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1400th weekly 'comfort women' rally draws thousands in Seoul
The 1,400th weekly protest against Japan's wartime sex slavery drew thousands of protesters to the “comfort woman” peace statue in Seoul, Wednesday, amid heightened Tokyo-Seoul tensions over trade and wartime forced labor of Koreans during the 1910-45 Japanese occupation. Amid scorching heat that rose to 35 degrees Celsius, protesters repeated their calls for the Japanese gov...
Seoul to unveil sister 'comfort woman' statue to San Francisco's
A new statue commemorating “comfort women” - victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery - will be unveiled on the slope of Mount Nam on Wednesday, Seoul Metropolitan Government and civic groups said. The unveiling ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. this Wednesday, which is a national memorial day commemorating the first public testimony of Japan's wartime sex slavery by Kim Hak-sun...
Korea, Japan civic groups join hands against Abe
Underneath the intensifying Seoul-Tokyo trade war led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe against the South Korean Supreme Court's rulings on compensation over wartime forced labor, a new alliance is forming between civic groups in the two countries.
Dokdo emerging as hot tour spot amid tension with Japan
With patriotic sentiments running high among Koreans against Japan amid diplomatic tension following Japan's unfair trade restrictions, public attention is falling on an old symbol of sovereignty in the East Sea - the Dokdo Islets, over which Japan also maintains a territorial claim.
As land prices soar, Seoul places its next public housing project on highway
The plan looks too simple to actually work. A flat-topped rectangular tunnel is placed over a 500-meter section of the Bukbu Expressway in northeastern Seoul. A multi-floor housing complex holding at least 1,000 households - with a library, daycare center, swimming pool, startup offices and gardens - is then placed on top of this hollow structure, straddling over speeding car...
2019 Seoul Biennale to offer themed urban tours
The organizing committee of this year's Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism will host 11 tours that explore how different sociopolitical factors make up urban settings in Seoul, the city government said, Tuesday.
Building a shared family history for Korean adoptees
“Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and into the World” - Korean adoptee Glenn Morey's five-year film project - held its first video art installation at the triennial gathering of Korean adoptees in Lotte Hotel Seoul, Wednesday. Together, the faces and stories create a collective family history for Korean adoptees. Morey, who was abandoned with no note or informati...
Plan for bigger, sleeker Gwanghwamun Square sparks controversy
Gwanghwamun Square, the long strip in front of Gyeongbok Palace with daily sightings of Seoul's street democracy, is awaiting a major transformation that is planned to be completed by 2021. But not everyone is happy with the plan. Civic groups that are monitoring the project say the possible social and cultural benefits do not outweigh the massive costs.
Korean Air's on-time flight rate rises
Korean Air has improved its on-time arrival and departure record in the first half of the year compared to 2018, according to recent rankings and published data. Flightstats, which tracks and compares major airlines' on-time performance every month reported that 80.4 percent of Korean Air's flights arrived less than 15 minutes after the scheduled time in the first half of 201...
Gwangju nightclub collapse a 'man-made' disaster
A police investigation into the collapse of a balcony-style dance-floor at a nightclub in the southwestern city of Gwangju, early Saturday, has found that it was a preventable man-made disaster. The deadly accident occurred in the Coyote Ugly club at around 2:40 a.m., Saturday, when the dance floor constructed over the bar area collapsed. At the time about 370 people were in ...