Like Japan, South Korea embroiled in textbook battle

Nov 24, 2014

Like Japan, South Korea embroiled in textbook battle

A 17-year-old Korean girl tortured to death for opposing Japanese colonial rulers nearly a century ago has become the latest touchstone of the nationalism that is shadowing Asia’s economic rise. Yu Gwansun became known as Korea’s Joan of Arc after she lost her parents ...

Nov 24, 2014

Japan, China, S. Korea agree to cooperate on Ebola

The health ministers of Japan, China and South Korea said they will collaborate on measures to prevent the arrival of Ebola and other deadly diseases. They met Sunday in Beijing at a time of tentative signs of an improvement in Japan’s relations with China ...

Nov 24, 2014

Korean exam chief resigns over bungled questions

South Korea’s education minister apologized and the head of the national exam board resigned Monday after accepting that there were errors in two questions in the country’s cutthroat college entrance exam. The acknowledgement that mistakes were made followed a flood of complaints to the ...

Nov 21, 2014

Russia: North Korea ready for renewed nuclear talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday North Korea was ready to resume stalled international talks on its nuclear arms program. North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations told Reuters in Geneva last month that it was prepared to resume the six-party talks ...

Nov 19, 2014

South Korea puts cost of economic unification at $500 billion

South Korea’s top financial regulator said Wednesday that developing North Korea’s moribund economy in the wake of eventual reunification would cost around $500 billion. Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Shin Je-Yoon told a seminar in Seoul that the estimate covered a period of 20 ...