Feb 18, 2015

Japan saw record 1.22 million foreign visitors in January

The estimated number of foreign passengers arriving in Japan soared 29.1 percent in January from a year earlier to 1,218,400, hitting a record high for the month, government data showed on Wednesday. The Japan National Tourism Organization said the increase was due partly to ...

Feb 17, 2015

South Korean leader replaces point man on North Korea

South Korea’s president replaced her point man on North Korea on Tuesday in a reshuffle that involved three other top officials. Hong Yong-pyo, the presidential secretary for unification, was nominated to replace Ryoo Kihl-jae as the country’s new unification minister in charge of relations ...

Feb 13, 2015

Seoul slams Kishida's Takeshima remark

South Korea on Thursday criticized Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for calling the disputed Sea of Japan islets of Takeshima part of Japanese territory. Lee Sang-deok, director-general of the South Korean Foreign Ministry’s Northeast Asian Affairs Bureau, summoned Kenji Kanasugi, minister at the Japanese Embassy ...

Court sentences Korean Air 'nut rage' executive to a year in prison

Feb 12, 2015

Court sentences Korean Air 'nut rage' executive to a year in prison

A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a former Korean Air executive to a year in prison for aviation law violations that stemmed from her in-flight tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts. Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of Korean Air’s chairman, achieved worldwide notoriety ...