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Song Hye-kyo and a Sungshin Women’s University professor donate 10,000 Korean guidebooks to the Utoro Peace Memorial in Japan

Actress Song Hye-kyo and Sungshin Women’s University professor Seo Kyung-deok announced on the 9th that they donated 10,000 Korean guidebooks to the Utoro Peace Memorial in Uji, Kyoto, Japan on the occasion of Hangeul Day.

Utoro is a Korean village that was created by Zainichi Koreans who were mobilized to build a military airfield during the Japanese colonial period and were left unattended after the war ended.

The guides were placed the reception desk on the first floor of the three-story Peace Memorial Hall, which opened in Utoro Village last April.

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They were written in Korean and English so that not only Koreans but foreign visitors of all ages can easily understand the history of Utoro Village.

The guide is written in Korean and English so that not only foreign visitors but also people of all ages can easily understand the history of Utoro Village.

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Various contents such as the introduction of Utoro village, a chronological table, an exhibition guide by the floor of the Peace Memorial Hall, and supporters recruitment are included with full-color photos.

Professor Seo, who planned the production of the Korean guidebook, said, “Two years ago, we donated a large information board at the entrance of Utoro Village, and we donated 10,000 copies of this guide to help preserve the history of Utoro Village.”

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For visitors who cannot visit Utoro Village in person, the original file can be downloaded from the ‘History of Korea’ website (www.historyofkorea.co.kr).

With the support of Song Hye-kyo, Professor Seo Kyung-duk has donated Korean guidebooks, Hangeul signboards, and relief works to 32 historical sites in Korea that remain overseas for the past 11 years whenever there is a historic anniversary.

Source: Dispatch

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