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S. Koreans Grow Wary of Unification

S. Koreans Grow Wary of Unification

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are less supportive of unification with North Korea than last year, a survey showed Tuesday, amid the protracted impasse in inter-Korean relations and denuclearization negotiations. According to the survey of 1,200 adults commissioned by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University, 53 [...]

Fewer S. Koreans See Need for Unification with N. Korea than 2 Years Ago

Fewer S. Koreans See Need for Unification with N. Korea than 2 Years Ago

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Koreans view the need for inter-Korean unification negatively than two years ago, while showing an increasing tendency to treat North Korea as a country to cooperate with, a survey conducted by a state-run think tank showed Wednesday. According to the 2018 survey by the Korea Institute for [...]

Seoul National University Creates New Major in Peace and Unification Studies

Seoul National University Creates New Major in Peace and Unification Studies

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University will open a new graduate major in peace and unification studies that specializes in peace, unification, and North Korean society to foster experts that can effectively address unification as well as post-unification outcomes. The university is planning to create a master’s course on peace and unification [...]

Nine in 10 Defectors Wished for Unification While Living in N. Korea: Poll

Nine in 10 Defectors Wished for Unification While Living in N. Korea: Poll

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Nine out of 10 North Korean defectors believed inter-Korean unification was very much needed when they lived in the North, according to a poll released Tuesday. The poll, based on interviews with 87 defectors, by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University, showed 90.8 percent [...]

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 [...]