Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Politics: Korean civic group releases list of 3,090 Japanese collaborators

The Institute for Research in Collaborationist Activities has released a list of 3,090 Japanese collaborators during the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule of Korea, including former President Park Chung-hee.

The list also includes Korea University founder Kim Song-su, Kim Hwal-ran (Helen Kim), first Korean president of Ewha Woman's University and former owner of the Chosun Ilbo newspaper Bang Ung-mo.

It also includes 521 police officers, 1,166 high-ranking government officials, 66 religious leaders and 467 high-profile figures at pro-Japanese institutions.