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Half of S. Koreans in Favor of Renaming March 1 Movement as a ‘Revolution’: Poll

Half of S. Koreans in Favor of Renaming March 1 Movement as a ‘Revolution’: Poll

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of South Koreans are in favor of changing the status of the March 1, 1919, independence movement against Japan’s colonial rule of Korea to a revolution, a poll showed Wednesday. In the poll of 500 adults nationwide conducted by Realmeter on Tuesday, 49.4 percent said they support [...]

BTS Attracts 380,000 Spectators on Japanese Leg of World Tour

BTS Attracts 380,000 Spectators on Japanese Leg of World Tour

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — BTS drew some 380,000 spectators on the Japanese leg of the world concert tour “Love Yourself,” which hit four major Japanese cities, the band’s management agency said Monday. BTS wrapped up the “Love Yourself ~Japan Edition~” with the final stop at Fukuoka’s Yahuoku! Dome held from Feb. 16-17, according [...]

Bereaved Families Urge Mitsubishi to Honor Forced Labor Rulings in S. Korea

Bereaved Families Urge Mitsubishi to Honor Forced Labor Rulings in S. Korea

TOKYO, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Bereaved families of South Koreans who performed forced labor during World War II for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. visited the company’s head office on Friday in Tokyo to urge the company to honor recent South Korean court rulings. In November last year, South Korea’s Supreme Court upheld two rulings [...]

8 in 10 S. Koreans Do Not Trust Japan, Likeability Drops to 32 pct

8 in 10 S. Koreans Do Not Trust Japan, Likeability Drops to 32 pct

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a survey conducted by Japan Press Research Institute (JPRI), a public-interest incorporated foundation in Japan, four out of five South Koreans do not trust Japan. The JPRI released the results of its survey of 1,000 people in each of six countries including the U.S., Britain, France, China, [...]

Statue Unveiled in Seoul to Commemorate Female Independence Activists

Statue Unveiled in Seoul to Commemorate Female Independence Activists

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A statue symbolizing female independence activists who resisted Japan’s colonial rule of Korea has been installed in the heart of Seoul in commemoration of the centennial of the February 8th Independence Declaration and the March 1, 1919, Independence Movement. A Seoul-based foundation that commemorates anti-Japanese female independence activists said [...]

S. Koreans Commemorate Feb. 8 Independence Declaration in Tokyo

S. Koreans Commemorate Feb. 8 Independence Declaration in Tokyo

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans held a memorial ceremony on Thursday commemorating the 100th anniversary of the “February 8th Independence Declaration” in Japan. The Korean YMCA in Japan hosted a 100th Anniversary Ceremony of the February 8th Independence Declaration in Tokyo, in memory of those who led the independence movement of Korea 100 years ago [...]

Wave of Mourning Continues in the U.S. for Kim Bok-dong

Wave of Mourning Continues in the U.S. for Kim Bok-dong

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — San Francisco and Los Angeles recently hosted ceremonies to mourn Kim Bok-dong, a women’s rights activist and victim of Japanese sexual slavery. On Sunday, a memorial service for Kim was held in St. Mary’s Square in San Francisco, where a statue to symbolize Japanese military sexual slavery was first [...]

‘SKY Castle’ Spotlights S. Korea’s Complicated Education System

‘SKY Castle’ Spotlights S. Korea’s Complicated Education System

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “SKY Castle”, a black comedy and thriller by the cable channel JTBC, has ended on Friday with a recorded nationwide viewership ratings of 23.78 percent. It set a new record for the highest viewership ratings in South Korean cable network history. The drama has brought about deep interest in [...]