* Date : 2018-03-01
4 Angles Ep.210
▶Independence Day Special: Statue of Peace
The Statue of Peace is a symbol of the victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, calling for apology and remembrance. On the grounds that the Japanese refuse to admit to committing such brutal atrocities during the Second World War and colonial rule in Korea, more memorial statues are being erected in Korea and around the world. At the same time, however, Tokyo continues to demand they be removed. Let's delve deeper into what the country is trying to hide from the world.
▶ Female Independence Fighters
March 1 marks one of Korea's most famous pro-independence protests, which saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets against Japanese colonial rule in 1919. Many protesters are remembered as national heroes, but there were also heroines. Unfortunately, less than 2% of female leaders have been recognized for their independence activism. Though weaker than men, physically, they dedicated their lives to fighting for the independence of Korea, and their work made real change happen. Let's meet the lesser-known female leaders.
▶New Welfare Policy for National Heroes & Descendants
The March 1 Movement in 1919 was the first popular nationalistic movement that asserted that only Korea had the right to define itself among nations. Thanks to the sacrifices of Independence fighters, Koreans today are able to speak and write in their own language, enjoy their culture and live their precious daily lives. 2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement, as well as the founding of Korea's provisional government. In commemoration of Independence Movement Day, let's delve deeper into the country's new welfare policy for independence fighters with their descendants.
▶Dark Tourism to Incheon
Incheon led the economic development of Korea by opening its port to the outside world and ushering in the modernization of Korea. Behind the glitz of the city, there is evidence of the unlawful exploitation of Koreans under Japanese rule. Let's trace Korea's tragic past through this port city.