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Seoul to spend $4.1 billion for parts, materials industries amid trade row with Japan

Seoul to spend $4.1 billion for parts, materials industries amid trade row with Japan

  Seoul: South Korea plans to inject more than 5 trillion won ($4.1 billion) into its support of the local parts and material industries by 2022 in a bid to tackle Japan’s export curbs against the South, cut dependence on Japanese imports and boost localization, the industry ministry said Wednesday. The move is aimed at […]

Esper raises concerns over S. Korea’s decision to end intel-sharing pact with Japan

Esper raises concerns over S. Korea’s decision to end intel-sharing pact with Japan

Seoul: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper voiced concerns Friday over South Korea’s decision to terminate the intelligence-sharing pact with Japan when he spoke by phone with Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo, a ministry official said. “Our minister explained to Esper detailed backgrounds that caused South Korea to make such a decision, including Japan’s insincere responses […]

Top diplomats of South Korea, Japan to hold talks amid high tensions over trade, history

Top diplomats of South Korea, Japan to hold talks amid high tensions over trade, history

  Seoul: The top diplomats of South Korea and Japan were set to hold bilateral talks in Beijing on Wednesday as Seoul is considering whether to renew a military information-sharing pact with Tokyo amid badly frayed relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, plan to meet one-on-one […]

South Korea voices willingness to talk with Japan over its ‘whitelist’ move

South Korea voices willingness to talk with Japan over its ‘whitelist’ move

  Seoul: South Korea has notified Japan in advance of its plan to remove Tokyo from its list of trusted trading partners and is willing to talk with Japan further if needed, the trade minister said on Saturday. South Korea decided on Monday to remove Japan from its “whitelist” of countries that receive preferential trade […]

South Korea, China, Japan to hold foreign ministers’ meeting in Beijing next week

South Korea, China, Japan to hold foreign ministers’ meeting in Beijing next week

Seoul: South Korea, China and Japan will hold a trilateral meeting of their foreign ministers in Beijing next week to discuss three-way cooperation and regional and international situations, Seoul’s foreign ministry has said. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Chinese and Japanese counterparts, Wang Yi and Taro Kono, plan to hold talks from Tuesday to […]

South Korea to actively deal with radioactive water discharge from Fukushima plant

South Korea to actively deal with radioactive water discharge from Fukushima plant

Seoul: South Korea will actively seek ways to deal with Japan’s planned discharge of water contaminated as a result of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, Seoul’s foreign ministry has said, amid concern storage space will soon run out. The treatment of radioactive water stored in tanks in Fukushima has drawn international concern in […]

South Korea to consider travel warning for Japan: Ministry

South Korea to consider travel warning for Japan: Ministry

Seoul: South Korea could consider issuing a travel advisory for Japan, if necessary, to ensure the safety of its citizens amid an escalating trade and diplomatic row with Tokyo, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Foreign ministry spokesman Kim In-chul made the remark after a special committee of the ruling Democratic Party said it has asked […]

11 die, 5,664 seek treatment as sweltering heatwave sweeps Japan

11 die, 5,664 seek treatment as sweltering heatwave sweeps Japan

    Tokyo: The number of people severely affected heat-related medical issues in Japan has nearly tripled over one week. The government said that 11 people died and 5,664 with heat exhaustion symptoms were taken to hospitals last week when temperatures rose sharply following the end of the rainy season in most areas. In the […]

S. Korean airlines reduce flights to Japan amid trade row

S. Korean airlines reduce flights to Japan amid trade row

South Korean airlines have suspended services or plan to reduce the number of flights on some Japanese routes as outbound travel demand falls amid escalating trade tensions with the neighboring country.   On Tuesday, Asiana Airlines Inc. said it will reduce the number of flights on the routes to Japanese destinations, such as Fukuoka, Osaka, […]

Over 6 in 10 Koreans taking part in boycott of Japanese goods: poll

Over 6 in 10 Koreans taking part in boycott of Japanese goods: poll

More than 6 in 10 South Koreans are taking part in a boycott of Japanese products amid growing public resentment over Tokyo’s export restrictions, a poll showed Thursday. In the poll of 504 adults nationwide conducted Wednesday by pollster Realmeter, 62.8 percent said they were participating in the anti-Japanese boycott, marking steady rises from two […]

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