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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 […]

U.S. officials share concern about Seoul-Tokyo tensions: NSC official

U.S. officials share concern about Seoul-Tokyo tensions: NSC official

U.S. officials have expressed concern that tensions between South Korea and Japan over Tokyo’s export restrictions against Seoul are not conducive to trilateral cooperation between the three countries, Seoul’s deputy national security adviser said Saturday. Kim Hyun-chong, deputy chief of Cheong Wa Dae’s National Security Office, made the remark to reporters as he wrapped up […]

Seoul-Tokyo radar row risks derailing military cooperation

Seoul-Tokyo radar row risks derailing military cooperation

An ongoing military spat between Seoul and Tokyo is casting a shadow on bilateral exchanges. According to Japanese media reports, Tokyo is likely cancel the planned dispatch of a Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer to Busan for a joint maritime exercise in April. Japan planned to deploy the MSDFS Izumo to take part in the ASEAN plus […]

Why Tokyo and New Delhi Are Reaching Out to Beijing and Vice Versa

Why Tokyo and New Delhi Are Reaching Out to Beijing and Vice Versa

The volatility of US President Donald Trump’s administration has thrown many a government across the world into a tizzy. With Washington blowing hot one day and cold the next, foreign-policy mandarins in various world capitals have been burning the proverbial midnight oil, trying to develop strategies to deal with the maverick administration.   India and […]

Introducing Lisa Witter

Introducing Lisa Witter

  Former Magazine N editor and communications manager of the Asia Journalist Association, Lisa Witter, began working at the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games last July as a project director of the NOC/NPC Services communications team. Before receiving an offer from the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Ms. Witter worked for […]

Major Sightseeing Places of Tokyo

Major Sightseeing Places of Tokyo

Tokyo is an important capital of Asia with its traditional and modern faces. There are a lot of places to visit in a short time visit of tourists. If we look at both historical and modern places, I can recommend that districts to visit: Asakusa: It is the north-eastern part of central Tokyo which is […]

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

Amidst all the angst between Japan and Korea for the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial army on Koreans in the last century, there are stories that are easily forgotten and sidetracked, to make way for the aforementioned conflicts to be highlighted. It does not mean those stories are less significant. We talk about national […]

Skytree In Tokyo Opens To Public

Skytree In Tokyo Opens To Public

Visitors wait in front of the entrance of the Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The world’s tallest tower and Japan’s biggest new landmark opened to the public on Tuesday. <AP/NEWSis> news@theasian.asia

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