U.S., South Korean militaries stage massive landing drill

Mar 30, 2015

U.S., South Korean militaries stage massive landing drill

Thousands of U.S. and South Korean troops, backed by helicopters and fighter jets, staged a massive, amphibious landing drill Monday — the centerpiece of an annual military exercise condemned by North Korea. A total of 7,600 soldiers, including 3,500 marines, along with 80 aircraft, ...

Mar 27, 2015

Japan reacts calmly to South Korean decision to join China-led AIIB

Japanese government officials reacted calmly to South Korea’s decision to join the planned Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The South Korean decision on Thursday “is not surprising,” a senior Finance Ministry official said. A high-ranking government official noted that Japan’s stance toward the AIIB ...

| Mar 23, 2015

U.S., China face off over South Korea missile plan

The U.S. and China are squaring off over deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea, the latest source of tension between the world’s two biggest economies as they vie for influence in Asia. The U.S. is considering placing a THAAD ballistic missile defense ...

Kishida, Yun air concerns about Sankei reporter, 'comfort women'

Mar 22, 2015

Kishida, Yun air concerns about Sankei reporter, 'comfort women'

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed concern about a Sankei Shimbun journalist being tried in South Korea, during a meeting in Seoul with Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se. Yun raised the topic of the “comfort women,” Japan’s euphemism for the thousands of girls and women forced ...

Ministers agree on leaders' summit

Mar 21, 2015

Ministers agree on leaders' summit

The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China on Saturday agreed that a summit of their leaders, on hold for nearly three years because of tensions over history and territory, should be held soon to mend the countries’ frayed ties. The ministers were ...