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Seoul hardening stance on Japan
Seoul will overhaul its diplomatic policy line toward Tokyo and put on hold meetings with ranking Japanese government officials in the wake of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine, government officials said Friday. The government will pursue all diplomatic efforts possible to increase pressure on Japan for its “anachronistic” viewpoint of its imperial history ...
Parties close to agreeing to spy agency reform bill
The rival parties were close to agreeing on the details of how to reform the National Intelligence Service (NIS) on Friday, officials said.
Philosopher seeks East-West dialogue
Lee Nam-in, 55, a philosophy professor at Seoul National University (SNU), sees attempts to merge Eastern and Western philosophy as a way to globalize Korean philosophy.
Abe's shrine visit aggravate ties
A visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine on Thursday is expected to further aggravate Seoul-Tokyo relations which are already strained because of the latter’s pursuit of military expansion without showing regret for its imperial past.
'Trust process up to N. Korea'
South Korea said Thursday whether Park Geun-hye administration’s North Korea policy is seeking for trust or confrontation with North Korea entirely depends on the latter’s attitude.
Seoul turns pragmatic amid security concerns
Changing power dynamics in Northeast Asia is pushing Seoul to be pragmatic and proactive in terms of its foreign policy.
More N. Korean defectors going back
More North Korean defectors are returning to their reclusive homeland, causing embarrassment for the South Korean government.
N. Korea sends threats over hotline
The Ministry of National Defense confirmed Friday that North Korea sent a threatening message to South Korea the previous day, despite the fact that the two were holding working-level talks on how to improve business conditions at the inter-Korean industrial complex in Gaeseong.
'Military behind Jang execution'
A lawmaker said Friday that a hard-line military faction led by Choe Ryong-hae, a vice marshal of the North Korean People’s Army, was behind last week’s execution of Jang Song-thaek, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle and the country’s former No. 2 man.
Seoul suggests Pyongyang joint IR session of GIC
South Korea proposed to North Korea, Thursday, holding joint investor relations session for the inter-Korean Gaeseong Industrial Complex (GIC), according to the Ministry of Unification.
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