Dec 2, 2015

North Korean ghost boats washing up in Japan


They drift into seas near Japan by the dozens every year, ghostly wrecked ships thought to come from impoverished North Korea. Japanese authorities said Tuesday they are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies that were found off the country’s northwestern coast ...

Nov 29, 2015

North Korea fails in submarine launched missile test: Yonhap

North Korea apparently test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday in the Sea of Japan, but the test was a failure, a news agency report said. Yonhap news agency quoted a government official as saying that the missile, KN-11, was fired between 2:20 and ...

Nov 27, 2015

South Korea, U.S., Japan to hold nuclear talks next week in Washington

South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold talks next week in Washington to discuss issues regarding North Korea’s nuclear weapons development program, Yonhap News Agency reported Friday, citing a diplomatic source. In the meeting, South Korea will be represented by Hwang Joon-kook, ...

Nov 24, 2015

North Korea wins back its pride in 'kimchi war' with South

North Korea scored a major victory in the kimchi wars Monday when the U.N. all but elevated its pickled vegetables to the same lofty status as its southern capitalist neighbor’s spicy cabbage. Pyongyang suffered a blow to its prestige two years ago when South ...

South Korea stages live-fire drill near sea border with North

Nov 23, 2015

South Korea stages live-fire drill near sea border with North

South Korea on Monday staged a major live-fire exercise near the disputed inter-Korean sea border despite North Korea’s warning of possible “merciless” retaliation, military officials said. The drill was carried out around front-line islands in the Yellow Sea to mark the anniversary of North ...

Nov 22, 2015

Suspected North Korean fishing boats, corpses found off Ishikawa

A wooden boat with North Korean Army written in Hangul on it was found adrift in the Sea of Japan off Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Friday, informed sources said. Fishing nets were also discovered in the 12.5-meter-long, 2.8-meter-wide, engine-equipped boat, which was sinking, the ...