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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 December 04, 2017

Dec. 5

1907 -- Lee Eun, the crown prince of Korea's Joseon Dynasty, leaves for Tokyo on a Japan-imposed study tour three years before Japan colonizes the Korean Peninsula.

1994 -- South Korea announces measures to further liberalize its foreign exchange market, under which individuals are allowed to keep foreign currencies.

1995 -- Former President Roh Tae-woo is indicted on charges of pocketing 280 billion won in bribes from South Korean business groups while in office from 1988 to 1993. Roh and his predecessor, Chun Doo-hwan, were later convicted of treason and bribery. The treason charges against the two former Army generals stemmed from their roles in the bloody military crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising in the southern provincial city of Gwangju in 1980. Chun seized power in a 1979 internal coup and served as president until 1987.

2013 -- The South Korean parliament approves a motion to dispatch some 500 troops to the disaster-hit Philippines to help with relief efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

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