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Inquiry Weighs If NIS Aided the North Korean Group Defection

Inquiry Weighs If NIS Aided the North Korean Group Defection Young Yoon South Korea’s NIS Over the course of years, the doubt and suspicion had faded away, and a man’s presence now encouraged a surprising openness for these North Korean waitresses in China. In his steady and good-natured voice, he sympathetically depicts their shut-away life. Their shoulders shrug modestly, as ...

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The Trio’s Biking Through History

The Trio’s Biking Through History Young Yoon Rio de Janeiro closed the 2016 Summer Olympics last week. It celebrated triumphs over clinched medals, tears and anguish in swallowed defeat, and the plain tenacity of athletes. However, it is not the end of a ride for some. Three Korean students, Han-kyul Kim, 24, Hyun-gu Kim, 24, and Tae-woo Kim, 22, in ...

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“No discussion with the victims, no settlement! We never begged for money!”

No discussion with the victims, no settlement! We never begged for money! Koeun Lee The 12.28 KOR-JPN Agreement on the “Comfort Women” issue, made victims’ 25-year efforts for a resolution useless. Japanese military sexual slavery victim-survivor Bok-dong Kim, and the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, attended the 32nd UN Human Rights Council to ...

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Gangnam Style Gone Wrong: the Changing Face of Evil

Gangnam Style Gone Wrong: the Changing Face of Evil Young Yoon It was a balmy evening in Seoul on Monday, May 17th, 2016. A stretch of high-rise buildings in the affluent Gangnam district lit up with countless lights and reined supreme over the fading twilight. And 20-somethings swarmed the streets of nightlife, perhaps with expectations of falling head-over-heels for an ...

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Do parents always know what’s best?

Do parents always know what’s best? May 14, 2016 Young Yoon JTBC 뉴스룸 캡쳐 Democratic societies live with reasonable protests. But when a protest, hidden behind that appearance of democratic participation, is a carefully orchestrated effort by the government and corporations, to generate a kind of media Trojan horse and exploit ideological allegiance and financial dynamic, then it becomes problematic. ...

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Korean government deported a Korean-German and German citizen

Korean government deported a Korean-German and German citizen Simone Chun Dear friend, An update on the deeply regretful deportation of a Korean-German and a German citizen by the Korean government. Yesterday the South Korean government under President Park Geun-hye denied the entry of a Korean-German (80), Lee Jong-hyun, to his mother land.  Mr. Lee was accompanied by his German wife ...

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South Korea NIS’ Surveillance of Phone and Online Networks

South Korea NIS’ Surveillance of Phone and Online Networks Koeun Lee The National Intelligence Service (NIS) of South Korea The National Intelligence Service (NIS) of South Korea is embroiled in a controversy over warrantless and potentially illegal interception of telecommunication information of private citizens, including members of minority opposition parties, families of the Sewol Ferry disaster, college students, and others. ...

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Boston to Feature S. Korean Ferry Disaster Documentary

Boston to Feature S. Korean Ferry Disaster Documentary Og Lim March 31, 2016 A South Korean documentary film based on the Sewol disaster from April 16, 2014 including the heartbreaking stories of the families of the victims will be featured at the Boston International Film Festival (BIFF) next month. The movie ‘Upside Down‘, directed by Kim Dongbin, has been invited ...

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A 4th General People’s Uprising Held in Seoul

A 4th General People’s Uprising Held in Seoul 서울에서 열린 제 4차 민중 총궐기 편집부 NP Photo/Wycliff Luke On February 27 a fourth “general people’s uprising” rally was held on a City Hall plaza in Seoul, South Korea. Wishing for the recovery of farmer Baek Nam-gi, who has remained unconscious since the first rally last November a group of people ...

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