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South Koreans protest against Japan and North Korea

Friday, March 01, 2013 - 01:02

Mar.1 - South Koreans demonstrate against Japan and North Korea as South Korea's new President urges Tokyo's admission of war of crimes during the early 20th century. Adam Brauner reports.

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South Koreans vent their anger over Japanese colonial rule in Seoul on Friday. March 1st is the 94th anniversary of resistance to Japan's occupation of the Korean peninsula between 1910 and 1945. Protesters demanded apologies from Japan for the past, and have boycotted Japanese goods. In a speech marking the anniversary, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Japan must take on an "attitude of responsibility" if it's to play a leading role in East Asia in the 21st century. President Park also urged North Korea to stop its provocative nuclear activities, after its nuclear test explosion two weeks ago. Park said that provocation by the North would lead to stronger counter-reponses. North Korea's latest nuclear test, its biggest and most powerful to date, has led to further sanctions by the United Nations. North and South Korea are still technically at war since the 1953 Korean conflict ended without a peace treaty.

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South Koreans protest against Japan and North Korea

Friday, March 01, 2013 - 01:02