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Gando & Baekdusan

Here, we can see a river, which forms the border between North Korea and China. This bridge, which is the major trade route between China and North Korea, symbolizes the fellowship of the two countries. As we rode on an excursion ship and neared the river of North Korea early in the morning, residents greeted [...]

Comfort Women

A girl’s dream It was the time when Koreans were suffering from colonial exploitation and oppression. Japanese Occupation Period (Aug. 29. 1910 ~ Aug. 15. 1945) Her dream was to meet a caring man and have an ordinary marriage.   She dreamed of making a happy family with adorable children. She used to draw on the ground [...]

Dokdo 1910

Dokdo 1910

This is a story about what happened in Korea 100 years ago In 1900, the international situation was changing rapidly because of Western powers. In this time of confusion, the neighboring country Japan began its move toward colonization. Japan launched a long-term project to manipulate the world’s perception of Japan.  The Treaty of Shimonoseki (1895) [...]

Building peace and the future

By Dr. David Hyuk-hwan Kim from the PUST Founding Committee Since reunification is a long and tough process, it is important to narrow the cultural and economic gap between the two Koreas as much as possible to prepare for a unified Korea. Education is the one of the most effective ways to achieve this goal. The [...]

From division to reunification: the case of Korea and Germany

The issue of a divided Korea affects peace and prosperity not only for the Korean peninsula but also for the entire Asian-Pacific region. The division of Korea has made the two Koreas heavily armed and has provided an excuse for the arms race in the region. Japan pursues rearmament in the cause of national security [...]

Yasukuni Shrine

Why is the Yasukuni shrine controversial? – By Lee Ji-yoon (Korean) The Yasukuni shrine is a place that is dedicated to the spirits of soldiers who died for Japan in its wars. The former Japanese Prime minister, Koizumi Junichiro, went to this shrine six times every year while he was in office from 2001 to [...]

Gando: Conflict or Peace?

The whole situation and the truth of the Gando issue, the unresolved territory and border dispute, is difficult to understand from one side. If the conflict is emphasized then this becomes a conflict issue and if the peace issues are emphasized then this becomes a peace issue. It can be said that the policies that [...]

What must be done for building Peace?

In the 1930s, Yoo Gwang ryul said,” This is not only the present Gando problem but a Mongolian and Manchurian problem and not only a East Asian problem but a global problem that is in the spot light and critical like the Balkan peninsula problem during the European war. It is quite clear that the [...]

The Gando issues as peace

We have to overcome the conflict and settle this as a peace issue. Is that possible?  1) The geological significance of Gando It can be said that basically the Gando issues are a border and territorial issue between Korea and China but in the 19th and 20th century it became a northeastern concern with Japan, [...]

The Gando issue as a conflict

The reason why the Gando issue, the border conflict between Korea and China, in the 21 century is gaining more interest instead of becoming something that is overlooked is because it has so much possibility for conflict and debate.  (1) The beginning  The Gando issue became an issue between the two countries is in the [...]

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