The hardline conservative Liberty Forward Party on Thursday appointed Ji Sang-wook, its special press advisor, as a new party spokesman. Ji will serve as the party's third spokesman, along with lawmakers Park Sun-young and Lee Myung-soo.
After receiving a PhD in engineering from Tokyo University, Ji worked as a research professor at Yonsei University. He met LFP Chairman Lee Hoi-chang when Lee stayed in the U.S. following his defeat in the 2002 presidential election. Ji's wife is the actress Shim Eun-ha.