Park Won-soon

Type: Person
Name: Park Won-soon
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Outgoing US ambassador named honorary citizen of Seoul

Posted on : Aug.1,2014 15:20 KSTSung Kim, the first ethnically Korean US ambassador to S. Korea, recognized for contributions to friendly relations By Lee Ji-eun, staff reporter“Seoul is my city of birth, and the place I have always considered my second ... [Published Hani.co.kr - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Seoul, Citizen, South Korea
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

U.S. Ambassador Made Honorary Seoul Citizen

Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to Korea, has been named an honorary citizen of Seoul.Kim was awarded a certificate of honorary citizenship by Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on Thursday.Kim, the first Korean American to serve in the role, began his term in November ... [Published Digital Chosun - 9 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Civil Society’s Worrisome Depletion

In October 2011, when Park Won-soon won the by-election for Seoul mayor as an independent candidate, Cho Hee-yeon, a professor at Sungkonghoe University, declared, “Park`s election marks a huge challenge and crisis to the civil society.” Cho also warned, ... [Published Korea Focus - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Yongsan betting center has residents up in arms

In a glitzy 18 story building in Yongsan District, dozens of people practice Yoga poses in one of its classroom. Since its establishment, other programs have been offered there, too, including singing lessons and sporting activities.“It’s really nice ... [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Polls to determine fate of big names

Sohn Hak-kyu Rep. Kim Moo-sung Rep. Ahn Cheol-sooBy Jun Ji-hyeToday's by-elections will determine the fate of some big-name candidates and party stalwarts.If elected, Na Kyung-won of the ruling Saenuri Party, standing in Seoul's Dongjak-B district, will ... [Published Korea Times - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Tokyo governor briefs administration on meeting with South Korean president

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe has briefed Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga about his meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye last Friday.Suga said that Masuzoe told him he sensed a willingness by Park to improve relations with Japan.Masuzoe ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Seoul City, Sichuan agree to boost cooperation

SEOUL, July 28 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean capital of Seoul reached agreement Monday with the western Chinese province of Sichuan to step up mutual cooperation and exchanges, city officials said.The agreement, signed between Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Park meets with Masuzoe, urges Japan to solve ‘comfort women’ issue

SEOUL – President Park Geun-hye told visiting Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe on Friday that she wants the Japanese government to resolve the issue of the so-called comfort women, mainly Asians, who were forced to provide sex for Japanese troops before and ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Tokyo governor visiting Seoul for 3 days

SEOUL —Tokyo Gov Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday arrived in Seoul for a three-day visit. It is the first visit to Seoul by a Tokyo governor since 1996.Masuzoe told reporters in Tokyo before his departure that he hoped his visit would help improve Japan-South ... [Published Japan Today - Jul 23 2014]
Entities: Seoul, Yoichi Masuzoe, Tokyo
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 4 reports

S.Korea, Japan resume discussion on ‘comfort women’

South Korea and Japan resumed suspended high-level talks in Seoul Wednesday about the sensitive issue of wartime sex slaves, despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.Lee Sang-deok, a director-general in the South Korean foreign ministry, met his Japanese ... [Published Global Times - Jul 23 2014]
Entities: Seoul, South Korea, Japan
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

South Korea's Park faces growing rift between young and old

SEOUL -- Deep generational divides among South Korean voters are making it difficult for President Park Geun-hye to bolster her rapidly sinking approval rating.The president's support rate is now 44%, according to the latest poll by Gallup Korea, down ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Saenuri’s Na declares bid to run in district race

, a high-profile, ruling party politician who lost in the 2011 Seoul mayoral race, declared her bid to run in the Dongjak B District for the July 30 by-elections, in which she will be competing with an opposition rival close to Seoul Mayor Park Won-s ... [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 09 2014]

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Is Park duo taking control of NPAD? [Published Korea Times - 20 mins ago]
Outgoing US ambassador named honorary citizen o... [Published Hani.co.kr - 2 hours ago]
U.S. Ambassador Made Honorary Seoul Citizen [Published Digital Chosun - 9 hours ago]
U.S. envoy named honorary Seoul citizen [Published Korea Herald - 18 hours ago]
Civil Society’s Worrisome Depletion [Published Korea Focus - 20 hours ago]
US Ambassador Receives Honorary Seoul Citizenship [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Jul 31 2014]
Yongsan betting center has residents up in arms [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 30 2014]
Polls to determine fate of big names [Published Korea Times - Jul 29 2014]
Tokyo governor briefs administration on meeting... [Published Japan Times - Jul 29 2014]
Parties in suspense over by-elections [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 28 2014]
Seoul City, Sichuan agree to boost cooperation [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 28 2014]
Park meets with Masuzoe, urges Japan to solve ‘... [Published Japan Times - Jul 25 2014]
Liberals get acts together [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 24 2014]
Ending the foul play [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 24 2014]
Park agrees to meet with Tokyo Gov. Masuzoe in ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 24 2014]
President Park to meet Tokyo governor Masuzoe [Published NHK - Jul 24 2014]
Tokyo governor visiting Seoul for 3 days [Published Japan Today - Jul 23 2014]
S.Korea, Japan resume discussion on ‘comfort wo... [Published Global Times - Jul 23 2014]
Tokyo governor, Seoul mayor to seek closer ties [Published NHK - Jul 23 2014]
To-be-built dormitory [Published Korea Times - Jul 23 2014]
Korean embroidery casts spell on Han Sang-soo [Published Korea Times - Jul 23 2014]
South Korea, Japan resume 'comfort... [Published Rappler - Jul 23 2014]
S.Korea, Japan resume ‘comfort women’ talks [Published Malay Mail - Jul 23 2014]
South Korea, Japan resume `comfort women` talks [Published zeenews.com - Jul 23 2014]
South Korea's Park faces growing rift between y... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Jul 22 2014]
Activist mayor has a bigger stage to use [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 21 2014]
Seoul City Threatens to Crush Uber [Published Forbes.com - Jul 21 2014]
Candidates hit campaign trail to drum up support [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 20 2014]
Redevelopment of a Gangnam slum languishes [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 20 2014]
IT industry contributes to preserve Korea's cul... [Published Korea Times - Jul 20 2014]
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South Korea’s Next President Named Park? [Published WSJ.com: Korea Real Time - Jun 05 2014]
Neither of South Korea’s main political parties had much to crow about after Wednesday’s local elections, but there was one big winner: Seoul mayor Park Won-soon. ...
Curvy Edifice in Seoul Begs $450 Million Question [Published TIME.com - Mar 21 2014]
(SEOUL, South Korea) — A curvy futuristic $450 million building meant to remake Seoul into a global design capital opened to the South Korean public Friday after years of debate about its impact on a historic city precinct. And not everyone is happy ...
Curvy Edifice in Seoul Begs $450 Million Question [Published The China Blog - Mar 21 2014]
(SEOUL, South Korea) — A curvy futuristic $450 million building meant to remake Seoul into a global design capital opened to the South Korean public Friday after years of debate about its impact on a historic city precinct. And not everyone is happy ...
Curvy Edifice in Seoul Begs $450 Million Question [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Mar 21 2014]
(SEOUL, South Korea) — A curvy futuristic $450 million building meant to remake Seoul into a global design capital opened to the South Korean public Friday after years of debate about its impact on a historic city precinct. And not everyone is happy ...
Seoul Mayor: Politicians Should Eliminate Thems... [Published WSJ.com: Korea Real Time - Feb 23 2014]
Seoul’s maverick mayor says he isn’t thinking about a bid for the nation’s top job yet, but he does have some advice for those in central government: lose power.Speaking in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Park Won-soon said the goal of ...
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