All posts tagged "Japan"

  • lotte
    A real-life Korean drama: Lotte founder dismissed by second son

    TOKYO/SEOUL, July 28 (Yonhap) — The board of directors of Japan-based Lotte Holdings Co., the de facto holding firm of Lotte Group, voted Tuesday to sack the group’s founder as chief executive and general chairman, group officials...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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  • A field of panels at a solar farm (Yonhap)
    Good news: Japan modifies abandoned golf courses into solar farms

    By Brian Han When Tiger Woods broke out onto the scene at the turn of the century, golf’s global popularity began to reach new heights. As such, golf courses got busier and to keep up with demand, developers...

    • Posted July 27, 2015
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  • sydney seiler
    Iran deal indicates US flexibility on N. Korea: Seiler

    SEOUL, July 27 (Yonhap) — The United States is willing to show flexibility in nuclear talks with North Korea, if resumed, as demonstrated in a recent deal with Iran, a key Washington official on Pyongyang said Monday....

    • Posted July 27, 2015
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  • dancing batter
    How he doesn’t get drilled, American baseball fans will never know

    By Brian Han It’s becoming more and more apparent that baseball culture in Asian countries tends to be slightly more theatrical especially when it comes to batters. But a new video that surfaced on Thursday shows a...

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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  • Japan's former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama speaks during a rally in front of the National Diet building in Tokyo, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Protesters gathered outside parliament, opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defense role at home and internationally. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
    China warns Japan against shirking responsibility for WWII

    TOKYO (AP) — A Chinese envoy on Thursday warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to shirk responsibility for Japan’s wartime aggression in his statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the hostilities. Cheng Yonghua,...

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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    Differences aside, Japan is the most popular summer vacation destination for Korean families

    By The Korea Times Seoul staff Japan is the most popular summer vacation destination for Korean families, data shows. Skyscanner, a price comparison site for overseas trips, analyzed popular vacation spots searched by Koreans with families over...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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  • This undated file photo shows Hashima Island off Nagasaki, southwestern Japan. It is one of the seven early industrial facilities out of its 23 for which Japan won world heritage status at a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the German city of Bonn. (Yonhap)
    Opinion: Japan’s play of words

    Tokyo must respect its statement on forced labor Japan, in winning world heritage status for its old Meiji-era industrial sites, made a small but significant acknowledgement on Korean forced labor. “There were large numbers of Koreans and...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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