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Protesters hold placards reading 'No Abe!' earlier this month during a demonstration against Japan's removal of South Korea from a list of trusted trading partners in Seoul. Jean Chung/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Criticizes South Korea After Seoul Scraps Intelligence-Sharing Pact With Tokyo

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South Korea has announced it will withdraw from a 2016 military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan. Here, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, center, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, trailing at left, walk in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Thursday. HOW Hwee Young/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bow during a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II at the Nippon Budokan hall on Thursday in Tokyo. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images hide caption

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Computer cafes in South Korea, such as the Oz PC Bang in the Gangnam district of Seoul, are often shiny places with big, comfy chairs, huge screens and fast Internet. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Hooked On The Internet, South Korean Teens Go Into Digital Detox

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (front right), flanked by South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (center), arrives at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. Jeon Heon-kyun/AP hide caption

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South Korean protesters gathered in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, holding placards that denounce the Japanese government's decision regarding exports to South Korea. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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The river cruise ship Viking Sigyn collided with a tourist boat carrying 33 South Koreans on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, leaving at least seven people dead. Bernadett Szabo/Reuters hide caption

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A South Korean woman has her head shaved in a photograph taken by Jeon Bora. Having short hair and no makeup is a common symbol of the "escape the corset" movement, which aims to reject South Korea's standards of beauty and social pressure to conform. Jeon's photographs document the women involved in this movement in stark black-and-white images. Jeon Bora hide caption

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South Korean Women 'Escape The Corset' And Reject Their Country's Beauty Ideals

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Birds wade on the banks of the Imjin. Kim Seung-ho tallied 32 species of birds in the CCZ in a single morning. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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In Korean DMZ, Wildlife Thrives. Some Conservationists Worry Peace Could Disrupt It

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un listens during a meeting in February with President Trump at the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A forest fire is seen raging near buildings in Sokcho, South Korea. South Korea mobilized troops and helicopters to deal with the massive blaze that roared through forests and cities along the eastern coast. Kangwon Ilbo via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters hold a banner showing images, of President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser John Bolton during a rally against U.S. sanctions on North Korea, near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (right) shakes hands with Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State (left) during their meeting on Feb. 10. Lee Jin-Man/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. And South Korea Reach Deal On Military Costs

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Shim Suk-hee (front left) races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval on Nov. 13, 2016, in Kearns, Utah. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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South Korea Will Interview Thousands Of Athletes After Rape And Abuse Allegations

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South Korean journalist and former North Korean defector Kim Myong Song speaks at a cafe in Seoul. The government's decision to ban him from covering an inter-Korean meeting raised concerns about press freedom. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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For A North Korean Defector Turned Journalist, Warming Ties Are Cause For Worry

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The interior of the DMZ train, a three-car tourist train. It is decorated with words such as "love," "peace" and "harmony," in several languages. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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South Korea Sends 1st Train In Plan To Reconnect With North

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Some 70,000 women in August gathered in central Seoul, holding signs saying, "My life is not your porn." It was the fourth protest this year condemning the prevalence of hidden-camera crimes. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korean Women Fight Back Against Spy Cams In Public Bathrooms

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