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NGO Condemns Japan’s Refusal to Recognize Wartime Forced Labor in Heritage Site Report

NGO Condemns Japan’s Refusal to Recognize Wartime Forced Labor in Heritage Site Report

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean nongovernmental organization said Thursday it will begin a campaign against Japan over its latest refusal to recognize the existence of forced labor at some of its past industrial complexes listed as world heritage sites. In 2015, Japan promised to acknowledge and commemorate Korean victims of forced [...]

NGO Video Criticizes Japan for Using Rising Sun Flag at Sporting Events

NGO Video Criticizes Japan for Using Rising Sun Flag at Sporting Events

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Non-governmental organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) has produced a video to publicize the serious problem of sports fans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bearing the Rising Sun Flag. VANK, which previously posted Korean-language videos on YouTube on the November 11, added English subtitles. Furthermore, the organization also [...]

Speaker Moon Pushed for Bill to Resolve Japan’s Wartime Forced Labor Issue

Speaker Moon Pushed for Bill to Resolve Japan’s Wartime Forced Labor Issue

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s parliamentary speaker is preparing a bill to create a fund to compensate victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor with contributions by firms, governments and citizens of both nations, officials said Wednesday. The bill, pushed by National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang, is to build a 300 billion-won (US$255 [...]

S. Korea’s Chip, Display Industries Intact from Japan’s Export Curbs

S. Korea’s Chip, Display Industries Intact from Japan’s Export Curbs

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s chip and display industries, the backbone of Asia’s No. 4 economy, have remained intact since Tokyo’s export curbs against the Asian neighbor, Seoul’s trade ministry said Sunday. The country’s top four tech giants — Samsung Electronics Co., Samsung Display Co., SK hynix Inc. and LG Display Co. [...]

Seoul-Tokyo Trade Row Averts Worst Case

Seoul-Tokyo Trade Row Averts Worst Case

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Friday suspended its earlier notice to Japan regarding the expiration of a military intelligence-sharing pact with its neighbour, thereby likely providing a fresh impetus to resolve their monthslong bilateral trade dispute. While the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) was scheduled to expire at midnight [...]