All posts tagged "Japan"

  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose for photos before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (Lee Jung-hun/Yonhap)
    Park, Abe agree to speed up talks to resolve issue of former sex slaves

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday to speed up negotiations to quickly resolve the issue of former South Korean sex slaves for Japan’s World War II soldiers, Cheong Wa...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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    Park, Abe break impasse in bilateral ties: experts

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Experts on South Korea-Japan ties welcomed the results of Monday’s summit between President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying the meeting paved the way for better bilateral relations even without producing...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • Protesters wearing masks of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye prepare to join in a rally against Abe's planned visit in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Seoul for their trilateral summit with Park. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    S. Korea, China, Japan hope to thaw relations with summit

    TOKYO (AP) — They’ve stayed apart for more than three years, divided by antagonisms dating back to before World War II. Now the leaders of Japan, South Korea and China hope to find political common ground despite...

    • Posted October 30, 2015
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  • South Korean students hold signs during a rally demanding full compensation and apology for wartime sex slaves from Japanese government near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Only days before leaders from South Korea, Japan and China are to gather in Seoul this weekend, the event has still not yet been formally settled, with the South Korean and Japanese foreign ministries publicly dodging questions even as diplomats leak barbed tidbits to reporters behind the scenes. The problem this week, as is often the case in Northeast Asia, appears to be history, and specifically the inability of Seoul and Tokyo to settle disputes stemming from Japan’s brutal colonial rule of Korea in the early 20th century. The letters read "Apology and Live long and stay healthy." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    Seoul, Tokyo bickering days away before 3-way summit with China

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Only days before leaders from South Korea, Japan and China are to gather in Seoul this weekend, the event has still not yet been formally settled, with the South Korean and Japanese foreign...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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    President Park to hold talks with Abe next week

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday, in the first bilateral summit between leaders of the two neighbors in more than three years....

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • U.S. Army soldiers prepare for a military exercise in Pocheon, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. U.S. and South Korean forces launched Monday an annual joint military exercises, Ulchi Freedom Guardian, for a 12-day run to prepare for a possible North Korea's attack. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Little support for larger US military levels in Asia-Pacific: survey

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — Majorities of Americans, South Koreans and Japan are in support of maintaining a U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, but oppose increasing American troop strength, a survey showed Monday. The Chicago Council survey...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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  • This photo, taken on June 3, 2015, shows a classroom at an elementary school in Yeongdong, North Chungcheong Province, central South Korea, where no students are seen, as more than 500 schools have canceled classes due to increasing cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The health ministry confirmed that five more people have been infected with the potentially deadly virus in the country, bringing the tally to 30 with two confirmed deaths. (Yonhap)
    Over 120 historical errors regarding S. Korea found in Japan’s textbooks

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A total of 126 mistakes about Korea have been found in Japan’s textbooks over the past five years, a lawmaker said Monday, showing another example of Japan’s continued attempts to distort history. “Japan distorted...

    • Posted October 5, 2015
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