/ Jan 6, 2017

South Korea terms recalls 'extremely regrettable'

South Korea expressed regret Friday about Japan recalling its ambassador over the new “comfort women” statue in Busan, and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se summoned the envoy to discuss the matter.Earlier in the day, the Japanese government announced that it was temporarily recalling Ambassador Yasumasa ...

Mar 9, 2014

Korean hired by Japanese consulate attacked in South Korea

Anti-Japan protesters lashed out at a South Korean employee of the Japanese Consulate General in Busan earlier this month as he stepped outside to photograph the protest, sources said Sunday.Japanese consular officials reported the March 1 assault to South Korean police and told them ...

Aug 24, 2013

State may buy into Tokyo, Osaka port operators to counter Busan

The transport ministry is looking to acquire equity stakes in the companies that run the main container ports in Tokyo and Osaka amid strong competition from the port of Busan in South Korea, sources said.Businesses have been urging the government to get involved in ...