Japanese actress shows enthusiasm in learning Korean 2012/06/01, Source,
When a teacher explained the meaning of woe", the Korean word for "why", some 10 middle-aged Japanese women said, aha. This was in the beginners class at Sejong School, a school teaching Korean, on the fourth floor of the Korean Cultural Center in Tokyo. The women said this because they finally understood the meaning of a word that they heard a lot in Korean dramas. One of the students was veteran Japanese actress Kumiko Akiyoshi, 57. She asked a lot of questions to the teacher whenever she could not understand. After the class, she and a Dong-A Ilbo reporter moved to a room next to the class room,...More
Celebrities speak out on plight of NK defectors in China 2012/03/06, Source,
"Deportation back to North Korea means death. They're suffering what human beings cannot go through". (KBS basketball commentator Lee Chung-hee)
"A North Korean defector whom I support is at risk of being sent back to North Korea. It's a matter of life beyond ideology and a great cause".,...More
Actor Cha In-pyo Campaigns for N.Korean Defectors 2012/02/24, Source,
Actor Cha In-pyo has stepped forward in a campaign to stop Beijing repatriating North Korean defectors who were arrested in China. "This is a matter of life and death", he says. "It involves helping our own people, and ideological differences are not important. Saving lives transcends politics or diplomacy".
Cha took part in press conferences in front of the Chinese Embassy in Seoul on Saturday and Tuesday along with 20 other celebrities and called on the international community to prevent Beijing from repatriating North Korean defectors,...More
Actor lends voice to save NK detainees 2012/02/23, Source,
Actors Cha In-pyo, right, and Ricky Kim attend a rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Seoul Tuesday to call on Beijing to end its policy of repatriating North Korean refugees to their Stalinist homeland. / Yonhap
By Kim Young-jin
Having played the part of a North Korean defector on the big screen, actor Cha In-pyo is now raising his voice to press China to end its policy of repatriating refugees attempting to flee their Stalinist homeland,...More
Yong-soo lives in a small coal-mine village in North Korea with his wife and young son. Although living in extreme poverty, the family is happy just to be with each other. Then one day, Yong-soo’s pregnant wife becomes critically ill. Let alone medicine, Yong-soo can’t even find food for her in North Korea. So he secretly crosses the borders of China hoping to find the medicine for his wife. After many life threatening moments in China, Yong-soo is forced into South Korea, becoming an unwanted refugee prohibited to return to his family. Meanwhile, his wife passes away leaving their young son alone in desperation. With no one to turn to, his young son sets out to find his father not knowing where or how to find him.
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