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S Korea to retrieve stolen cultural property from Japan: media   2010-11-08 16:10:57 FeedbackPrintRSS

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Japan has agreed with South Korea to return some 1,000 items of South Korean cultural property it plundered during its colonial rule decades ago, local media reported Monday citing unidentified officials.

The two countries will make an official announcement Tuesday on the planned restitution, which will include a collection of royal books called "Uigwe"from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), according to Yonhap News Agency.

The reported move comes after Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan offered in August a renewed apology to South Korea for its 1910-45 colonial rule and promised to return some of South Korea's cultural assets.

The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Japan's forcible annexation of the Korean Peninsula in 1910.

Editor: Xiong Tong
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