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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 05:50
200 dogs rescued from slaughter in win-win program with farm owners
ASAN, South Chungcheong Province - Just after the break of dawn on Tuesday, three vans drove down a narrow gravel road leading to a dog farm in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, some 100 kilometers from Seoul. The dogs began barking as more than a dozen activists from Humane Society International (HSI) got out from the vehicles and approached the farm.
Yoon to hold summit with Kishida in Japan next week
President Yoon Suk Yeol will visit Japan next week for a summit with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the Korean presidential office said Thursday. It will be the first visit to Tokyo for a summit by a Korean leader in 12 years. The presidential office announced that Yoon and first lady Kim Keon Hee will embark on a two-day trip to Tokyo on March 16 at the invitation of the Japa...
Fukushima water, Sado mines next hurdles for Yoon to restore Korea-Japan ties
Following Korea's recent decision to compensate South Korean victims of Japan's wartime forced labor with its own money, Tokyo may be expecting Seoul to make more concessions in resolving other pending issues that are clouding bilateral relations, according to diplomatic observers, Wednesday.
Forced labor victims reject gov't's compensation plan
Surviving victims of wartime forced labor by Japanese firms strongly condemned on Tuesday the Korean government's proposal to settle the compensation issue without the direct involvement of the Japanese companies. Yang Geum-deok, 94, one of the victims, said she will not accept the money if it is not coming directly from the responsible firm, even if she “starves to death.”
Korea's solution to forced labor issue draws backlash from victims
The government on Monday announced an agreement with Japan to compensate victims of forced labor during World War II through a fund created by Korean companies, without the direct involvement of responsible Japanese firms. But the resolution immediately provoked a fierce backlash from wartime victims and their families, who described the proposal as Seoul's “total defeat” to ...
[ANALYSIS] Yoon's pro-Japan speech likely to expedite settlement of forced labor issue
President Yoon Suk Yeol's speech addressing Japan as a “partner” is likely to expedite talks with Tokyo to reach a settlement on forced labor issues, according to diplomatic observers, Thursday. But the experts were cautious about giving a timeline on when the two countries will reach an agreement, stressing that the ball is now in Japan's court. During his March 1 Independen...
Seoul opens dog playground in Yeouido Hangang Park
Seoul city will open a no-leash playground for dogs at Yeouido Hangang Park on a trial basis for two months beginning in March. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Sunday that the park will operate from March 2 until the end of April, and a formal opening of the playground will be decided following feedback from residents.
Only 4% of unmarried Korean women think marriage, childbearing essential
Just four percent of unmarried Korean women in their 20s and 30s see marriage and childbearing as essential in their lives, according to a recent survey that paints an even gloomier picture of the country's continuously falling fertility rate. The survey was conducted by Park Jeong-min, a professor of social welfare at Seoul National University and published in the Korean Jou...
[INTERVIEW] Korea ramps up rehabilitation efforts to win 'war on drugs'
As drug crimes have become a major concern in Korea, the Yoon Suk Yeol administration declared a “war on drugs” in October last year. Hence, related ministries, including the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, are scrambling to develop counter measures to regain the country's reputation as a “drug-free” nation.
[INTERVIEW] 'Unified Korea will become model nation on global stage'
After more than seven decades of hostilities between South and North Korea, unification may sound like a distant goal to many - especially to the younger generations. For them, integrating the capitalist south with the communist north is becoming an increasingly far-fetched idea amid the widening economic and cultural gaps that exist between the two.