South Korea: A Change in Moodo


For the first time in two decades a Korean last week was granted an audience with the Emperor of Japan. He was South Korea's Foreign Minister, Dong Won Lee, and during his six-day visit to Tokyo he received the full red-carpet treatment, from a 19-gun salute to a cocktail party in the glittering Pearl Room of the Tokyo Hilton.

Herded Fishermen. What made the festivities unusual is the heritage of bitterness between the two nations. For 35 years Korea was a Japanese colony, and its people either were ruthlessly suppressed as rebels or treated with contempt as second-class citizens. On gaining...

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