Jul 14, 2014

North Korea conducting more weapons tests now than in recent past

Another day, another defiant weapons test from North Korea. A day after launching two ballistic missiles from a base near the border with archrival South Korea, Pyongyang on Monday fired a barrage of artillery shells into waters near its eastern sea border with the ...

North Korea nuclear test may be in offing, Seoul says

Apr 22, 2014

North Korea nuclear test may be in offing, Seoul says

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by U.S. President Barack Obama. “Our military is currently detecting a ...

Sep 7, 2013

Bombs, sing-alongs for N. Korea spies

As well as the obvious classes such as bomb making, Kim Dong Sik’s intensive spy training in North Korea included memorizing hundreds of South Korean pop songs and dance moves. Such strategies for assimilating into South Korean society were considered essential to avoid suspicion, ...

Aug 21, 2013

Fukuda readies for South Korea trip

Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda was set to make a three-day visit to Seoul from Thursday to take part in the Korea-Japan Forum, an annual gathering of lawmakers and experts from the two nations, a forum official said Wednesday. During his stay in Seoul ...

Writing about wrongs at home and abroad

| Feb 6, 2011

Writing about wrongs at home and abroad

by Eriko Arita

Yang Sok Gil is renowned for his novels describing, with remarkable humanity and humor, people’s wanton desires and the problems they cause, often from the viewpoint of minorities in Japan or elsewhere. As a second-generation Korean resident of Japan, Yang was born in 1936 ...