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May 11, 2004 | William Wan, Times Staff Writer
What was planned as a rare moment of goodwill -- the first time in memory that North Korean diplomats had visited Los Angeles' Koreatown -- disintegrated Monday when protesters sprayed the dignitaries with water, blocked their path and jeered. The North Korean officials had come here to accept a $20,000 donation to help survivors of a recent train explosion.
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December 18, 2002 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
As a U.S. citizen, James Oh, a real estate broker from Cerritos, can't vote in Thursday's South Korean presidential election. But that hasn't kept him or hundreds of other Korean Americans in the Los Angeles area from campaigning for the two major-party candidates vying to succeed South Korean President Kim Dae Jung.
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January 14, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
A century after their immigration to America began, Korean Americans on Friday got their first cultural landmark in Los Angeles' Koreatown: a traditional pavilion and garden at Olympic Boulevard and Normandie Avenue. The 5,000-square-foot Koreatown Pavilion Garden was unveiled during a lengthy celebration attended by city officials, diplomats, community leaders and Koreatown residents.
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June 26, 1994 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Korean Americans in Los Angeles have reacted with a range of emotions to former President Jimmy Carter's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, and the announcement that the heads of South Korea and North Korea will hold a summit meeting.
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November 19, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
To celebrate what was to have been the inaugural Saturday night of its Koreatown security patrol, the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles held a celebration earlier in the day at its headquarters on Western Avenue. Members of a Korean folk samulnori band pranced about the flower-bedecked parking lot of the headquarters, beating on drums and gongs.
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April 18, 2007 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
When Pyong Yong Min heard early Tuesday that the gunman suspected of carrying out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was a South Korean national, he wept. "First, I cried for the families of the victims, then I cried for U.S.-Korea relations," said Min, president of the nonprofit Korean American Foundation of Los Angeles. "Then, I thought why must we -- the Korean people, who have been such close allies of America for so long -- have this burden on our hands?"
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March 25, 2005 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
About 150 protesters converged outside the Japanese Consulate in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to demand an end to Japan's claim to a pair of islands called Dokdo, which are under South Korean control. Shouting, "Is Japan still dreaming militarism?" and "Dokdo is Korean territory," the mainly Korean American demonstrators from Los Angeles and Orange counties said they were upset by a Japanese diplomat's statement last month that the islands belonged to his country.
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March 3, 2005 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Rain had knocked out power in the building where a Koreatown mayoral forum was to take place on a recent night. But that didn't stop organizers from quickly finding another location to proceed with the event, designed to get Korean Americans to cast ballots in the Los Angeles mayoral election Tuesday. Within 40 minutes, they had arranged for four mayoral candidates to participate in a live, bilingual broadcast inside the Radio Seoul studios in Hancock Park.
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February 8, 2003 | David Rosenzweig and K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writers
Santa Monica businessman John Joungwoong Yai admitted having received $20,000 cash from North Korean intelligence officers during a 2000 visit to Prague, an FBI agent testified in U.S. District Court on Friday. In a tape-recorded interview after his arrest earlier this week, Yai also acknowledged receiving $2,000 to $5,000 from North Korean officials on each of five visits to the Communist country, Agent James Chang said during a bail hearing for the naturalized Korean American.
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