Park Won-soon

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Name: Park Won-soon
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sons often ruin dads' political career

Troubled sons may cost parents their political careersBy Kang Hyun-kyungMake sure your son behaves. Otherwise, he could ruin your political career.The warning for ambitious politicians resounded in the political arena Monday, a day after Gyeonggi Governor ... [Published Korea Times - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Seoul sisters! South Korean capital to get its own, littler mermaid

As part of Copenhagen’s tourism agreement with Seoul , the mayor of the South Korea capital, Park Won-soon, has announced that he wants to erect a copy of The Little Mermaid statue along the banks of the river Han.Copenhagen City Council is looking into ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Seoul mayor criticizes Park's NK policy

‘I want to hold cultural events in Pyongyang'By Lee Hyo-sikPark Won-soon Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, a potential presidential candidate, has criticized President Park Geun-hye's hard-line stance toward North Korea, urging her to take a reconciliatory approach ... [Published Korea Times - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Seoul, Berlin to Promote Bilateral Exchange in Culture, Tourism

The mayors of Seoul and Berlin have agreed to promote cultural and tourism exchanges between the two cities.Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit signed the agreement in Berlin on Wednesday.The agreement entails stronger bilateral ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Aug 14 2014]
Entities: Bilateral, Berlin, Seoul
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Korea to Get Its Own Little Mermaid

A replica of the Little Mermaid that sits on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark will be built on the Han River.The Danish landmark is based on the character in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name ... [Published Digital Chosun - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

City sets example

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has unveiled a set of toughened anticorruption rules for its employees. The new ethics code deserves praise since it sets an example for not only other local governments but also the central government and the National ... [Published Korea Herald - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 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 - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 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 - Jul 31 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 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]

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Sons often ruin dads' political career [Published Korea Times - Aug 18 2014]
Seoul sisters! South Korean capital to get its ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Aug 15 2014]
Seoul mayor criticizes Park's NK policy [Published Korea Times - Aug 14 2014]
Seoul, Berlin to Promote Bilateral Exchange in ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Aug 14 2014]
Korea to Get Its Own Little Mermaid [Published Digital Chosun - Aug 14 2014]
Hans Christian Andersen Park to be Created in S... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Aug 12 2014]
Dazzling confusion in Dongdaemun [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Aug 10 2014]
Opposition party hints at further negotiations ... [Published Korea Herald - Aug 10 2014]
Safety concerns loom over new Lotte World [Published Korea Herald - Aug 10 2014]
City sets example [Published Korea Herald - Aug 10 2014]
Lotte pushing to open massive mall in Jamsil [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Aug 07 2014]
Why does Seoul mayor disapprove of Uber? [Published Korea Times - Aug 07 2014]
Moon’s position boosted after the polls [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Aug 01 2014]
Is Park duo taking control of NPAD? [Published Korea Times - Aug 01 2014]
Outgoing US ambassador named honorary citizen o... [Published Hani.co.kr - Aug 01 2014]
U.S. Ambassador Made Honorary Seoul Citizen [Published Digital Chosun - Aug 01 2014]
U.S. envoy named honorary Seoul citizen [Published Korea Herald - Jul 31 2014]
Civil Society’s Worrisome Depletion [Published Korea Focus - Jul 31 2014]
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]
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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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