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‘Descendants Of The Sun’ actress Song Hye Kyo donates Korean language brochures to Japan amid celebration of Korean Independence Day

By diana | Aug 17, 2016 05:22 AM EDT
Actress Song Hye Kyo in attendance during the 2008 Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea.
(Photo : Getty Images/Chung Sung Jun) Actress Song Hye Kyo in attendance during the 2008 Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea.

Song Hye Kyo has once again made another donation to show her patriotism in the course of Korean Independence Day celebration on Monday. The "Descendants Of The Sun" actress reportedly has donated 10,000 brochures related to Korean independence movement to Utoro Village in Japan.

The Korean language brochures contain information about a historic Korean site in Japan. According to Allkpop, these brochures will be used by the site's visitors for free. The patriotic donation was made by Song alongside Professor Seo Kyung Duk of Sungshin Women's University.

The "Descendants Of The Sun" actress and the professor made the same patriotic act in New York in April 2015. Professor Seo created the brochures, while Song funded the printing of the materials. The brochures were donated to the Korean Methodist Church and Institute, founded by Koreans who are residing in New York, Kpopherald reported.

"More and more Koreans are visiting New York each year, but most of them don't know that there is a historic site for the Korean independence movement there. I made the brochures out of a desire to help others learn about the church's history and significance," Professor Seo said.

Meanwhile, Song said she is hopeful this kind of donation will help visitors understand the history of Korean independence movement. The actress and the professor have started this project in China where they donated 10,000 Korean language brochures to the Provisional Government Building of the Republic of Korea.

It appears that the "Descendants Of The Sun" actress takes patriotism seriously as she reportedly rejected an offer from Mitsubishi just recently due to social and historical issues between Korea and Japan. Although it hasn't been confirmed, but the actress reportedly said she will not endorse Mitsubishi unless the company takes responsibility for allegedly imposing forced labor among Koreans during Japan's occupation in the country.

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