The following stories are the daily summary of news in South Korea on July 06, 2022.
"Late bloomer" mathematician June Huh wins Field's Medal
President Yoon orders military to take swift and firm action against Pyongyang's provocations
American rock band Maroon 5 removes "Rising Sun" flag image from website
SEOUL -- Maroon 5, an American pop-rock band, withdrew the image of the Japanese imperial flag from its official website on July 6 after some South Korean fans protested and demanded the six-member band to remove the image of the "Rising Sun" flag from its website. The band claimed that the image was pulled down to be replaced with a photograph of Maroon 5. The image of the flag was used on the website to promote the band's world tour schedules including a stop in South Korea in November.
The meaning of the Rising Sun flag is little known to the western world. For Koreans, the flag depicting the red sun with rays stretching out from it on a white background symbolizes Japan's brutal 1910~1945 colonial rule and wartime atrocities like the Nazi swastika flag.
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Girl band aespa makes UN speech to urge support for sustainable development for future generations
"The metaverse reflects reality. If our own reality is not sustainable, it would become difficult to sustain the possibilities of the virtual world," member Gieselle said after introducing aespa as a "metaverse girl group." The 21-year-old Japanese member stressed that the topic of sustainable development is urgent and the next generation must support sustainable development goals in order to protect the real world.
[This news summary was contributed by Aju Business Daily reporter Kwak Joseph]
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