Two bodies retrieved from South Korea helicopter crash

Asia Pacific Nov 3, 2019

Two bodies retrieved from South Korea helicopter crash

South Korean rescuers retrieved two bodies believed to be among the seven that went missing after their chopper crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from islets disputed with Japan, officials said Sunday. The helicopter had just picked up an injured fisherman from Dokdo, ...

Japan to build central database to improve monitoring of remote islands

National Sep 17, 2019

Japan to build central database to improve monitoring of remote islands

The government plans to build a central database to strengthen the monitoring of remote islands that define Japan's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, according to sources. The database will list basic information on the remote islands together with image data from satellites, aerial photography ...

National Aug 24, 2019

South Korean lawmakers to visit Takeshima on Aug. 31

Seven South Korean lawmakers will visit the Takeshima islands in the Sea of Japan on Aug. 31, one of the lawmakers said Friday, a trip that could further ratchet up tensions between Tokyo and Seoul. The visit to the islands controlled by Seoul, which calls ...