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Tue, February 27, 2024 | 12:04
'NK defectors in need of human touch'
Jang Won-yi, 59, a retired school nurse, said North Korea defectors want to be heard rather than being instructed by South Koreans.
Cheong Wa Dae denies resignation of chief of staff
Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday denied media reports that Kim Ki-choon, the presidential chief of staff, offered to quit before President Park Geun-hye left for a state visit to India and Switzerland last week.
Abe exacerbating regional conflict
Japan’s hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe likened his country’s current tensions with China to the rivalry between Britain and Germany before the outbreak of World War I (1914-1918), Wednesday (local time).
Ahn Jung-geun hall worsens Seoul-Tokyo ties
A memorial hall built in China to honor Ahn Jung-geun, a Korean independence hero, is further worsening ties between Korea and Japan.
KOTRA employee kidnapped in Libya
A Korean trade agency employee was kidnapped in Libya with the abductors and their motive yet to be identified, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday.
Auditor yet to decide on probe of USFK bill
The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) will start collecting information to decide whether to investigate the funds paid by Seoul to maintain the United States Forces Korea (USFK) here.
Korea praises US call for Japan apology
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the House of Representatives in Washington D.C., Thursday, for calling on the U.S. government to press Japan to apologize for forcing women to serve as sex slaves during World War II.
NY Times' blunted pen on Asian history
If there is anything to criticize the New York Times about over its editorial equating President Park Geun-hye with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, it is not about exercising its rights under press freedom. Rather, it should be about its lack of balance.
Park opposes Japan for `6th' UNSC seat
President Park Geun-hye is showing no signs of abating her wrath against Japan. This time, Park took issue with Japan’s qualifications to become the sixth permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), under its ultranationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Can Japan ditch 'out-of-Asia' notion?
Can Japan overcome its “go-out-of-Asia” notion and be friendly with the neighbors? “Once the wind of Western civilization blows toward the East every blade of grass and tree in the East follows what the Western wind brings. We do not have time to wait for the enlightenment of our neighbors (Korea and China)... I will deny those bad Asian friends from my heart.”