RPG Site: Recently there was an outfit (Taisho Roman Attire)
released to both the Chinese and Global Servers that Korean
community members have pointed out as being reminiscent of clothing
worn during the Japanese occupation of South Korea, which resulted
in an online petition being posted on Change.org from various users
requesting Square Enix remove the outfit out of sensitivity to
wartime events. Is there any comment you would like to make
Yoshida: I would like to explain it bit by bit, so everything can be explained completely. The concept of this outfit came from the Korean and Chinese publishers, they gave the development team in Japan the suggestion to create this outfit, the request came from them. Regardless of the historical background, they requested this specific design. The team in Japan already understood that this would be quite contentious and that there would be people voicing their concerns because this is quite sensitive. We do know that there is a historical background attached to this, and we tried to mitigate, to not evoke the history of what happened before. This is why we tried to give it a neutral name that wouldn't evoke a negative historical understanding to protect the community.
RPG SITE:다이쇼 로망 옷가지고 한국에서불탓는데 어캐생각하심?
요시다:그거 중국이랑 한국에서 먼저 만들어 달라고 했어요 역사적으로 민감한 사안이라 일부러 그쪽느낌 뺄렷는데 오히려 살려달라는 요청이 있엇습니다