Our goal is to explain and discuss issues in IR in an engaging and thought-provoking fashion. We are written by students, for students, about issues students care about. Former K-pop boy band member Seungri addresses reporters on Feb.
She works restore the dignity and rights of women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese during World War II. September 5, Yoon Mee-hyang recalls receiving a phone call from a man who identified himself as a Japanese right-winger.
Updated September 16, While the world has been focused on the escalating trade war between China and the US, another economic spat has been bubbling away. South Korea and Japan, two of Australia's biggest trading partners, are embroiled in a sour dispute with global implications.
SEOUL, South Korea — Police on Thursday questioned two K-pop stars over interlocking sex scandals that have fascinated South Korea and prompted both men to announce they are retiring from the entertainment industry. Seungri, a member of the superstar group Big Bang, bowed deeply at a Seoul police station before more than journalists. Police said they are investigating allegations that the year-old attempted to arrange illegal sexual services for his business investors.
German museum removes wartime sex slave statue on Japan's pressure By Yonhap Published : Aug 4, - Updated : Aug 4, - Japan has allegedly pressured a German museum to remove a statue of a girl representing victims of Japan's World War II-era sexual slavery from display, a South Korean civic group said Sunday amid escalating political and trade tensions between the two neighboring countries. According to Korea Verband, a nonprofit association based in Berlin, its chairperson Han Jung-hwa donated a small statue of a girl to Ravensbruck Memorial, located in Brandenburg, northern Germany, in
A young Korean woman is lured away from her village on the promise of a factory job — only to later discover it was all a ploy to turn her into one of thousands of sex slaves brutalized by Japanese soldiers during World War II. It's a heavy topic that could fill history books. My kids are like that too," said Chun, who normally works as an L.
South Korea continues to be rocked by sex crimes allegations as two television figures face claims of misconduct. A prominent South Korean news anchor has been booked without detention for allegedly taking pictures of a woman's "lower-half body" in a subway station without her consent. Anchor Kim Sung-joon resigned from all of his programs at Seoul Broadcasting System as a series of spy-cam related crimes by celebrities have rocked the nation. Kim was arrested at the scene as he allegedly attempted to take pictures of a woman at the Yeongdeung-po subway station on July 3.
A total of four Korean entertainers have abruptly retired from the industry this week, in a widening scandal linking the glossy world of K-pop with a series of seedy sex crimes. The biggest players — Seungri, of the influential all-male group Big Bang, and the year-old singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young — have both apologized to the public for their involvement in twin, interlocking cases of exploitation of women. To catch you up: Investigators booked Seungri on Monday on suspicion of supplying prostitutes for businessmen at one of Seoul's upscale night clubs, setting off a media feeding frenzy that ensnared the second star, Jung, and potentially more famous men to come.
A row between Japan and South Korea has erupted over a statue dedicated to wartime sex slaves, prompting Tokyo to withdraw its ambassador. The statue, representing one of the South Korean women kept as sex slaves by the Japanese military in World War II, was installed by activists in the South Korean city of Busan on December 28,in protest at a deal struck between Tokyo and Seoul the previous year. But Korean activists criticized the deal, claiming that victims were not involved in consultations, the compensation did not directly fund the victims, and did not amount to Japan taking legal responsibility. Busan police originally removed the 5-foot-tall bronze statue, which depicts a sitting, barefoot woman.