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K-Pop superstar Jonghyun of SHINee dies; investigators look into possible depression
 
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샤이니 종현 사망상태로 발견돼, 경찰 자살로 추정 It's a terribly sad day for K-pop and Hallyu. Jonghyun, one of the five members of K-pop group SHINee,... passed away on Monday evening,... leaving fans in shock across the globe. Our Lee Jeong-yeon has the details. A young star has fallen this week... Kim Jonghyun, member of famous K-pop boy band SHINee, said his last goodbye to the world on Monday... leaving family, friends, and fans across the world mourning his death. The 27-year-old was found unconscious in an apartment in Cheongdam-dong and was moved to Konkuk University Hospital, but passed away shortly after at around 6:32 p.m. The search for the idol group member began when the police got a phone call at 4:42 p.m. from his sister... in which she told them messages from him containing phrases such as "let me go," and "this is my last farewell."... led her to fear the worst. Upon conducting an area-wide search throughout Cheongdam-dong, police officers found Jonghyun at 6:10 p.m. in a residence he had checked into earlier that day. The room was filled with smoke from lit coal briquettes. His family members have decided not to carry out an autopsy according to the Gangnam Police Department on Tuesday. Jonghyun shot to fame as the lead singer of the group SHINee, who released their debut mini-album in 2008, and have since gathered fans all across the world. In Japan, they sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome, and in the UK, Odeon's website crashed a minute after ticketing opened for their appearance at the Korean Film Festival in London. They also did their first North American tour earlier this year. After Jonghyun's death, fans have been paying tribute both online and offline all across the world. From noon today, fans in Seoul will have a place of mourning at Asan Medical Center, arranged by SM Entertainment, the K-pop group's management company. Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Korean thriller 'Train to Busan' brings in $2.5 mil. from advance sales around the world
 
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한국영화 '부산행', 해외 156개국 선판매…30억원 확보 If you're a fan of zombie thrillers and Korean cinema, "Train to Busan" is everything you could hope for. After receiving rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in May... it raked in over two-and-a-half million dollars in global presales. Lee Un-shin gives us a sneak peak. Korean thriller 'Train to Busan' has been successfuly presold in a hundred-56 countries around the globe. Since its midnight screening at the 69th Cannes Film Festival back in May, film investors from countries including the U.S., Canada, France, and China...have been reaching out, to purchase theatrical rights for the film. Global presales of the movie have so far grossed over 2 and a half million U.S. dollars. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho....'Train to Busan' portrays passengers' horrifying train ride with a group of living dead zombies that carry a deadly virus. Through their desperate struggle to survive, and to prevent the spread of the virus....the film is meant to convey a thought-provoking social message for the viewers. So far, the thriller has received very positive reviews from critics and movie-enthusiasts including a rating of 7.1 out of 10 on the IMDB website. "Train to Busan...it's a clever, well-put together film. And I think it's not as violent as some people might expect from a Zombie film. Strong genre titles, apealing elements...it's poised to do well at the local box office as well as in a limited way, getting some penetration into foreign markets. " Local movie investors added the movie will bring in additional profit from theatrical releases around the world. The movie will be available at local theaters on the 20th of July. It will also be released in the U.S. in July and in France in August. Lee Un-shin, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wife attend performance by South Korean art troupe in Pyongyang
 
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남한 예술단, 13년만에 평양에서 공연... 김정은 부부 참석 Our top story this morning... North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife were among the guests on Sunday at the first of two special concerts in Pyongyang by South Korean artists. It seems he enjoyed it so much that he suggested holding another concert in autumn. Oh Jung-hee starts us off. For the first time in 13 years,... a South Korean art troupe held a concert in Pyongyang on Sunday night,... dazzling an audience that included North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju. The concert -- titled "Spring is Coming" -- started at about 6:30 PM, North Korea time. Eleven different South Korean artists... including Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sun-hee, idol group Red Velvet,... and Seo Hyun of Girls' Generation performed at the concert. The 15-hundred seat hall was completely full as the South Korean singers sang songs that represent the divided status of the two Koreas... and they ended the concert with songs titled 'Our Hope is Reunification' and 'Until We Meet Again.' Kim Jong-un's attendance was somewhat expected,... as the concert's start time was changed a couple of times on the day. He's known to have originally planned to watch Tuesday's concert -- a joint one by South and North Korean artists -- but had schedule problems. Kim said there should be more cultural and art performances between Seoul and Pyongyang... and suggested holding another concert in autumn -- this time in Seoul -- signifying that the two Koreas are seeing "fruitful results" from their diplomatic push. South Korea's taekwondo demonstration team performed earlier on Sunday. The performance was attended by high-level North Korean taekwondo officials as well as Choe Hwi, the chairman of the North's National Sports Guidance Committee. Around 23-hundred North Korean citizens also watched the performance. "We welcome South Korea's taekwondo demonstration team to Pyongyang " The 50-minute show featured smashing performances as well as dances that use taekwondo moves. The Pyongyang citizens in attendance clapped and enjoyed the performance,... but showed no response when the South Korean team danced to the recent South Korean pop song 'Fire' by boy band BTS. On Monday, South Korean Taekwondo demonstration team will hold another performance -- this time, together with the North Korean team. The South Korean artists will hold a joint performance with their North Korean counterparts on Tuesday before returning to Seoul. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News.
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K-Pop superstar Jonghyun of SHINee dies; investigators look into possible depression
 
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샤이니 종현 사망상태로 발견돼, 경찰 자살로 추정 Behind the glitz, glamour and seemingly endless well of positivity and energy lies a darker side of stardom. Many celebrities suffer from depression... and that may haven been the cause of the latest passing of a young K-pop superstar. Jonghyun, a member of boyband SHINee... died in an apparent suicide. For details we turn to our Lee Jeong-yeon. A young star has fallen this week... Kim Jonghyun, member of K-pop boy band SHINee, said his last goodbye to the world on Monday... leaving family, friends, and fans across the world mourning his death. The four other members of SHINee have registered to be chief mourners at his funeral, which takes place on Thursday, to say their last goodbyes. Many other celebrities from SM Entertainment, such as BoA, Girls' Generation, and EXO, as well as BTS, have paid their respects at the wake. Devastated fans filled up the lobby of Asan Medical Center, where the wake has held, to pay their respects. The 27-year-old was found unconscious in an apartment in Cheongdam-dong, filled with toxic smoke from lit coal briquettes. He was moved to Konguk University Hospital, but passed away shortly after at around 6:32 p.m. The search for the idol group member began when the police got a phone call at 4:42 p.m. from his sister who had received foreboding messages from the singer with phrases such as, "let me go," and "this is my last farewell." His family members have decided not to carry out an autopsy according to the Gangnam Police Department on Tuesday. Jonghyun shot to fame as the lead singer of the group SHINee, who released their debut mini-album in 2008, and have since gathered fans all across the world. In Japan, they sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome, and in the UK, Odeon's website crashed a minute after ticketing opened for their appearance at the Korean Film Festival in London. They also did their first North American tour earlier this year. After Jonghyun's death, fans have been paying tribute both online and offline all across the world, with Jonghyun and SHINee trending on Twitter even in the United States as fans expressed their grief. Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Korean-made FA-50 fighters gaining popularity overseas
 
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High performance at a low cost is an attractive combination for any product. That formula has helped Korea's home-grown FA-50 fighter jet find a number of homes in the international market in recent years, and it's expected to find even more going forward. Shin Se-min reports. Its original purpose was to serve as Korea's own light combat aircraft, but it's finding a home in the international market. The FA-50 is the light attack variant of the the T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced jet trainer... operated by the South Korean Air Force. Co-developed by Korea Aerospace Industries and U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin,... the FA-50 is capable of combat action, with advanced radar and missile capabilities. The FA-50 was initially designed to replace the nation's aging fighter jets,... while the T-50 supersonic trainer jets were aimed for the international market. However, the T-50's price tag of over 22 million U.S. dollars was a bit too high for many buyers, and it didn't sell as well as anticipated. But,... the remodeled FA-50 has filled its place. Capable of carrying 45-hundred kilograms of weapons,... the jet is in the same class as others made in Sweden, Italy and Russia. But Korea's FA-50 is becoming more attractive because of its high performance in relation to cost. Korea Aerospace Industries signed a contract to deliver 12 fighter jets to the Philippines worth of 420 million U.S. dollars in March. It follows similar deals to Iraq last year and Indonesia in 2011. Sights have now been set on Peru, Botswana, and the United Arab Emirates,... and the U.S., which may be looking to replace its aging Air Force T-38s. Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin signed a memorandum of understanding on expanding defense cooperation in February of last year. Industry experts expect a deal on FA-50 exports with the U.S. Air Force some time in 2017. Shin Se-min, Arirang News.
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North Korea soldier makes daring defection to South Korea across JSA
 
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판문점 JSA초소서 북한군1명 귀순…北총격 받고 긴급후송 A North Korean soldier defects to the South in the most unexpected way: Crossing the border at the heavily guarded Joint Security Area. As troops stationed in the frontline are believed to be chosen for their loyalty, this could severely bruise the regime's military pride. He was shot at by men from his side, but was picked up by South Korean soldiers and was taken to the hospital. For details on the daring escape, we turn to our Kwon Jang-ho The Joint Security Area -- located on the border between the two Koreas and the only place where soldiers from the two sides stand face-to-face. And at three-thirty-one PM on Monda, a lone North Korean soldier ran from a guard post on the northern side, and crossed over the Military Demarcation Line into South Korean territory. The soldier suffered from gunshot wounds to his shoulder and elbow from North Korean forces while defecting. Upon hearing the shots, South Korean soldiers raised the alarm, but the defector was not discovered until 25 minutes later, collapsed on the ground, 50-meters from the border and bleeding from his wounds. (Korean) Our soldiers safely retrieved the defector, and urgently evacuated him to hospital to treat his injuries. He was airlifted by a United Nations Command helicopter to Ajou University Medical Center in Suwon, just south of Seoul, where he underwent surgery. The defector is thought to be in his twenties or thirties, and wore a uniform of low rank. Defecting through the JSA is extremely rare, with only two previous instances in 1998 and 2007. South Korean authorities have reassured that there was no altercation between South and North Korean soldiers, but added that Seoul will remain alert to any possible provocations. It's been almost two months since North Korea last carried out a ballistic missile test, or any other provocation, and many have hoped that this signalled an easing of tensions on the peninsula. It's currently unclear what response Pyongyang will give to Monday's incident. Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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More Koreans living minimalist lifestyles
 
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버릴수록 행복하다... '미니멀라이프' 유행 A growing number of people in Korea are choosing a minimalist lifestyle. The new trend is possibly a strong reaction to the prevailing tendency toward excessive consumption in Korean society. Hwang Ho-jun explains why less is more. Many working women come home at the end of the day only to spend their free time on household chores. That's why this teacher, wife, mother and dog owner decided to get rid of everything but the essentials in her home. She started with the piles of clothes she had not been wearing for years, then moved on to her flowerpots and the rest. In just one month, she was able to get rid of about 500 items that she either tossed, donated or gave away. Now, it's been three years, and she says she's found happiness from getting rid of useless items and focusing more on things she cares about. "My criteria for happiness have changed. Before, I wanted to own everything other people had and found happiness in buying new things. Now, I like sharing." This year, tens of thousands of Koreans have joined in the movement to declutter their homes and live a more minimalist lifestyle. One online community devoted to decluttering has over 45-thousand registered users, and more books on the subject are being published. Experts say the trend seems like an effort to find an alternative to the tendency toward excessive consumption, with more people thinking about the idea of responsible consumption. "It seems as though we are moving from an era of luxury to one of value. It's a combination of self-reflection on consumerism and an emphasis on various methods of ethical consumption." Although many people remain skeptical that the trend will seep into the mainstream, it has already encouraged more people to pare their belongings so they can focus on finding new ways to bring meaning and happiness into their lives. Hwang Ho-jun, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Germany suffer shock World Cup exit, Mexico saved by South Korea
 
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할 말 잃은 독일...한국 덕 본 멕시코 German football fans were devastated and dumbfounded in equal measure after South Korea's surprise victory. On the flip side, Mexican fans couldn't believe their luck.... and went out of their way to thank South Korea for helping them continue their journey in Russia. Park Se-young has more. Tens of thousands of German football fans gathered at the fan mile in downtown Berlin,… the same place they celebrated winning the 2014 World Cup. This time,… the fans were distraught as they watched the defending champions crash out of the World Cup, …after a stunning two-nil defeat by South Korea. "The team didn't fight, not even after the first goal, a bad match." This is the first time in 80 years for Germany to be knocked out of the tournament in the opening round, …and most fans agreed that the German team deserved to be eliminated. "Of course I don't feel that great but this time it was justified as the Germans didn't play well, the South Koreans fought really hard so all in all they really deserved to win. And the Germans deserved to be knocked out of the tournament." On the other side of the world, in Mexico City, hundreds of fans celebrated outside the South Korean embassy,… to thank the Asian country for giving Mexico a massive helping hand to the last 16 with their win over Germany. Mexican fans were also seen carrying a South Korean man on their shoulders at Mexico City's public viewing area. "We didn't play well but thanks to the (South) Koreans we made it through to the next round. Let's go after Brazil now." South Korean fans were found jumping, dancing and even crying, …praising their team for not giving up. Despite the historic win, South Korea will be leaving Russia along with Germany, …but the squad will be able to come home to a proud nation with their heads held high. Park Se-young, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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South Korean Pres. Moon kicks off India state visit; economic ties in focus
 
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문 대통령 힌두교 사원서 세계 평화 기원... 경제 일정 돌입 오늘 삼성전자 방문 President Moon Jae-in has kicked off his four-day trip to India with a visit to the world's largest Hindu temple as a show of respect for the culture and people of India. But, dominating his agenda for the rest of his state visit will be the economy. Our chief Blue House correspondent Moon Connyoung is traveling with the president and she files this report from New Delhi. "With a population of 1-point-3 billion and growing and an economy expanding at the fastest pace in the world, India has been identified as the "new frontier" by South Korea for strategic and business interests. With this in mind, South Korean President Moon Jae-in kicked off his four-day maiden trip to the South Asian country with a visit to the largest Hindu temple in the world." CG Akshardham Temple East Delhi Welcomed with garlands, a 'tika' and 'kalwa' or holy thread on the wrist, President Moon and First Lady Kim Jung-sook admire the architecture and appreciate the culture and religion of the Indian people. Then, South Korea's first couple perform the 'abishek' by offering holy water. Deeper understanding of each other's culture and strengthening people-to-people exchange. It's the first P of what South Korea has identified as the main bilateral agenda with India... the 3-P-plus. People, prosperity, peace and more. On the way out, the President leaves written in the visitor's book: "I pray for peace for Korea, India, and the world here at the Akshardham temple where deities reside." But, it's the second P - prosperity or economic ties that's the primary focus of Mr. Moon's first visit to India as president. The South Korean president is traveling with a huge delegation of business leaders and dominating his agenda on day two will be a South Korea, India business forum which will likely open new avenues for bilateral partnerships and a visit to Samsung's new smartphone factory, set to be the world's largest, for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Samsung has invested over 7-hundred-10 million U.S. dollars in the project, which adds capacity to the company's Noida plant, which makes smartphones, refrigerators and flat-panel televisions. Guiding the president around the new plant and briefing the president will be Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong - the first encounter between President Moon and the leader of the nation's biggest conglomerate. It willl also be Lee's first official event since being released from jail earlier this year after the Seoul appeals court suspended his two-and-half year prison term over bribery and embezzlement charges. "The first full day for President Moon in India is dedicated to expanding economic ties with the world's second most populous nation that's fast becoming one of the most dynamic consumer markets. The president's aides say it reflects the importance of India, the last great untapped opportunity for export-driven South Korea... as it seeks to cut reliance on its two biggest trade partners. Traveling with the president, Moon Connyoung, Arirang News, New Delhi." Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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N. Korean cheering squad sightseeing in Gangneung on Tuesday
 
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北응원단, 오늘 '강릉 나들이'…경포대•오죽헌 For the first time since arriving in South Korea last week, Pyongyang's cheerleaders had their first tour of the nation. Over in Gangneung, they did not say much,... but wherever they went, the team grabbed the attention of passersby. Lee Ji-won takes us to the scene. After a long day of supporting the Olympic athletes on Monday, the 229-member North Korean cheering squad had their first day off on Tuesday. They spent the day having a tour around Gangneung, one of the Olympic host cities. "The first destination for the North Korean cheering squad is Gyeongpo beach,... where dozens of spectators and reporters have gathered to get a glimpse of them." Reporters shouted questions to the troupe, but the squad members were careful in their responses. "The weather is good and it's refreshing." A number of them also jokingly complained that it's hard to enjoy the view with the reporters in their way. We came to see the beach, but with you ladies and gentlemen blocking the view, how can we? Let's talk after we enjoy the beach." But some also shared their hopes for unification. (Seeing South Korea), I can strongly feel that we are one. I hope we can bring ourselves together and build a united country. I believe it's what everyone hopes for. Without breaking formation, the North Koreans enjoyed the view from a pathway away from the beach,... and headed for lunch at a local convention center. The second stop was the Ojukheon House, where one of Korea's famous female artists lived and gave birth to a prominent Confucian scholar. But unlike at the previous stop, the cheering squad didn't answer any of the reporters' questions. And after a tour around the house they gathered at a square where the North Korean band members performed a number of songs,... including 'Arirang' and their signature song 'Ban-gap-sup-ni-da' or "Nice to meet you." "It's really touching to see their performance. I feel like unification is only a step away. North Korea's participation in the Winter Games was arranged very suddenly, but I feel like 2018 is going to be a year for the two Koreas to get closer to unification." Though people seemed to be surprised by the sudden encounter with the North Korean cheering squad, it was a chance for them to see the Koreans from the North and feel a sense of kinship. "It was a great experience. They smiled at us when our eyes met and they just looked like an average South Korean. Only by looking at the North Korean flag on their uniform could we tell that they were from the North." Having completed their tour, the North Korean cheering squad headed back to its hotel. The squad is next scheduled to cheer for the joint-Korean women's ice hockey team against Japan on Wednesday. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News, Gangneung. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Singapore hosting first-ever N. Korea-U.S. summit -- why Singapore?
 
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북미정상회담 개최지가 싱가포르인 이유 From Switzerland to the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom... there were numerous nominees. But in the end it was the tiny but mighty island city that was chosen as the backdrop for the upcoming summit. Oh Jung-hee outlines some of the reasons that make Singapore an ideal venue for the historic event. Out of several candidate locations, it's finally down to one: Singapore. What makes Singapore a favorable location for both Pyongyang and Washington is that the Southeast Asian country is diplomatically neutral. It has good relations with North Korea and the U.S., and both countries have embassies there. Before international sanctions took full effect early last year,... Singapore had been at the center of North Korea's overseas economic activities. But at the same time, it is also home to a U.S. naval base,... where American ships and aircraft make regular visits... and several are stationed. Singapore is also close enough to North Korea for the regime's planes to make a non-stop flight. And the country is well-practiced in hosting international events,... with the Asia Security Summit Shangri-La Dialogue taking place every year. The U.S. actually preferred Singapore more than North Korea did, due to Singapore's security and infrastructure... as well as the political burden that would follow if the summit were held at Panmunjom or Pyongyang. And as North Korea has close relations with Singapore,... it seems that Pyongyang chose not to drag on with a tug-of-war over the summit location but jump into the real business of the talks. "Basically, it's difficult for North Korea to grant a so-called 'big present' to the U.S., which would be complete denuclearization. And in that sense, there's no reason for President Trump to set his foot in Pyongyang. Third countries would have been considered, but China, Russia, and Mongolia which are geographically close to North Korea aren't much of a favorable choice for the U.S." Singapore's foreign ministry welcomed the decision, saying the country is pleased to host the summit talks between President Trump and North Korea's Kim. It added the country hopes the summit serves to (quote)"advance prospects for peace" on the Korean Peninsula. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Youth football team found alive in Thai cave after nine days
 
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태국 '동굴 실종' 소년들 무사히 살아 있어 In a remarkable turn of events in Thailand,... all 12 boys and their football coach have been found alive after nine days missing in a cave in the Southeast Asian country. For more on this story and other news around the world we turn to our Ro Aram… Aram…what's the latest? Well Mark… Video released early Tuesday by the Thai navy showed the 13 sitting on a patch of dry ground surrounded by water. Officials said they were found about 400 meters away from where rescuers hoped they would be. They had moved to higher ground to avoid the rising water. Here is the dramatic footage of the moment they were found. Rescuer: "How many of you?" Rescuer: "Brilliant... But officials are warning that they are not out of danger yet and are working out how to extract them. "The water level around the mountain is stable. Now that the SEAL team has found them, they have to take care of them inside (the mountain) first. We won't take any risks. But it's the SEAL's call because it's their job to bring them out. What we have to do out here is to make sure that the water level does not rise up." Water pumps have been set up to drain the caves to allow for an easier extraction. The football team will need medical attention first and a few of the divers are also doctors, who will determine if they are in good condition to be moved. The boys are aged between 11 and 16 and are all members of the Wild Boar football team. They entered the cave on June 23rd to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai, but were stranded by rising water levels. Their disappearance sparked an international rescue effort, with teams from the U.S., China, Australia and the UK coming to the Thai Navy SEAL's aid. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Road to Rio: Taekwondo makes Olympic changes to upgrade its global reputation
 
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가자 리우로: 올림픽 태권도 명성 높이기 위한 변화 It's been 28 years since the Korean martial art, Taekwondo, made its debut on the Olympic arena. Although its popularity has grown around the world since then, it's still under pressure to grow and improve, as another set of rule changes have been introduced for next month's Rio games. Kwon Jang-ho walks us through some of them and why for Taekwondo's governing body, change is good. Fast, powerful and gravity defying. Taekwondo is arguably one of the most dynamic and exciting martial arts in the world, and it's been an Olympic staple since it first appeared at the 1988 Seoul Games. But it's had to weather some difficult times. Inaccurate judging, overly-defensive tactics, and spectator dissatisfaction had fueled rumors of the sport being dropped from the Olympic lineup in the past. Taekwondo's governing body, the World Taekwondo Federation, has taken steps to address these issues over the last few years through rule changes, electronic scoring systems and video refereeing. A number of the new changes will be introduced at the Rio Olympics. The first thing audiences will notice is the ring. Before London 2012 it used to be a 10-by-10-meter square, and now it's changed to an 8-meter octagon. By taking off the corners and making it smaller, it's aimed at discouraging defensive tactics and making the fights more exciting. "With the octagon ring there's nowhere to hide, so you can't be constantly circling the ring to run away. So it does mean there will be more clashes." There are also other changes. "At the last Olympics, in order to make scoring more accurate, they introduced these electronic sensors in the footpads and body armor. This year they've also introduced sensors to the helmet." This is crucial, as a kick or a punch to the body is worth 1 to 3 points, but a kick to the head is worth 3 to 4 points. They've also upgraded the number of sensors in the footpads, but at the same time, they've upped the sensitivity threshold of the body armor, so only a cleaner, stronger hit will register as a point. As you can see here, that threshold is quite high, so the kinds of weaker, tactical kicks that drew criticism at the last Olympics won't work. "You need to be quick to find space to make your attack, and then you need power to make the hit count and score. So you need that combination of speed and power to get points." "All the athletes have been working a lot with the electronic scoring systems. I myself have been training to find the best way to register hits without wasting energy." The success of these changes has been deemed important for the credibility of the sport, as controversial decisions have plagued the sport in the past. "Fair and transparency of refereeing is very important. So we are really trying to encourage our international referees. We already did two time for the special referee seminars for the preparing for the Rio Olympic Games." Every Olympics has seen changes to the taekwondo format, but the president of the World Taekwondo Federation says they are needed in order for the sport to survive and keep growing. There are now 206 national taekwondo associations around the world, and the world's best competitors are no longer just in Korea, but hail from Great Britain to Iran and Uzbekistan. But to become a truly responsible and global body, the federation felt that it also had more work to do outside of the ring. Last year, it launched the Taekwondo Humanitarian Fund, which aims to bring the martial art to refugees in Jordan, Nepal and around the world, in order to empower and inspire... aspiring athletes. In the near future, Korea will not only be rooting for its taekwondo stars to win gold in Rio, it will also be looking for an exciting and successful tournament that can both elevate the reputation of the Korean martial art and further establish it as a truly global sport. Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Shoko Asahara, head of Aum Shinrikyo cult behind Tokyo gas attack executed
 
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'옴진리교' 교주 아사하라, 사형 집행 Over in Japan, back in 1995, devout followers of a doomsday cult carried out simultaneous attacks using Saring never gas Tokyo's subway system, killing 13 and injuring thousands. Today, the man who founded the doomsday group and masterminded the horrific act, is executed, along with several of the zealots that followed his every command. He leaves behind many questions regarding the Aum Shinrikyo cult... unanswered Seo Bo-bin has the full story. Shoko Asahara, the mastermind of the deadliest terrorist incident in Japan, has been executed on Friday along with 6 of his followers. Asahara, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto, founded the Aum Shinrikyo cult which was behind the 1995 Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system. Cult members released the Sarin on the subway in the Japanese capital. The attack killed 13 people and injured more than 6-thousand others. Members of the Aum cult were prosecuted, and 13 of them were sentenced to death, including Asahara. The 7 convicts on Friday were executed in Tokyo by hanging on Friday morning. The Japanese government doesn't give prior notice of executions, but they were later confirmed by the justice ministry. Six others are still on the death row. Asahara was sentenced to death in 2004,.... but his execution was not carried out until now when the verdict against all accused and accomplices were final, with no pending appeals left against any of the group. The Aum Shinrikyo cult began in the 1980s as a spiritual group mixing Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, and Asahara declared himself to be both Christ and the first "enlightened one" since Buddha, and had thousands of followers worldwide before it was declared a terrorist group after the 1995 attack. Seo Bo bin, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Singapore prepares for historic North Korea-U.S. summit
 
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싱가포르, 역사적인 정상회담 준비 태세 돌입 Singapore is getting ready to fully accommodate the two leaders, both of whom will arrive on Sunday,... around 48 hours ahead of the summit. Won Jung-hwan reports. U.S. military aircraft have been spotted at a military air base in Singapore as both U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will arrive on Sunday... two days before the summit. The Straits Times newspaper on Saturday showed a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III on the runway of the Paya Lebar Air Base, as well as a U.S. military helicopter landing nearby. The C-17 is thought to be carrying 'Cadillac One', the heavily armored limousine used by U.S. Presidents, also known as 'The Beast'. President Trump will leave the G-7 Summit in Canada early, and arrive at Paya Lebar on Sunday. Kim Jong-un will arrive in Singapore on the same day as President Trump through Changi International Airport, according to Singapore's foreign affairs minister. Security sweeps have been stepped up considerably at the hotels where the two leaders will stay during their time in Singapore. At the St Regis Hotel, where Kim and his delegation are expected to stay,... workers have been installing security cameras throughout the hotel's carpark and along its driveway. A screen fence was also installed in front of the lobby on Saturday and the hotel has closed two of its three glass door entrances. At the Shangri-La Hotel, where President Trump and his team are expected to stay,... the entrance to the hotel's underground carpark has been closed since June 4th and will remain blocked until the 15th. At the June 12th summit,... the two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea's denuclearization in exchange for diplomatic and economic incentives from the U.S. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Road to Rio: South Korea's archers training mind and body to continue golden legacy
 
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가자 리우로: 몸과 마음을 준비하는 대한민국 양궁팀 There's one particular Olympic discipline in which Korea excels: archery. No country has come close to challenging Korea's reign since the nation's medal-winning streak began at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Our Kwon Jang-ho when to meet the squad as they enter the final stages of their preparation. Let's take a look. Rio is now in sight and Korea's Olympic teams are making their final preparations. The Korean Olympic Committee has set its sights on another top 10 finish, with a target of 10 gold medals. The sport carrying the weight of the highest expectations is archery. Since South Korea first competed in Olympic archery in 1984, they have won 19 golds, out of a possible 30. That's a 63-percent win rate. Korea's women archers have been especially successful. They have won every gold medal, bar one, in the individual and team events. The question everyone always asks is how did they get so good? "I'm here at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. You may be asking why I'm at a baseball stadium, and what does it have to do with archery? Well, thats because the Korean national archery team are here for some special psychological training, practicing to focus and perform under distracting conditions." The loud MCs, blaring music and cheering crowds are all designed to give the athletes a taste of what it's like to perform in front of an Olympic audience. "Compared to practicing at the athlete's village, performing in front this huge crowd definitely makes me more nervous." "When our archers make mistakes in big tournaments, it's not because they lack the skills, but they get affected by the atmosphere and it makes them not perform to their full potential." This is part of an extensive mental training regime the athletes go through. The psychological aspect is said to be the most important factor in competitive archery, more than skill or health. "Hard work and skill counts for 95 to 98 percent. At big events like the Olympics, the competitors' fitness and skill level are similar, but the order of the medals is determined by how strong you are mentally." Even though Korea's record in archery has been exceptional, by paying attention to the smallest of details in their training and preparation, they're looking to leave nothing to chance. Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Presidents Moon and Duterte hold summit meeting at Blue House
 
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문대통령, 오늘 두테르테 필리핀 대통령과 정상회담 Let's begin with the first visit to Seoul by a head of state from an ASEAN member country. Rodrigo Duterte spent this afternoon at the nation's top office, with a summit with President Moon Jae-in. Our Cheongwadae correspondent Hwang Hojun shares with us what was discussed. "May our relations remain strong and continue to thrive for the benefit of both the Korean and Filipino peoples." After writing that message in the Cheong Wa Dae guestbook, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his South Korean counterpart held a summit meeting together on Monday. President Duterte is the first head of state from an ASEAN member country to visit Seoul since President Moon took office. But this was actually the second time the current Presidents of South Korea and the Philippines have met. The first was on the sidelines of the ASEAN+3 summit and the East Asian Summit, last November. In Monday's meeting, the two leaders highly evaluated the 69 years of diplomatic relations between their countries. "Korea and the Philippines have made remarkable achievements in all areas, including politics, economy, culture, and human exchanges over the past 70 years based on our strong friendship established through the Korean War." President Moon noted that South Korea is the Philippines' fifth-largest trading partner and that human exchanges between the two countries have risen steadily. And to further promote such partnerships, the two leaders agreed to designate 2019 a visit South Korea-Philippines year,... which will mark the 70th anniversary of the two countries establishing diplomatic ties. According to a Blue House press release, the South Korean President also expressed his gratitude for the Philippines' support for the Moon administration's efforts to peacefully resolve of the North Korea nuclear issue... as well as for the recent improvements in inter-Korean relations. The two leaders pledged their commitment to the denuclearization and establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula. Also discussed during their meeting was economic cooperation between Seoul and Manila. President Duterte said that President Moon's "New Southern Policy," which seeks to expand South Korea's diplomatic relations and economic cooperation with ASEAN nations,... will help the Philippines achieve its own economic goal. Known as the "Ambisyon Natin 2040," President Duterte's own long-term policy is aimed at transforming the Philippines into a mid-to-high-income nation by the year 2040 by creating a trustworthy, poverty-free middle-class society. Soon after their summit, Presidents Moon and Duterte signed an M-O-U pledging cooperation between their two countries in areas including transportation, trade, and renewable energy, which was then followed by a joint press conference. And to honor the visiting Philippine President, a dinner banquet and cultural performances were hosted by the South Korean president. President Duterte will leave for Manila on Tuesday. Hwang Hojun, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Reports suggest Kim Jong-un could be in China ahead of inter-Korean, U.S. summits
 
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北최고위급 방중설…남북·북미 정상회담 앞둔 북중관계 주목 + 백악관, 김정은 방중설에 "사실 여부 알지 못한다" + 청와대, 김정은 방중설에 "첩보 예의주시중…확인된 것 없어" There's speculation North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is in China... ahead of his scheduled summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump. But Cheong Wa Dae and the White House say they can't confirm the reports. Adding to the intrigue,... China's Foreign Ministry has also refused to comment. Kim Hyo-sun tells us more. Reports say a high-ranking North Korean official appears to be visiting China,... adding that it could be the regime's leader Kim Jong-un. Citing unidentified sources,... Bloomberg reported that Kim has made a surprise visit to Beijing,... his first overseas trip since taking power in 2011,... but added no further details were available. Japanese media including Kyodo News Agency and NTV also reported that speculation about a possible visit by the North Korean leader circulated around the Chinese capital on Monday,... as a special train similar to the one used during Kim Jong-il's visit to the nation was spotted in Beijing. They added that security was tight around the Great Hall of the People in Beijing,... while a North Korean Embassy vehicle was also spotted. While the Chinese Foreign Ministry refused to be drawn on the alleged visit,... South Korea's presidential office said it could not verify the reports,... adding that it's keeping a close eye on related reports. Cheong Wa Dae explained the North Korean high-ranking official visiting Beijing may not be Kim Jong-un,... adding that nothing has been confirmed yet. The White House also said it could not confirm whether Kim is in China. Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten stabbed to death
 
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카자흐 피겨 영웅 '데니스 텐' 흉기 찔려 사망 Denis Ten, a Kazakh figure skater of Korean descent and former Olympic bronze medalist, has been stabbed to death at age 25. Choi Si-young has the details. Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten has been stabbed to death in Almaty, Kazahkstan. According to Kazakhstan news agency Kazinform, Denis Ten was stabbed by two unidentified men who tried to steal his car on Thursday local time. "He came to the clinic in a critical condition, clinically dead. All efforts of the clinic, and the city were made to try to save his life." His death shocked fans in South Korea. Ten was a great-great-grandson of a famous Korean independence fighter, and he used to tell people that he was proud of his Korean lineage. Ten belongs to the same agency as South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na. He competed at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, and was expected to increase his activity in Korea such as meeting his fans. Choi Si-young, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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China imposes tariffs on 128 items of U.S. imports
 
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중국, 미국 수입품목 128개 맞불관세 China is imposing new tariffs on meat, fruit and other products from the United States,... raising fears of a possible trade war between the world's two largest economies. Kim Hyesung has the details. China has imposed new tariffs of up to 25 percent on U.S. imports,... in response to U.S. duties on imports of steel and aluminum. The Chinese finance ministry said in a statement Sunday that it is increasing the tariff rates on 128 kinds of U.S. products, including pork and fruits, with the new rates coming into effect on Monday. Beijing said the move was to "safeguard China's interests" and balance losses caused by new U.S. tariffs. It's expected to have an impact of around three billion U.S. dollars. Tariff rates on eight imported U.S. products, including pork and U.S. scrap aluminum will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff - on top of existing duties. China is also imposing a new 15 percent tariff on 120 imported U.S. commodities, including fruits and nuts. The announcement comes after Beijing has made warnings for several weeks in an escalating trade dispute with the United States. "We have said many times that China does not want to fight a trade war. But we have also said if we are forced to enter into a trade war, China has the stamina and the confidence to protect its interests." The tariffs mirror T’s 25 percent charge on imported steel and 15 percent hike on aluminum announced in March. According to the U.S.-China Business Council, U.S. goods exported to China in 2016 totaled around 113 billion dollars, making China the United States' third largest export market. U.S. President Donald Trump has said Washington is planning to impose duties on about 50 billion dollars of Chinese goods,... intended to punish Beijing for U.S. allegations that China systematically misappropriated American intellectual property. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has until April 6 to release the tariff list. Kim Hyesung, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Korea to lower barrier on issuing work-study visas
 
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국내 유학 외국인, 일학습 연계 유학 비자 신설된다 The number of international students coming to Korea has been growing by the year, but they say... there are legal obstacles in the way that make it difficult for them to find jobs after graduation... forcing many potential and valuable human talent to exit Korea. Well, it looks like things are about to change, as the Korean government will kick off a new visa system next month that will offer better and easier opportunities for international students to get a job here. Hwang Hojun has the story. It’s the missing link between visas for studying and working. The government’s move to introduce a new visa system, starting next month, is intended to relax the requirements for issuing visas to international students, specifically those invited by the government under a scholarship program. The Ministry of Justice said the new work-study visa will allow international students to get a job in Korea as soon as they graduate from their respective schools. “Even students, who already have been studying in Korea as part of the scholarship, will have the opportunity to switch to this visa and take full advantage of it.” ” Under the current system, international students face many legal difficulties getting employed or acquiring a resident visa, which is considered by many as a waste of human resources. “There are too many opportunities that we are actually missing because we don’t have the proper visa to get a job even if it’s a part-time job.” According to the Ministry of Justice, it hasn’t been the easiest for an international student to land a job here in Korea. Some current requirements include companies to have at least 5 Korean employees for a foreign student to be able to apply. Also, the number of foreign staff members is not to exceed 20% of the total of Korean staff. Under the new work-study visa, students like Ochica will be able to forgo of requirements such as the ones mentioned above… and they will also receive an extension of 3 years instead of 2, every time they extend their visa. "I would be the first to apply, for sure." The new system will also give international students the opportunity to stay longer in the country and contribute to the Korean economy while working in a local company. In addition, the government will create a D-2-8 visa, or a short-term student visa to minimize discomforts for students who are planning to take classes that only last a semester or two. The government hopes the new visa program will not only attract more talented international students but also offer a sound platform to improve their overall education as well. Hwang Hojun, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Lives of Unmarried Women in their 30’s and 40’s
 
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30~40대 미혼 여성의 그늘 In Korea, of 7.80 milion women in their 30’s and 40’s. 17.176% or 1.38milion are singls. Now in the 21st century marriage is no longer a necessity but rather an option, and many women choose to remain single. Yet, there is not enough social security for them, creating a blind spot of the structural system. Let’s learn more about the issue, and what needs to be done to improve the current conditions. Jeong Eun-mi is a 41 year-old florist who dreamed of becoming a good wife and wise mother as a child. Like the majority of people, she thought she had to get married and form a family when she was younger. But her perspective has changed a lot. "I gained a genuine passion and desire for my career in my early 30’s. Therefore, I naturally focused more on my work than romantic relationships, and time passed very quickly." Jeong is not the only one who chooses to remain unmarried. Many women in their 30’s and 40’s do, too. According to the National Statistical Office, 1 million 384 thousand and 47 women in their 30’s and 40’s were single as of 2015, and that figure is more than twice that of 10 years ago. The drastic jump largely resulted from women’s increased labor force participation. Also, Korea remains a patriarchal society. "Marriage is not only a union of two lovers but of families, which I found very burdensome. I wasn’t sure if I could take care of all the things that occur in my husband’s family while pursuing my career." Currently, 40% of female workers have irregular jobs and earn about US$1,500 per month on average. Indeed, the low income has a negative influence on housing stability. "The majority of single women live alone, and their residential environments vary depending on economic status. Naturally, there are concerns about women being targets of sexual assault and other crimes, especially for those living in poorer areas, as it is clear that the number of violent crimes against women has been increasing recently." A recent survey conducted by the Seoul metropolitan government on women in their 40’s and 50’s living alone, only 36.9% responded that they were preparing for old age. Also, 81.2% of them answered that they were unable to prepare for their later years because they couldn’t afford to do so. But there’s barely any governmental support for them. 39-year old Kim Hyun-joo works for the cooperative society of an animal hospital in Seoul. And she mentioned that Korean single women are stuck in the blind spot of social welfare. More than anything, the biggest fear comes from the fact that there are many structural limits if they suffer from any diseases. "If I need medical surgery, only my direct family members are eligible to sign the consent form. I currently live with my friend, who is single as well, but she would not be eligible to sign the form even if my life depended on it. " As a cat owner, Kim formed a gathering of fellow single women with animal companions. The best thing about this gathering is that they have good neighbors to rely on in times of emergency, who also have the same interest and concerns. "There are certain hardships we experience because we chose to remain unmarried. We share those things, relate to one another and get healed along the way. " Outside the welfare system, single women have to find their own means to secure their futures, and they’re calling on a change in the family-centered social policies. "Because the tax system, welfare policies, and even the medical insurance system are designed for families, they alienate unmarried women and single-person households. Therefore, our society needs to find ways to embrace and support them rather than merely trying to treat the symptoms." For marriage to be truly an option for both genders, the general perception towards singles should be transformed along with new practical policies to meet their needs. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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High school seniors under pressure ahead of exam day
 
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수능 한달전, 친구들과 최선을 다하는 수험생들 It's that time of the year again... when the pressure is on the nation's high school seniors and other college hopefuls. One month from today, planes will stop flying... stock market will open later than usual... local churches and temples will see a surge of middle-aged women. Yes, every year on the second or third Thursday of November... all high school seniors in Korea sit down to take a make-or-break college entrance exam With four weeks to go, how are they getting ready for a day they have been preparing... all their lives? Our Lee Unshin takes us through the day of a typical high school senior. At the break of dawn on one chilly autumn day, Kim Se-eun is busy getting ready for school. She has a strenuous day full of classes ahead, but can't forget the most important meal of the day. On her way to school, she may also try to squeeze in a ten-minute nap. "Imagine spending eight or more hours at this desk every day, cramming for the big exam, all the while trying to figure out not just the field you want to major in at college but also what you want to do for a living." Like the other 600-thousand high school seniors in Korea, Se-eun is preparing for the annual college entrance exam -- now just one month away in November. "I try to study whenever I get a chance. I have a tutor who helps me focus on the subjects I'm not very confident about, and I often study with friends, either at school late at night or at a cafe. I've been working hard throughout the years and now I have an idea of what college I want to attend and what I want to study, so I want to do my best in November." The test is often described as make it or break-it test because not only is it the deciding factor in college admissions decisions... students have to wait a full year to take it again if they don't do well....so the pressure is intense. Se-eun's homeroom teacher shared some of her advice. "This is a time to review what you've learned. We encourage students to prepare several months or a year in advance by taking prep tests, so they can remain calm around this time. It also helps to talk to classmates who share the same anxiety." "Spending the last two and a half years here, Se-eun made a plenty of friends at high school. And now, with just about 30 days left until the big college entrance exam, her friends are by her side, enduring the pressure together." "I'm getting nervous as it gets closer to the exam. But I'm so thankful I'm not alone. My classmates and friends motivate me when I feel exhausted and lonely." "Instead of trying too hard to learn new information, I'm focusing on reviewing what I've been studying. I'm also prioritizing my health, so I stick to a study schedule that I know works well for me, which includes getting enough sleep." While the students are nervous, many of them have sat through six prep exams this year. But no matter how well prepared the students are, it's still a stressful time, because the year leading up to the test is known as the most difficult time in a students' secondary education. "At this point, it's important to stay positive and follow your usual study schedule, rather than trying to do something dramatic, such as over-cramming or cutting down on sleep." Experts also say that while standardized tests matter, students should take heart and remember that they don't determine a person's worth. Lee Unshin, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Korea′s public transportation flourishes with smart card payment system 

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Three weeks ago, leading up to the APEC Leaders′ Summit, transport ministers of the 21-member economies agreed to support a task force to explore the benefits and challenges of APEC-wide Transport Cards. That... following President Park′s proposal to introduce a transportation card... similar to that of Korea′s ″One Card All Pass″ system... that could be used anywhere in the APEC member economies. Here′s Arirang News′ Lee Soo-eun. ″What I′m holding in this hand is a prepaid public transportation card... while this one here is an ordinary credit card. And with either one of them, you can ride on any bus, take the subway, and even pay for a taxi ride anywhere in the country.″ Over 90-percent of Koreans use smart transportation cards like T-Money and Cashbee Cards. These cards have become an indispensable part of daily life. ″The transfer system has made it possible for me to ride on a bus and transfer onto any subway line with just one payment.″ ″Before, Seoul transportation cards were limited to Seoul only. But now, you can use the cards in different regions too.″ Transportation cards have become must-have items for foreign tourists as well. We went to Myeong-dong in downtown Seoul to ask how they′re liking it. ″Really convenient. Because you can use it in a taxi, in the bus, and metro. Basically everywhere.″ ″It′s perfect. This is the first time today. And it′s quite easy to go in and out of the subway station without having to know which ticket to buy before.″ Just a simple tap on the machine’s sensor pad with the card, will let you pay automatically. Then, the machine saves your location and time on the database... letting you transfer for free as long as you transfer within 30 minutes while traveling within 10 kilometers. You can even use it to buy things in stores, markets, and vending machines... as long as they are equipped with the transit card readers. What’s more, transportation cards can be registered in an Android smartphone or smart watch, making it even easier and faster to pay for fees. On top of making everyday life easier, smart cards are seen as a driving force behind the development of Korea′s transportation system. ″Through compiling Big Data with the smart card system, operators can analyze various traffic patterns such as how and where people move around the most. This contributes to a more effective management of bus and subway schedules.″ Last year in June... the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport launched the so-called One Card, All Pass, a new transportation card that can be used in ANY region of the country... as opposed to just around Seoul or just in Busan. Since its launch, the number of users has been on the rise, with more than 4 million cards sold in just the month of December last year and usage amounted to over 24 million... a 2-hundred 15 percent spike since July of that year. But it wasn′t all so
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spends busy second day in Beijing
 
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北 "김정은-시진핑 회동 보도…'전략전술 협동 강화' 논의" North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has wrapped up his third visit to China after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping,... flying back to Pyongyang late Wednesday. But it turns out while he was in Beijing he spent a fair amount of time touring the city's management and research centers,...perhaps hinting at the direction that Kim intends to take his own country. Lee Ji-won has this report. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a busy second day in Beijing. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Thursday on Kim's activities,... where he first met with Chinese President Xi Jinping again, following their first meeting on Tuesday. The report said they met at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in the morning, where Kim stayed during his visit. Kim and President Xi had a one-on-one chat,... where they reportedly exchanged opinions on the current situation and urgent international issues. The two also discussed ways to further strengthen their strategic cooperation given the new circumstances on the Korean Peninsula. Then... together with their wives-- North Korea's First Lady Ri Sol-ju and Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan, the leaders had lunch in a (quote) "harmonious" and "family-like" atmosphere, through which the North's news agency highlighted the deep friendship the two first couples share. After bidding farewell to President Xi and his wife, Kim then toured some of Beijing's research and transportation management centers. His first stop was the Academy of Agricultural Sciences,... where he was accompanied by Cabinet Premier Pak Pong-ju and Pak Thae-song, the Workers' Party's Vice Chairman for Science and Education. The report explained how the academy does research on the industrialization of agriculture and that Kim toured various research centers, asking questions about their experience and achievements. Perhaps thinking about implementing the findings in North Korea, Kim noted how the academy's science and technology has greatly contributed to China's agricultural development. Kim also visited the Beijing Rail Traffic Control Center, where the Chinese capital's railways and subways are controlled and managed. The state-run media report said Kim paid close attention to how the system works and said he was (quote) "amazed" by the excellently programmed control system. And as the final itinerary, Kim dropped by the North Korean Embassy in Beijing. Expressing great satisfaction for a productive third trip to China, Kim left for North Korea late Wednesday,... arriving at Pyongyang International Airport in the evening. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Industry Insight: Korea′s fashion hub Dongdaemun Fashion Town 

인더스트리 한국의 동대문 패션
 
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Now we are going to take a look at the largest fashion hub in Korea, Seoul′s iconic Dongdaemun Fashion Town,... which is visited by millions of tourists and local shoppers every year. Park Ji-won has this week′s Industry Insight. You can′t talk about Korea′s fashion industry without mentioning the Dongdaemun fashion market. Dongdaemun Fashion Town is the largest clothing market in Korea,... and about one-third of all Korea′s clothing distributors are based near the region. From textiles and clothing subsidiary materials... to sewing factories and wholesale and retail shops,... if it has to do with clothing and fashion, you′ll find it here. A designer′s idea can be made into a final product... in just a day. Let′s take a look. This is Dongdaemun Fashion Town, the location of more than 30 fashion malls and tens of thousands of small clothing shops. "It′s really amazing all the district, and all the fashion is really nice." "I sometimes see items with unique designs that I cannot find at brand name or department stores." Retail shops are open from midnight or 2 a.m. and wholesale shops open from 8 p.m. to the next morning, meaning the market operates 24 hours-a-day. What′s peculiar to the district is that it′s like a complete fashion ecosystem, where everything about fashion is clustered together. Thousands of fabric and clothing subsidiary shops, and more than 20-thousand small sewing factories are all nearby. Designers can turn their ideas into clothes in just a day by making a sample, and once the design is confirmed, mass production can start after another day or two. With Dongdaemun′s fast yet sophisticated designs gaining global recognition, many orders now come from abroad. "Now we get many orders for samples from China, as Chinese buyers visit Dongdaemun often." The Dongdaemun district makes more money from exports than domestic sales, especially in the wholesale market. "Roughly 60 percent of the town′s annual revenue comes from exports. International buyers are mostly from China, Taiwan and Japan." The fashion town also serves as a testbed for many up-and-coming designers. "This is a hip fashion mecca where you can make and sell clothes. The region helps with my market research and market sourcing." Some designers have successfully grown from single shops into fashion empires. This modern brand began from a shop in Dongdaemun,... but has expanded to include dozens of shops in China. "Codes Combine started as a shop in Dongdaemun in 2002. Now we have many products in many categories, particularly menswear, underwear and a kids′ clothing line." Fashion Group Hyungji,... which has the number-one market share in women′s clothes as a domestic company,.. also started as a humble shop in Dongdaemun market in the early 1980s. "The founder of the group still emphasizes the so-called Dongdaemun spirit,... which is characterized by designs that ar
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N. Korea to hold key policy meeting ahead of summits with S. Korea, U.S.
 
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북한, 내일 노동당 전원회의 개최... "새로운 단계의 정책 문제 토의" North Korea announced it will hold a major party policy gathering on Friday to discuss policy issues for what it called an "important, historic moment." This is the same meeting where the regime's leader officially adopted his policy of developing both its economy and nuclear weapons. Oh Jung-hee delves deeper to gauge the possibility of a shift in Pyongyang's policy direction ahead of the summits with Seoul and Washington. North Korea's ruling Workers' Party is holding a key policy meeting on Friday. Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on Thursday... that the central committee of the regime's ruling party will convene its third plenary session. The aim -- to decide on new policies in line with (quote)"the important historic period." That is apparently in reference to the inter-Korean summit only a week away... and the Washington-Pyongyang summit now in the works. It was at the same kind of meeting in March 2013 that the Workers' Party adopted Kim Jong-un's signature " Byongjin" policy,... which seeks both nuclear and economic development. But ahead of the relay summits with Seoul and Washington, which are expected to focus on denuclearization,... experts say... Friday's meeting could see changes to the Byongjin policy. "The new policy direction is expected to show Pyongyang's willingness to negotiate on denuclearization,... to improve relations with Seoul, Washington and Tokyo and to peacefully coexist in the international community. That will raise Kim Jong-un's credibility and work to his advantage in the summit negotiations." Also possible is an official announcement of the Washington-Pyongyang summit... since recent developments may have given Kim Jong-un some confidence and assurance. What's not clear is whether the North will clearly stipulate that it's willing to abandon its nuclear weapons. It might stress again that the security of the regime has to be guaranteed first... or it its willingness might be expressed in more subtle ways. Since last week, the regime has made no mention of itself as a "nuclear power" in its major meetings or announcements. "The North might refer to itself as a 'strategic country' instead of a 'nuclear state' in order not to mess things up ahead of its talks with the U.S. And to justify to its people... talks with a country it's called an enemy for seven decades,... the Party might stress that it's necessary for economic reasons." Experts think Pyongyang will use this meeting as a cushion... so its officials and citizens are aware of and ready for whatever agreement the two Koreas reach at their summit next week. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Ministry of Defense says THAAD can strike down missile-attack on Busan
 
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軍 "노동미사일 고각 발사로 부산 노려도 사드로 요격 가능" 전문가 분석 가능한가? Meanwhile, another key question in the minds of many is whether the THAAD battery - when deployed to Seongju- can in fact effectively tackle North Korean missiles targeting South Korea's southeastern port city of Busan. Our Kim Jung-soo turned to experts for their analysis. South Korea's defense ministry has conducted a military simulation-test to verify THAAD's effectiveness against North Korea's Rodong intermediate-range ballistic missiles, the results of which it has declined to specify. The simulation was conducted under the assumption that North Korea will attack the port city of Busan in South Korea by using the same type of ballistic missile that was test-fired on July 19. North Korea launched three missiles from Hwangju, south of Pyongyang, towards the East Sea on Tuesday. Those missiles were identified as two Scud tactical ballistic missiles and one Rodong missile. The Rodong Missile is often recognized as one of the most difficult rockets to intercept, with a possible range of 1,300 km at speeds of Mach 7. The simulation also assumed that North Korea will shorten the range of missiles to 600 km by firing them at a higher launch angle. The distance between Hwangju and Busan is roughly 500 km, while Seongju, the chosen location to deploy the THAAD battery, is located 100 km away from Busan. While the ministry has declined to release specific details, it has stressed that THAAD, with a effective range of 200 km, can stop Rodong missiles flying at altitudes between 100 and 150 km, which is impossible to do with the current Patriot missiles that have an operation altitude of 15 to 40 km. Numerous experts have agreed on THAAD's effectiveness, and have also called for more preemptive measures by the South Korean military. "Nuclear war is a game of seconds or even milliseconds. With THAAD, Seoul can defend itself from Pyongyang's initial offense and save enough time to muster an effective counterattack. The defense ministry also has to remember that the current THAAD system does not cover Seoul effectively, so it should look into further developing its Korea Air Missile Defense system." "I have urged for the THAAD deployment from a very long time ago. As of now it is painfully clear that South Korea cannot stop North Korea's high-altitude attacks with its current arsenal." The simulation comes amid a massive protest staged by residents of Seongju on Thursday to express their dissatisfaction with the government's decision. Kim Jung-soo, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Korea and Ethiopia's evolving friendship
 
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한-에티오피아 특별한 관계 Brothers by blood. That's how the South Korean president described the relationship between Seoul and Addis Ababa... referring to Ethiopia's role in dispatching troops to help out during the Korean War. It was the only African country to help a friend in need more than six decades ago. Since then, the friendship between the two countries has slowly, but surely progressed. South Korea and Ethiopia, a special relationship dating back to the 1950s... our News Feature tonight with Oh Soo-young. Meet Addis Lulu, an Ethiopian student in chemical engineering who came to Korea two years ago. "Now I've completed my Korean language course for one year. So now I'm attending my master's program. I was able to come to Korea because my grandfather has a story with Korea." Lulu's grandfather was one of the six-thousand Ethiopian soldiers who defended South Korea during the Korean War. Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie sympathized with Korea's ordeal under Japanese colonization... and dispatched the Kagnew infantry battalion to support the South against the attacks from the communist North. The Ethiopian soldiers fought 253 battles during the 1950 to 53 war. One-hundred-21 soldiers died in the conflict and more than 500 hundred were injured. After the ceasefire in 1953, Ethiopia helped South Korea rebuild,... providing medical support and welfare. To honor the veterans, Korea built a memorial center in 1968. The center, in the shape of three African huts, is on Ethiopia Road in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do province, close to where the troops had been based. Inside, there are ornaments, medals and war recordings, as well as exquisite cultural artifacts. Across the street, there's a coffee shop that was built in 1968 by a Korean couple who was greatly moved by the veterans' support. "You can taste the fresh floral tones of Ethiopian coffee prepared the way you like it -- from traditionally brewed or perhaps a latte." The family has kept the establishment alive with some of the finest Ethiopian coffee beans in the area... and traditional coffee roasting rites. The establishment even had a visit from the Ethiopian emperor, and since then it's become a place of pilgrimage for Ethiopian diplomats and travelers alike. "They shed tears when they come, remembering their emperor. Also, all kinds of diplomatic events and cultural exchanges with Ethiopia happen here at this coffee house." In the decades following the war, Korea has developed quickly and is now the world's 13th largest economy. It also transitioned from a recipient of official development assistance to a donor country in 2010,... the first in the world to do so. Since 1991, Korea has been repaying Ethiopia's generosity with ODA. "In terms of the budget supported, it is the largest beneficiary among African countries. KOICA touches upon the areas of focus, which are health, education, rural development, ICT and climate change agenda." Korean aid to Ethiopia has so far reached around 108 million U.S. dollars, and this year there are 11 bilateral projects underway. Besides foreign aid, Korea also supports war veterans' descendants with academic scholarships for students in Ethiopia funded by Hwacheon County, where the soldiers were based. "Many of the veterans' grandchildren in Ethiopia couldn't afford to go to school, but now most of them do, and they even go to university with our full support. We've supported 177 students since 2009 from elementary school to university." "Most Ethiopians are grateful Koreans are helping, especially in education sector, taking scholarship students and building schools. It's good that Koreans are by our side." Reflecting on President Park's state visit to Ethiopia, Lulu says he hopes for stronger ties between the two countries. More than anything, he hopes the story of their friendship will be passed down and remembered by future generations. Oh Soo-young, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Daughters of Korean Air chief to step down amid abuse of power criticism
 
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"조현아, 조현민, 즉시 사퇴" 조양호, 대국민 사과 In other news, Two sisters, executives at Korean Air,... have been relieved of their duties over accusations they abused their power. Both of them are daughters of the airline's chairman -- one of them infamous for the "nut rage" incident,... and the other accused more recently of throwing water at a man in a business meeting. And still more allegations are surfacing... as the public backlash against the airline's corporate culture continues. Lee Seung-jae reports. Cho Yang-ho, chairman and CEO of Korean Air, apologized on Sunday over the growing abuse of power allegations centered on his daughters, Cho Hyun-min and Cho Hyun-ah,... adding that the two sisters will be stripped of all their responsibilities at the company. The chairman's youngest daughter and now-former senior vice president, Cho Hyun-min, faces a probe over accusations she threw water in the face of an ad agency manager during a meeting last month. She's the younger sister of Cho Hyun-ah, who made headlines around the world four years ago,... over the so-called 'nut rage' incident, which sparked a nationwide crackdown on abuse of power at local corporations. The chairman's decision to remove his own daughters comes after customs officials searched their homes amid suspicions they brought luxury goods into the country using Korean Air to avoid paying duties. According to an unnamed official,... authorities have secured evidence in the form of photos that some goods were brought into the country duty-free without being reported to customs. Once a full list of goods, not reported to customs is compiled,... authorities will decide whether to question the family, to see if they engaged in unlawful actions. Adding to the long list of allegations,... the chairman has also been accused of ordering the soundproofing of his office. Industry insiders say the 'soundproofing' allegations could be interpreted as Cho and the company avoiding taking steps to change its corporate culture, in which bullying and some degree of verbal abuse may have been tolerated. They added that the renovations could be seen as a way to prevent leaks of such acts. With the two daughters out,... the company will appoint Suk Tai-soo, the CEO of Korean Air Lines Hotel Network,... as its new vice chairman. Korean Air hopes the move will help it move past the scandals and start to rebuild its tarnished reputation. Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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The fourth industrial revolution and the future of jobs
 
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4차 산업혁명 - 미래일자리 As evidenced by drastic developments in AI... change is underway. "A perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labor markets." That is what's expected in the near future... according to the World Economic Forum's report on the future of jobs. How so and what needs to be done to better prepare ourselves for this rapid change? Our News Feature tonight... with Kwon Jang-ho. "SIRI, remind me to pick up my dry cleaning after work today. SIRI can be a useful tool, though it's not really ready to replace the role of a human personal assistant yet. But that's where the technology is heading." At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Stuart Russell, a leading expert in computer science, suggested that in the future, artificial intelligence would become the ideal personal assistant, perform better than humans, and be available to all. "We're talking about a system which is there on your shoulder and can provide advice, and can help you navigate the complicated world." But perhaps that future is already here. A study last year found that between 2001 and 2013, personal assistant jobs in the U.K. had fallen by 45-percent. Other occupations such as library assistants and travel agents also saw huge declines. The report concluded that the losses were mainly among jobs where productivity had been greatly improved by technology. "Jobs which are standardized, repetitive, and involve patterns, are jobs that will be taken over by artificial intelligence and robots. For instance, in the U.S., 75-percent of Wall Street trading is being made by computers. Even in journalism, sports and finance news reports can be produced by AI autonomously." Researchers at the University of Oxford in 2013 said that 47-percent of jobs in the U.S. could potentially be done solely by machines within 10-20 years. The study also said that any job that involves little social intelligence, creativity, and perception is at risk. Further studies showed that Korea is at a higher risk of losing jobs, as it has been estimated that 63-percent of the country's workforce could be computerized. "Our research found that it is a very risky situation, far more so than that in the U.S. and other developed countries. The reason is because the ratio of Korean jobs that involve simple manual skills or office administration work is higher than other places." But the research paper offers hope in that new fields will open up, especially in IT and software development. The social business networking site LinkedIn put together a list of the top 10 job-titles that barely existed before 2008. 8 out of 10 were from digital industries, with IOS and Android software developers coming out on top. Academics and business leaders agree that the changing nature of the job market in general cannot be stopped and that the next task in hand is for society to adapt to such changes. [14:50] "Those already working will need to go through a re-education. Moreover, they need to study new fields in order to survive, and for that, universities and the government need to provide related courses or financial support." "I think re-training is the responsibility for the corporation. If we know the future, and I think we are almost crystal clear that we know the future, that's what we're talking about, then we have to start retraining the people. And also we have to work with the government to really create the future talent to be more adaptive to the future trend." "The fourth industrial revolution is coming. It should make life a little easier, better, more productive. But for some of us, that might not happen if jobs and our livelihoods become collateral damage. To prepare for it, more steps need to be taken by governments, businesses and, of course, ourselves. Kwon Jang-Ho, Arirang News." Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Singapore tightens security ahead of N. Korea-U.S. summit
 
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북미정상회담 앞두고 경비 삼엄해진 싱가포르 Singapore, meanwhile, is finalizing security for the North Korea-U.S. summit... with the leaders due to arrive in the city-state today. There's a lot of anticipation there, but all the extra security doesn't seem to have fazed the locals or visitors. Lee Ji-won is part of our special team in Singapore to cover the summit this week, and she filed this report. "In a couple of days from now, the first ever summit between North Korea and the United States will be held at the Capella hotel in Singapore. And as much as this is a historic event for the world, the city state is working round the clock to prepare for the summit and ensure airtight security for the leaders--" -- especially at Sentosa Island, where the Capella Hotel is located, and where security was ramped up starting Sunday. As announced by the Singapore Police Force a few days ago, the island has been declared a "special event area" from Sunday to Thursday, which means restrictions on the use of drones, flags, banners and flammable materials. The three ways of getting onto the island -- by bridge, cablecar and monorail -- will remain open, but people and visitors are subject to spot checks. So far, the tighter security doesn't seem to bother tourists on the island too much. The other "special event areas" designated for the summit are the hotels where the two leaders are likely to stay -- Trump at the Shangri-La and Kim Jong-un at the St. Regis. On Saturday the St. Regis was bustling with construction workers setting up security checkpoints and blocking off roads. The four lanes that pass in front of the hotel, have been separated by temporary concrete barricades,... two lanes now leading cars to the hotel, and the others used for the original route. Vehicles and drivers on these roads are also subject to inspections. "We have received letters about it, to expect security checks. If we're driving past where any of the presidents are staying, there will be particular checks there." But despite the heavy traffic, the security guards and throngs of journalists,... locals seem more excited for than annoyed by the summit. "I think everyone is quite positive about it. No one is complaining. I think everyone is quite honored that such an important event is being held in our city." The Shangri-la Hotel, where U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to stay,... was rather tranquil. Having hosted the Asia Security Summit just a few days ago,... the hotel had already built a security check point and made other necessary arrangements. With the leaders to arrive soon, there's a sense of quiet anticipation in the city-state, and the world will be watching keenly to see what kind of welcome they get. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News, Singapore. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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War-separated South and North Koreans to meet for family reunion 

오늘 이산가족 상봉 1차
 
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We begin with the highly-anticipated inter-Korean family reunions. In what is sure to be an extremely emotional time,... war-separated families on the Korean peninsula will reunite for the first time in over 60 years later today. Our Kwon Soa is in Sokcho,... Gangwon-do Province,... where the South Korean family members are just a couple of hours away from crossing the border to Mount Kumgang in North Korea,... where the event will take place. Soa, good morning Morning, Mark The moment is approaching. It′s the moment war-separated families have been waiting for,... for more than six decades. I can imagine that many of the South Koreans that spent their night here at Hanwha Resort in Sokcho,.... could not sleep well,... due to the excitement and anticipation. This is the first reunion in almost two years,... and it′s only around 380 people from the South and 96 from the North that′ll meet during the first round of reunions until the 22nd of October,... and 188 from the North and 90 from the South between the 24th and 26th. I′m saying ′only′,... since the number of families torn apart and alive is around 66-thousand. Time is running out for these elderly people. And those who were lucky enough this time,... all had their own heartbreaking stories. Let′s take a look. ″When the June 25th war broke out my sister and I were parted. I was 13 and she was 18. I made this pencil case for her. Other things I couldn′t bring for her... because they are too big and big things are not allowed.″ ″We didn′t know,... because we lost contact,... Our brother in the North applied. Five of us are going to meet our oldest brother.″ Judging by previous reunions... we know just how emotionally charged these events can be. Of course... for the families involved but also for the country as a whole. Soa,... you reported on Monday about the families going through a kind of pre-session to get them prepared... what′s next on the schedule? Right now they are eating breakfast,.... the bus will take them to Goseong,... where they have to go through the Customs Immigration Quarantine office,... ...to head to the Mount Kumgang resort in the North. There they will have their first meeting altogether in a big hall,... On the second day they will have private meetings. In total,... the families will meet for three days,... but their actual time together will only be 12 hours,... but that is an extension from the usual 11,... due to a request by the South Korean Unification Ministry. It′s seen as a good sign that the North agreed to the request. So,... many families who haven′t been able to see their loved ones yet,... are desperately waiting for these kinds of reunions to become a regular event. This has been Kwon Soa, reporting live from Sokcho, Hanwha Resort.
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Kim Jong-un takes private jet to China; getting ready for Singapore meeting with Trump?
 
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김정은, '전용기'로 방중....예행연습, 차별화 목적 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reported to have used his own private jet to fly to Dalian for his meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Could his decision to fly to China mean that Kim is preparing for what may be a North Korea-U.S. summit in Singapore? Lee Seung-jae has the details. A different venue, and a different mode of transportation for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his second trip to China in just over a month. " Our Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un left Pyongyang on the morning of May 7th via private jet." Kim, who's known to take his private jet during trips around North Korea, made his first trip by air outside the country. The distance between Pyongyang and Dalian is a mere 360-kilometers,... but experts believe the decision to go by plane was more about him just wanting to get there quicker than he would have by car or train. Watchers say Kim may be preparing for his upcoming meeting with President Trump,... with reports signaling the summit could be held in Singapore. With North Korea's airplane technology limited to Soviet-era planes,... many question whether his private jet is actually capable of flying over four-thousand kilometers to Singapore. Stopping halfway to refuel could also prove embarrassing, by showing the limits of the aircraft,... and where to stop would also be tricky. Others say the recent trip isn't a test of the jet's capability,... but to further show his image as a leader,... and to craft a different image to that of his late father Kim Jong-il... who was known to be afraid of flying. In recent years, Kim Jong-un has staged a series of photo-ops designed to show that not only does he not share his father's fear of flying,... but that he's even a pilot. Dubbed "Air Force-Un" by many,... will Kim's aging personal jet be able to make it all the way to Singapore? Some say that should be the least of his worries as he prepares for his big meeting with President Trump;... a summit where the stakes for both sides couldn't be higher. Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Celebrating Buddha's Birthday with lantern festival
 
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석가탄신일을 맞이하여 되새겨보는 그 의미 Various events and celebrations have been and are being held across Korea to mark Buddha's Birthday. For a look at the importance of the day and a lantern festival held in central Seoul, Lee Ji-won reports. Korea is celebrating Buddha's 2-THOUSAND-560th birthday. And to mark the occasion, various events are being held in central Seoul,... with bright and colorful decorations lighting up the city's Buddhist temples. During this season, more people visit the temples to cleanse their minds and souls. "Buddha taught us the righteous way of living... and I am really thankful for that. It's also nice to come here with my daughter." With a history spanning 16-hundred years, Buddhism is a major religion in Korea with an estimated ten million Buddhists in the country The government designated the day as a public holiday in 2005. But Seokgatansinil, as Koreans call it, has a much deeper meaning. "One of Buddha's greatest teachings is that people need to do good deeds. People are aware of such teachings, but are too stressed to practice them. So Buddha's Birthday gives us the opportunity to embrace it and reflect on ourselves." One of the major events on Buddha's Birthday is the lantern festival. With the meaning of enlightenment and symbolizing hope, lanterns are lit and hung during this season. And like every other year, ornate lanterns of all shapes and sizes light up the paths along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in northern Seoul. Made with colorful traditional hanji paper, the lanterns portray traditional Korea and Buddhism. Couples, families and friends stop by to admire the entrancing lanterns. It's a festive event that provides more enjoyment on Buddha's Birthday. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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What will be the Top 10 social issues facing Korea in 2025? 

10년뒤 미래 10대 이슈
 
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Korea,... like any other country,... is going to look quite different in ten year′s time. The low birthrate means society as a whole is aging, there′s the serious issue of ensuring there are enough decent jobs... not to mention the environmental changes taking place. In order to be ready for what lies ahead,... the government has for the first time identified the ten biggest issues Korea will face in 2025. Song Ji-sun reports. What will be the ten most important issues facing Korea one decade from now? After analyzing data and surveys from 15-hundred experts and college students, Korea′s Science Ministry has announced the top ten trends for 2025... based on their projected influence and how likely they are to happen. A low birthrate coupled with a super-aged society means... the number of elderly people supported by those of working age, will rise sharply as time goes by. Inequality is another concern. The Gini coefficient, symbolizing income disparity is getting larger by the year. Insecure living conditions will persist as well. This is indicated by the fact that people are choosing to get married at an older age... as saving money and bringing up children seems to become more difficult by the day. On top of that,... there′s the problem of unstable employment. Companies are recruiting fewer people compared to the number of jobseekers. Cross-border disputes about man′s effect on the environment will likely intensify. For example,... the Korean peninsula is suffering more and more each year from yellow dust blowing in from China. There will be a rising number of cyber crimes... and the depletion of energy and natural resources is projected to worsen. A steady stream of provocations by North Korea is also forecast. Climate change and natural disasters linked to global warming is one issue that needs international cooperation. The Korean government will also need to shift its economic strategy... to try and counter the nation′s shrinking growth potential as the population ages. Using the results of the report, the government will identify the most pressing issues and formulate measures to enable us to better prepare for life in future. Song Ji-sun, Arirang News.
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Researchers in Korea develop technology to mass produce spirulina
 
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온난화가 바꾼 제주 바다...열대성 조류를 미래 자원으로 A local research team has developed technology to mass produce a type of algae from Korea's southern resort island of Jeju. It's just one project in the works to develop new resources from the island. Park Se-young tells us more. Spirulina, a kind of algae, is one of the oldest life forms on Earth. Usually found in the tropics, it contains various beneficial pigments, including beta-carotene and chlorophyll-a. Spirulina can be used to make food, drugs and cosmetics, and it also has the potential to substitute for over 86 million dollars worth of imports. Now, a team of Korean researchers has developed the technology to mass produce spirulina using seawater from Jeju Island. By matching the water temperature to an optimal range of 32 to 42 degrees Celsius, the team was able to set up a marine life cultivation system. The new system can boost the production capacity from eight to as much as 250 times that of existing ones. "Jeju is the perfect place for developing products like the famous bottled water brand Samdasoo, as we can ensure cleanliness and stability." The research is part of a broader effort to secure useful resources from Jeju Island, which has seen its surface sea temperature rise one-point-five degrees over the last three decades, bringing rapid changes to its marine ecosystem. Park Se-young, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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At least 91 dead after earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok
 
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인도네시아 롬복서 규모 6.9 강진...최소 91명 사망 Over in Indonesia, a devastating natural disaster took lives during the weekend. As of now, the death toll from the powerful 6-point-9 magnitude earthquake in the island of Lombok has gone past 91. Authorities say all of the deceased are reportedly local residents. Cho Sung-min has the latest. The official death toll from Sunday's 6-point-9-magnitude earthquake that struck Lombok has risen to 91, and more than two hundred people were injured. Two of the dead were on the nearby island of Bali. Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency confirmed the death toll, and said it expects it to rise as rescue efforts continue. The dead, at this point, reportedly include no foreigners. "Most victims were killed by collapsed buildings. Out of 91 dead, all are Indonesians. Up to this point we have yet to receive data of foreign victims in Bali or West Nusa Tenggara." Since the quake, there have been more than 120 aftershocks... which were also felt on Bali. Lombok has suffered two earthquakes now in as many weeks. On July 29th there was a 6-point-4 magnitude quake that left at least 17 people dead. Officials said they evacuated more than twelve-hundred tourists from the island on Monday. More than twenty-thousand locals have fled from their homes to find shelter as well. Authorities carrying out search and rescue operations said they are having a hard time locating some people and treating the injured... since most of the island's medical resources have been damaged. Cho Sung-min, arirang news. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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2018 Inter-Korean summit comes to an end
 
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역사적 2018 남북정상회담 마무리 An historic day indeed, and one that ended in spectacular style with the the farewell ceremony we just watched. President Moon and Kim Jong-un parted ways just about a half an hour ago. Earlier in the evening they signed a joint declaration -- the "Panmunjom Declaration" -- which officially ends all hostilities between the two sides. Our Hwang Ho-jun has the latest from the Panmunjom Press Pool. A farewell ceremony for the visiting North Korean leader was held tonight just outside the Peace House, the main venue for today's historic summit meeting. President Moon and Kim Jong-un watched a video together... projected onto the facade of the Peace House;... the theme of the video -- “A New Spring Enjoyed Together." And with that President Moon bid farewell to his North Korean counterpart. The ceremony took place immediately after the welcoming dinner hosted by the South Korean President at the Peace House in honor of the visiting North Korean leader. As expected Kim Jong-un's wife, Ri Sol-ju, and South Korea's first lady Kim Jung-sook both attended the feast,... along with high-ranking officials from both Koreas. The dinner kicked off with a series of performances and dishes from the hometowns of President Moon Jae-in, the late South Korean Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun. Even food from Switzerland, where Kim Jong-un spent part of his childhood, and the renowned Pyongyang-style naengmyun, or cold noodles, were served as well. But of course the highlight of the day came when the joint declaration was made by the two leaders,... the "Panmunjom Declaration." For the first time in history, President Moon and Kim Jong-un held a joint press conference after signing that document. President Moon and Kim both declared there will no longer be war on the Korean Penisula and a new era of peace has begun. They pledged to cooperate to deescalate military tension by halting all aggression in any form and to realize a "complete" denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. "Today, Chairman Kim and I affirmed that realizing a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula through complete denuclearization is our mutual goal." "Living in such close proximity, we are not peoples of different ethnicities that must fight against each other, but one people that shares the same blood and must live in harmony with one another." The agreement also says the two leaders will seek to make an official declaration of the end of war within this year; the two Koreas technically remain at war as the 1950-53 war ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. A reunion of separated families will also take place in this coming August 15th. And President Moon will pay a return visit to Pyongyang this fall. HWANG Hojun Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Four members of Thai football team rescued from flooded cave
 
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태국 동굴소년 12명 중 4명 구조 Four out of twelve boys have been rescued after they were trapped for more than two weeks inside a flooded cave in Thailand. Ro Aram reports. Officials believe the operation to rescue the youth football team is not as difficult as they initially thought. The acting governor of Chiang Rai province said mild weather and falling water levels in recent days had created optimal conditions for an underwater evacuation. But Sunday's extraction process was still risky and complicated. Cave rescue experts had considered an underwater extraction to be a last resort, especially as most of the boys can't swim. Eighteen divers, both local and foreign, guided the four boys to safety, swimming though narrow, submerged passageways that claimed the life of a former Thai navy diver on Friday. The four boys, whose names were not released, were then transported to hospital. Eight of the boys and their coach remain inside and their extraction was called off on Sunday night until the next day to give divers time to restock supplies. ….."We will be ready soon, because we will need to redo the laying out of all the air tanks and all systems along the way again. We have used everything in the set up that we had today. The set up team will do their work again once they are ready….." However, monsoon rain and storms are expected in Chiang Rai over the next few weeks, which will certainly hamper rescue operations. Water pumps have drained a significant amount of water out of the cave, but time is still of the essence. Officials are hoping to get the remaining nine out within the next four days. Ro Aram, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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N. Korean leader's powerful sister lands in S. Korea; Pres. Moon greets North's nominal head
 
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북 김정은 여동생 김여정 포함한 방남단 평창 도착... 식전 행사서 문 대통령, 김영남 국가수반 악수, 사진 A North Korean private jet carrying a group of high-level officials including Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of the regime's leader... landed in South Korea earlier today. All eyes are on whether there will be any kind of development in inter-Korean relations during the ruling family member's unprecedented visit to the South. Our Moon Connyoung joins us live from the top office. Right. The North Korean leader's private jet carrying a high-level delegation including leader Kim Jong-un's sister landed in South Korea earlier this afternoon. They're here to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - that's in an hour from now. Roughly twenty minutes behind schedule, the entourage led by the North's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam arrived at Incheon International Airport. They were greeted by South Korea's Unification Minister and the deputy director of the presidential Blue House National Security Council. With that, the 30-year-old Kim Yo-jong has become the first member of North Korea's ruling family to set foot in the South since the Korean War in the early 1950s. After a brief encounter between high-level officials from the two Koreas, the North Koreans including the influential sister of Kim Jong-un traveled by South Korea's KTX bullet train to PyeongChang. They have since arrived in PyeongChang... and the North's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam is currently attending the Pre Opening Ceremony Reception hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. What to look out for from the reception this evening: will there be contact between the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam? What kind of vibe will we see from the Moon, Kim Yong-nam encounter? Are we expecting any contact between President Moon Jae-in and the Kim Yo-jong? While Kim Yo-jong is NOT attending the Pre Opening Ceremony Reception tonight... President Moon Jae-in has said he will host a luncheon for the North Koreans on Saturday. Sources say an informal luncheon between Kim and the South Korean delegation would give her more freedom to interact with the South Koreans than anybody else in the North Korean delegation. Hosting an informal lunch for the high level North Korean delegation avoids any protocol format where only one main speaker has a voice. That main speaker would normally be Kim Yong-nam, the head of the delegation and North Korea's ceremonial head of state, but in this case, what the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has to say will take much more significance and meaning. Both sides are maintaining a delicate balance to avoid any diplomatic upsets that could risk overshadowing the Winter Olympics. Daniel. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Pyeongchang Olympic Village construction completed on Friday and prepares to welcome athletes
 
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평창올림픽 선수촌 준공식 15일에 열려,.. 평창 개최 위해 한걸음 더 가까이간다 Pyeongchang is getting ready to welcome competitors and spectators from around the world The organizers are putting the final touches on various key facilities, including the Olympic Village, where athletes will stay. Lee Ji-won files this report from the host city. As one of the last venues to be completed for the upcoming Winter Games, the Pyeongchang Olympic Village was unveiled to the press on Friday. Authorities from the Olympic host province of Gangwon-do and the culture ministry participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate two-and-a-half years of work. The village is where some 3-thousand 9-hundred snow sports athletes competing at Pyeongchang venues will be staying during next year's Winter Games. There are a total of 8 apartment blocks, each up to 15th floors tall. (Standup) "This is one of the three types of houses in the village. Each type differs in size and design. This is the largest house.. with 2 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. It can house up to 8 athletes." As the houses have been rented for the Olympic season, and must be returned to their owners undamaged,... kitchen facilities have been wrapped for safe keeping. But the facilities team has worked hard to make the village a 'home away from home' for the athletes. (Korean) "There are all sorts of services provided in the village. We set up temporary facilities such as a laundry room, prayer room, hair salon and even a residence center where the athletes can ask for help. And for the Paralympics athletes, we will add more facilities like wheelchair ramps to support them." The village will start hosting athletes from around the world starting February next year. On Thursday, the Media village located in Gangneung, further east from Pyeongchang was also unveiled for the first time. Housing some 6-thousand foreign media and marketing clients, the village will be partly open from mid-January. The organizing committee is putting the final touches on the Olympic venues and will now start further concentrating on welcoming the visitors. (Korean) "With the construction of the Olympic venues now technically completed,... we will now focus on promotion, ticket sales and improving services to host a successful Olympics and Paralympics for the athletes and visitors." The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held from February 9th to March 18th in Korea's northeastern cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News, Pyeongchang. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Kim-Trump summit making headlines around international media
 
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외신들 일제히 김정은 트럼프 회담 보도, 각기 다른 요점 Now we take things to Singapore. The leaders of North Korea and the U.S. have both departed what was once a media-hyped summit location of the city-state on Tuesday,... but the two leaders' meeting is still the hot topic for the day. Our Lee Ji-won joins us live from Singapore. Ji-won, how is the world reporting on this? Ji-yoon, like you said, the two leaders' meeting is still making the headlines around the world. But the international media all have different takes and highlights of the summit. The Straits Times, a Singapore based English newspaper called the summit the 'First step on a long road to peace'. It said that the two leaders signed a deal that promised Pyongyang's complete denuclearization of the peninsula while the U.S. would provide it with security guarantees. CNN's main story was on Trump's military pullback and how it alarmed its allies, namely South Korea and Japan. Now, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency looked more towards the future, saying that the summit heralds a thaw in Pyongyang-Washington ties. It also contained Beijing's response to the summit where the State Councilor and Foreign Minister highlighted the significance of the summit, which China had long called for. Japanese media, meanwhile focused on the abductee issue, that has been mentioned at the summit, according to Trump. They expressed hope in resolving the issue and how it is an important matter for Japan's Prime Minister, who is facing problems in his local politics. The general consensus the media seemed to have is that although this surely is a step towards a new opening, the joint statement lacks details and has vague wordings. Now Jiwon,... both leaders have left, we know Kim Jong-un should have arrived in Pyongyang,... but we have yet to receive any confirmation on Trump's touch-down in Washington. Yes, in fact U.S. President Donald Trump,… even before landing in his home country,… tweeted about the summit with his North Korean counterpart this morning. His tweet reads, "the world has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research " And he also thanked "Chairman Kim", saying their "day together was historic." And as for the departures,... Semin, North Korea's Kim Jong-un left Singapore at around 11:20 PM yesterday,... and he is expected to have arrived in North Korea this morning. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump left about 30 minutes earlier than expected, at 6-thirty local time, on his Air Force One, from the Paya Lebar Airbase, just as he came into the city state. On his plane, Trump talked with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at around 8-twenty to share the results of the Joint Statement with North Korea. He is known to have stopped over at airbases in Guam and Hawaii to encourage U.S. forces and is expected to arrive at the White House sometime Wednesday morning. Ji-won, you briefly mentioned the Joint Statement, which is the outcome of this June 12th summit. Can you tell us more about it. Sure Semin. The weeks and months of talks North Korea and the United States had over the issue of denuclearization and establishing ties,... came down to that statement. And although it's rather simple and short, it shows the two leaders' strong faith in each other. It states that the two leaders conducted an in-depth and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of a new Pyongyang-Washington relationship,... as well as building a lasting and robust foundation that leads to peace on the Korean peninsula. The major point of this summit was also concisely stipulated. U.S. President Donald Trump committed to providing security guarantees to North Korea, and conversely, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Seeping capitalism changing N. Korea: The Black Market Generation
 
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스며드는 자본주의: 북한의 장마당 세대 변화를 불러오다 North Korea is one of the world's most isolated states... but even the most reclusive of the states has something in common with the rest of the world - an obvious generation gap. North Korea's millennials are known as the market generation... and they are bringing about significant changes to the oppressive state. I had the chance to meet with one myself... part one of my two part series on waves of change shaping and shaking North Korea... this is the story of Joo Yang. Wearing a ponytail high... in a pair of fashionable skinny jeans… this 25-year-old blends right into the heart of Seoul's most hip neighborhood. With a saucy smile and perky personality, Joo Yang enjoys hanging out in the South Korean capital city's hottest shopping spot. Her interests? Accessories, chocolate, celebrities and cosmetics. These look like Kim Jong-il's glasses, don't they? But... Kim Jong-il? You mean... the late leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, whom the rest of the world refer to as "dictator"? "When I was 13 years old, I started a private business selling goods like socks, candies, biscuits, and rice cakes on traditional holidays. I sold work socks and gloves. I bought them wholesale from a friend who had relatives in China and resold for profit in the black market at home." Joo Yang is from Chongjin, North Korea - an industrial province near the North Korean border with China. She escaped from the rogue state four and a half years ago. The 25 year-old is nothing like the older generation North Korean defectors. She is part of North Korea's millennials, those born in the 1980s and 90s... and make up about a quarter of the regime's population of 25 million people. Unlike their parents, this generation of North Koreans learned the illegal language of black market business from an early age. "Black market not only exists in North Korea, it's prevalent across the state. People gather in open fields in the village; some bring out a bucket of rice cakes, some meat, some seafood and people just squat there and sell things. Sometimes state security officials would crack down. Someone would yell, 'Security guards ' and everyone would run with buckets in their arms." Never having seen a functioning ration system, North Korea's millennials live through the growing and proliferating illicit market inside the self-proclaimed totalitarian state. They call themselves the Jangmadang, or 'Black Market' generation. "South Korean and American goods are smuggled in from China. Vendors have South Korean products like rice cookers, washing machines, and cosmetics hidden underneath North Korean and Chinese goods. Whenever they see customers who appear interested in South Korean products, they whisper and cautiously pull out South Korean goods from below. Those products are very popular." It's not just manufactured goods that these young North Koreans are exposed to. North Korean millennials are coming of age at a time of secretive, but unprecedented access to technology and foreign media. "When 'Gangnam Style' became a hit in the South... within a few days, young North Koreans were dancing to the music behind closed curtains. 'Frozen' became available on CDs in the Black Market just days after it opened in Seoul. They make their way into the black market in CDs, USBs, and those tiny SD cards. People up there know South Korean celebrities, actors, singers... probably even better than you " The popularity of foreign media is rapidly growing in a state where watching or listening to foreign, especially South Korean, media is defined as a crime against the state punished with time in labor camps and even public execution. But, the Black Market continues to flourish because corruption and bribery are so entrenched in modern North Korea. If someone gets caught with illegal DVDs or selling South Korean goods, the security police can easily be bought off. Why? Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/newsarirang
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Team Korea arrive home after rollercoaster World Cup campaign
 
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'독일 격파', 국가대표팀 29일 귀국 The Taeguk Warriors returned home after wrapping up their World Cup run in Russia. It was a bittersweet experience as they failed to make it to the knockout stage, even after taking the defending champs to school with a 2-nothing win. Regardless, many devoted fans were at the airport to show the national squad, their appreciation. Among them was our Kan Hyeong-woo. South Korea's men's national football team have returned home after their rollercoaster of a World Cup campaign in Russia. They got a warm welcome Friday afternoon from the fans and reporters waiting for them at Incheon International Airport. Team Korea failed to move past the group rounds, having lost against Sweden and Mexico, but in the eyes of many they won some redemption with a stunning 2-nil upset against defending champions Germany in the final match of Group F. The BBC even selected South Korean forward Son Heung-min and goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo as two of the best eleven players in the group rounds. "I feel like we could've done better at the World Cup. Beating Germany in the final match was the result of our players' determination to win. About being selected in Group rounds 'Best 11,' I want to give all the credit to my teammates." "I've always dreamed of playing in the World Cup, so I'm just really thankful for this opportunity. I hope you can look forward to me playing in the next World Cup as well. But I'm coming back to the K-league and will give my best there." Some of the players will get some much needed rest before reporting back to their respective club teams, while others will prepare to join the under-23 team for the Asian Games in Jakarta in August. "I'm glad we won as a team, but for me personally, I wish I had played better." "I'm just really thankful and happy. I'm not sure what the future holds for me, but please keep supporting us." South Korea did not reach the round of 16, but their last win over the defending World Cup champions Germany will be remembered as one of the most famous victories in their recent history. Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Trump says he gave Kim Jong-un 'direct number', hints at calling North Korean leader on Sunday
 
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트럼프, 김정은에게 직통 번호 건네... 17일에 전화 통화? Four days have passed since the historic encounter between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore... and some surprising new details have emerged. President Trump has revealed that he gave Kim his personal phone number... and that they might make a call some time this weekend. Our Blue House correspondent Hwang Hojun has the details. Apparently, they've exchanged numbers. "I gave him a very direct number. He can now call me if he has any difficulty; I can now call him. We have communication. It's a very good thing." And the U.S. President suggested he may personally call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday, although he did not elaborate. “Well, I’m going to speak to people in North Korea, and I’m going to speak to my people who are over in North Korea.” President Trump made the remarks on Friday when asked what he plans to do on Father's Day. It was less than a week ago when the U.S. President held a historic summit in Singapore with the leader of the reclusive state. The two leaders signed a joint agreement, in which Kim reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to "work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" while Washington provides guarantees of security to North Korea. Regarding the agreement, President Trump stressed that quote "I signed an agreement where we get everything",... balking at his critics who insist the summit results were a disappointment and were a significant concession to the regime. He also hinted at the possibility of inviting Kim Jong-un to the White House. South Korea's Presidential Office of Cheong Wa Dae has welcomed Trump's potential phone call with Kim,... saying it would be a major step forward. A high ranking Blue House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, highly evaluated the fact that Trump and Kim's relationship has reached another level, where they can talk to each other whenever necessary. Hoping it would become an opportunity for the two leaders to cultivate and solidify mutual trust, the Blue House predicted if the phone call actually takes place on Sunday U.S. time, it would likely be Trump and Kim discussing how to implement the joint statement adopted during the June 12 summit. Hwang Hojun, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Young Korean jobs seekers struggle to stand out from crowd
 
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높은 실업률 극복하기 위한 취준생들의 노력 As we mentioned earlier in the broadcast, the Korean government unveiled the 2017 budget guidelines today. It shows a 10-percent cut in discretionary spending... which the finance ministry says is intended to better focus its fiscal policy on job creation... particularly Korea's younger generation. As the government tries to do its part to tackle the country's high youth unemployment rate, Korea's young jobseekers are taking the matter into their own hands to make the cut. How to tap into the job market: Our News Feature tonight with Lee Jiwon. Kim So-yeon is in her final year of university... and aside from wrapping up her studies, every day she's busy preparing and planning for future employment. After lectures, she goes to Chinese and English academies. She's also part of a study group with other job seekers. Together they compare notes and share information on company interviews and entrance exams. "The amount of competition there is for a job is fierce. So, regardless of what the requirements are we need to make ourselves more qualified and attractive to employers in order to have a better chance of landing a position." A growing number of students, college grads and young job seekers are finding their own ways to try and tackle the worsening unemployment problem they are facing. In February, Korea's youth unemployment rate hit 12.5 percent, marking a record high since data was first compiled in 1999. The number of unemployed between the ages of 15 to 29 stood at 560-thousand,... up 76-thousand compared to last year. "The biggest reason for this high unemployment rate is the imbalance between supply and demand in the youth labor market. There are now more highly education students with university degrees, but there aren't that many "good" jobs, like at conglomerates and public enterprises, to accommodate them." Amid such unfavorable conditions, young people are going beyond the extra mile to build up and perfect their resumes in a bid to woo potential employers. Kim Chae-won is a speech academy student who's trying to improve her interview skills. Your voice is what they will use to create an image of who you are. "Many get turned down in the interview stage... So I thought getting speech lessons would help me articulate my words better and improve my speaking skills so I act more confident and give a good first impression." A survey of more than 500 people by Korean job-search portal Saramin, showed about 30-percent have taken or are currently taking additional job prep courses. About 70-percent have taken English or other language classes, while just under half underwent some type of certification training. These extras often come at a high price and don't ensure results. "Every month I spend more than a thousand dollars on job prep classes." "It costs a lot of money to take English and other major certification tests. I've spent about 17-hundred dollars." According to Saramin, young job seekers use 37-percent of their total living expenses on average to cover job preparation costs. "The biggest reason these classes are taken is to increase the chances of getting a job. Often, it's quite effective because instructors know about interview patterns, tips and questions on exams that will help students get good scores." "In spite of such efforts, the youth unemployment rate is still high,... and experts say companies and the government hold the key to alleviating the problem." "It's a problem that companies require specs that must be bought with money. There are young people who don't have the financial means to take these job prep courses, which means their ability to find employment will be much harder. Companies need to implement different processes like blind-screening so a person's abilities and qualities are judged more fairly." The expert added that changes like cutting back on long work hours and creating more positions to handle workloads can help create more open positions. For its part, the Korean government has increased its budget for next year to support businesses that create more jobs and offer vocational training for young job seekers in hopes of tackling the country's youth unemployment crisis. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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S.Korea refuse N.Korea's request to make North's defectors meet their families in Seoul
 
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정부, 北 '탈북 종업원-가족 대면' 요구에 "수용할 수 없다" North Korea says it wants to set up a meeting -- in Seoul if necessary -- between a dozen recent defectors and their parents to prove its claim that the former were abducted by South Korea. South Korea has repeatedly said it was non-sense and today, called Pyongyang's request "unworthy of comment." Kim Mok-yeon has the details. South Korea's unification ministry issued a statement on Thursday, refusing North Korea's call to reunite 13 North Korean defectors with their parents. The ministry said that the request cannot be accepted when taking into consideration the defectors' willingness to defect, as well as the international practice towards humanitarian issues. The ministry added that the 13 defectors had made their own decision and the South Korean government accepted them based on humanitarian grounds. The group of 13 North Koreans, 12 female waitresses and one male manager, defected from a North Korean restaurant in China to South Korea in early April. Pyongyang has since claimed they were forcefully abducted by the South Korean government, demanding they be returned immediately. North Korea's Red Cross said that the families of those abducted are earnestly asking for direct contact with them to clarify their whereabouts. They said that they are willing to send the defector's parents to Panmunjeom or even to Seoul if necessary. The North even threatened to launch a strong retaliatory action against South Korea's presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae if Seoul refuses its demand. Meanwhile, in a report that aired Thursday, CNN carried an exclusive interview with seven of the defectors' coworkers who returned back to Pyongyang. They claimed that their coworkers had been tricked by the restaurant manager and a South Korean businessman who had coordinated the trip with the South Korean government. Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Young entrepreneurs share stories of success
 
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청년창업 사례자... 성공의 비결은? Korea has been active in stepping up efforts to become an innovative and entrepreneurial economy... driven by the current administration's "creative economy" initiative... which relies heavily on a vibrant startup culture in the tech industry. Nonetheless, startups and entrepreneurship are fairly new concepts in the Korean economy. But, Asia's fourth largest economy has been seeing a burgeoning corps of young entrepreneurs in recent months and years... The second installment of our special feature: Entrepreneurship, Both Job Creator and Job Alternative -- our Lee Ji-won shares with us a few success stories. Here in this small building in Seoul, two grad-school students are busy at work. A little over two years ago, the duo launched a startup based on an idea and need. "Seatbelts are designed for adults, so when used by children, the strap tends to scratch their necks. But by using our product, the angle is adjusted…alleviating physical discomfort and providing children with a positive experience with the doll." The product took first prize in their university's start-up competition and was granted the world renowned design award. However, the accolades haven't necessarily translated to economic success as of yet. "We thought as long as it was functional the product would sell. But this was very naive on our part. Consumers must be convinced that they need the product, and it's very hard to do that." But the two continue to have faith in their products. "You must be confident and believe in your product. If doubt creeps in, it can really take a toll. You need to continue to test you're product or service until you are certain it will work." Many young business people are also making their start in the local food industry. This food truck which operates in a popular university area in Seoul welcomes hordes of customers. "The patty is very juicy and the vegetables are really fresh. This burger is really delicious." "Good, it's good. Actually the size is bigger than the normal ones we eat in Hong Kong. The young CEO started this food truck six years ago to create handmade burgers that can easily be eaten without using utensils. He opened a second branch last year near Hongdae, a popular neighborhood among young people,...and so far, registered sales of about 506-thousand U.S. dollars. But like any other business, challenges remain as the industry is often at the mercy of external factors such as weather,... for example, sales may drop by half during the winter and rainy season. Despite this, the CEO expects the business to grow based on taste and the fact that his burgers are made to order. "Your product or service should not be swayed by trends. It has to be something unique and that you are good at. That is the key to sustaining success." Kim Seung-hyun is a young entrepreneur who proves that a top education isn't always necessary for success. After dropping out of high school, he worked as an apprentice under his father and learned about the printing industry. He eventually realized the potential of Korea's packaging market and started his own business in 2012. Now at 28, he is the CEO of one of the most successful packaging firms in the country, with projected sales of about 1-point-7 million dollars this year. "It wasn't easy learning about the packaging industry. There isn't much information about it on the internet. I had to actually visit factories and printing firms to learn firsthand, and people in the industry were not very willing to teach me at first." Kim says the most important factors in package design are eye-catching appearance and practicality. Keeping these fundamentals in mind, the company was able to create packaging for a variety of products including some of world's most renowned luxury goods. With his company now an established firm in the industry, Kim is helping other startups promote their products... through marketing assistance and offering discounts on packaging. He wants to share his experience and help others prosper. "The most important thing when launching a startup is to experience everything firsthand. You always have to be on your toes and be willing to take the bumps at different stages. Only then, can you truly understand your business." The entrepreneurs say that being a young CEO,... is not a disadvantage, as long as you are brave and knowledgeable about your business. Lee Ji-won Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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