The weight of history rests on the slender shoulders of South Korean Olympic phenomenon Kim YunaShorenstein APARC in the news
The world figure skating champion is a superstar in her homeland and favored to win gold at the Vancouver Olympics. But her status as "the nation's daughter," notes Daniel Sneider, Shorenstein APARC's associate director for research, is inextricably linked to South Korea's long, complex, and troubled history with Japan.
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