Sweet Seoul music

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The Independent Culture
NORTH KOREAN border guards evidently consider Mozart a dangerous reactionary. During a recital at Panmunjom, on the border between North and South Korea last Tuesday, loud martial music from giant loudspeakers in the north all but drowned out the strains of the Swiss Carmina Quartet and South Korean cellist Chung Myung-Wha.

Meanwhile, the South Korean government has promised to remove a ban on Japanese movies, videos and comics which has been in force since 1945, when Japan's 35-year colonial rule over the Korean peninsula ended.