Korean “Tsunami” Offices Outrage Japanese



A new Seoul municipal office in the likeness of a “big wave” poised to crash down on the old Japanese colonial era city offices has provoked plenty of controversy in Japan, being condemned as “the ultimate expression of Korean tastelessness” and “a deliberate insult to tsunami victims.”



The former offices, now a public library, are a separate building but the juxtaposition of the two was apparently engineered for the purposes of political symbolism – although amongst Japanese there is a strong suspicion a rather more spiteful motive underpins the design:


“Koreans are geniuses when it comes to picking fights.”

“This country is nuts…”

“Quite funny really.”

“The design is pretty disturbing really, completely unsettling to see a building apparently poised to destroy another.”

“The design isn’t too bad, but the concept is utterly abominable.”

“How can anyone be expected to get along with a country which does stuff like this?”

“As expected of Korea.”

“The mass media can be relied on to completely ignore this stuff in favour of some awful Korean drama or music.”

“You’d think they’d get rid of the old one if they find it so offensive.”

“Reminds me of the ‘twin towers’ apartments they built…”


“Pretty sick…”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:37 07/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    With this, korea has overtaken china in the " most tasteless" category.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:53 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, the price still goes to Ishihara...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hating on Korea and China proves your genuine weaboo patriotism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Building a wave building to say fuck you to another country is pretty hc hate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^what happened in your head, should stay in your head

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:41 07/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)


    ^ Didn't you Murricans cry in outrage as well when this building was built?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Outrage? No. Incredulity? Sure.

    I mean have you looked at the thing? It's like an elementary school art project made real.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 07/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ anon 12:41 7/11/2013 Nope, I didn't, cuz I don't care, about a stupid building in a country i'm not living in. And the designer said it was supposed to be cloud not an explosion, either way it's ugly. Some may have cared, but in no way I believe they made that as a gesture, but I would believe that building is a tsunami, from the 4.5 years I spent in Korea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:41 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 12:41 asked for 'Murricans. You're not 'Murrican? Shut up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:23 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i guess thats why china still exists... shut up.. i cant concentrate on my meditation about sexualized underage gurls

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    For crying out loud, they started construction on this building two years before the tsunami in Japan. What would you expect them to do? Demolish it and start over? Really, people need to stop reading into this sort of stuff. The apartment building was meant to look like clouds, and the city hall was designed to stay cooler then outside even without the A/C turned on. Six degrees celsius to be exact. That is a marvel in itself. Maybe Tokyo architects should be taking notes instead of complaining. I hear it gets pretty hot there in the summer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 11/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol wut.

    Like we give a fuck/

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    Comment by Sup Tards
    11:25 07/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Most offensive thing about this building is that it's ugly as fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 07/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    What I'm surprised is that they still haven't destroyed those Japanese Colonial Era offices. They have so much money and still can't demolish that building and put up new ones but they chose to leave a reminder of their vulnerability out there for decades lol. It's like having a statue of hitler in the middle of Israel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Taiwan is much worse. Taipei is filled with tons of japanese colonial buildings. And not only that but Taiwanese even seem to be kinda grateful to Japan having improved their infrastructure, in contrast to Korea who are still resentful to this day (but also because Japan refuses to accept they did lots of atrocities with their colonies)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:23 12/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No shit people would be greatful if a foreign force actually helped the country. Instead of y'know; rape, pillage, bayonetting babies, commit human experimentation, have death marches and have polititicians that are voted in by it's nation flipping the bird onto victimised countries about it's war crimes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:40 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lemme point that out for you:

    "And not only that but Taiwanese even seem to be kind of grateful to Japan having improved their infrastructure..."

    Quote goes on but you literally said the ONE thing everyone here everyone knows.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I wonder if that building's unique shape will cause a noticeable heating issue when the reflective windows catch the sun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:00 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So... This is a Korean building, IN Korea, but it used to be Japanese? Wow, Japanese people can really read their racism into anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 07/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is it just me or does the comments seem more butthurt/troll than usual?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 20:30:

    Yup, butthurt/troll comments > average.

    Japan, just give up the whiny-bitch thing. It really is /NOT/ all about you.

    I think the building looks interesting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok Japan, time to get over yourself and stop playing the victim.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What victim card? Even if there aren't the victims, to design and approve of such building is so bitter and tasteless it really makes everyone question the moral of korea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What moral? There are no morals....

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:29 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, morality as in Korean still hate Japanese because of something occur 5 decades ago, when most of the victim/abuser already dead.

    Which is idiotic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:44 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not it doesn't, it makes everyone questions why you stupid japs bitch so much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are Nips such whiny bitches?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:21 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Japan-Korea-China "Cold War" has to be one of the daftest ever. All three parties claim offence to virtually anything petty, while actual acts of aggression (or implicit threats) are ignored.

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    Comment by Ken
    00:41 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have to admit it's pretty clever...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:32 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, to be honest, that looks like a visually amazing building

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 07/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    seriously whats your problem?!
    do you have to make a fuss over every fucking thing on shitty disputes over two countries already on fire?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Easily provoked people are easily provoked...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:29 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So why provoking in first place?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    just bcause i suppose?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    For teh lulz.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So many racist dumb asses, on here it's either hate use/japan or hate korea/china or hate hate hate...but it's all hate. FUCK you and your HATE. HOPE YOU ALL GET EBOLA and that building comes crashing down on all you haters! but on a serious note, <3 that building.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:33 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tsunami victims or not, that's really ugly design. Reminds me of some cheap plastic for holding office papers.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    08:40 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Insult aside it is a pretty nice design, very natural form.

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    Comment by MidnightTide
    09:08 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Korea, perhaps we should just tell you to deal with Kim by yourself then?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 13/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    An empty self-righteous threat, Kim is crazy his South Korea obsession just keeps him from focusing elsewhere, other nations are against North Korea for their own good not for South Korea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:35 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    dat sum serious pro level trolling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone's assuming the construction of the building began with the sole purpose to antagonize...

    Do we know when the go ahead for the dev of this building was given? Who designed it? years of planning? Otherwise the idea it's a tsunami replica taking out a bunch of yellow people is just hogwash. funny, but baseless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was standing in this building in December of last year, so no, I don't think they would have time to put it up just to antagonize the Japanese. It's actually quite a nice building inside. Everyone is acting like this is a new building, but it's been around for a while now. The only thing new here is the butthurt. hilarious.

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    Comment by cpc65
    08:06 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn. I had drawn up blueprints for a building shaped like Gamera about to smash another building.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Koreans are geniuses when it comes to picking fights.”<--- Real or trolling?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, I thought it looked creative but it really stands out amongst all those concrete buildings.

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    Comment by Gradius
    07:55 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Btw, no1 can deny Fukushima is the End of Japan, sooner it will be the entire Ocean as well, and finally the whole Earth.

    And yes, those are no question/doubt about it. 3 nuclear explosion from 3 reactors, ALL them pumped PLUTONIUM to the open air miles/km away, is a total apocalypse.

    Blame the fucking incompetent governments and yakuza for it besides Tepco. RIP JAPAN! RIP ANIME (damn).

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Congratulations on going full retard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless somebody points out the "symbolism", It's just another building. People are thinking too hard on this one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 12/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's no different than when niggas cry racist over menial trivial things with little to no concrete evidence of.

    Source: Black man

    In this case it's just the Japanese trying to play victim for the sake of playing victim. Nothing new really coming from Japan.

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