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Mon, July 22, 2019 | 15:34
Military to fully implement use of mobile phones in barracks
The military is on track to customize mobile applications before fully allowing soldiers to use private mobile phones inside the barracks to prevent discipline-related problems.
| 2019-07-21 17:42
Bolton to visit Tokyo, Seoul next week to mediate trade row
With U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton expected in South Korea next week after stopping in Japan, experts say the visit could indicate that the U.S. believes the trade feud between Seoul and Tokyo is serious.
| 2019-07-19 16:58
Trump says he is willing to help resolve Korea-Japan dispute
US-North Korea working-level talks likely to be delayed
Working-level denuclearization talks between the United States and North Korea are likely to be delayed. U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday (local time) during a meeting that he is in no hurry to make progress in the denuclearization talks and time is “not of the essence.”
| 2019-07-17 17:12
[INTERVIEW] CEO brings Prestigious startup to Korea
Being a mother and a CEO of a startup at the same time is largely about managing time and planning schedules, said Suomi Park-Fujiwara, 39. She is the founder and chief of Prestigious, a travel platform startup recently introduced in Korea, which aims to provide personalized travel experiences.
Travel & Cuisine
| 2019-07-17 17:05
DAPA introduces new plans for cost reduction
To overcome possible deficiencies, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) laid out plans to upgrade its cost accounting system used in its procurement contracts to encourage defense firms to make voluntary efforts to reduce prime costs spent on arms production.
| 2019-07-16 16:52
Moon urged to present fundamental solution to tighten military discipline
Criticism is rising over President Moon Jae-in's military reform in the wake of a series of security and discipline failures.
| 2019-07-14 17:14
Concerns rise over regional economy crisis at outflow of military troops
Concerns are being raised over possible regional economic crises in cities near the inter-Korean border as they are seeing a considerable population outflow with military units in the region having been or set to be withdrawn or unified in the near future. This is in line with the country's overall Defense Reform 2.0 troop drawdown plan.
| 2019-07-12 17:12
Defense ministry says Japanese troops cannot fight in Korea
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Thursday that it would not consider allowing Japanese troops onto Korean territory under the United Nations Command (UNC). The announcement followed media reports that Japan's forces could come under the control of the UNC in the case of a war on the peninsula.
| 2019-07-11 17:22
Lawmaker claims Japan illegally sent strategic materials to NK
Moon discusses Japanese trade restrictions with business leaders
President Moon Jae-in presides a meeting with business leaders from the country's 30 major companies at Cheong Wa Dae, Wednesday, to discuss measures in response to the trade restrictions imposed by the Japanese government. From left are Kumho Asiana Group Vice Chairman Lee Won-tae, Mirae Asset Chairman Park Hyeon-joo, KT CEO Hwang Chang-gyu, GS Group Chairman Heo Chang-soo, ...
| 2019-07-10 23:59
Moon warns Japan not to aggravate row
National Assembly forum on China's Korean Peninsula policy
Rep. Sul Hoon of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), left, delivers an opening speech at a forum on the situation on the Korean Peninsula and China’s policy on the Korean Peninsula, at the National Assembly’s main building cafeteria, Wednesday. Also pictured are Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Qiu Guohong, center, and DPK Rep. Lee In-young. Qui during the forum said...
| 2019-07-10 23:58
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone mocked by WSJ
Sales of Japanese beer, noodles, snacks plunge amid trade dispute
US to request Seoul's restraint on Korea-Japan row
Hyundai Mobis develops camera monitors to replace side mirrors
Korea suffers steepest fall in exports
A feud for the ages
Apple, Amazon concerned about Japan's export curbs
Market expects additional rate cut in Q4
MSD Korea hit for 'excessive' employee monitoring
Vietnam demands Chinese ships to leave Vanguard Bank
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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