Post Tagged with: "North Korea"

A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

Activist Sunny Hahn, third from left, organized a protest denouncing North Korea’s treatment of Otto Warmbier — an American who died after being medically evacuated from the country, where he was imprisoned for stealing a poster — in Flushing last Thursday. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Korean Group Denounces ‘Assault’ of Otto Warmbier

East Asian, Queens June 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Members of the Korean American Defenders of Freedom spoke out against the treatment of Otto Warmbier in North Korea at a rally in Flushing last week, reports Queens Chronicle.

(Photo via Queens Tribune)

In Queens, Koreans React to Escalation of Tensions

East Asian, Queens April 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Queens Tribune reports on sentiments within the Korean community in Queens about simmering tensions with North Korea.

Bayside resident Ted Han placed an advertisement celebrating the United States-South Korea alliance at the intersection of Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing. He worries that the states’ relationship will be hurt by the front-runner to become president of South Korea. (Photo provided to Queens Chronicle)

Generational Divide in Queens on Park’s Impeachment

East Asian, Politics, Queens March 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Queens Chronicle finds that much of the reaction among Korean Americans in the borough to the impeachment of the South Korean president is split along age lines.

Hooni Kim, Korean American chef, from left, Song Yi Han, North Korean defector, Tony An, South Korean singer, at a Korean restaurant in midtown Manhattan. (Photo via Korea Daily)

N. Korean Defector Visits NYC

East Asian, Food, New York January 30, 2017 at 1:41 pm

A North Korean defector, now a reality TV star in South Korea, visited NYC recently, reports Korea Daily.

Bergen County executive James Tedesco at left with Young-ae Ma, displaying the award she received from Bergen County. (Photo via News Roh)

North Korean Defector in US Receives NJ Human Rights Award

East Asian, Metro Area January 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

A North Korean defector and human rights activist was honored by Bergen County officials, News Roh reports.

(Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

A Message for North Korea and China in Times Square

East Asian, Manhattan February 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm

In the latest of advertisements he has placed in Times Square, a Korean-American businessman calls on China to stop North Korea from developing a nuclear weapon, reports New York Ilbo.

On Feb. 7, Jae Kun Chung(in the front row, fifth from the left), president of The National Unification Advisory Council (New York Area Councils) and people from about 20 Korean organizations are speaking with one voice against North Korea’s rocket launch. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Koreans React to North Korea’s Rocket Launch

East Asian, New York February 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Koreans in the NYC area, including major organizations, denounced North Korea’s rocket launch two days in advance of the Lunar New Year.

L. to r.: Lindsay Lloyd, deputy director of the Human Freedom initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Oh Joon, ambassador and permanent representative of Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York, Joseph Kim, North Korea human rights activist and student at Bard College, Victor Cha, fellow at the George W. Bush institute and senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kang Chol Hwan, president of the North Korea Strategy center and journalist at the Chosun Ilbo. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Initiative to Help North Koreans in U.S.

East Asian, Education, Immigration October 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

A new initiative to provide financial support to North Korean refugees in the U.S. was announced at The Korea Society, reports Korea Daily.

People are watching Korean television news at Kumgangsan restaurant in Flushing, Queens. (Photo by Jeehoon Chun via The Korea Times)

Koreans Here Worry Over North’s Actions

East Asian, New York August 24, 2015 at 5:56 pm

As tensions between South and North Korea escalated in recent days, Koreans in NYC shared their views on what the South Korean government should do, reports The Korea Times.

North Korean Defector Tells Story of Torture

North Korean Defector Tells Story of Torture

East Asian, Video February 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm

In this month’s “Asian American Life,” Cho Jin-Hye describes being tortured at the hands of her North Korean captors; remembering civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama; a visit to the largest Chinese department store in NY; and a button shop that also serves as a contemporary art gallery.

Yeongui Jeon(center) and Kyungsook Kim(right) met at the reunion center on February 23. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Siblings Separated by Korean War Have Tearful Reunion

East Asian, In the News, Split Families February 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

An 81-year-old Korean-American woman separated from her brother who has lived in North Korea for 60 years traveled to Gosung, Korea, for an emotional family reunion, Korea Daily reports.

Photo by The Korean-American Association of Greater New York

Global Protest Against Chinese Repatriation of North Koreans Planned

East Asian, Politics April 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Amid growing international concern about the Chinese government’s practice of sending North Korean defectors who enter China back to the Communist and poverty-stricken country, expatriate Koreans are planning an international day of protest on the issue.

Young Soeb Bah, 91, and Young Joo Kwon, 88, will celebrate their 71st year of marriage this year.

‘Faith and Love’ in Face of Hardship is the Secret of 71-Year Marriage

Culture, East Asian, Immigration February 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

The Korean couple Young Soeb Bah, 91, and Young Joo Kwon, 88, wed in Harbin, China on March 3, 1941 and moved to Palisades Park, New Jersey, in 1980, where they live surrounded by their grandchildren and other family. In between, however, the couple suffered many hardships, The Korea Daily reports.