Japanese fans flock to Seoul for 'Yon-sama' wedding

Jul 27, 2015

Japanese fans flock to Seoul for 'Yon-sama' wedding

More than 100 people, mostly Japanese women, gathered outside a hotel in Seoul where a wedding ceremony for South Korean actor Bae Yong-joon and actress Park Soo-jin took place Monday. Avid fans of Bae started arriving early in the morning despite rainy weather, hoping ...

Jul 23, 2015

January-June visitors from abroad rise to record 9.14 million

A record 9.14 million foreigners are estimated to have visited Japan from January to June this year, a 46 percent increase from the same period in 2014, as the country continued to attract tourists from China, Taiwan and elsewhere, government data showed Wednesday. The ...

Jul 21, 2015

South Korea tourism struggles to recover from MERS outbreak

The recent outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus in South Korea has left the country’s tourist industry in intensive care, with visitor numbers plunging more than 40 percent in June, according to data released Tuesday. As the country scrambles to ...

Jul 19, 2015

Dead South Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians

A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday. The 46-year-old NIS agent was found ...

Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

Jul 18, 2015

Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

One of two ancient Japanese Buddhist statues stolen in 2012 by South Korean thieves arrived Saturday in the southwestern island city of Tsushima, where it was originally kept, the city office said. A bronze standing figure of the Tathagata Buddha, designated an important national ...