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Majority of S. Koreans Say “Unification of the Korean Peninsula is Necessary”

Majority of S. Koreans Say “Unification of the Korean Peninsula is Necessary”

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has found that 6 out of 10 South Korean adults think “unification (between the two Koreas) is necessary.” The Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University announced that 59.8 percent of respondents answered “unification is necessary” in a survey that quizzed 1,200 [...]

War-separated Families of Koreas Meet for First Time in over 6 Decades

War-separated Families of Koreas Meet for First Time in over 6 Decades

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of South and North Koreans torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean War met for the first time in over six decades in a tearful, long-dreamed-of family reunion on Monday. Eighty-nine South Koreans, mostly in their 70s and older, met about 180 long-separated family members, including [...]

‘Unification Medals’ to Fund Humanitarian Programs with North Korea

‘Unification Medals’ to Fund Humanitarian Programs with North Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – KOMSCO (the Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation) unveiled ‘Unification Medals’ Thursday ahead of the 71st Liberation Day, celebrated yearly on August 15.  The medals come in four different types: a gold medal (62.2g gold; 5.5 million won), gold-silver medal (7.5g gold, 1kg silver; 2.97 million won), silver medal [...]

S. Korea Rejects Bartering with N. Korea

S. Korea Rejects Bartering with N. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea won’t accept North Korea’s demands simply to achieve its goal of regular reunions for families separated in the 1950-53 Korean War, Seoul’s point man on Pyongyang said Thursday. Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo was referring to Pyongyang’s demand that the two sides resume a long-stalled tour program to [...]