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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 […]

Seoul again presses Tokyo not to implement additional export curbs

Seoul again presses Tokyo not to implement additional export curbs

South Korea on Wednesday repeated its call for Japan to scrap its planned measure to take Seoul off its list of trusted trading partners granted with preferential procedures for exports, warning it could undermine bilateral economic ties. Early this month, Japan implemented strict regulations for exports of three key materials to South Korea that are […]

Trade minister to visit U.S. as Seoul works to ramp up int’l support over dispute with Tokyo

Trade minister to visit U.S. as Seoul works to ramp up int’l support over dispute with Tokyo

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee is set to visit the United States Tuesday to rally support from the country’s key ally in a deepening trade dispute with Japan. During the five-day stay in Washington, Yoo will meet with officials from the U.S. government and Congress and explain South Korea’s stance on the recent export […]

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of South and North Korea are expected to meet at an international peace conference in the Philippines this week amid a growing diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo over wartime forced labor and economic retaliation, conference organizers said Tuesday. The government of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea’s most populous province that surrounds Seoul, and the […]

Moon urges innovative growth to counter Japan’s trade pressure

Moon urges innovative growth to counter Japan’s trade pressure

President Moon Jae-in said Monday his government will redouble its push for innovative growth in South Korea’s manufacturing sector, especially by nurturing globally competitive startups, as part of a long-term response to Japan’s trade pressure. He pointed out that Tokyo’s export restrictions have added to the economic troubles facing Asia’s fourth-largest economy amid the exacerbation […]

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