Aug 3, 2015

Park holds meeting with DPJ head Okada in S. Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who refuses to hold a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, met Monday with visiting opposition leader Katsuya Okada. Okada, head of the Democratic Party of Japan, has said he wants to supplement the government’s efforts in diplomacy with ...

Japanese fans flock to Seoul for 'Yon-sama' wedding

Jul 27, 2015

Japanese fans flock to Seoul for 'Yon-sama' wedding

More than 100 people, mostly Japanese women, gathered outside a hotel in Seoul where a wedding ceremony for South Korean actor Bae Yong-joon and actress Park Soo-jin took place Monday. Avid fans of Bae started arriving early in the morning despite rainy weather, hoping ...

Jul 23, 2015

January-June visitors from abroad rise to record 9.14 million

A record 9.14 million foreigners are estimated to have visited Japan from January to June this year, a 46 percent increase from the same period in 2014, as the country continued to attract tourists from China, Taiwan and elsewhere, government data showed Wednesday. The ...

Jul 21, 2015

South Korea tourism struggles to recover from MERS outbreak

The recent outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus in South Korea has left the country’s tourist industry in intensive care, with visitor numbers plunging more than 40 percent in June, according to data released Tuesday. As the country scrambles to ...