Apr 16, 2014

Resolution with Seoul eyed on sex slave issue

Japan and South Korea held a meeting Wednesday regarding the issue of Korean females forced to serve at brothels for the wartime Japanese military. The meeting was part of efforts to improve bilateral relations ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to the two ...

Apr 15, 2014

Obama to visit from April 23-25

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Japan for three days from April 23 on the first leg of a weeklong Asian tour that will also take him to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, the White House said Monday. Obama will move on to ...

Apr 14, 2014

Forgery probe clears South Korean spy chief

South Korean prosecutors concluded Monday that the head of the national spy agency was not involved in the fabrication of evidence in an alleged espionage case. The National Intelligence Service has been accused of forging documents — including Chinese border control records — to ...

'Phantom' protects marine resources

Apr 14, 2014

'Phantom' protects marine resources

by Keisuke Sunami

The patrol vessel Hakuo Maru is being dubbed the “phantom” or “death” ship by Chinese and South Korean fishermen for its tendency to suddenly appear when they are violating Japan’s territorial waters. The Fisheries Agency vessel patrols from the coast of Kyushu to Japan’s ...

China calls reining in North Korea 'mission impossible'

Apr 11, 2014

China calls reining in North Korea 'mission impossible'

The United States is giving China a “mission impossible” by insisting it exert pressure on neighboring North Korea to halt its nuclear arms program or face U.S. consequences, Beijing’s ambassador said. “We’re very often told that China has such an influence over DPRK” — ...

Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears

Apr 10, 2014

Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears

South Korean businesses are increasingly acquiring real estate around the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s base on Tsushima Island, arousing speculation that some of the purchases are related to espionage by Seoul. Tsushima is situated in the Sea of Japan about 50 km from the Korean ...

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

| Apr 10, 2014

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

Canada-based adultery hookup service AshleyMadison.com — slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair” — drew 46,000 people within a week of launching a website last month in South Korea, where marital infidelity is a crime punishable by up to two years in prison. The ...