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Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace. South Korean artists Park Chan-kyong and Lim Min-ouk asked the Triennale secretariat to remove their work from the exhibition as a protest against [...]

Special Festival Recreates Major Intangible Korean Cultural Assets in Seoul

Special Festival Recreates Major Intangible Korean Cultural Assets in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A special festival in central Seoul will showcase the essence of some internationally recognized traditional Korean performing arts, the culture ministry said Friday. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation, will host the festival, whose title translates as “Great Inheritance [...]

Aquatics Bloopers Draw Attention at FINA World Masters Championships

Aquatics Bloopers Draw Attention at FINA World Masters Championships

GWANGJU, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — At the FINA World Masters Championships Gwangju 2019, a gathering of swimming enthusiasts, sad or funny scenes have been displayed, drawing laughter and exclamations from the audience. In particular, unexpected scenes were shown in swimming races and diving competitions, sometimes drawing exclamations and sometimes laughter. Diving is a sport [...]

Thousands of S. Koreans Gather to Call for Japan to Apologize over Wartime Forced Labor

Thousands of S. Koreans Gather to Call for Japan to Apologize over Wartime Forced Labor

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of South Koreans staged a rally in downtown Seoul on Thursday to call for Tokyo to apologize for wartime forced labor, as they marked the 74th anniversary of their country’s liberation from Japan. An estimated 2,000 people from some 10 local civic groups gathered at Seoul Plaza with [...]

South Korea Commemorates Int’l Memorial Day for ‘Comfort Women’

South Korea Commemorates Int’l Memorial Day for ‘Comfort Women’

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday commemorated International Memorial Day for Comfort Women amid rising diplomatic and trade tensions between Seoul and Tokyo. The government-led national ceremony was held at the Kim Koo Museum and Library in central Seoul, with about 300 people from all walks of life, including elderly women [...]

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The weekly protest rally demanding Japan’s apology to victims of its wartime sex slavery marked its 1,400th edition Wednesday amid an escalating diplomatic and trade row between Seoul and Tokyo. Nearly 20,000 activists, students and other citizens assembled to participate in the 27-year-old protest in front of the former [...]

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

HONG KONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean travelers expressed anxiety Tuesday as demonstrators continued their occupation of Hong Kong’s airport to protest a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Thousands of demonstrators have taken over Hong Kong International Airport since Monday, leading airlines to cancel flights and leaving travelers stranded. Check-in [...]