National Topics

Jan 6, 2017

South Korea terms recalls 'extremely regrettable'

South Korea expressed regret Friday about Japan recalling its ambassador over the new “comfort women” statue in Busan, and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se summoned the envoy to discuss the matter. Earlier in the day, the Japanese government announced that it was temporarily recalling Ambassador ...

Jan 5, 2017

Kishida leaves for France to attend security talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday left Japan for France, where he is set to attend “two plus two” talks involving the countries’ foreign and defense ministers in which they are likely to discuss China’s growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. After France, Kishida ...