S. Korea says N. Korea has fired 2 more projectiles into sea

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:42:29 +0000

S. Korea says N. Korea has fired 2 more projectiles into sea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military said North Korea fired two projectiles into the sea Friday to extend a recent streak of weapons tests believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles launched from the North’s eastern coast flew about […]

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Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:39:50 +0000

Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

TOKYO — Japan’s premier sent a ritual cash offering to a controversial Tokyo war shrine to mark the end of World War II Thursday but did not visit in person amid heightened tensions with South Korea. Abe Shinzo sent an aide to Yasukuni Shrine, seen by Asian neighbors as a symbol of Japan’s military past, […]

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S. Korea to acquire more anti-missile radars, interceptors to counter NK threats

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:11:09 +0000

SEOUL — South Korea plans to add two more ground-based anti-missile early warning radars and build three Aegis-equipped destroyers in the next five years in an effort to better detect and intercept incoming missiles from North Korea, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The plan was one of the key projects that the ministry unveiled in its five-year […]

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Searching for lost land: S. Korea seeks to retrieve property seized by Japan

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:58:45 +0000

Moon Jae-in Shinzo Abe

SEOUL — When Korea was under Japan’s colonial rule from 1910 to 1945, many Koreans lost their houses and land to the Japanese. A significant portion of Korean property was forcefully taken by the Japanese military and sold cheaply to its residents. The fledging Korean government, established in 1948, pledged to retrieve the property from the Japanese […]

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Pyongyang lambasts Seoul over military exercise with US

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:31:03 +0000

Pyongyang lambasts Seoul over military exercise with US

SEOUL — North Korea has slammed South Korea for the latter’s combined military exercise with the United States, which kicked off Sunday, saying it will not interact with the South until there is a plausible explanation for the “war exercise.” In a Foreign Ministry statement, released a day after it launched what are believed to be short-range […]

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Trash shipment readied for return to South Korea

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 21:10:34 +0000

Trash shipment readied for return to South Korea

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—The remaining 5,177 metric tons of mostly plastic garbage from South Korea that arrived in Misamis Oriental province last year would be sent back to that country soon, a Bureau of Customs (BOC) official here said on Thursday. But John Simon, Mindanao Container Terminal subport collector, said the BOC Northern Mindanao regional […]

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S. Korea, China, Japan top envoys to gather in Beijing to discuss N. Korean missile tests

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 02:36:58 +0000

Kang Kyung-wha

Discussions are underway for a foreign ministers’ meeting later this month in Beijing, where South Korea, China and Japan can discuss issues concerning Northeast Asia ahead of a trilateral summit expected to take place before the end of the year. 

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North Korea fires projectiles twice into sea, says South Korea

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:30:16 +0000

North Korea fires projectiles twice into sea, says South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Tuesday continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing unidentified projectiles twice into the sea while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing their joint military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy.

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Koreans hold candlelight vigil to protest Abe government

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 11:33:05 +0000

Koreans hold candlelight vigil to protest Abe government

SEOUL — Some 680 civic groups held a candlelight vigil over the weekend in protest of the Japanese government’s decision to take South Korea off a list of preferred trading partners and to call on Tokyo to apologize for war crimes it committed in World War II.

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Japan halts exhibit of South Korea’s ‘comfort women’ statue

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 03:41:33 +0000

South Korean protesters sit near a statue of a teenage girl symbolizing former "comfort women", who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, during a weekly anti-Japanese demonstration in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on November 21, 2018. - South Korea on November 21 announced the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves -- a move that will further sour ties between the neighbours. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

A Japanese exhibition featuring a controversial South Korean artwork depicting a wartime sex slave has been cancelled after threats of violence as bilateral ties between the countries fray.

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