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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 [...]

Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

JEJU, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – April 8 on the lunar calendar is Buddha’s Birthday. Converted to the solar calendar, this year’s celebration falls on May 14.  To kick-start the festivities, lantern processions celebrating Buddha’s 2560th birthday took place in multiple cities across Korea on Saturday. According to a 2014 Hankook Research study, 18.1 percent [...]