All posts tagged "Japan"

  • Korean speed-skater Lee Kyou-hyuk, right, and coach Kim
Jae-yeol arrive at the Adler-Sochi International Airport in Russia, Sunday (KST), five days before the start of the Winter Olympics. (Yonhap)
    South Korea rejects idea of sharing Olympics with Japan

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean governor on Tuesday rejected an International Olympic Committee proposal to move the bobsled and luge events for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang to another country to save money....

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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    [NYT] Whitewashing History in Japan

    Right-wing political forces in Japan, encouraged by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, are waging a campaign of intimidation to deny the disgraceful chapter in World War II when the Japanese military forced thousands...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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    Four S. Koreans arrested for stealing Buddha statue in Japan

    TOKYO/SEOUL (Yonhap) — Four South Korean men have been arrested in Japan’s southern region on charges of stealing a historic Buddha statue, police said Tuesday, an incident that could further stoke anti-South Korean sentiment in Japan. The...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • This file photo shows Buddhist priests attending the 17th annual conference of Buddhists of South Korea, China and Japan march for peace on a road near South Korea's border with North Korea, waving a flag symbolizing a reunified Korea. (Yonhap)
    Buddhist priests from S. Korea, China, Japan gather to pray for peace

    PAJU, South Korea (Yonhap) — Hundreds of Buddhist priests from South Korea, China and Japan prayed for peace on the Korean Peninsula during a joint religious service held at a place just south of the heavily armed...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Lee Seung-chul
    Seoul demands answers from Tokyo over singer’s entry denial

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s foreign ministry summoned a Japanese diplomat Wednesday to demand an explanation for Tokyo’s denial of entry for a South Korean singer, a ministry official said. The move came three days after the...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti discusses his Asia visit at a press conference Monday. (Park Sang-hyuk/The Korea Times)
    LA mayor to visit Seoul this month to promote tourism, investment

    By Park Ju-youn South Korea will soon receive a group of visiting influentials from Los Angeles, led by Mayor Eric Garcetti on a mission to promote tourism and investment in the city. The Asia visit, which has...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    [FORBES] How Apple’s iPhone 6 Is Doing In China, Japan and Korea

       Apple seems to be on a roll with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The company launched it in the US, Japan and eight other countries on September 19 with China on October 17 and South...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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