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Ferry disaster casts a long shadow 5 years on

Gwanghwamun Square, the symbolic epicenter of Seoul, is a space that celebrates Korea’s greatest heroes. It features towering statues of Yi Sun-sin, a naval commander celebrated for winning underdog victories over naval fleets from Japan, and King Sejong, the inventor of Korea’s Hangeul alphabet, which drastically increased literacy on the peninsula. The square now has […]

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