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Former opposition leader bolts from party

Former opposition leader bolts from party

The New Politics Alliance for Democracy party’s former leader Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo bolted from the main opposition party Sunday, further aggravating factional strife and foreshadowing a realignment of the opposition bloc ahead of the parliamentary elections slated for next April. During a press conference at the National Assembly, the entrepreneur-turned-politician pledged to establish a new […]

South Korea’s Mr Pizza expands in the US

South Korea’s Mr Pizza expands in the US

Mr. Pizza, a pizza franchise operated by South Korea’s MPK Group, has opened its fifth store in the United States inside the Westfield Century City shopping mall in California. The new Los Angeles location of Mr. Pizza is on the third floor of the Westfield mall, considered among the largest shopping complexes in the U.S. […]

Korean arrested in Japan on suspicions of Yasukuni bombing

Korean arrested in Japan on suspicions of Yasukuni bombing

A Korean man was arrested on suspicions of causing an explosion in a public restroom at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, Japanese media reported Wednesday. Several Japanese news outlets said that the Metropolitan Police Department (MDP) detained the 27-year-old Korean man, surnamed Jeon, on charges of trespassing on shrine premises, allegedly linking him to the bombing there […]

Retrieval of Joseon era plant samples from Russian museum

Retrieval of Joseon era plant samples from Russian museum

National institute of biological resources in South Korea announced their retrieval of Korean plants that date back to the Joseon era from Russia. The institute announced receiving 100 plant samples of Korean old plants collected between 1886 and 1902 from Seoul and Incheon, and had been kept since then in “Komarov” institute for botany in Russia […]

82% South Koreans in favor of reunification

82% South Koreans in favor of reunification

Eight out of 10 South Koreans believe unification with the North is necessary, a survey shows. The National Unification Advisory Council surveyed 1,000 adults last month and 82 percent said unification is necessary while 15.2 percent said it is not. The perception that the divided peninsula needs to be unified has grown from 71.8 percent […]

Ex-President Kim Young-sam’s funeral takes place

Ex-President Kim Young-sam’s funeral takes place

The funeral for former President Kim Young-sam began at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul at 2 p.m. today. Over 10,000 mourners attended including Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, the head of the funeral committee, government officials, business representatives and foreign ambassadors and envoys. President Park Geun-hye partially attended the ceremony, paying her last respects at […]

Two Koreas hold working-level dialogue this afternoon

Two Koreas hold working-level dialogue this afternoon

North and South Korea kicked off a working-level meeting on Thursday afternoon to decide details of a high-level talks that the two countries agreed in August to hold as soon as possible, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday. The preparatory meeting took place on the North’s side of the truce village of Panmunjeom at 12:50 p.m. […]

[The AsiaN Video for Chinese] 外国人眼中的韩国

[The AsiaN Video for Chinese] 外国人眼中的韩国

  大家好,我是杨星明,现在是一名实习记者,很高兴为大家播报新闻。今天我们亚洲记者协会网站的头条是外国人眼中的中国。 我参加了这次的在韩外国人讨论,有人认为韩国的饮食单一,没有足够的蔬菜水果。也有人认为韩国人比较害羞,课堂不积极也不好意思说英语,也有很多人说韩国的交通十分的方便­,但是我反对说首尔的地铁设计不够合理,转车需要走很长的路。这是一次很有意思的讨论,具体内容请大家看我们的网站,我们的网址是www.theasian.asia谢谢

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