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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 [...]

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

HONG KONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean travelers expressed anxiety Tuesday as demonstrators continued their occupation of Hong Kong’s airport to protest a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Thousands of demonstrators have taken over Hong Kong International Airport since Monday, leading airlines to cancel flights and leaving travelers stranded. Check-in [...]

Students Hold Anti-Abe Protest, Demand Seoul’s Withdrawal from Intel-sharing Pact with Tokyo

Students Hold Anti-Abe Protest, Demand Seoul’s Withdrawal from Intel-sharing Pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of protesters, including teenage students, held a protest in Seoul on Saturday criticizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an “economic war” against South Korea and calling for Seoul’s withdrawal from a military information-sharing pact with Japan. Despite sweltering heat, the demonstrators gathered in front of the Japanese [...]

Protesters Hold Anti-Abe Vigil in Central Seoul

Protesters Hold Anti-Abe Vigil in Central Seoul

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of protesters held a candlelight vigil in central Seoul on Saturday denouncing Japan for imposing export restrictions on South Korea and demanding an apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. About 5,000 activists representing 596 civic groups and citizens held candles in the northern part of the Gwanghwamun Square [...]

Parcel Workers Call on Gov’t to Enact Legislation on Delivery Service

Parcel Workers Call on Gov’t to Enact Legislation on Delivery Service

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Parcel delivery service workers staged a protest calling on the South Korean government to ensure the basic rights of delivery workers exposed to various legal loopholes. Groups of parcel delivery service workers’ unions held a demonstration near the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Monday calling on the government [...]

Grand March for Nuclear Phase-out Begins Despite Strong Support for Nuclear Energy

Grand March for Nuclear Phase-out Begins Despite Strong Support for Nuclear Energy

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The ‘Grand March for Nuclear Phase-out’ began in Busan on Saturday. The Busan Citizens’ Alliance for Nuclear Phase-out, Ulsan Citizens’ Common Action for Nuclear Phase-out, and the Grand March for Nuclear Phase-out held a press conference on Saturday morning in front of the Kori Nuclear Power Plant before setting [...]

Association of Private Preschools Scraps Strike amid Parents’ Outcry

Association of Private Preschools Scraps Strike amid Parents’ Outcry

SEOUL/YONGIN, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid public outcry and government counteraction, the association of private preschools on Monday scrapped a nationwide strike that it staged to protest the government’s plan to scrutinize private kindergartens’ use of state subsidies. Hundreds of private preschools affiliated with the Korea Kindergarten Association (KKA) postponed the start of the [...]