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Seoul to drop Tokyo from whitelist this week

Seoul to drop Tokyo from whitelist this week

Seoul: South Korea is moving to strip Japan from its list of trusted trading partners as early as this week, but it is still open to having last-minute negotiations with Tokyo, the trade ministry said Sunday. Seoul’s trade ministry has completed nearly all procedures for the removal of Japan from its list of nations given […]

Seoul files complaint with WTO over Tokyo’s export curbs

Seoul files complaint with WTO over Tokyo’s export curbs

Seoul: South Korea filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday over Japan’s export curbs, upping the stakes in the unprecedented trade row between the two Asian neighbors. The move came more than two months after Tokyo started restrictions of exporting three key industrial materials to Seoul, which are essential for the […]

Seoul may strip Japan of trusted trade partner status next week

Seoul may strip Japan of trusted trade partner status next week

Seoul: South Korea may officially remove Japan from its list of trusted trading partners as early as next week, upping ante in the trade dispute between the two Asian neighbors, the country’s trade ministry said Monday. The tit-for-tat move follows Japan’s removal of South Korea from its own whitelist of nations given preferential trading terms […]

South Korea calls on Japan to reconsider allowing use of imperial flag during Tokyo Olympics

South Korea calls on Japan to reconsider allowing use of imperial flag during Tokyo Olympics

Seoul: South Korea on Tuesday called on Japan to retract its stance to effectively allow the use of its old imperial flag, seen as a symbol of its past militarism, during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A local media outlet reported that the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said it would not […]

South Korea, Thailand to hold summit on high-tech industry cooperation

South Korea, Thailand to hold summit on high-tech industry cooperation

  Bangkok: The leaders of South Korea and Thailand will hold summit talks in Bangkok on Monday primarily on working together in response to the fourth industrial revolution. President Moon Jae-in arrived in Bangkok a day earlier, becoming South Korea’s first leader to visit the Southeast Asian nation in seven years. He will first attend […]

South Korea holds culture festival with Japan amid soured ties

South Korea holds culture festival with Japan amid soured ties

Seoul: Unabated by escalating diplomatic and trade rows, South Korean and Japanese citizens gathered in Seoul on Sunday to take part in an annual festival designed to share their cultures and facilitate exchanges. The 15th Korea-Japan Culture Festival 2019 was held at the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in southern Seoul, where visitors had the […]

17 rare Aldabra hatchlings on display at Japan zoo

17 rare Aldabra hatchlings on display at Japan zoo

Shizuoka: A zoo in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka has put 17 Aldabra giant tortoise hatchlings on display following the success of the first natural breeding of the rare species in the country. Last week, a zookeeper noticed hatchlings in an area where a mother tortoise had previously laid eggs. The baby tortoises measure […]

South Korea to remove Japan’s trusted trade partner status in September

South Korea to remove Japan’s trusted trade partner status in September

  Seoul: South Korea is expected to put into effect its decision to drop Japan from a list of trusted trading partners later this month, Seoul’s trade ministry said Sunday amid a growing trade row between the two Asian neighbors. Early this month, the Seoul government decided to revamp the categorization of its trading partners […]

With unusual pleasantries, S. Korea, Japan ministers reaffirm cooperation at least on culture

With unusual pleasantries, S. Korea, Japan ministers reaffirm cooperation at least on culture

  Seoul: Meeting at a time when South Korea and Japan are locked in one of their worst diplomatic and trade disputes, the culture ministers of the two nations came to a rare bilateral consensus to continue cooperation on the cultural front, exchanging unusually goodwilled pleasantries. South Korean Culture Minister Park Yang-woo and his Japanese […]

Korea, Japan, China forge joint vision for cultural cooperation despite growing diplomatic tension

Korea, Japan, China forge joint vision for cultural cooperation despite growing diplomatic tension

  Seoul: The culture ministers of South Korea, Japan and China signed an agreement Friday that lays out a 10-year vision for their trilateral cooperation on the culture front, a rare consensus that came amid escalating diplomatic and trade rows between Seoul and Tokyo. The “Incheon Declaration” was signed by the South Korean Minister Park […]

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