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Jeong-Ho Lee
For Jeong-Ho Lee's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2023
Seoul-Tokyo wartime labor deal helps counter Pyongyang, adviser says
Park Cheol-hee, a top South Korean architect of the pact, said the deal can help them share intelligence on North Korea and boost their economic leverage with China.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 3, 2023
South Korea presses China to address Pyongyang nuclear threat
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol called on China to comply with U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2023
South Korea restores Japan’s preferred trade status, aiding U.S. efforts
The return of Japan to South Korea’s "whitelist” of trusted trade destinations will cut red tape for exporters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2023
Kim Jong Un calls for spy satellite, citing threat from U.S. and South Korea
The North Korean leader reportedly said military reconnaissance satellites would play a crucial role in the state’s defense capabilities, sovereignty and legitimate right to self-defense.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 13, 2023
South Korea tries $500 handouts to help get reclusive children outside
The new policy’s main goal is to help disadvantaged youth, but it’s also a way for the country to address its shrinking working-age population.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 31, 2023
South Korean opposition leader’s legal woes cause rifts in bloc before elections
Kim Jong-min, a Democratic Party lawmaker, said Lee’s repeated court appearances are weakening its ability to form a united front against President Yoon Suk-yeol.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 22, 2023
U.S. and South Korea plan ‘largest-ever’ live-fire drills in June
The joint drills are planned as part of a program to mark the 70th anniversary of the alliance between South Korea and the U.S.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 17, 2023
Kim Jong Un says ICBM launch before South Korea-Japan summit was to 'strike fear’
The launch came hours before South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol went to Japan for a rare summit with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2023
Japan needs South Korea to defend against Kim Jong Un’s missiles
While the two sides feuded, North Korea was busy rolling out a new generation of rockets that are quick to fire and maneuverable in the air, posing a threat to both countries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 9, 2023
South Korea's Yoon gets much-needed boost with new party boss
The conservative People Power Party selected Kim Gi-hyeon, a four-term lawmaker, as its new leader in a vote late Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 7, 2023
Kim’s powerful sister threatens action ahead of U.S.-South Korea drills
Kim Yo Jong said that Pyongyang is monitoring the maneuvers while remaining on standby to take ‘appropriate, quick and overwhelming action at any time.’
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 13, 2022
Netflix's megahit ‘Squid Game’ makes history at Emmy Awards
Lee Jung-jae, the star of the dystopian South Korean series, took home the top acting prize and became the first person from a foreign-language show to win best actor in a drama.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 22, 2022
U.S. begins biggest drills with South Korea since Trump-Kim summit
The drills, known as Ulchi Freedom Shield, are expected to involve thousands of military personnel, and will run for two weeks.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 19, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s sister tells South Korea to ‘stop dreaming’ of talks
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeolu2019s aid proposal was "as stupid as trying to dry the dark blue ocean and turn it into a mulberry field,u201d Kim Yo Jong said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 11, 2022
South Korea says THAAD missile shield ‘not negotiable’ with China
Decisions on the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system was a matter of South Koreau2019s self-defense, a senior presidential official told reporters Thursday in Seoul.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 9, 2022
Worst Seoul storm in 80 years kills eight and floods capital
Unusually heavy rainfall and extreme heatwaves have hit many parts of the world this year, killing thousands and displacing millions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 2, 2022
South Korea's plan to lower school age stokes anger at president
The incident is the latest in a series of dust-ups from Yoon, a prosecutor-turned politician, that include plans released in late July to shake up the nationu2019s police.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 27, 2022
On armistice anniversary, North Korea warns of 'second Korean War'
The foreign ministry in Pyongyang blamed the U.S. and South Korea for inflaming hostilities, calling the two a "horde of belligerents wanting the wretchedness of war.u201d
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 27, 2022
Honeymoon over for South Korea's Yoon as police feud adds to woes
Just two months into his term, Yoon was already struggling with surging inflation, rising COVID-19 cases and historically low approval numbers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 2, 2022
South Korea’s new president gets boost from provincial elections
The People Power Party won 12 of the 17 major posts in elections held Wednesday for provincial governors and mayors, including the top job in the two biggest cities of Seoul and Busan.

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