All posts tagged "Japan"

  • Lee Seung-chul performed the song "That Day," featuring Koreans' long-cherished aspiration for inter-Korean reunification, together with a choir composed of young North Korean defectors in South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014. (Yonhap)
    Japan denies S. Korean singer entry

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Japan has denied a South Korean singer entry in an apparent retaliation for his recent performance of a song on South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo, also claimed by Tokyo, the singer’s management said...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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  • Big Bang attends a party introducing YG and Samsung's fashion brand NONA9ON Friday in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Big Bang most popular S. Korean performer in Japan this year

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Boy band Big Bang drew the largest number of concert-goers in Japan among South Korean performers this year, a Japanese entertainment magazine said Friday. Big Bang ranked second, the highest ranking for Koreans, in...

    • Posted November 9, 2014
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  • Chella Choi (AP)
    With S. Koreans at her heels, Pressel takes lead at LPGA Mizuno Classic

    SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Morgan Pressel shot a 5-under 67 Friday to lead the Mizuno Classic by one stroke after the first round. Pressel, who hasn’t won on the LPGA Tour since 2008, had five birdies at...

    • Posted November 7, 2014
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    LA mayor to visit Asia on trade mission in November

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will travel to South Korea, as well as China and Japan, on a trade mission in November. According to the Mayor’s Office Monday, Garcetti will prepare for the trip by meeting with...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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  • Lee Tae-ki
    45 years later, N.Y. Japanese Korean woman finds lost brother

    By Ham Ji-ha In New York, an 81-year-old Japanese Korean woman, in increasingly poor health, sought out the help of the Korean Consulate General in hopes of finding her lost brother after 45 years. It was Fujimoto’s...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Hyundai Motor Co.'s Turkey production plant churning out i10 supermini vehicles. (Yonhap)
    Hyundai, Kia say domestic output surpassed Toyota

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s top two carmakers, said Thursday their domestic production surpassed that of Toyota Motor Corp. of Japan, an indication that they are not pulling...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Rescuers struggle in the ash-covered muddy slope as they carry down the body of a newly-found victim from the summit of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Rescuers on Saturday retrieved four more bodies near the summit of the Japanese volcano that erupted last weekend, raising the death toll to 51, authorities said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
    [WSJ] Volcano rescue work halted as Japan braces for powerful typhoon

      — Rescue operations in the aftermath of last week’s volcanic eruption in central Japan were halted Sunday due to rains ahead of an approaching typhoon, leaving the death toll from the disaster...

    • Posted October 5, 2014
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