Korean fans believe that TV Asahi's decision to "postpone" BTS's appearance was a strictly political move, as now, Korea and Japan are facing political friction.
The offending shirt featured the phrase "PATRIOTISM OURHISTORY LIBERATION KOREA" repeated multiple times alongside an image of an atomic bomb explosion and another of Koreans celebrating liberation.
Japan, meanwhile, became the only nation to have experienced a nuclear attack when the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagaski killing an estimated 200,000-plus people at the end of WWII.
The seven-member boy band, who have built a huge global following since they formed in 2013, were due to appear on TV Asahi's flagship Music Station show on Friday evening. The station said in a statement it chose not to feature BTS after speaking with the record company about why BTS band member Jimin had chosen to wear the shirt.
"We apologize for conveying this unfortunate news to the fans who were looking forward to it", the agency stated.
"The T-shirt that one of the members wore made headlines and became controversial", TV Asahi explained in a statement announcing the cancelled performance.
Hundreds of thousands of people were killed instantly and many more died in the years to come as a result of radiation sickness.
The two countries have strained relations due to Japan's occupation of the Korean Peninsula in the early 20th century until the end of the Second World War.
Jimin, 23, was reportedly photographed wearing the shirt a year ago on 15 August, when Koreans mark the anniversary of the end of the Japanese occupation. Despite IZ*ONE's successful debut stage on KBS's ' Music Bank' last week, some netizens are still petitioning the girl group's promotions on the station; the government petition demanding a ban on IZ*ONE from appearing on public broadcast station programs now has approximately 30,000 signatures.
"What's so wrong about Koreans commemorating National Liberation Day?" said another Korean user on Twitter.
Tokyo reacted furiously in October after South Korea's top court ordered a Japanese steel giant to compensate victims of wartime forced labour programmes. With the Japanese government maintaining that all matters of compensation were settled through a treaty in 1965, political tension is high between the two countries.
Le moment tant redouté est arrivé: Pamela Anderson a été éliminée de la neuvième saison de " Danse avec les stars ". Exceptionnellement, l'émission était diffusée ce soir, pour laisser place aux NRJ Music Awards samedi soir.
Ma said it was Tai Kwun, not the festival, that had pulled his events. "Without them, life has no meaning", Ma wrote on Twitter. Hong Kong's immigration department has stated it does not comment on individual cases.
The supermarket has became the first major United Kingdom retailer to undertake removing palm oil from its own-brand products. Iceland will still be placing TV ads, but only 10-second clips that will highlight palm oil-free products.
Après la découverte de bactéries pouvant causer des infections, des lots de préparation infantile font l'objet d'un rappel. Le rappel fait suite à une contamination par la bactérie Cronobacter sakazakii .
He was killed in an "insider attack" by a member of the ANSF, the National Guard confirmed on Sunday. "It's bitter. His killer opened fire during a training exercise and was immediately shot afterwards.
This September, her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller , died of an accidental overdose caused by mixing drugs and alcohol. She recovered like a champ, though, laughing off the moment while continuing to sing, like it was no big deal.
Chris Ashton is among three changes made by England head coach Eddie Jones for his team to play New Zealand on Saturday.
Migrants found in refrigerated lorry in Sussex
The driver, Andrut Duma, 29, will remain in custody until he appears before Lewes Crown Court for a hearing on 26 November. A group of 15 children and six adults have been found in a refrigerated lorry in Newhaven, Sussex.
Mourinho hails ‘fantastic’ United comeback
We had an incredible escort here today - thank you to the Italian police. "Hopefully we can get all three points". At the end I didn't insult anyone, I just did the gesture that I wanted to hear them more.
Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction
Trump granted a permit for the $8 billion conduit meant to stretch from Canada to Texas just days after taking office a year ago . No immediate impact in oil markets is seen, as the pipeline isn't scheduled to come online for years regardless of the ruling.
China says PM Imran Khans visit successful
According to the Ministry's spokesperson Hua Chunying, a number of achievements were made during the visit. A team of Pakistani officials was expected to arrive here on November 9 to finalise the details.
Innocent People Killed in Mass Shooting
The highway patrolman cleared the perimeter and pulled Helus out, and waited as a SWAT team and scores more officers arrived. Bar patron Cole Knapp, 19, told Reuters he saw the gunman walk in and stop at the counter as if to pay a cover charge.