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Samsung offers South Korea a 'Succession' drama few are enjoying

President Moon must act to finally take the chaebol down a few pegs

| South Korea
Moon Jae-in appears to be avoiding disrupting the status quo out of fear of how it might play politically.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

President Moon Jae-in has one job in 2021: deciding once and for all whether South Korea is a nation of 51 million people or an elaborate playground for a handful of coddled tycoons.

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