniform handled the concern: with humility, honor and respect.

This small incident between two great men have brought my attention to inform (매체이름, 예: BBC), one of the leading news agencies around the world, of the symbol with little controversy in the West but with much offense to the countries in East Asia.

Although little concern is given to Japan's rising-sun flag and its depictions in the West, the flag and its derivatives are often seen in East and Southeast Asia as a symbol of wartime crimes against humanity and a mockery to international effort to peace and prosperity. The flag is akin to what Hakenkreuzflagge (or Swastika in English-speaking regions) is to Europe and Jews, and what Rebel flag (or flag of the confederacy) is to the US and African Americans. 

The flag not only is an offense and humiliation to the survivors and descendants of Japan's past wartime atrocities, but also to the conscious minds of modern day Japan and to everyone in today's global society that seek the peace and human rights. However, I have seen too many symbols being imprinted or being waved either by the unaware or the uncaring: they simply think it is a traditional Japanese design.

In the past few years, the international community has recognized the victims of sexual slavery during the wartime, better known as comfort women. Governments of different levels have passed resolutions or have erected monuments in memory of  the victims. Such decisions are pinnacles of human consciousness and respect, as they are not to sanction or belittle Japan or Japanese people, but to commemorate the victims and to make sure that no such crimes against humanity would ever happen again. 

Thus I am writing this to you today, since I felt that the symbol of such hatred and cruelty is being ignored in much of the West. And it usually is the conscious media that brings out people's awareness and governments' response.

As one of the leading news agencies with so much influence on an international level, I am more than certain that (매체이름, 예: Associated Press) will participate in enlightening the world. As the Nazi flag, and as the Rebel flag, the rising-sun flag and its design is still what must be viewed with caution and awareness. 

If you'd like to know more on the history and the offensive nature of the rising-sun flag, please never hesitate to write me back. You can also follow the links below.

Sincerely with respect,
(본명 이름/성) 

More information:
http://maywespeak.ning.com/profiles/blogs/symbolism-of-the-rising-sun-flag
http://english.anti-risingsunflag.net/
(기타 영문 자료사이트 첨부 요망)

<기자 개인 상대> (아쿠마님 작성)

Dear Mr./Ms. (이름, 중간이름, 성, 예: Mr. John A. Blaise 등), (Mrs. 는 기분 나빠할 수 있으니 쓰지 말 것) 

Hello. My name is (본명, 이름/성), a South Korean, a long-time subscriber, and an avid reader of (소속 매체이름, 예: CNN.com, BBC.com 등). It is with great interest and trust that I read your articles and I am grateful for always  bringing about the best of what a true journalism should bring to the society.

Your article about (기자가 쓴 비교적 오래되지않은 기사의 주제, 예: comfort women memorial monument in New Jersey 혹은 unpunished war crimes 같은 부류) was both a great read and a thoughtful analysis of humanity and our consciousness. For that I'd like to personally thank and congratulate you.

I understand that you may be curious to why I am writing this not-so-short a letter. But please bare with me. This will be of an interest and a great read to you.

As you may already know, there has recently been an incident between UFC fighters Georges St-Pierre and Chan-Sung Jung where the latter has requested the champion from Canada to consider the offensive nature behind the rising-sun symbol printed on his gi-uniform and urged to never wear such hateful symbol again.

I am mostly certain that there was no ill intention behind the current champion in wearing his rising-sun symbol printed gi-uniform and he, like many other Westerners, was simply unaware of the nature of this offensive and controversial symbol. In fact, I am proud and grateful by the manners that the current champion and the maker of the uniform handled the concern: with humility, honor and respect.

This small incident between two great men have brought my attention to inform (매체이름, 예: BBC), one of the leading news agencies around the world, of the symbol with little controversy in the West but with much offense to the countries in East Asia.

Although little concern is given to Japan's rising-sun flag and its depictions in the West, the flag and its derivatives are often seen in East and Southeast Asia as a symbol of wartime crimes against humanity and a mockery to international effort to peace and prosperity. The flag is akin to what Hakenkreuzflagge (or Swastika in English-speaking regions) is to Europe and Jews, and what Rebel flag (or flag of the confederacy) is to the US and African Americans.

The flag not only is an offense and humiliation to the survivors and descendants of Japan's past wartime atrocities, but also to the conscious minds of modern day Japan and to everyone in today's global society that seek the peace and human rights. However, I have seen too many symbols being imprinted or being waved either by the unaware or the uncaring: they simply think it is a traditional Japanese design.

In the past few years, the international community has recognized the victims of sexual slavery during the wartime, better known as comfort women. Governments of different levels have passed resolutions or have erected monuments in memory of  the victims. Such decisions are pinnacles of human consciousness and respect, as they are not to sanction or belittle Japan or Japanese people, but to commemorate the victims and to make sure that no such crimes against humanity would ever happen again. 

Thus I am writing this to you today, since I felt that the symbol of such hatred and cruelty is being ignored in much of the West. And it usually is the conscious journalist as yourself that brings out people's awareness and governments' response.

So why don't you participate in enlightening the world? As the Nazi flag, and as the Rebel flag, the rising-sun flag and its design are still what must be viewed with caution and awareness, not as a cultural icon.

If you'd like to know more on the history and the offensive nature of the rising-sun flag, please never hesitate to write me back. You can also follow the links below.

Sincerely with respect,
(본명 이름/성)

More information:
http://maywespeak.ning.com/profiles/blogs/symbolism-of-the-rising-sun-flag
http://english.anti-risingsunflag.net/
(기타 영문 자료사이트 첨부 요망)

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