Reserved for Japanzai
Sun-Ken Rock Chapter 110
[Sun-Ken Rock 110 / Presented by Boichi]
(Still chasing Ken...!?)
[Latest Volume 17 and "Feed Yumin" are set to go on sale on the 26th November!!]
The Korean Gang Saga * The fight over territory
Sun-Ken Rock Level. 110
Kim Ban Phuang,
The reason we bet our lives in this fight // is it...
because you hate me?
I don't think I have done you anything wrong...
Yet you still hate me...
Is it a nationality matter?
Are our home lands // forcing us to hate each other...
and fight to the death?
Tell me, Kim Ban Phuang.
Before you told me
that you hate the home land itself. // And that a gang is a home land.
My friend Tae-Soo, which you fight with, said the same.
A home land and a gang are basically the same.
I didn't waste much thought on his words.
Because he has a twisted and sneaky personality. // To make things worse, he's even stupider than me.
But you know, when I think about you....
I feel that Tae-Soo was right.
Most people of this world are honest and kind.
They try to protect what they were taught to protect....
But why must such kind people, // who just seek the truth...
hate each other // and resort to violence?
Why must they exert violence just because their nationality is different? // Why do they have to suffer and die in the end?
Why... // are criminals protected and even honoured, just because they share the same nationality?
Did a kind person became a "devil"...
because of a couple of thugs? Or is it...
because the home land is a gang...?
Ban Phuang, // do you hate me...
because the home land really is a gang?
Did our fighting... // isolate our spirits...!?
(What divides those two is "nationality"? They are unable to cooperate?)
But the path for souls to come and go must not be blocked. // Murakami Haruki 2012 [Official quote from Murakami's critics "cheap liquor" about the chinese-japanese conflict over the Senkaku Islands]
(Sun-Ken Rock 110 / End >>>> Continued in the next Issue (on sale on the 12th November))