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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 10:24
Yoon should not leave out historical issues in summit with Kishida: experts
With a breakthrough summit between President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida slated for Thursday, diplomatic observers advised that Yoon should not put aside historical issues in his push for a future-oriented partnership with the neighboring country.
Tensions rise on Korean Peninsula during largest Korea-US drill in years
North Korea fired two ballistic missiles toward the East Sea, Tuesday, ratcheting up tensions on the Korean Peninsula as South Korea and the United States entered the second day of their biggest combined military exercise in years. Pyongyang's latest show of force - which came just two days after it tested submarine-launched cruise missiles - is an apparent protest against th...
Retired USFK sergeant hit by stray bullet from Korean police demands justice
March 26, 2020, started out as just another ordinary day for Arnold Samberg, a retired U.S. Air Force tech sergeant living in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. On his way home from the dentist in the morning, he wanted to drop by a convenience store. But after seeing a line of police officers, firefighters and paramedics near the store, he changed his mind and headed straight ho...
Xi's iron grip on power clouds Korea-China relations
Strained relations between Korea and China could continue and possibly worsen under Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose iron grip on power was solidified in a parliamentary vote, according to diplomatic observers, as Beijing becomes increasingly wary of Seoul's tilt toward Washington.
200 dogs rescued from slaughter in win-win program with farm owners
ASAN, South Chungcheong Province - Just after the break of dawn on Tuesday, three vans drove down a narrow gravel road leading to a dog farm in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, some 100 kilometers from Seoul. The dogs began barking as more than a dozen activists from Humane Society International (HSI) got out from the vehicles and approached the farm.
Yoon to hold summit with Kishida in Japan next week
President Yoon Suk Yeol will visit Japan next week for a summit with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the Korean presidential office said Thursday. It will be the first visit to Tokyo for a summit by a Korean leader in 12 years. The presidential office announced that Yoon and first lady Kim Keon Hee will embark on a two-day trip to Tokyo on March 16 at the invitation of the Japa...
Fukushima water, Sado mines next hurdles for Yoon to restore Korea-Japan ties
Following Korea's recent decision to compensate South Korean victims of Japan's wartime forced labor with its own money, Tokyo may be expecting Seoul to make more concessions in resolving other pending issues that are clouding bilateral relations, according to diplomatic observers, Wednesday.
Forced labor victims reject gov't's compensation plan
Surviving victims of wartime forced labor by Japanese firms strongly condemned on Tuesday the Korean government's proposal to settle the compensation issue without the direct involvement of the Japanese companies. Yang Geum-deok, 94, one of the victims, said she will not accept the money if it is not coming directly from the responsible firm, even if she “starves to death.”
Korea's solution to forced labor issue draws backlash from victims
The government on Monday announced an agreement with Japan to compensate victims of forced labor during World War II through a fund created by Korean companies, without the direct involvement of responsible Japanese firms. But the resolution immediately provoked a fierce backlash from wartime victims and their families, who described the proposal as Seoul's “total defeat” to ...
[ANALYSIS] Yoon's pro-Japan speech likely to expedite settlement of forced labor issue
President Yoon Suk Yeol's speech addressing Japan as a “partner” is likely to expedite talks with Tokyo to reach a settlement on forced labor issues, according to diplomatic observers, Thursday. But the experts were cautious about giving a timeline on when the two countries will reach an agreement, stressing that the ball is now in Japan's court. During his March 1 Independen...
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