Soyoung Kim
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2023
South Korea's Yoon opens door for possible military aid to Ukraine
It was the first time that Seoul suggested a willingness to provide weapons to Ukraine, more than a year after ruling out the possibility of lethal aid.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2022
China can and should deter North Korea from nuclear aims, says South Korea's Yoon
Not doing do so would lead to an influx of military assets to the region, Yoon said, including higher defense spending in Japan and more deployments of American warplanes and ships.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2019
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departs by train for Vietnam ahead of summit with Trump: report
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set off by train for Vietnam on Saturday for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next week, Russia's TASS news agency reported.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 26, 2019
Amid tensions with Japan, South Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses
South Korea is committed to advancing relations with Japan but its foreign minister says Seoul will step up efforts to share with the world its experience of Japanese wartime atrocities, including sexual violence against its women.
Mar 29, 2018
How will Kim tell his country he's ready to give up nuclear arms?
State media calls North Korea's nuclear weapons a "treasured sword of justice."
Japan Times
Feb 24, 2018
'Peace Games' are no game-changer for South Koreans
South Korea's self-styled "Peace Games" have been a sporting success, but public reaction suggests Seoul may have failed its bigger test — to generate the support the president needs to make bold moves to improve ties with old enemy North Korea.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals