Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
The Asahi Shimbun (Newspaper) conducted an opinion poll along with the Dong-a Ilbo of South Korea and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
There were three questions asked:
1. Do you like Japan?
China 64% responded they do NOT like Japan. South Koreans were equally strong in their feelings – 63% said they do NOT like Japan.
In China, 27% had no feeling one way or the other whereas 29% of South Koreans had no feelings one way or the other.
Both countries had 8% admit to liking Japan.
2. Is it possible to resolve historic issues?
50% of Japanese think a resolution is possible.
Surprisingly 53% of Chinese said it is possible.
Just one-third of South Koreans have hopes of a resolution.
3. What would be an effective solution?
48% of Chinese want an apology
43% of Koreans want the same.
13% of Japanese think that will do.
24% of Koreans think there should be a reconsideration of compensation.
15% of Chinese want money
8% of Japanese think money will make a difference.
Japan is for more human exchange – 29%
China is not so eager to talk – 15%
Koreans think it is meaningless to talk more – 6%
Feelings are still strong – even after all these years.
What do you think is the solution?