Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang capital, DPRK (Source: Getty Images/VNA)

An official of the RoK said they have delivered proposals to the DPRK and are currently waiting for its response.

The Korean peninsula was colonized by Imperial Japan from 1910 to 1945. During the nationwide independence movement on March 1st, 1919, about 7,500 Koreans were killed and some 50,000 arrested under a brutal crackdown by Japan, local historians said.

President Moon Jae-in and leader Kim Jong-un agreed in their third summit in Pyongyang in September last year to jointly commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Independence Movement.

In the past, the two Koreas had held their own events separately to mark the celebration./.

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