Lee O-young, who helped South Korea see beauty, dies at 88

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Lee O-young speaks at the 4th Northeast Asia Trilateral Forum in Busan in April 2009. Lee wrote more than 60 books, including a Japanese bestseller, "The Compact Culture: The Japanese Tradition of 'Smaller Is Better.'" (Photo by Yoshiyuki Tamai) KOTARO HOSOKAWA, Nikkei staff writer June 23, 2022 08:00 JST | South Korea Copy Copied SEOUL -- Celebrated and erudite South Korean critic Lee O-young, who served as the country's first culture minister, died on Feb. 26 after years of fighting cancer. He was 88. Read Next