* Date : 2018-03-22
4 Angles Ep.213
▶Changes on the Korean Peninsula
Last year, North Korea conducted more military provocations than ever before with the goal of completing its nuclear weapons program. Despite that, the air of reconciliation started progressing recently with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong paying a historic visit to the South during the Olympics. Also, the regime recently expressed a willingness to denuclearize, opening the door to two historic meetings with South Korea and the U.S. respectively. Let's zoom in on the dramatic changes for the Korean peninsula.
▶Hopes for Separated Family Reunions
One of the biggest stories of the 2018 Winter Olympics was the participation of North Korea and the friendly tone struck by the two countries. This optimistic move has been raising hopes of the Korean public, especially those with loved ones in the North. The last separated family reunion took place in October 2015 before inter-Korean relations were frozen, and many are hoping the upcoming Moon-Kim Summit will lead to the resumption of reunions. Let's learn about the stories and pain of separated families.
▶Inter-Korean Foundation for Health and Medical Education
The inter-Korean relationship entered a historic, new phase in recent month. But even before that, one professor has been trying his utmost to improve the healthcare system in North Korea throughout the period of disconnect. It's Kim Young-hoon, who is also head of the Inter-Korean Foundation for Health and Medical Education. Let's meet this professor to find out about his vision for a healthy reunification and medical care as a means to bridge the two Koreas.
▶Tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone
North Korea is swiftly gaining attention from the world with U.S. President Trump agreeing to hold a summit with Kim Jong-un. Congruently, more foreign tourists are visiting the Demilitarized Zone to get a glimpse of the scars and wounds of the Korean War. It's an extraordinary place for those who want to better understand the past and present of Korea, especially the war and division. Let's visit the site to learn more about Korean history.