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A Nuri rocket takes off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, on June 21, 2022.
May 28, 2024
South Korea is gearing up to become space powerhouse
KASA will work on ambitious projects such as an uncrewed moon landing by 2032, with a Mars mission proposed by the middle of the following decade.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with Chinese Premier Li Qiang for bilateral talks in Seoul on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 26, 2024
Kishida meets China's Li and South Korea's Yoon before trilateral summit
The Japanese leader discussed improving ties with Seoul and how to stabilize Tokyo's relationship with Beijing in separate bilateral talks.
South Korean leader Yoon Suk-yeol (left), U.S. President Joe Biden (center) and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk during the Camp David summit on the outskirts of Washington last August. South Korea and Japan will be going into the summit with China more aligned than before following the Camp David meeting.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
May 24, 2024
At Japan-South Korea-China trilateral summit, a chance to manage tensions
Just holding the summit is an accomplishment amid the considerable issues that divide the three countries.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol will hold talks with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Premier Li Qiang in Seoul on Sunday and Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2024
Japan, South Korea and China to hold first summit in four years
A schedule of regular summits had been disrupted by bilateral feuds and the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol attends the virtual AI Seoul Summit hosted jointly by South Korea and Britain, in Seoul.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 22, 2024
Second global AI summit secures safety commitments from companies
Sixteen companies at the forefront of developing artificial intelligence pledged on Tuesday at a global meeting to develop the technology safely.
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during the U.K. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes, Britain, on Nov. 2, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
May 20, 2024
South Korea and U.K. to host second global AI summit as boom fans risks
The breathtaking pace of innovation since the first AI summit in November leaves governments scrambling to keep up with a growing array of risks.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang (from left), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol are expected to meet in Seoul on May 26 and 27.
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2024
Japan, China and South Korea eye economics and infectious disease fight in joint statement
But another focus will be whether the three countries will be able to keep in step over issues related to nuclear-armed North Korea.
Soldiers and police stand guard outside a South Korean Army boot camp in Yeoncheon county before the arrival of K-pop's BTS band member Jin, in December 2022. South Korea's economic success is often  overshadowed by its cultural exports.
May 10, 2024
A surprise South Korean boom is going unnoticed
Despite its robust economic performance, South Korea often takes a backseat to neighboring giants like Japan and China.
China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi (left), and South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul walk with other officials during their talks in Beijing on Monday.
May 14, 2024
South Korea and China's top envoys eye trilateral summit with Japan
Seoul has not formally announced the date for the summit — the first since 2019 — but media reports have said it will take place on May 26 and 27.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol held a news conference on Thursday, his first in about two years as he tried to set a new course for his conservative government after suffering a stinging defeat in parliamentary elections last month.
May 9, 2024
South Korea’s Yoon tries to reset agenda with rare news conference
The leader used the event to lay out his priorities for his remaining three years in office.
A "masakaki" tree offering made by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is shown at the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 21, 2024
South Korea protests Japanese leaders' offerings to Yasukuni Shrine
The government in Seoul said Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's offering had prompted a feeling of "deep disappointment."
South Korean officials count ballots following a parliamentary election on April 10. President Yoon Suk-yeol’s conservative bloc is set for a major setback in a vote for a new parliament, exit polls showed, likely meaning he will be in a weak position for the remaining three years of his term and face political gridlock.
Apr 18, 2024
Billionaire families lose hope for tax cut after Korean vote
South Korea’s regular maximum inheritance levy of as much as 50% is the second-highest among members of the OECD, after 55% in Japan.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Wednesday evening.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 17, 2024
Kishida agrees to further deepen ties with South Korea's Yoon
The prime minister informed the South Korean leader about his summit earlier this month with U.S. President Joe Biden.
The salvaged Sewol ferry (back) on display at a port in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province on Tuesday, as South Korea marks the 10th anniversary of the country's worst-ever maritime disaster.
Apr 16, 2024
South Korea marks 10th anniversary of Sewol ferry disaster
Families called out the names of the deceased and threw flowers into the water, followed by a moment of silence.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol (right), seen here meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, has made strengthening ties with Tokyo one of his foreign policy priorities.
Apr 15, 2024
A humbled Yoon must future-proof Seoul’s alliances
Despite Yoon Suk-yeol's weak grip on South Korea's government after his electoral defeat, he can still do a lot to ensure his foreign policy lives on.
Lee Jae-myung, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, attends an event in Seoul on Thursday. He is one of the most polarizing political figures in South Korea with a fervent base of supporters on the left and a large block of opponents in the conservative camp.
Apr 13, 2024
Indicted opposition leader is South Korea’s top contender for president in 2027
The victory of his party in Wednesday's parliamentary elections was quite a turnaround for Lee Jae-myung.
South Korea's ruling People Power Party's leader Han Dong-hoon (R) speaks during a press conference on the parliamentary election at the party's headquarters in Seoul on Thursday. Han resigned after his party was trounced by the opposition in parliamentary elections, leaving President Yoon Suk Yeol a lame duck for the remainder of his term.
Apr 11, 2024
Election rout makes Yoon's 'lame duck' fears reality
"I apologize to the people for failing to be chosen"
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol suffered a stinging defeat in Wednesday’s parliamentary election, hampering his conservative pro-business agenda.
Apr 11, 2024
South Korea's Yoon becomes lame duck following election
The outcome at the polls effectively derailed Yoon Suk-yeol's pro-business goals for the next three years.
A voter casts their ballot at a polling station in Seoul early on Wednesday.
Apr 10, 2024
Opposition projected to retain majority in South Korean parliament
The Democratic Party and its satellites are forecast to win between 184 and 197 seats, up from 156 in the last parliament.
People vote at a polling station during the 22nd parliamentary election in Seoul on Wednesday.
Apr 10, 2024
Four key figures to watch ahead of South Korea's general election
Political fates will be shaped Wednesday as the South Korean electorate votes to pick 300 members of parliament.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan