'An,' meaning safety, named Japan's kanji of the year for 2015

National Dec 15, 2015

'An,' meaning safety, named Japan's kanji of the year for 2015

The kanji an, which denotes safety or peace, best symbolizes the national mood in 2015, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Tuesday. The character reflects the claims and counterclaims that rang out nationwide when the Abe administration steamrolled security bills through the Diet this summer. ...

South Korea's tallest skyscraper rises in cloud of fear

Asia Pacific Mar 13, 2015

South Korea's tallest skyscraper rises in cloud of fear

At 92, the man who built South Korea's biggest retail empire is finally making his mark in the Seoul skyline as the country's tallest tower takes shape — just as public faith in corporate giants crumbles into safety fears and mistrust. Shin Kyuk-ho first envisioned ...