Japan warns new 'comfort women' statue may hurt ties with South Korea

National Jul 28, 2020

Japan warns new 'comfort women' statue may hurt ties with South Korea

A recently erected statue of a man resembling Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is depicted on his knees and bowing to a girl symbolizing South Korean "comfort women" could further hurt bilateral relations, Japan's top government spokesman said Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga warned ...

Guns and glory: Two Koreas mark 67 years since armistice

Asia Pacific Jul 27, 2020

Guns and glory: Two Koreas mark 67 years since armistice

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was shown surrounded by pistol-toting generals while in the South masked veterans were socially distanced as the two sides on Monday separately marked the armistice that ended Korean War hostilities. The contrasting events marked 67 years since the ceasefire ...

South Korea reports 113 new coronavirus cases, most since March

Asia Pacific Jul 25, 2020

South Korea reports 113 new coronavirus cases, most since March

South Korea reported 113 cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, the largest one-day increase since March, bringing the country's total to 14,092. Of the new cases, 86 were imported and 27 were domestic infections. South ...