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welcome you:) to visit my "International Diplomacy : Korea, Asia & the world" page!

welcome you:)  to visit my "International Diplomacy : Korea, Asia & the world" page! | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it

 

 Yeaeun Kim (yen)

 source is Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea.

: quick link to mofat is http://www.mofat.go.kr/english/main/index.jsp

                     WP :http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific

                     NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/asia/index.html

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welcome all of you!!:) to my scoop it page "International Diplomacy: Korea, Aisa & the world. I'm a student of LGC in Hannam Univ.

I am interested in issues about international relationship and works of diplomats/ambassadors.

In addition, I will also include sports diplomacy as a field of diplomacy.

hopefully i can share good info with you.

again, thank you for your visit. :)

 

 

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Grace Seonhye Oh's comment, May 20, 2013 12:41 PM
hi yen! i am late to visit your scoop.it page! i am sorry. it looks very helpful for me to get the diplomacy stuffs. :)
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The 'comfort women' for whom WWII never stopped

The 'comfort women' for whom WWII never stopped | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
Elderly women once forced to work in Japan's military brothels live out their days in a retirement home adjacent to a museum that documents their plight.
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Article says “…Many died during their ordeal, and many others died later. Since the issue came into the light in 1981, 234 former comfort women have come forward in Korea. There are now just 59 known survivors …”

The number of survivors –the victims as ‘comfort women’- is dwindling. What they really, truly want from Japan is sincere apologies of what they’ve done in wartime. These old victims had been suffered terrible things when they were just young, innocent teenagers.

 

“Up to 200,000 women are estimated to have worked as comfort women in Japan's military brothels, most of them Korean.”

They were deprived of their life as women, human rights, chance of having own babies, and even a basic nature of trusts. They trust no-one. Not even each other.

 

However Japanese government’s insistent outrageous claims about this issue make every Korean get upset. E.g.," Textbooks in Japan remain virtually silent on the issue, and there are many Japanese politicians who continue to claim that the women worked in the brothels voluntarily. And Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has appeared to question his country's earlier apology."

 

Many students and people should know accurately about history to raise awareness. In this article, a student from American said he had never heard about Japan’s wartime use of comfort women.

:"In the US a lot is known about the Holocaust, for example," he says. "There are lots of museums and facilities to raise awareness. In contrast, the issue of comfort women is much less known….”

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Mayor: 'Comfort women' were necessary

The mayor of Osaka says the use of "comfort women" during World War II was something "necessary" for morale.
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Kim Jong Un’s special envoy visits Beijing

Kim Jong Un’s special envoy visits Beijing | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
A top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Beijing after weeks of escalating tension.
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Compared with Chino-N. Korea relationship before and now, it seems like not as same as before.

Both countries have their own stands for themselves. But it’s also true that they used to have close relationship for a long time. That’s why S. Korea and US are trying to urge China to solve North Korea’s nuclear issues. So far the China has been a longtime ally but now changed its position a bit. Therefore N. Korea might tend to repair their ties. 

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Sorry, But Japan Still Can’t Get the War Right

Sorry, But Japan Still Can’t Get the War Right | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
TOKYO – After weeks of muddled statements, verbal gaffes and bungled photo ops, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made one thing unintentionally clear: He thinks Japan did little wrong in its years of war and colonial expansion, and he sees no reason...
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we'll see....and at least i want them just don't blame other people and stop saying ludicrous statements about comfort women. Please face the truth.

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On being a woman and a diplomat : Madeleine Albright

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women's issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy.
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Madeleine Albright once US Secretary of state -The FiRST WOMAN as Secretary of state- she told that a lots of women especially in high position, and there is always a kind of  annoying things that following them because of the fact they are women.

 

As one of person who have huge interest about a diplomat, she is one that i respect. and this is very impressive video.

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Ken Morrison's comment, April 26, 2013 4:52 PM
Hi Yen,
Ken Morrison's comment, April 26, 2013 4:54 PM
I read your comment on the digital question form that I handed out. Yes, you can scoop now and give insight later. If you do that, please read the comment that lelt on Asel's blog this week in the blog area of the class website. I learned a lesson the hard way by doing that practice. Please read that and then choose if you want to use that strategy for yourself. It can work, as long as you know the potential problems that you need to avoid. I like what I see on your Scoop.it page. It seems like a good 'snowball' effort. My only advice is that your background is cute....but it makes your title hard to read. I would suggest an interesting background that shows personality, yet has a solid part of the backround that make it easy to ready your text at the top.
Ken Morrison's comment, April 26, 2013 4:55 PM
Also, "NMT" does not help your visitors know about your site. i would change that. You are off to a great start.
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Dennis Rodman returning to N. Korea to free Kenneth Bae

Dennis Rodman returning to N. Korea to free Kenneth Bae | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
The American citizen has been detained in the hermit kingdom for several months already.
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Dennis Rodman says he wil visit North Korea again in August, but Kenneth Bae-a tour operator from Wasington state- was taken last November and even Rodman's visit is not as official envoy, it's just personal-The State Department said- visit.

Recently, there is already a number of U.S. citizens who have been arrested in North Korea but they were eventually released after means of visiting of high -profile American visitors.e.g.  former President Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and “a delegation from Washington led by envoy Robert King,” etc.


well although Dennis Rodman is different kind of famous visitor, to free Mr.Bae, hopefuly there is any tries and helps of diplomacit interventions.

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North Korea's reluctance to talk : North Korea's diplomacy

Jim Clancy reports on North and South Korea and China's part to play in negotiations.
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I am living in South Korea in fact most of South Korean are now sick of North Korea’s threating against us. As I watch in news that North Korea’s third underground nuclear test, it’s critical time for all Asia, and the world. Of course as one citizen of Korea, I want peaceful reunification as soon as possible, with no harms. And I believe ,China holds the key to reining in the North. 

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:28 AM

More news on North Korea. This video focuses a bit more on China's mindset and South Korean's fatigue regarding the subject.

Yeaeun Kim's comment, April 23, 2013 4:33 AM
JP jin ...오빠 ㅋㅋ앞으로 영어로 코멘트좀 많이 남겨줘여 ㅋㅋ부탁함다 >ㅇ<
Yeaeun Kim's comment, April 23, 2013 4:36 AM
@ken morrison: thank you! ill deal with more about N.Korea:)
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Japan’s no-apology diplomacy: causing big trouble in Asia

Japan’s no-apology diplomacy: causing big trouble in Asia | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
The imperial-era shrine is infuriating Japan's neighbors, and not without reason.
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DPRK: The Land Of Whispers (North Korea Travel Documentary) (2013)

North Korea lies somewhere between a 1930′s Soviet Union frozen in time and a dark, futuristic vision of society... as imagined back in the 70′s. "Land of Wh...

Via Ken Morrison
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it's great to know and understand about N.Korea. many travlers from western countries can be allowed to go in to North Korea but we, the ordinary South Korean never ever can visit N.Korea. it makes me sad. 

therefore, this video shows me that i've never seen such as views of cities, people on a street, etc. While watching this video, i thought all of the words from that north korean tour guide are full of propaganda. it's not a "tour guide"

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 20, 2013 7:40 AM

ViceGuide is my favorite. This is the second-best documentary that I have seen on North Korea. I don't like all of the parts, but I love some of them. This is worth an hour of your time if you are interested in understanding North Korea.

Yeaeun Kim's comment, April 26, 2013 12:01 AM
it's great to know and understand about N.Korea. because even many south korean like me, do not know what and how it really is. thank you for this source:)
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Japan will join Asia-Pacific free trade talks

Japan will join Asia-Pacific free trade talks | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Japan will join Asia-Pacific free trade talks Christian Science Monitor Member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will allow Japan to join talks on a US-led Asia Pacific free trade agreement.
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Carne Ross: An independent diplomat

"Carne Ross is the founder of Independent Diplomat, a nonprofit that offers freelance diplomatic representation to small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations in the complex world of international negotiations."

 

-영국 외교 기관에서 15년간 근무한 후 칸 로스는 "프리랜서 외교관"이 되어, 약소국이면서 아직 알려지지 않은 국가들이 국제 무대에서 목소리를 낼 수 있도록 하는 비영리 단체를 운영하고 있다. BIF-5 회담에서, 칸은 약소국에 발언권을 부여할 수 있는 새로운 형태의 외교의 필요성을 역설했다. 그의 외교란 변화하는 국경의 문제를 다루고 혁신을 받아들이는 외교인 것이다.

 

you can also watch this talk on youtube: http://youtu.be/g2J6YOiLNr4

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Why you should listen to him:

Carne Ross was a member of the British diplomat corps for a decade and a half -- until a crisis of faith in the system drove him to go freelance. With his nonprofit, Independent Diplomat, he and a team advise small and developing nations without a diplomatic corps, as well as unrecognized nations that would otherwise lack a voice in negotiations on their own futures. His group helped advice the Kosovars in their quest for recognition as a nation, and with Croatia on its application to join the EU. They're now working with Southern Sudan as it approaches a vote to separate (a vote that, on Sept. 8, 2010, US Secretary of State Clinton called "inevitable").

As Ross said to Time magazine, when it profiled him in a 2008 story called "Innovators/Peacemakers": "Our work is based on the belief that everybody has a right to some say in the resolution of their issues." He's the author of the 2007 book Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite.  – From Ted.com

 

 

Through his speech I thought seriously about my dream. Why I want to be a diplomat. What is duty of diplomat, and what are they work for.

To me, this talk gave me a something different perspective. I also believe this is good for anyone who interested in diplomat. 

 

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my thoughts on topic so far : Asian diplomacy

my thoughts on topic so far : Asian diplomacy | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
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Honestly, I started my Scoop it page not that long ago, But I can tell you that this act as a curator helps me a lot to organize tons of information and my thoughts about future career. I have learned some ideas of my field: international relations among Asia.

First, Scoop.it gave me a chance to look carefully into my future field, if my thought was quite ambiguous before, but now it became clearer. In fact, I was not that kind of person who watches news or new paper every day. I didn’t take it seriously. However, since I managed my Scoop.it page, I searched and found news myself then started read it. Therefore I’m more concerned about situations around Asia and I realized that diplomacy is a very complicated subject than I expected.

There are so much unpredictable things which are taking place among Asia.

Lots of news is now aired. But it’s hard to get these information and build own thoughts. Now I can think myself and share these with people who have same interests. Of course I don’t need to rush, just doing it step by step. I believe it is helpful to anyone who starts this Scoop.it at least for you.

Additionally, while curating my future career information, I’ve found great ted talks related my topic. That gave me a time to think deeply about my dream and also other important areas I should concern about. 

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North Korea Nuclear Affirmation Fuels Doubt Over Call for Talks

North Korea Nuclear Affirmation Fuels Doubt Over Call for Talks | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
North Korea affirmed its commitment to nuclear weapons in a statement that attacked South Korea’s leader, fueling skepticism over the regime’s claim it wants to return to dialogue over its atomic program.
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Japanese envoy's secret Pyongyang trip more worrying than missiles

Japanese envoy's secret Pyongyang trip more worrying than missiles | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
Missile tests by Pyongyang appear overshadowed by the unannounced trip to North Korea by an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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The secret visit of Japanese envoy to North Korea is unhelpful they said. I even didn’t know it before I watch the news. Now the situation around Asia, especially among Korean Peninsula is quite complicated and many nations trying to resolve North Korean nuclear issue even China, at this point, are joined on opponent position to put pressure on N.Korea but things could be changed because Japanese envoy ‘secretly’ had Pyongyang trip it means Japan break the cooperation against N.Korea.

 

I more realize that there is nothing can predict. And diplomatic field is much harder to see things as a whole picture. 

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Song Ik-june(Gerrard)'s comment, May 22, 2013 11:59 AM
ㅋㅋ한국말로남겨서좀웃긴데ㅋㅋ외교나 국제관계에 관심이 되게 많은가보구낭~기사도 알차게 잘퍼오고 생각도 좋은것같앙ㅋㅋ고마워~
Yeaeun Kim's comment, May 23, 2013 7:41 AM
@Song Ik-june 오빠 ㅋㅋ넹ㅋ저두 고마워요 ㅋㅋthank you:) 켄교수님이 오빠얘기 많이해여 ㅋ특히 스쿱잇할때....토픽이 이거니만큼 쉽지는 않아요 but i like it :)
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Report: N. Korea launches fourth short-range missiles

North Korea fired three short-range missiles, South Korean Defense Ministry is quoted as saying.
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Until now (5/20/2013) North Korea launched five missiles into the Korean Peninsula's east coast. Three of missiles on Saturday (May 18), one on Sunday (May 19), and today they fired another one (May 20). N.K reported that it's their military drill which they claim it is a normal training not a military provocation.

 

But it seems they try to raise tensions between North and South also they blame that US military threatened them by shooting missiles every day. Which they are about is a previous joint naval drill between South Korea and US on the East Sea last Tuesday (May 14) and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was involved too. That’s why North. K said so.

 

I don’t know how can I predict what’s coming next but I think that Kim Jong Un, his regime become abnormal. 

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Grace Seonhye Oh's comment, May 20, 2013 12:39 PM
Oh, recently i couldn't watch the news. i didn't know that. thanks!
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China Increasingly 'Uneasy' With North Korea

China Increasingly 'Uneasy' With North Korea | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
North Korea this week renewed its recent series of threats, saying there would be "immediate counteractions" should anything go awry with a series of joint military drills between the United States and South Korea.
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Ken Morrison's comment, May 13, 2013 7:21 PM
Thank you for sharing this. It is always good to be looking for bias. I am sure that you know that VOA News is the US government/military network so of course they want viewers to think a certain way.
Yeaeun Kim's comment, May 20, 2013 6:20 AM
@Ken Morrison : yes i knew that. i rarely look over VOA. this is a unusual case because it's quite interesting though.
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Japan:Shinzo Abe’s inability to face history-dishonesty

Japan:Shinzo Abe’s inability to face history-dishonesty | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
The prime minister’s nationalist rhetoric puts progress at risk.
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This is a Editorial from WP, I think it's related a previous article "Japan's no-apology diplomacy". it's so true that Abe's historical revisionism make no progress of Japan in international relations. I really hope that Japan can see the history proprely without self-defense.

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My escape from North Korea :Hyeonseo Lee

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was "the best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to ...
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She is talking about her life in North Korea and how did she escape from there to South Korea.

As North Korean defector, she tells us about her new life in South Korea. 

 

While she is on ted stage, I felt something very complicated. Because not even her, there are huge public who have been suffered from N.Korea now.

 

If anyone who want to know about the North Korean defectors and their circumstance this video is helpful.     

 

 

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Kissinger ‘Confident’ There Will Be No Korean Conflict

Kissinger ‘Confident’ There Will Be No Korean Conflict | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
Add international relations veteran Henry Kissinger to the list of people who aren’t tremendously worried about the possibility of major conflict on the Korean peninsula.
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Min Kim's comment, April 25, 2013 5:01 PM
I agree with Kissinger. Great scoop, Yeaeun.
JP Jin's comment, April 25, 2013 8:49 PM
During the Cold war, Henry Kissinger was the one who viewed China as a satellite of Soviet. Now, he is viewing NK as a satellite of China. Someone needs to do his homework definitely.
Min Kim's comment, April 26, 2013 1:17 AM
great insight JP~ I did not know much about Kissinger. Thanks for further info. It would be nice if we could talk about him when I go back to Korea.
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War shrine visits by Japan ministers anger China, South Korea

War shrine visits by Japan ministers anger China, South Korea | International Diplomacy: Korea, Asia & The world | Scoop.it
TOKYO — Japan’s government said Monday that donations by the prime minister to a controversial war shrine and visits by three Cabinet ministers were made in an unofficial capacity, while neighbors China and South Korea lodged protests over the...
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For those countries that Japan had attacked during the past like N and S.Korea, China, etc. can really get upset. Japan should be responsible of past but they have often acted so uncomfortably.

I believe Japanese minister know about this situation. It should be happened.

Why do they admit that they did wrong?? 

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