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South Korea Condemns Japanese Diplomat’s Disparaging Remarks on ‘Comfort Women’

South Korea Condemns Japanese Diplomat’s Disparaging Remarks on ‘Comfort Women’

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea Tuesday denounced the Japanese consul general based in Atlanta, the United States, for his recent remarks disparaging Korean women who were forced into sexual service for front-line Japanese soldiers during World War II. In a recent media interview, Takashi Shinozuka, the consul general of Japan in Atlanta, [...]

Seoul to Go Forward with THAAD Deployment, Foreign Minister Says

Seoul to Go Forward with THAAD Deployment, Foreign Minister Says

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will not reverse the planned deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system, its top diplomat said Monday, reiterating the government’s stance apparently aimed at easing uncertainty surrounding the agreement with the United States reached by the previous government. “As my president himself made it clear on [...]

S. Korea to Deepen Ties with Islamic World, Top Diplomat Says

S. Korea to Deepen Ties with Islamic World, Top Diplomat Says

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea under the new Moon Jae-in administration plans to intensify its relationship with Islamic countries through public diplomacy and people-to-people exchanges, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Thursday in a meeting with Muslim ambassadors. “Korea began afresh with the inauguration of a new administration last month. My new government [...]

Hyundai, SK Leaders to Accompany Moon to U.S. Next Week: Biz Lobby

Hyundai, SK Leaders to Accompany Moon to U.S. Next Week: Biz Lobby

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Leaders of South Korea’s top conglomerates including Hyundai and SK will join President Moon Jae-in on his first official visit to the United States next week, a local business lobby said Thursday. Moon is scheduled to visit Washington on Wednesday ahead of two-day summit talks with U.S. President Donald [...]

Nearly 80 % of South Koreans Approve Resumption of Inter-Korean Dialogue

Nearly 80 % of South Koreans Approve Resumption of Inter-Korean Dialogue

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 80 percent of South Koreans support a resumption of long-suspended inter-Korean dialogue, a survey by a presidential advisory panel showed Thursday, indicating strong backing for the policy line of new President Moon Jae-in. In the survey by the National Unification Advisory Council, 76.9 percent of respondents said South Korea should [...]

South Korea Condemns Japan’s Renewed Claims to Dokdo

South Korea Condemns Japan’s Renewed Claims to Dokdo

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea voiced strong protests Wednesday against Japan’s latest claims to its easternmost islets of Dokdo in an education manual. The foreign ministry also said that it called in a Japanese Embassy official to lodge its complaints with what it sees as “repeated” and “unjustified” territorial claims.”We strongly protest [...]

South Korea’s Denuclearization Attracts Japanese Media Attention

South Korea’s Denuclearization Attracts Japanese Media Attention

TOKYO, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – As the South Korean government continues its efforts to lower reliance on nuclear energy and focus on renewable energy, the Japanese media is paying attention to its neighbor’s denuclearization policy in memory of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. The headline that covered the front page of Tokyo [...]

Government Faces Challenges in Shutdown of Nuclear Power Plants

Government Faces Challenges in Shutdown of Nuclear Power Plants

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Moon administration’s efforts to mothball nuclear power plants and focus on renewable energy are being met with significant challenges. On Monday, President Moon attended an event held at Kori Nuclear Power Plant in Busan in celebration of the permanent closure of the very first nuclear power reactor in the [...]