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Inter-Korean Family Reunions Take Emotional Toll

A number of South Koreans who participated in the latest round of inter-Korean family reunion ceremonies say they are suffering from emotional aftereffects, including depression. “The first 20 days or so after the reunion were the hardest,” 81-year-old Hoon Jang told the VOA Korean Service. “I have been taking mood stabilizers and that helped a lot.” Jang was able to reconnect with his brother and sister at the event. The 19th inter-Korean family reunion was coordinated by the Red...

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