Dec 4, 2014

Weighing Abe's Asian diplomacy

Japanese voters should consider the results of the Abe adminisration's diplomatic moves with regard to South Korea and China, when they cast their votes Dec. 14.

Dec 2, 2014

Fears rise for over 50 missing from S. Korean ship

More than 50 crew members from a South Korean fishing ship that sank in the western Bering Sea were feared dead Tuesday as furious relatives blamed the ship’s owner and its captain for not doing enough to save their family members from the frigid ...

China will not go to war for N. Korea, former general says

Dec 2, 2014

China will not go to war for N. Korea, former general says

China will not step in to save neighboring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or initiates conflict with its opponents, a retired People’s Liberation Army general has said, apparently underscoring a perceived weariness in Beijing with its wayward, nuclear-armed ally. “China is not ...

Dec 2, 2014

South Koreans to light new frontline Christmas tree

South Korea said Tuesday it had approved a Christian group’s plan to set up and illuminate a large Christmas tree near the border with North Korea in spite of the almost certain fury it will provoke from Pyongyang. South Korea dismantled a 43-year-old frontline ...

South Korean ship sinks in Bering Sea; over 50 missing

Dec 2, 2014

South Korean ship sinks in Bering Sea; over 50 missing

Rescuers searched Monday for more than 50 people missing after a South Korean fishing ship they were working on sank in the Bering Sea, officials said. At least one person died. Authorities rescued seven crew members and recovered one body, but weather and water ...

Dec 1, 2014

Lockdown lifted at U.S. school on South Korea air base

The U.S. Osan Air Base in South Korea on Monday lifted a lockdown ordered as a precaution after someone reported an unscheduled “active shooter drill” at the high school. Security forces swept the school and its perimeters and found no injuries or suspicious activities, ...

Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president

Nov 27, 2014

Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president

A Japanese reporter indicted on charges of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing on Thursday at the Seoul Central District Court. Prosecutors last month indicted Tatsuya Kato, the former Seoul bureau chief of Japan’s Sankei Shimbun, over ...