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NBC boots analyst over divisive Japan comment

Reuters, PYEONGCHANG, South KoreaJoshua Cooper Ramo, a commentator who offended South Koreans during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of Japan-South Korean relations, has been taken off the air, US broadcaster NBC said yesterday. “Joshua Cooper Ramo has completed his responsibilities for NBC in Pyeongchang, and will have no further role on our air,” an NBC spokesman said in an e-mail. The agency that represents Ramo did not respond to a request for comment. Japan, which colonized the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945, is the subject of mistrust and ill-feeling in South Korea. The committee did not immediately respond to the news that Ramo had been let go.

Source: Taipei Times February 12, 2018 15:56 UTC