Sep 7, 2014

Ninja symposium in Beijing touted to heal diplomatic rifts in Asia

An international symposium on ninja has been held in Beijing with the aim of promoting mutual understanding between Japan, China and South Korea. The symposium, held at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies on Saturday, was attended by researchers that ...

Discovering Seoul through food, culture

Sep 6, 2014

Discovering Seoul through food, culture

by Amir Bibawy

South Korea’s hyper-efficient capital doesn’t spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this mega-city offers much to tempt travelers beyond a layover from the ultra-modern international airport in nearby Incheon. You can explore South Korea’s rich historic heritage, visiting temples ...

North Korea again fires short-range projectiles, Seoul says

Sep 6, 2014

North Korea again fires short-range projectiles, Seoul says

North Korea on Saturday continued its string of firing rockets and missiles, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said. The projectiles flew about 210 kilometers ...

Sep 3, 2014

Two S. Korean soldiers suffocate during captivity training

Two South Korean special operations soldiers collapsed and died during training Tuesday night, the military said Wednesday. The two staff sergeants, in their early 20s and identified by their family names of Lee and Cho, apparently suffocated during a training exercise that aimed to ...

Fewer South Koreans now eating dog meat

Aug 29, 2014

Fewer South Koreans now eating dog meat

For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. In her twenties, Oh traveled around South Korea to learn dog meat recipes from each region. During a period of South ...