Abe tells Park Japan-South Korea ties are improving

Nov 16, 2015

Abe tells Park Japan-South Korea ties are improving

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean President Park Geun-hye that bilateral ties, strained over historical and territorial issues, appear to be improving after their first one-on-one summit earlier this month, a Japanese official said. As they exchanged pleasantries before the summit of the ...

Scores held as Seoul's biggest rally in years turns violent

Nov 15, 2015

Scores held as Seoul's biggest rally in years turns violent

Police detained more than 50 protesters and were seeking out others Sunday after violent clashes marred the largest anti-government demonstrations in South Korea’s capital in more than seven years. Police fired tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse about 70,000 people allied ...

Nov 7, 2015

Japan mulls joint comfort women relief with South Korea

The government is considering a plan that would provide humanitarian relief, including financial, jointly with South Korea to Korean women forced to serve in wartime brothels for Japanese troops, informed sources said. The move comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President ...