Controversial Rising Sun Flag Pedicabs Spotted in Central Park – The Korea Bizwire

Pedicabs adorned with the Rising Sun flag, a symbol linked to Japanese militarism, have been reported operating in Central Park, New York City. Professor Seo Kyoung-duk of Sungshin Women’s University highlighted the issue on social media after receiving multiple reports. Despite sending a protest email to the Central Park office last year, the pedicabs continue to circulate, raising concerns due to their association with historical aggression and conflict, particularly among Asian tourists. Seo has escalated the issue by contacting New York City authorities to address the controversial use of the flag and its impact on visitors.

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