Fans cheering in a stadium and waving a flag is a staple sight at any international sports event. But what if a flag is so offensive to some countries it sparks a whole movement to get it banned? That is what's happening with Japan's rising sun flag and the Tokyo Olympics. And the strongest criticism is from South Korea - where some politicians even compare it to the Nazi swastika. Critics say the flag is flown by fans who want to romanticise and rewrite the human rights abuses by Japanese forces.
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The uproar over a Thai singer wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a swastika isn't the first time an Asian pop star has landed in hot water for flirting with Nazi iconography. Pichayapa "Namsai" Natha, a member of the all-girl band BNK48, apologised tearfully during a concert on Saturday after photos emerged of her wearing the red-and-black top during a rehearsal the previous day. The Israeli embassy in Bangkok had expressed "shock and dismay" at the outfit, given that International Holocaust Remembrance Day fell last Sunday. A lack of education about the second world war is usually blamed when celebrities are caught wearing outfits with a Nazi theme.
How they argued in favor of it, however, was not. Though Chinese academics are often circumscribed in what they can and cannot say, they nevertheless do disagree in public. Chinese President Xi Jinping has markedly shifted the ideological center of gravity within the Communist Party. The limited tolerance China had toward dissent has all but dissipated, while ostensibly autonomous regions geographically as well as culturally , including Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, and Hong Kong, have seen their freedoms curtailed.
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