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S. Korea Lodges Protest with Japanese Embassy over Yasukuni Shrine

S. Korea Lodges Protest with Japanese Embassy over Yasukuni Shrine

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called in a Japanese Embassy minister Thursday to protest the Japanese defense minister’s visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, a controversial temple where war criminals from World War II are enshrined.  The director-general of the ministry’s Northeast Asia Affairs Bureau, Chung Byung-won, officially lodged [...]

S. Korea to Give Funds Provided by Japan to Sexually Enslaved Victims

S. Korea to Give Funds Provided by Japan to Sexually Enslaved Victims

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has decided to use Japan’s comfort women fund to financially assist Korean women sexually enslaved by Japanese troops during Japan’s colonial-rule of the Korean Peninsula decades ago, the foreign ministry said Thursday.  The government will provide 100 million won (US$89,581) to surviving victims who were forced to [...]