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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 February 05, 2017

Feb. 6

1964 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Kenya.

1972 -- The Cheongryong unit, one of the main South Korean contingents that participated in the Vietnam War at the United States' request, returns home.

1996 -- South Korea and Israel sign an investment guarantee and double taxation avoidance accords.

2002 -- Park Yong-sung, chairman of South Korea's Doosan Group, is elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee at its general assembly.

2006 -- Tokyo announces it will waive visas for South Korean visitors as a way of boosting ties, enabling South Korean tourists to stay in Japan for up to 90 days without a visa.

2011 -- Robert King, U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, visits South Korea to gather information on the North's human rights abuses and discuss strategy to address the problem.
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