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Dec. 292015Se-Gye Ilbo The man is Choi Tae-won the chairman of Korea’s No. 3 conglomerate sk Group and his wife is Roh Soh-young the daughter of former President of the Republic of Korea Roh Tae-woo. They were married in 1988 and reportedly have been separated for a long time. The man’s confessional letter was published in Se-Gye Ilbo on Dec. 26 2015.
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See generally Chung Hae-eunsupra note 29 at 98; see also Chang Byung-In Chosŏnshidae Ihone Taehan Kyujewa Kŭ Shilsang [The Regulation and Real Facts of Divorce in Chosŏn Period] in Minsok’akyŏn’gu [Folklore Study] 28 (1999).
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Jinsu Yune ed.supra note 38 at 331.
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See generally Weitzmansupra note 14 323 ff. For critiques on Weitzman’s findings see Hoffman Saul & Duncan Greg supra note 16 at 641–645; see also Peterson Richard R. supra note 16 at 528–536. For Weitzman’s response to critiques see Lenore J. Weitzman supra note 16 at 528–536 supra note 16 at 537–538 supra note 14.
Jinsu Yune ed.supra note 38 at 371.
See Kim Joo-soo & Kim Sang-yongsupra note 39 at 136: see also Jin-su Yune ed. supra note 38 at 267.
Park Min-Soo Lee Dong-Jin Oh Joung-Ilsupra note 127 at 126.
Lenore J. Weitzmansupra note 14 323 ff.
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See Jinsu Yunesupra note 49 at 247–261.
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See Park Bok-Soon Lee Yeo-Bongsupra note 106 at 339. This empirical research shows public’s sentiments as follows: 34% of Korean people think that the time is not yet ripe for introduction of no-fault divorce; 55% are willing to accept it limitedly provided that the other spouse is protected; only 10% agree an overall introduction of no-fault divorce.