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N. Korean Media Call for Japan’s Apology, Compensation for Past Wrongdoings

N. Korean Media Call for Japan’s Apology, Compensation for Past Wrongdoings

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) –North Korean media on Wednesday renewed calls for Japan’s apology and compensation for the island country’s colonial-era misdeeds. The Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, made the calls amid growing talk of a possible summit between Pyongyang and Tokyo aimed at improving bilateral relations. “Our people [...]

Moon Chung-in: “Kim Jong-un’s Decision to Visit Seoul Was His Alone”

Moon Chung-in: “Kim Jong-un’s Decision to Visit Seoul Was His Alone”

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Moon Chung-in, the Special Advisor to South Korean President Moon Jae-in for Foreign Affairs and National Security, said yesterday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s promise to visit Seoul was a single-handed decision made by Kim. Speaking at a briefing held at the press center at Pyongyang’s Koryo Hotel, [...]

Ri Sol-Ju: “Pyongyang Naengmyeon More Famous After Previous Summit”

Ri Sol-Ju: “Pyongyang Naengmyeon More Famous After Previous Summit”

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Pyongyang naengmyeon, a popular cold noodle dish, once again shared the spotlight during the inter-Korean summit currently taking place in Pyongyang. The dish garnered significant media attention at the previous summit at Panmunjom in April, when North Korean officials brought a noodle making machine with them. Yesterday, President Moon [...]

6 in 10 S. Koreans Support Cooperation with N. Korea Before Denuclearization: Poll

6 in 10 S. Koreans Support Cooperation with N. Korea Before Denuclearization: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Six in 10 South Korean adults consent to expanding inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation prior to the denuclearization of North Korea, a poll showed Thursday. The survey was conducted on 501 adults nationwide by Seoul-based pollster Realmeter soon after President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced their [...]

S. Koreans Pin Hopes for Peace Breakthrough on 3rd Moon-Kim Summit

S. Koreans Pin Hopes for Peace Breakthrough on 3rd Moon-Kim Summit

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean citizens hailed President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang on Tuesday, pinning hopes for progress in nuclear talks and inter-Korean reconciliation on the planned summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Many citizens were glued to a television in the waiting area of Seoul Station at [...]

Pyongyang Visit Has Many Speculating on Samsung’s Future Relationship with Gov’t

Pyongyang Visit Has Many Speculating on Samsung’s Future Relationship with Gov’t

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Jae-yong, the Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, was one of the top corporate leaders to be included on the list of people invited to the inter-Korean summit to be held in Pyongyang. On a list released by the Blue House yesterday, the nation’s leading business leaders including Chey [...]

S. Korea’s Moon Set for Historic Summit with N. Korean Leader Kim

S. Korea’s Moon Set for Historic Summit with N. Korean Leader Kim

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to embark on a trip to North Korea this week for his third and possibly most crucial meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Moon will head for Pyongyang on Tuesday, using a direct flight across the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border. The inter-Korean [...]

Updated Inter-Korean Summit Webpage Heightens Expectations

Updated Inter-Korean Summit Webpage Heightens Expectations

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Blue House announced on September 14 it had launched a new edition of the Inter-Korean Summit webpage (www.koreasummit.kr) to deliver news of the upcoming talks scheduled for September 18. Based on the online platform that was used for the first Inter-Korean Summit on April 27, the Blue House [...]