Category: South Korea

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Jan
2021

Japan Must Pay Reparations To World War II Sex Slaves, South Korean Judge RulesJapan Must Pay Reparations To World War II Sex Slaves, South Korean Judge Rules

The Japanese government must pay reparations for its conduct enslaving South Korean “comfort women” for sex during World War II, a Korean judge ruled Friday. Japan must pay 100 million won — equivalent to $91,300 — to each of the families of 12 women who were allegedly made sex slaves by the Japanese during World […]

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Dec
2020

International Boyband Superstars Given 2 More Years Before Their Mandatory Military Service With New LawInternational Boyband Superstars Given 2 More Years Before Their Mandatory Military Service With New Law

December 02, 2020 5:32 PM ET The South Korean Parliament passed a bill that will enable the South Korean-pop band BTS and other singers to delay mandatory military service until they turn 30, two years after the required age, The Telegraph India reported. BTS at the 2017 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA. […]

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Nov
2020

South Korea Shows Off Flying Drone Taxi Capable Of Transporting Two PeopleSouth Korea Shows Off Flying Drone Taxi Capable Of Transporting Two People

South Korea is conducting test flights for aerial drone taxis capable of transporting two passengers at a time. The vehicle being tested near the Han River in Seoul was electrically-powered, could haul up to 485 pounds, and carries two people, the Daily Mail reported. For this test flight, sacks of rice stood in for passengers. […]

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Oct
2020

Korean Boy Band Receives Chinese Backlash After Thanking Korean VeteransKorean Boy Band Receives Chinese Backlash After Thanking Korean Veterans

Chinese state media and social media users criticized a popular South Korean boy band after one of its members thanked his nation’s war veterans. RM, the lead singer for the band BTS, thanked Korean War veterans during his virtual acceptance speech for a Korea Society award given to him for his work promoting U.S.-Korean relations, […]

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Sep
2020

North Korea Searching For South Korean Official They Apologized For KillingNorth Korea Searching For South Korean Official They Apologized For Killing

September 28, 2020 12:15 PM ET North Korea said they are searching for the body of a South Korean official after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized for his death, Reuters reported. North Korea started trying to find the body, but also said that South Korean naval operations crossed a sea border into North […]

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Sep
2020

Kim Jong Un ‘Very Sorry’ For Killing South Korean Official Who Tried To DefectKim Jong Un ‘Very Sorry’ For Killing South Korean Official Who Tried To Defect

September 25, 2020 10:23 AM ET North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday he’s “very sorry” after a South Korean official was killed by North Korea while trying to defect near the disputed sea boundary, South Korean officials said. “Comrade Kim Jong Un, the State Affairs Commission chairman, feels very sorry to give big […]

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Jun
2020

US Sends Remains Of South Korean Service Members Home 70 Years After Korean WarUS Sends Remains Of South Korean Service Members Home 70 Years After Korean War

The remains of 147 South Korean service members, who were killed during the Korean War 67 years ago, were returned home Tuesday by the United States. DoD will return 147 South Korean soldiers’ remains from the Korean War to Seoul—the largest repatriation in 67 years https://t.co/iWdQFwB4mD — W.J. Hennigan (@wjhenn) June 23, 2020 The service […]

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