Park Won-soon

Type: Person
Name: Park Won-soon
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 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 - 11 hours ago]
Entities: Seoul, South Korea, Japan
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 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 - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Seoul, Yoichi Masuzoe, Tokyo
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

To-be-built dormitory

Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist's rendering of a dormitory planned for the school's campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president ... [Published Korea Times - 18 hours ago]
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 20 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Candidates hit campaign trail to drum up support

With 10 days until the by-elections, both the ruling and opposition parties pulled out all the stops to reach voters over the first weekend after the formal launch of their election campaigns last week.Since the June 4 local elections gave mixed results ... [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Activist mayor has a bigger stage to use

Before my child was born, my wife and I decided to move in with my wife’ family. As soon as we made the decision, my wife ordered 20 paper boxes and sorted out the clothes that were still like-new but she wouldn’t be able to wear after she gives birth. ... [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Redevelopment of a Gangnam slum languishes

Scattered in the wooded hills not far from Gangnam’s glitzy skyscrapers and expensive residential complexes is a makeshift community made up of about 2,000 shacks and trailers.The town itself is essentially a cluster of converted sheds and garages made ... [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

IT industry contributes to preserve Korea's cultural assets

Naver CEO Kim Sang-hun, second from left, and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, right, look at documents for the Fortress Wall of Seoul preservation project after signing an agreement to cooperate on it at Seoul City Hall, last week. / Courtesy of NaverBy Yoon ... [Published Korea Times - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Seoul Mayor says no to Yongsan horseracing betting center

By Kim Se-jeong Park Won-soon Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has called on the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) Sunday to close a new horserace betting center in a residential district, backing residents protesting against the facility.I urge the KRA, which has ... [Published Korea Times - Jul 20 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]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

Seoul mayor starts 2nd term

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon kicked off his second term on Tuesday amid a dispute over volunteers who participated in his “zero-cost” inaugural ceremony.The event, which took place in front of City Hall, is being criticized by some netizens, who say the ... [Published Korea Herald - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Who are leading contenders in 2017 South Korean presidential poll?

SEOUL -- In South Korea, presidential aspirants are known as lurking dragons, referring to dragons that are still submerged under water and have yet to climb into the sky. The next election to choose a successor to current President Park Geun-hye will ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Jun 28 2014]

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Tokyo governor visiting Seoul for 3 days [Published Japan Today - 6 hours ago]
S.Korea, Japan resume discussion on ‘comfort wo... [Published Global Times - 11 hours ago]
Tokyo governor, Seoul mayor to seek closer ties [Published NHK - 16 hours ago]
To-be-built dormitory [Published Korea Times - 18 hours ago]
Korean embroidery casts spell on Han Sang-soo [Published Korea Times - 18 hours ago]
South Korea, Japan resume 'comfort... [Published Rappler - 21 hours ago]
S.Korea, Japan resume ‘comfort women’ talks [Published Malay Mail - 21 hours ago]
South Korea, Japan resume `comfort women` talks [Published zeenews.com - 22 hours ago]
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]
Seoul Mayor says no to Yongsan horseracing bett... [Published Korea Times - Jul 20 2014]
An urbanist's tour of the city of Seoul [Published thestar.com.my - Jul 19 2014]
Anglican Universities Convene in Seoul [Published Anglican Communion News Service - Jul 17 2014]
Lotte World Tower opening put on ice [Published Korea Times - Jul 15 2014]
An urbanist's tour of South Korea [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 15 2014]
Second Lotte World to face review over environm... [Published Korea Herald - Jul 14 2014]
Dongjak emerges as battleground [Published Korea Times - Jul 13 2014]
Saenuri’s Na declares bid to run in district race [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 09 2014]
Seoul's mayor is building hotels for bugs [Published The Week Magazine - Jul 09 2014]
Quartz Daily Brief—America edition—Indonesia’s ... [Published Quartz - Jul 09 2014]
Seoul’s Dongjak B emerges as ‘new hub of politics’ [Published Donga.com - Jul 09 2014]
Opposition`s candidate nomination leaves a scar [Published Donga.com - Jul 09 2014]
Friends turn to foes in battle over Dongjak B race [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 08 2014]
Seoul's eccentric mayor is building hotels for ... [Published GlobalPost - Jul 08 2014]
Lotte skyscraper won’t open unless traffic and ... [Published Maekyung - Jul 07 2014]
A call for fair nominations [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jul 06 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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