As I previously wrote , I have a problem with the way the book portrays Japanese.
Again, I am certain Koreans were discriminated, and maybe even up to this day, but still the book reads like political propaganda.
What bothers me even more is in-accuracies:
- Noa managed to run away, get married and have 4 children with a fake name. This is impossible in Japan (or any other country). Japanese registration goes by Koseki (戸籍) , a family registration. One cannot break or fake one.
- Foreign registration. I also had to go through foreign registration until I could get permanent residence.
Normal and non-discriminating. Koreans had the choice of becoming Japanese, but the characters in the book chose not to do that. Either one is Korean (with Korean passport) or Japanese. No way in between and again, not discriminating.
Will finish reading this book, but can’t recommend it.