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Today in Korean history

Today in Korean History 14:00 January 04, 2021

Jan. 5

1953 -- South Korean President Rhee Syng-man expresses his intention to resume diplomatic relations with Japan after meeting with the country's Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida.

1982 -- South Korea lifts nighttime curfew after 37 years.

2003 -- South Korea and Russia agree to cooperate to solve the North Korean nuclear issue in a peaceful manner.

2017 -- Choi Soon-sil, a longtime friend and confidante of former President Park Geun-hye, appears at the Seoul Central District Court in her first formal hearing on a string of corruption charges in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that ultimately led to Park's ousting on March 10.

2018 -- South and North Korea agree to hold high-level talks to discuss Pyongyang's potential participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and ways to improve ties.

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