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Korea-Japan Civic Alliance Urges Efforts to Settle Bilateral History Issues

Korea-Japan Civic Alliance Urges Efforts to Settle Bilateral History Issues

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — An alliance of South Korean and Japanese civic and religious groups called on both countries Wednesday to resolve bilateral history issues ahead of the 75th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule. They urged Tokyo to implement the South Korean Supreme Court’s compensation ruling for wartime Korean forced [...]

Draft of Old Korean Independence Declaration to Be Unveiled

Draft of Old Korean Independence Declaration to Be Unveiled

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A draft of Korea’s first independence declaration, written during Japanese colonial rule in the early 20th century, will be made public for the first time later this week, Seoul city government said Thursday.  “The handwritten draft of the Korea Independence Declaration, made by Korean independence fighter Cho So-ang, will [...]

Court Approves Seizure of Japanese Steelmaker’s Assets over Forced Labor Ruling

Court Approves Seizure of Japanese Steelmaker’s Assets over Forced Labor Ruling

POHANG, South Korea/Tokyo, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court said Tuesday that it has approved a request by South Korean plaintiffs to seize Korean assets of Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. over Tokyo’s wartime forced labor. The move came as the firm has refused to follow an order by South [...]

PTSD Levels High in Comfort Women

PTSD Levels High in Comfort Women

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — New research shows that Korean comfort women, victims of Japanese colonial rule, are still suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder 70 years after their ordeal. Professor So-young Irene Lee of Soonchunhyang University Hospital, who led a team of researchers, revealed the results of the study in the April edition of [...]