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50th Anniversary of Japan-South Korea diplomatic normalization

50th Anniversary of Japan-South Korea diplomatic normalization

Japan post issued a set of special stamps to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Japan-South Korea diplomatic normalization.

The stamps features 1) Women of kimono and women of hanbok (Kanfuku) and 2) Sharon and cherry.

50th Anniversary of Japan-South Korea diplomatic normalization

In June 22, 1965, Japan and the Republic of Korea signed the treaty of basic relationship. After that Japan-South Korea diplomatic relations were normalization and the 50th anniversary is celebrated this year.

At the time, Japan’s then-Prime Minister Eisaku Sato later said, Japan’s colonization of Korea and other chapters in the long history between the two countries made negotiations difficult.

When Japan and South Korea signed documents restoring normal ties thousands of persons in both countries demonstrated against the accord.

People in Tokyo were against the treaty they protested that the normal relations would prevent South Korean unification with the Communist north.

While Students in Seoul called the treaty the product of ‘humiliating concessions”.

The Treaty was the outcome of the Korea–Japan Talks, over that period of 14 years.
50th Anniversary of Japan-South Korea diplomatic normalization

The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. The word “kimono”, which literally means a “thing to wear” (ki “wear” and mono “thing”), has come to denote these full-length robes.

Kimono are T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves.

Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means “Korean clothing”, hanbok today often refers specifically to clothing of the Joseon period and is worn as semi-formal or formal wear during traditional festivals and celebrations.

Title: 50th Anniversary of Japan-South Korea diplomatic normalization
Date of Issue: 22 June 2015
Country: Japan
Denominations: 82 yen x 2

Source: Japan Post

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