26.04.2018 - 14:55 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

D-1: Countdown to historic meeting of Pres. Moon and Kim Jong-un

Around this time last year, people were talking about Korea being on the brink of war, but now, in drastic contrast, more hopeful thoughts are emerging of reconciliation. So, considering the rocky path the two Koreas have gone through, it’s easy to understand the hype here at the press center. As of 4pm today, over two-thousand-nine-hundred-and-sixty reporters, from 36 countries had registered to cover Friday’s event.

Yes, the excitement over there is apparent even watching here from the studio. We know from your reporting that the South Korean presidential office has been doing everything it can to make sure that the summit tomorrow goes off without a hitch.

26.04.2018 - 14:47 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Reporters and media crews gather from around the globe to cover 2018 Inter-Korean summit

The main press center,.. set up at the KINTEX exhibition hall in Goyang, north of the capital Seoul,… is where all the buzz is happening. Countless reporters and news studios are set up,… all to deliver the unprecedented meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas. And our Lee Ji-won,… covered a lot of ground while in the huge venue. She spoke to some of the reporters and news editors from various media around the world, for their perspective on this historic event.

19.04.2018 - 12:40 [ New York Times ]

Japan Fears Being Sidelined by Trump on Trade and North Korea

(18.4.2018) after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s first day visiting President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., the Japanese public is wondering whether their leader, embattled at home by influence-peddling scandals, might return to Japan with the diplomatic equivalent of an “All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt.”

16.04.2018 - 16:26 [ Yonhap ]

S. Korea’s Catholic Church prays for inter-Korean summit’s success

The Catholic Bishops‘ Conference of Korea (CBCK) issued a statement of support for the scheduled April 27 summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader. The two sides are expected to discuss ways to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, establish lasting peace and improve inter-Korean relations.

„There is a growing expectation that an age of new peace will come after the long confrontation and conflict of 65 years,“ the CBCK said.

15.04.2018 - 18:55 [ Yonhap ]

‚Peace, a new start‘ chosen as slogan for upcoming inter-Korean summit

The slogan signifies the journey that the two Koreas will have to take to achieve global peace by holding their first summit in 11 years, and that the summit will also serve as a guide for summit talks between North Korea and the United States, Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told reporters.

South and North Korean leaders are preparing to hold their talks on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27.