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Local Governments Face Criticism for US Military Base Welcome Events

Local Governments Face Criticism for US Military Base Welcome Events

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of municipal governments in South Korea are facing criticism from civic groups for planning to hold farewell and welcome events for the U.S. armed forces stationed locally, amid plans to reshuffle the locations of American military bases in the country. A Cheonan-based community organization issued a statement [...]

Latest Comfort Women Statue in U.S. to Go Forward Despite Japanese Opposition

Latest Comfort Women Statue in U.S. to Go Forward Despite Japanese Opposition

GEORGIA, AMERICA Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite strong Japanese opposition, with one senior Atlanta-based Japanese diplomat implying the victims of Japan’s wartime sex slavery were ‘paid prostitutes’, the latest statue in memory of the so-called comfort women is set to be unveiled Friday in the city of Brookhaven, Georgia. It’s the third statue to [...]

IOC President Calls Joint Korean Team at PyeongChang ‘In Spirit of Olympism’

IOC President Calls Joint Korean Team at PyeongChang ‘In Spirit of Olympism’

INCHEON, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Thursday expressed his support for a South Korean proposal for a unified Korean delegation to next year’s Winter Olympics here, saying the idea is “in the spirit of the Olympism.” Bach arrived in South Korea to attend Friday’s closing ceremony of [...]

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 [...]