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S. Korea Commemorates 10th Year of Ex-President Kim Dae-jung’s Death

S. Korea Commemorates 10th Year of Ex-President Kim Dae-jung’s Death

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Sunday commemorated the death of former liberal President Kim Dae-jung 10 years ago, as the nation remembers his dedication to democracy and efforts to improve ties with North Korea and Japan. Political leaders, government officials and other citizens, including National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang and Prime [...]

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SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace.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 [...]

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 [...]

Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a recent survey, male and female smokers differ in their preferences for designated smoking areas. It turns out that men usually smoke outside, while women tend to prefer smoking inside. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a national survey of 3,200 smokers. Based on [...]