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[VIDEO NEWS] The biggest news of 2018 in South Korea

Dec 31,2019
1) The biggest news of 2018 in South Korea

2) Jan. 29. The Me Too movement (#Metoo). Prosecutor Seo Ji-hyeon makes an accusation of sexual harassment from within the Ministry of Justice.

3) The spread of Me Too movement.

4) Feb. 5-10. High-ranking officials of North Korea like Kim Yo-jong and Kim Yong-nam pay a visit to South Korea to participate in the opening of the PyeongChang Olympics.

5) Feb. 9. The opening of PyeongChang Olympics. South and North Korean teams enter the Olympics together.

6) Feb. 11. North Korea’s Samjiyon Orchestra plays in Seoul. President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook watch the show.

7) Feb. 23-26. Ivanka Trump visits South Korea to see the closing of the PyeongChang Olympics.

8) President Moon and Ivanka Trump have dinner together in the Blue House. The Korean dishes offered were kosher.

9) April 27. The first summit of 2018 between South and North Korea. The first summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

10) April 27. Panmunjom Declaration. South and North Korea agree to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

11) May 26. The second summit of 2018 between the two Koreas.

12) May 26. BTS ranks first in the Billboard 200 with “Love Yourself: Tear”

13) June 12. U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Kim Jong-un.

14) June 13. The 06.13 local elections in South Korea.

15) July 1. Working hours are reduced to 52 hours a week.

16) Aug. 18- Sept. 02. The Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.

17) Aug. 20. The 21st reunion of separated families from South and North Korea.

18) Sept. 13. The government announces its plans for real estate. Prices of houses in Seoul have risen to its highest level in 10 years.

19) Sept. 18-20. The third summit of 2018 between the two Koreas. Around 100,000 Pyongyang citizens greet President Moon.

20) Sept. 18-20. The September Pyeongyang Joint Declaration.

21) President Moon and Chairman Kim hold hands on Mount Baekdu.

22) Oct. 04. Taxi drivers protest against Kakao’s carpool service.

23) Oct. 09. A fire breaks out in an oil factory in Goyang, Gyeonggi.

24) Oct. 30. Forced laborers during the Japanese colonization period win a lawsuit against Japanese companies for the first time.

25) Nov. 1. The Supreme Court rules that conscious objectors of Korea’s mandatory military service are found not guilty.

26) Nov. 24. There was a fire at the KT headquarters in Ahyeon-dong, western Seoul.

27. Nov. 29. Victims of forced labor and sexual slavery win in an appeal at the Supreme Court against Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

28. Dec. 6. Former Supreme Court judges are investigated for the first time.

29. Dec. 08. A KTX train derails at Gangneung, Gangwon.

30. Dec. 10. Two of Korea’s economic leaders, former Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon and former presidential policy chief Jang Ha-sung, are replaced.

31. Dec. 11. Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung gets indicted.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Park Seung-young
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo