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Soo-hyang Choi
For Soo-hyang Choi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 16, 2022
North Korea tests high-thrust solid-fuel engine for apparent ICBM development
The country has been working to build more solid-fuel missiles, which are more stable and can be launched with almost no warning or preparation time.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 30, 2022
How Halloween parties turned deadly in a popular Seoul district
The intimacy of backstreets in the Itaewon district turned sinister this Halloween weekend, with a deadly crush killing at least 151 people.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 18, 2022
North Korea says it is nearing end of COVID crisis as Asian neighbors fight resurgence
Pyongyang is on the path to 'finally defuse' the crisis, the state news agency said Monday, while Asian neighbors battle a fresh wave of infections driven by omicron subvariants.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 8, 2022
South Korea's robust response to North will likely aid Japan's push to boost military
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has emphasized Tokyo's readiness to take a more robust defense posture, which the U.S. has long welcomed to counter an increasingly assertive China.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 24, 2022
North Korea says no new fever deaths as COVID-19 situation is under control
The COVID-19 wave, which North Korea first declared on May 12, has fueled concerns over a lack of vaccines, inadequate medical infrastructure and a potential food crisis.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 20, 2022
North Korea hails 'good results' on COVID-19 as fever cases pass 2 million
The country has not responded to offers from its old enemies, South Korea and the United States, to send help, a South Korean official said.

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