Following the Rising Sun Banner, Korean University Professors Call for a Ban on “Kamikaze T-Shirts” Japan’s World Cup Support “Do you support Kamikaze?” Local Report: J-CAST News[Testo completo]

Professor Seo Kyung-duk (48) of Sungshin Women’s University in South Korea updated his Instagram on December 9, 2022, stating that Japanese fans were flagged as suicide bombers in the stadium of the World Cup (World Cup) tournament in Qatar . she had brought a shirt.

Attached to Instagram is a photo of a person holding the shirt and a fan with his face painted blue and wearing a hachimaki with the word kamikaze written on it. The date, location and person of the shooting have not been identified, but according to Professor Seo, he received information from a person who was watching the match against Japan at the World Cup in Qatar.


  • Qatar World Cup supporter of the Japanese national team (Photo: MEXSPORT/AFLO)

  • From Professor Seo Kyung-duk's Instagram (seokyoungduk) (partially edited)

    From Professor Seo Kyung-duk’s Instagram (seokyoungduk) (partially edited)

  • Qatar World Cup supporter of the Japanese national team (Photo: MEXSPORT/AFLO)
  • From Professor Seo Kyung-duk's Instagram (seokyoungduk) (partially edited)

“This happened because I didn’t get the proper historical education.”

At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Japanese cheerleaders wore kamikaze headbands and cheered, Professor Seo said. With education, this kind of kamikaze cheering would never have happened.”

He also announced that he would inform FIFA about this incident and call for a ban on cheering wearing kamikaze shirts and armbands in the future and football scheduled for 2024. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will be advised to ban the ” cheering Kamikaze” at the Asian Cup.

Professor Seo pointed out on social media that Japanese fans carried the Rising Sun flag into the stadium during the second group stage match between Japan and Costa Rica on Nov. 27. The Rising Sun flag hanging in the stadium was said to have been immediately removed by tournament officials.

Reportedly, “Are you supporting the Kamikaze team in the World Cup?”

According to Korean media “Hankyoreh” (web version), Professor Seo posted on Facebook, “FIFA has finally officially stopped cheering on the rising sun flag. It is very significant. Not only football fans in Asia, but fans around the world also I think it was an extremely appropriate measure to respect” he said.

Based on Professor Seo’s Instagram post, South Korean media OSEN (web version) published articles with titles such as “Supporting the Special Strike Forces at the World Cup? Japan’s historical education is a problem.”

The article praised Professor Seo’s past “achievements” while introducing Professor Seo’s published comments. Professor Seo briefed FIFA on the Rising Sun flag issue at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and at this year’s Qatar tournament, he unreservedly praised FIFA for playing a major role in the matter of cheering for the flag of the rising sun.

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