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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 08:11
[ANALYSIS] Kishida's remarks on forced labor victims show his political limits
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Sunday that he felt “strong pain” in his heart when he thought of the suffering of the Korean victims of forced labor during his country's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. In carefully selected words, he expressed sympathy for the Koreans at a press conference in Seoul after his summit with President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Seoul to back companies suing Pyongyang for illegal use of property
Seoul is pushing to hold Pyongyang liable for damaging and using the property of South Korean companies without their consent at the Mount Geumgang resort in North Korea, officials told The Korea Times, Friday.
Gov't beefs up security ahead of Kishida's visit
Authorities in Seoul are beefing up security ahead of one of the most significant diplomatic events in years - the first Korea-Japan summit here in more than a decade. According to presidential officials Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will receive the highest level of protection during his two-day visit starting Sunday. That level of security has so far been gi...
Rights advocates welcome top court ruling on anti-Pyongyang leaflets
Sending balloons filled with anti-regime leaflets into North Korea is nothing new. Activists had done that for decades despite constant complaints and even threats from Pyongyang. So it was shocking for Park Sang-hak, the head of Fighters for a Free North Korea, a rights group known for the campaign, to be informed about the Unification Ministry's decision to revoke the group...
South Korea, US set to start largest-ever live-fire military drills
South Korea and the United States will conduct their largest-ever live-fire military exercises for three weeks starting May 25, according to military officials, Thursday. A diverse range of weapons systems, such as fighter jets, AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, multiple rocket launchers and K2 Black Panther tanks, are expected to be mobilized for the drills that will continu...
Imprisoned Hong Kong activist wins Gwangju Prize for Human Rights
Chow Hang-tung, a prominent pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong, was chosen as the winner of this year's Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.
PM to attend coronation of King Charles III
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo will attend the coronation of Britain's King Charles III, scheduled for Saturday (local time), with world leaders and religious representatives looking to witness the historic ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey.
Yoon returns from US with reinforced nuclear assurances
If North Korea attacks South Korea with nuclear weapons, two things are now guaranteed to happen: The United States will respond swiftly and overwhelmingly with the full range of its capabilities, including nuclear, and this will result in the end of the North Korean regime.
[ANALYSIS] Nuclear-armed submarines will not stop North Korea's provocations
President Yoon Suk Yeol and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden announced a new security deal in Washington, Wednesday (local time), aimed at deterring North Korea's intensifying nuclear threats and highlighting the U.S. leader's decision to send a nuclear-armed submarine to South Korean waters for the first time in 40 years. Much of the agreement remains subject to working-level ...
Assembly speaker calls for formation of joint lawmakers' body with US
South Korea's National Assembly speaker on Wednesday called for the formation of a joint body with the United States for lawmakers as the two democratic allies seek to reinforce cooperation in combating growing external threats to democracy. During an event celebrating the 70-year alliance between the two countries at the National Assembly, Speaker Kim Jin-pyo stressed the ne...
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