[취재파일] 미 국무장관 인터뷰 전문…"한국과 쿼드 협력안 찾을 수 있어"
...policy, and we're acting on that. Q. During Obama administration, you were working as a deputy secretary, and during those time, you were involved in addressing North Korean nuclear issue. And back then, you were saying the pressure campaign against North Korea through China and other countries are effective way to deal with North Korea. But that has ? that's been a long time ever since you did that, and then North Korea came out with the statement that we need new change and direction of dealing with all this. And then some people are saying North Korea has almost completed its nuclear arsenal. So do you still believe that sanctions and pressure campaign is still effective measure to deal with North Korea? A. Well, I don't want to get ahead of our review or the results of our review, but what I can tell you is we have a very open mind as we're conducting the review. We're considering all different perspectives on the issue, especially the perspectives of our closest partners here in South Korea and Japan, but I don't want to get ahead of the results. Q. You emphasized the trilateral coordination between Korea, Japan, and the United States as very important for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific area, and now we're ? already had a Quad meeting happen and there ? some people are discussing or ? discussing or thinking of a possibility of extending the Quad group. So what do you think Korea's role in participating in any way in the Quad? A. Well, first, on the trilateral cooperation, I found that to be extremely productive, and I think it is vital to our common security that we engage together on the issue of North Korea with South Korea, with Japan. And when I was working on these issues before as deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration, the trilateral cooperation was extremely productive not just on ? in terms of North Korea, but on many, many issues that our three countries have in common and have to deal with together to deal with them effectively. So we've already, in the context of the review that we're undertaking, had trilateral conversations led on our side by the former ambassador here, Sung Kim, and I look forward to doing more on that. We're also involved in a number of informal sub-regional gatherings like the Quad, like the trilateral cooperation with Japan and Korea. We're working closely with Korea on its own strategy for the South. And I'm sure we'll find ways to cooperate and do things with the Quad as well. Q. When you were deputy secretary before, you created this consultative body between the U.S. and Korea and Japan to handle this comfort women issue, but compared to that, current state of Korea and Japan relationship is very, very worse compared to that. So what do you think the State Department can do to take part in this issue, and if you have any initiative or ideas or concept to how you'd like ? involved in this? Do you ? can you share that with us? A. Well, we know, of course, that there are very sensitive and difficult issues of history between our partners. And what I would say is that we would, as we have in the past, encourage them to try to work through them in a spirit of reconciliation. At the same time, we have challenges today, challenges we'll face tomorrow, that I think make it imperative that we find ways to work together. And so I hope that even as Korea and Japan are addressing these issues of history, we're also finding ways to work together to deal with the issues of today. Q. My last question would be: Currently, the special ambassador or envoy to handle the North Korea nuclear issue is still empty. When do we know who is going to be in that position? A. Well, we're, of course, just, what, about two months into the administration. We're working very, very hard to fill the most senior positions, including envoys and ambassadors. And so I think you'll see that in relatively short order in the weeks or certainly the months ahead. Q. Thank you. Thank you. A. Thank you. Thanks very much. Nice to see you again. (영상취재 : 조춘동·유동혁·김현상, 영상편집 : 이승진)SBS 뉴스 | 김혜영 기자 | 2021.03.19 | 국제
[SBS Star] RAIN Talks About Kim Jong-kook Being at the Gym All the Time, Even on Holidays
Singer RAIN talked about another singer Kim Jong-kook's obsession with the gym. On December 27 episode of SBS' television show 'My Little Old Boy', RAIN joined the talk. During the opening, RAIN said, 'There is something that I actually want to say about Jong-kook.' He said, 'Ever since I made debut, I've been compared to a lot with Jong-kook. To be more specific, our bodies quite frequently have been compared.' The singer continued, 'If I don't have anything special to do on a holiday such as Christmas Eve, I go to the gym. There is always somebody familiar there though, and it's Jong-kook.' He laughingly went on, 'Sometimes, I hit the gym at like two or three in the morning to avoid other gym-goers. When I get there, I hear this loud roaring sound, and it's Jong-kook.' Lastly, he added, 'Honestly, I don't want to work out with him, because we are not on the same level. He's huge, you know.' Upon hearing this, Kim Jong-kook's mother commented, 'Ah yes, this is very true.' She resumed while shaking her head side to side, 'He always goes to the gym. He would find time to go even on holidays.' (Credit SBS My Little Old Boy) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.12.28 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: RAIN Says He Chased After Kim Tae-hee for a Year Before She Went Out with Him
K-pop artist RAIN shared how hard it was to go out with his wife actress Kim Tae-hee. On December 17, a new video of RAIN was uploaded on one YouTube channel. The video showed RAIN visiting one of his lucky fans' house with television personality Jang Sung-kyu to cook for the fan and have dinner together. While RAIN was in the kitchen, Jang Sung-kyu asked RAIN's fan, 'Your heart must have broken into pieces when you heard about RAIN getting married.' The fan laughingly responded, 'Well, it was actually more like, 'Why is Tae-hee unnie marrying him? How did she come to love him?'' RAIN burst into laughter upon hearing this, and joined the conversation. Then, he commented, 'You are my fan though. Why did you think like that?' The fan responded, 'I couldn't help it. I mean, it was Kim Tae-hee. What I wanted to know was though, who liked the other first?' RAIN answered, 'It was me. I chased after her for like a year.' He explained, 'I asked her to go out with me, but it took about a year for her to say yes to that. Our love was completely one-way for a year or so.' RAIN and Kim Tae-hee got married in January 2017, and have two daughters. (Credit 'Season B Season' YouTube, SBS Entertainment News) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.12.18 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: Red Velvet SEULGI Shares that She Reads Everything About Her Online
K-pop girl group Red Velvet's member SEULGI revealed that she reads everything about her online. On October 28, fashion magazine ESQUIRE Korea uploaded a video of SEULGI's interview on YouTube. During this interview, SEULGI answered a series of questions that were sent by fans. One of the questions was, 'Have you ever searched your name online?' SEULGI answered, ' Yes, I tend to search my name or Red Velvet time to time. I've done it more often recently, because I've had more time.' She continued, 'I do it more frequently after I took part in concerts, festivals or TV shows. I monitor myself through those videos that fans edit.' She went on, 'I check out what kind of things I said, what kind of facial expressions I made and things like that.' Meanwhile, Red Velvet released a soundtrack 'Future' for tvN's drama 'Start-up' on October 17. (Credit 'ESQUIRE Korea' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.11.02 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] DARA Says She Has Only Ever Dated Celebrities but Never Been Caught
K-pop artist DARA shared that she has only dated celebrities in the past. On October 7 episode of MBC every1's television show 'South Korean Foreigners', DARA featured as a guest. During the talk, the host Kim Yong-man said to DARA, 'I heard that your ex-boyfriends are all celebrities. Is that true?' DARA laughed and answered, 'Ah yes, that's right. But I have not ever been caught once.' She continued, 'Some may have been able to tell that we were together, but I've never actually been caught.' Then, Kim Yong-man commented, 'Have you thought about going public with your past relationships? Or perhaps with a future one?' DARA answered, 'Well, not before, but if I happen to find my other half now, then I don't really want to hide it from people anymore.' She went on, 'Unfortunately though, I'm not with anybody at the moment.' (Credit MBC every1 South Korean Foreigners) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.10.08 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Jang Na-ra & Jung Yong Hwa Are Leading a New Drama Together?
Actress Jang Na-ra and Jung Yong Hwa of K-pop boy band CNBLUE are in talks to join a new drama. On September 21, news outlet Hankyung Media reported that Jang Na-ra and Jung Yong Hwa are positively going over their offer in a new drama 'Daebak Real Estate' (literal title). 'Daebak Real Estate' is a supernatural drama about real estate brokers who exorcise and clean out buildings and homes where ghosts have appeared or people have died in. Jang Na-ra was offered to play the role of the head of Daebak Real Estate and exorcist 'Hong Ji-ah'. Although she seems like a perfect person with her beauty and intelligence, she is actually a very bad-tempered person. Jung Young Hwa's character is said to be a con artist named 'Oh In-beom' who does not believe in ghosts, but uses them to make money. The story begins with Hong Ji-ah and Oh In-beom getting together to solve the secret behind her mother's death 20 years ago. Following the report, both Jang Na-ra and Jung Yong Hwa's management agency confirmed the news. They said, ' Yes, it's true that they are in talks for 'Daebak Real Estate'. As the offer is still being considered, it's too early to say anything.' 'Daebak Real Estate' is scheduled to be unveiled in the first half of next year. (Credit 'jyheffect0622' 'nara0318' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.09.22 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] BLACKPINK Lived in a Dorm Where There Were Cockroaches & Centipedes During Trainee Days?
The members of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK revealed that they used to lived in a dorm where cockroaches and centipedes appeared. On August 1, BLACKPINK's management agency YG Entertainment shared a new video of the group on YouTube. The video showed the four members―JISOO, LISA, JENNIE and ROSÉ talking about their trainee days over a dinner table. JENNIE said, 'We didn't really eat delivery food like this chicken when we were trainees. We ate scrambled egg with strawberry jam the most.' She continued, 'It was because we didn't have enough money to order food. We used to go grocery shopping like once a month, and we probably bought eggs and strawberry jam every time we went.' After hearing this, one member of the production team commented in surprise, 'I had no idea that BLACKPINK ever had a time like that.' JENNIE responded, 'There was...! Our dorm was not very nice at that time either. Everybody probably thinks we had always lived in a fancy dorm, because they only saw our new dorm.' ROSÉ said, ' Yes, in our old dorm, there were cockroaches and centipedes. They were practically our roommates.' She added, 'LISA was the bravest out of us though. She used to catch them with a piece of A4 paper, or trap them with a cup.' Then, they all laughed, thinking back to those times. (Credit 'BLACKPINK' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.08.04 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Ex-KARA Han Seung Yeon Shares How Many Celebrities Asked Her Out So Far
Han Seung Yeon of disbanded K-pop girl group KARA revealed the number of celebrities who asked her out. On April 21 episode of MBC every1's television show 'Video Star', Han Seung Yeon made a guest appearance. During the talk, Han Seung Yeon was asked if she has ever dated a celebrity in the past. As she said yes, she was asked if a lot of celebrities asked her out. Han Seung Yeon answered, 'I've been asked about four times, I think?' To this, the hosts asked, 'How did it go with them? Did it go well?' Han Seung Yeon first explained how it worked, 'My fellow group members would sometimes connect me to them. So, what they would do is to give my number to them when asked.' She then said, 'But I always gave them short or closed answers that it never worked out well. I was just terrible at getting to one another that way.' After a pause, Han Seung Yeon laughingly commented, 'I kind of regret that though. I shouldn't have been like that.' Han Seung Yeon made debut as the leader of KARA in March 2007. (Credit MBC every1 Video Star) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.04.22 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Park Bom Boasts Her Ongoing Rock-solid Friendship with DARA & CL
Disbanded K-pop girl group 2NE1's member Park Bom expressed gratitude to the group's fellow members DARA and CL for their support for her latest album. On January 28 episode of Mnet's television show 'Music Studio', Park Bom made a guest appearance. During the talk, Park Bom talked about working on her title track 'First Snow' with DARA. Park Bom said, ''First Snow' is a duet track that I sang with DARA. I asked her if she could sing with me, and she said yes without hesitating for a second.' She went on, 'DARA worked really hard for this song. She even took vocal lessons to sing it better. I felt grateful for that.' Then, Park Bom revealed that she asked CL if she could produce a song for her. Park Bom said, 'When I was working on this album, I thought it would be nice if I could get a song from CL. So, I asked her if she could produce a song for me.' She continued, 'I couldn't get a song from her in the end though. She was way too busy with her own album at that time. I'm not upset about it or anything. I'm still thankful.' She added, 'You know, all members of 2NE1 are still keeping in close touch with each other. Whenever one of us releases a song, we listen to it and give feedback. It's so great.' (Credit Mnet Music Studio, 'daraxxi' 'chaelincl' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.01.29 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Son Ye-jin Rushes to the Emergency Room While Filming Her Drama
Actress Son Ye-jin was taken to the emergency room while filming her current drama 'Crash Landing on You'. On January 27, it was reported that Son Ye-jin went to the emergency room while filming 'Crash Landing on You'. Following the report, Son Ye-jin's management agency MS Team Entertainment gave their official response. The agency said, ' Yes, it's true that Son Ye-jin made the emergency room visit during the shooting of her drama earlier today. It seemed fatigue had built up on her due to the hectic shooting schedule.' They continued, 'It wasn't anything too serious; she wasn't taken to the emergency room because she fainted or anything. The reason why she had to go to the emergency room was since all hospitals were closed as it is a public holiday today.' They added, 'She received the necessary treatment there, and has returned to the drama set. She's recovered, and is feeling fine now.' Son Ye-jin began filming 'Crash Landing on You' last summer and has been busily taking part in the shooting since. (Credit tvN Crash Landing on You) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.01.28 | 방송/연예