All posts tagged "Japan"

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    S. Korea rejects Abe’s demand to remove sex slave statue

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea on Thursday dismissed a news report saying that Japan’s premier had suggested the removal of a statue symbolizing South Korean victims of Tokyo’s sex slavery as a precondition for resolving the so-called...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • South Korea's closer Lee Hyun-seung (48), first baseman Park Byung-ho (3) and catcher Kang Min-ho celebrate after beating Japan 4-3 in their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. South Korea advance to the final. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
    S. Korea rallies to beat Japan 4-3 to reach Premier 12 final

    TOKYO (Yonhap) — South Korea staged an improbable comeback to defeat Japan 4-3 in the semifinals of the Premier 12 baseball tournament on Thursday. Cleanup Lee Dae-ho delivered a go-ahead two-run single to cap off a four-run...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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    Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes off southwest Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of southwest Japan, triggering a small tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The earthquake struck at 5:51 a.m. (20:51 GMT) at...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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  • Japanese protesters stand around a comfort women memorial near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Japan steps up demand for removal of comfort woman statue

    By Yi Whan-woo A statue of a Korean girl located across the street from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul is emerging as a new bone of contention because Tokyo is demanding its removal, as it symbolizes Japan’s...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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    President Park calls for quick resolution of sex slavery issue

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye instructed officials Tuesday to quickly resolve the issue of former South Korean sex slaves for Japan’s World War II soldiers. Park made the comment at a regular Cabinet meeting. Over a...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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    EXO becomes best-selling S. Korean debut act in Japan

    SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Yonhap) — Boy band EXO has sold the most debut singles as a South Korean act to enter Japan ever, its agency said Tuesday. EXO sold more than 147,000 copies of its first single...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • South Korean players walk off the field after losing to Japan 5-0 at the Premier 12 baseball tournament in Sapporo, Japan, on Nov. 8, 2015. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea falls to Japan 5-0 to open Premier 12 baseball tournament

    SAPPORO (Yonhap) — South Korea dropped to Japan 5-0 in the opening game of the Premier 12 baseball tournament here on Sunday. Right-hander Shohei Otani twirled six dominant innings and struck out 10, and shortstop Hayato Sakamoto...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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