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Obituaries

Lotte Group founder showed Japan and South Korea how to work together

Shin Kyuk-ho tried to calm historical antagonism between the countries

Shin proved cooperation between the two countries could work. (Courtesy of Lotte Group)

On January 19, Shin Kyuk-ho, the founder of Korean candy-to-chemicals conglomerate Lotte Group, passed away aged 98. He had been a successful businessman who built his enterprise in Japan and Korea, a self-made man who created his legacy with his own bare hands.

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