South Korea’s Moon Calls for Talks to End Trade Dispute With Japan

People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

Why the South Korea-Japan trade dispute may not be resolvable

South Korea’s left-wing has long demanded a more aggressive stance on Japan’s imperial actions and stifled any dissent, while Japan’s right has also enforced its own position. With both views now mainstream, slim hopes of mediation remain A protester in … Read More

Seoul and Tokyo Stare Each Other Down

Japan’s move to impose unprecedented trade measures against South Korea to retaliate against its increasingly hard-line stance toward Tokyo’s wartime conduct will leave Seoul with few options to respond effectively. Domestic political drivers in both South Korea and Japan will … Read More

Tension between Japan and South Korea is rising, and it looks set to drag down trade

KEY POINTS Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul are intensifying after Japan imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit South Korea’s tech industry. One analyst suggests the situation could escalate further, with the two governments engaging “in a tit-for-tat exchange of … Read More

China’s Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with … Read More

North Korea Warns US to Drop ‘Hostile Policy’

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TEHRAN (FNA)- North Korean state media warned that an agreement reached at a 2018 summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States in Singapore could become “a blank sheet of paper” if Washington did not “withdraw its … Read More

North Korea execution reports – why we should be cautious

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Kim Hyok-chol is North Korea’s US delegate and appeared at the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi earlier this year – EPA/YONHAP It is being reported across international media that North Korea’s nuclear envoy has been executed as part of a purge … Read More

Warning Signs from Pyongyang

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Since the April 12 address to the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) in which Kim Jong Un took a tougher line toward both Seoul and Washington for continuing military exercises, Pyongyang media have been notching up criticism of South Korea. Over … Read More

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