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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 [...]

Civic Groups Vow to Erect Statue in Honor of Forced Labor Victims Near Japanese Consulate

Civic Groups Vow to Erect Statue in Honor of Forced Labor Victims Near Japanese Consulate

BUSAN, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A coalition of South Korean civic groups on Thursday reaffirmed its pledge to erect a statue in front of the Japanese Consulate in South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan next year to commemorate Korean who suffered forced labor under Japan’s colonial rule. Members of the coalition, including the Busan [...]

Pushkin Monument in Central Seoul Serving as Symbol of Korea-Russia Ties

Pushkin Monument in Central Seoul Serving as Symbol of Korea-Russia Ties

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A monument of one of Russia’s most beloved poets, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, was erected in front of Lotte Hotel Seoul in November 2013, an initiative of Korea-Russia Dialogue, a non-government group promoting binational exchanges.  The site was offered by Lotte, which had been running multiple businesses in Russia since [...]

Exporting Giant Statues a Lucrative Venture for North Korea

Exporting Giant Statues a Lucrative Venture for North Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions this week on North Korea, putting a stricter cap on the country’s exports of coal as well as copper, nickel, silver, and zinc. Interestingly, the sanctions also include exports of statues, apparently one of the key sources of income for North Korea, [...]

Statue of Goethe Erected in Seoul

Statue of Goethe Erected in Seoul

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Corporation erected a statue of German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Tuesday in the open park behind Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in South Korea.  The 5.15-meter statue is a duplicate of sculptor Fritz Schaper’s Goethe Monument (1880) in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park, and will be available for [...]