Yoo Jin-ryong is a South Korean politician who formerly served as the Minister of Culture.

Life and careerEdit

Yoo Jin-ryong was born on September 2, 1956 in Incheon. In 1979, he graduated from Seoul National University with a bachelor's degree in Commerce and Trade, followed by a master's degree in Public Administration from Hanyang University a few years later.[1]

On February 13, 2013, Yoo Jin Ryong was appointed as South Korea's Minister of Culture.[2] Yoo resigned from the post in July 2014 after he clashed with President Park over staffing issues.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Profiles of minister-nominees: Yoo Jin-ryong, Culture, sports and tourism". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Yoo Jin-ryong, a respected and seasoned cultural bureaucrat". Yonhap. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  3. ^ Kim Hoo-ran (27 October 2016). "Troubling revelations about Seoul's 'Shadow President': The Korea Herald columnist". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016.
  4. ^ Yoo Jin-ryong accused President Park's chief of staff of pressuring, in 2014, the ministry to fire six high-level officials because their political views were "incompatible with the Park administration." Jung Min-ho (26 December 2016). "Former top presidential aide's home raided". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 27 December 2016.