eseoulpost
DomesticSocial affairs
Students hold anti-Abe protest, demand Seoul's withdrawal from intel-sharing pact with Tokyo
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2019.08.11  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   
 

Hundreds of protesters, including teenage students, held a protest in Seoul on Saturday criticizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an "economic war" against South Korea and calling for Seoul's withdrawal from a military information-sharing pact with Japan.

Despite sweltering heat, the demonstrators gathered in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul and issued a declaration condemning the Abe government for its recent export restrictions on South Korea and demanding its sincere apology for wartime atrocities.

 The declaration was signed by 1,000 students, according to its organizers.

 Japan, which tightened exports of key materials to South Korea on July 4 in apparent retaliation over Supreme Court decisions here on compensation for wartime forced labor, decided to remove Seoul from a list of trusted export destinations last week.

"Let alone making sincere apologies and self-reflection for its brutalities during colonial rule, the Abe government has waged an economic war by continuing export restrictions on South Korea," the statement said, calling on Japan to immediately stop such measures.

 They also raised their voice against the Seoul-Tokyo military information-sharing deal, or the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), calling it "a humiliating pact" that allows the expansion of Japan's military influence on the Korean Peninsula.

 Following Japan's export curbs, South Korea has hinted at the possibility of scrapping the 2016 agreement, which is aimed at better coping with threats from North Korea.

 The pact has been automatically renewed each year in August. It will expire in November, however, if either party notifies the other of its intention to scrap it 90 days in advance. This year's notification deadline is Aug. 24.

 After delivering the statement to the Japanese embassy, the protesters gave performances castigating Abe and marched down the streets in Seoul holding placards reading "No Abe." The rally continued into the night with a candlelight vigil. (Yonhap News)

 

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Saudi King, Mohamed bin Zayed discuss regional developments
2
Dubai Future Council for Blockchain holds second meeting
3
Miss Vietnam-Korea Business 2019 opens in Seoul
4
S. Korea begins process to remove Japan's trusted trade partner status
5
U.S. prods S. Korea, Japan to seek 'creative' solutions to trade row
6
UAE Press: Dubai airport reflects the futuristic city that lies beyond
7
Hon Hai unit to expand in India, Vietnam amid trade war
8
40,000 people benefit from ERC's sacrificial meat
9
UN / International Youth Day
10
Tsai condemns HK violence, calls for restoration of peace
Photo News Green Biz
ADNOC ranked amongst five lowest GHG emitters in oil and gas industry
ADNOC ranked amongst five lowest G...
min
World Green Economy Summit 2018 concludes
World Green Economy Summit 2018 co...
min
Restoration of nature requires actions of many :Al Zeyoudi
Restoration of nature requires act...
min
Al Zeyoudi to head UAE delegation to upcoming Global Climate Action Summit in California
Al Zeyoudi to head UAE delegation ...
min
Plastic wastes from Korea legal: MisOr ecozone exec
Plastic wastes from Korea legal: M...
min
Photo News Sports
Special Olympics Flame of Hope arrives Wahat Al Karama ahead of event's grand opening
Special Olympics Flame of Hope arr...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid attends Super Saturday races at Meydan
Mohammed bin Rashid attends Super ...
min
Sharjah welcomes delegates of 24 countries participating in Special Olympics Abu Dhabi
Sharjah welcomes delegates of 24 c...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 'UAE Tour'
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 'UAE T...
min
Koreas to field joint teams in 4 sports at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Koreas to field joint teams in 4 s...
min
Over 500 Paralympic athletes to compete in IWAS World Games 2019 on Sunday in Sharjah
Over 500 Paralympic athletes to co...
min
New York City FC announces preseason in Abu Dhabi
New York City FC announces preseas...
min
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
min
Photo News World
Special Olympics Flame of Hope arrives Wahat Al Karama ahead of event's grand opening
Special Olympics Flame of Hope arr...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid attends Super Saturday races at Meydan
Mohammed bin Rashid attends Super ...
min
Sharjah welcomes delegates of 24 countries participating in Special Olympics Abu Dhabi
Sharjah welcomes delegates of 24 c...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 'UAE Tour'
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 'UAE T...
min
Koreas to field joint teams in 4 sports at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Koreas to field joint teams in 4 s...
min
Over 500 Paralympic athletes to compete in IWAS World Games 2019 on Sunday in Sharjah
Over 500 Paralympic athletes to co...
min
New York City FC announces preseason in Abu Dhabi
New York City FC announces preseas...
min
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
min
Photo News Opinion
Samsung Electronics' Q2 earnings more than halve on weak memory chips
Samsung Electronics' Q2 earnings m...
min
Gov't admits security failure over N.K. boat's undetected arrival, denies cover-up
Gov't admits security failure over...
min
Moon replaces top presidential secretaries for policy, economic affairs
Moon replaces top presidential sec...
min
Fitch cuts growth outlook for S. Korea to 2 percent
Fitch cuts growth outlook for S. K...
min
Reform-minded investigator named prosecutor-general nominee
Reform-minded investigator named p...
min
2 more S. Korean victims found, death toll 18 in Hungary boat sinking
2 more S. Korean victims found, de...
min
FM stresses 'thorough' efforts to identify those responsible for Hungary boat sinking
FM stresses 'thorough' efforts to ...
min
Unionized workers kick off nationwide strike on top of tower cranes
Unionized workers kick off nationw...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com