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A Palestinian man transports humanitarian aid at the distribution center of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees UNRWA in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 3.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 10, 2024
Sweden and Canada to restart payments to U.N. agency for Palestinians
Over a dozen countries suspended payments to UNRWA after Israel claimed some of the organization's employees were involved in Hamas-led attacks.
Koo Yeon-kyung, the eldest daughter of LG's former chairperson Koo Bon-moo, at her home in Seoul on Oct. 3. The death of Koo Bon-moo in 2018 without a will sparked a power struggle within the Koo family and LG over the inheritance of his estimated $1.5 billion fortune — including his 11% stake in the company.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 19, 2023
Family split at LG tests corporate succession in South Korea
Wife and daughters of late chairman accuse adopted son and other executives of deception to steal their inheritance to bolster his claim to the company.
Jeon Jong-duek, a former mathematics professor, on the Seoul Subway Line 1 during a trip home, in Dongdaemun-gu, a suburb of Seoul, on Aug. 3. With the fare free for those older than 65, some retired people spend their days riding the trains to the end of the line.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Sep 23, 2023
For South Korea’s senior subway riders, the joy is in the journey
The fare is free for those older than 65, and so some retired people spend their days riding the trains to the end of the line.
Cranes in the port of Odesa, which has been regularly targeted since Russia terminated a deal allowing grain exports from Ukraine through the Black Sea, on Thursday
WORLD
Jul 30, 2023
Russia hits another grain terminal in campaign against Ukraine ports
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine has vowed to enhance air defenses around the port and the coast, but Kyiv’s resources are stretched thin.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 27, 2022
‘Gangnam Style’ brought K-pop to the world, but haunted its creator
In 2012, the song took over the internet, and it helped pave the way for the global success of Korean pop. But Psy spent years trying and failing to replicate the phenomenon.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 24, 2022
Haunted by disaster, volunteers search for survivors in Indonesia
Amid aftershocks and landslides from Monday's deadly quake in West Java, bands of volunteer rescuers have put aside their daily lives to save others.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 22, 2022
Western move to choke Russia’s oil exports boomerangs, for now
With China and India buying the Russian oil shunned by the West, Moscow is making even more money now from sales than it did before the war began.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 28, 2022
Ferocious Russian attacks spur fresh accusations of genocide in Ukraine
A new report by legal scholars and human rights experts said mass killings and deliberate attacks on shelters by Russian forces had established a 'genocidal pattern” against Ukrainians.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 25, 2022
Coronavirus rules are swiftly falling away in Asia, with a big caveat
Many Asian-Pacific countries are dismantling thickets of COVID-19 rules at bewildering speeds, even though the omicron variant of the coronavirus is still raging in parts of the region.

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Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan