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    Former sex slaves show mixed reactions over S. Korea, Japan deal

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Former South Korean sex slaves for Japan’s World War II soldiers showed mixed reactions Monday after Seoul and Tokyo reached a landmark deal on the issue. Lee Yong-soo, an 88-year-old former sex slave, expressed...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, is shown the way by South Korean President Park Geun-hye prior to a meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan said Monday they had reached a deal meant to resolve a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II, a potentially dramatic breakthrough between the Northeast Asian neighbors and rivals. (Chun Jean-hwan/Newsis via AP)
    Park calls for fresh ties with Japan over landmark deal on comfort women

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye expressed hope Monday that South Korea and Japan will build confidence and start bilateral relations anew based on a landmark deal on the comfort women. South Korea and Japan “should turn...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, right, shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida after their joint press conference at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The foreign ministers said they had reached a deal meant to resolve a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II, a potentially dramatic breakthrough between the Northeast Asian neighbors and rivals. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    South Korea, Japan settle deal on wartime Korean sex slaves

    The deal, which included an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a 1 billion yen ($8.3 million) aid fund from Tokyo for the elderly former sex slaves, could reverse decades of animosity and mistrust between...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • A police officer stands guard Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo following an explosion in its public restroom. Police in Tokyo have arrested a South Korean man suspected of causing an explosion last month at the controversial shrine in Tokyo that honors Japanese war dead. The 27-year-old Jeon Chang-han was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 9 after he returned to Tokyo from South Korea for voluntary questioning, police officials said. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
    Korean arrested in Japan on suspicions of Yasukuni bombing

    TOKYO/SEOUL (Yonhap) — Japanese police arrested a South Korean man for a suspected bombing in a public restroom at a Tokyo war shrine last month, local media reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old suspect, identified only by his surname...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • This December 2012 photo, released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, shows North Korea's Unha-3 rocket being fired from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan, North Pyongan Province. North Korea said on Sept. 14, 2015, that it plans to launch a rocket at a time of its choosing as it has the right to conduct space research, cementing speculation over a provocation by the country around Oct. 10, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea, US, Japan unite against N. Korea’s weapons tests

    By Brian Han Even though North Korea’s latest weapons test resulted in a submarine missile launch that failed to leave the water, other countries still recognize the potential of a threat. That’s why the nuclear envoys from...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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    Hallyu star Lee Min-ho’s new single hits No. 2 on Japan daily chart

    Hallyu leader Lee Min-ho may be ready to conquer the music world. At least, based on his progress on Japan’s Oricon Daily CD Single chart Wednesday — his album “The Day,” released Monday, climbed past popular girl...

    • Posted December 2, 2015
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  • A man watches the city skyline covered with a thick haze caused by yellow dust at Seoul Tower's observation deck in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. The Seoul metropolitan government issued a dust warning, urging people to stay indoors. ( AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Korea, China, Japan to intensify fight against yellow dust

    SEJONG, South Korea (Yonhap) — South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to strengthen a joint research project to combat yellow dust originating in China’s northern provinces, a local environmental research body said Monday. The three countries...

    • Posted November 23, 2015
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