As pope visits South Korea, North fires projectiles

Aug 14, 2014

As pope visits South Korea, North fires projectiles

Pope Francis became the first pontiff in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to the war-divided peninsula. Seoul’s never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour ...

Aug 13, 2014

METI to investigate radioactive scrap iron shipped to South Korea

The Japanese government will launch an investigation into scrap iron exported to South Korea that was contaminated with radioactive materials exceeding the maximum permissible level, trade ministry officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will conduct hearings with industry groups to ...

Pope kicks off Asia missionary boost in South Korea

Aug 12, 2014

Pope kicks off Asia missionary boost in South Korea

When Pope Francis was a young Jesuit, he wanted to follow in the great Jesuit tradition and become a missionary in Asia. Health problems kept him home, but he is finally getting his chance, travelling to Asia as the world’s most visible and popular ...

Aug 9, 2014

South Korea summons Sankei reporter over 'defamation' of Park

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office has requested Tatsuya Kato, head of the Seoul bureau of the Sankei Shimbun, to present himself on Tuesday over his article about South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the Japanese daily said Saturday. The prosecution made the request on ...

Kishida looking to hold talks with China, North Korea this weekend

Aug 7, 2014

Kishida looking to hold talks with China, North Korea this weekend

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida plans to hold informal talks with his Chinese and North Korean counterparts on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum this weekend in Myanmar’s capital of Naypyitaw, government sources said. It is not known whether Kishida ...

New Jersey city unveils 'comfort women' monument

Aug 5, 2014

New Jersey city unveils 'comfort women' monument

Union City in New Jersey on Monday unveiled a monument dedicated to the “comfort women” who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers in the wartime. The monument, set up in Liberty Plaza in the city not far from New York, is ...