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Oh yes the Koreans haven't forgotten nor forgiven the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) at all. That's a multi-generational grudge that's probably got a few hundred years to go yet. Same with the Chinese and their experience of the Japanese occupation of Chinese territory. Also the Koreans haven't forgotten their subjugation by various Chinese dynasties either.The Koreans don’t like the Japanese. Making conversation I once asked a Korean three star what would happen if the two Koreas reintegrated under the Southern system. He said something along the lines of “we would then have the military capacity to take on Japan”. I don’t think he was joking.