/ Feb 1, 2017

South Korean boxing legends to fight on disputed island

Two aging South Korean boxing legends will stage a fight on a remote island disputed by Tokyo and Seoul, organizers said Wednesday, as diplomatic tensions mount between the Asian neighbors. Former World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight champion Chang Jung-koo, 53, will clash with ...

South Korean provincial governor visits disputed islets

/ Jan 25, 2017

South Korean provincial governor visits disputed islets

Drawing protest from Tokyo, the governor of a South Korean province visited a pair of disputed islets claimed by Japan on Wednesday, according to his Facebook page. Kim Kwan-yong is the governor of North Gyeongsang province, which has jurisdiction over the South Korea-administered islets ...

/ Jan 22, 2016

South Korea raps Japan's renewed claim over disputed islets

South Korea on Friday rapped Japan for renewing its territorial claim over a pair of South Korea-controlled islets in the Sea of Japan. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement criticizing Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for making remarks repeating Japan’s claim to the ...

/ Jun 18, 2015

Park won't attend anniversary event at Japan Embassy in Seoul

South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not attend a reception at the Japanese Embassy next week to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of ties, the presidential office said Thursday, according to local media. Spokesman Min Kyung-wook’s remarks to reporters came after South ...

Feb 17, 2015

High-ranking official to attend Takeshima Day ceremony

The government is sending a high-ranking official to the ceremony this Sunday commemorating the day of Japan’s incorporation of the Takeshima islets, despite the organizer’s request for a Cabinet member. Eriko Yamatani, state minister in charge of territorial affairs, said Tuesday that Yohei Matsumoto, ...