UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon could try his luck in the presidential elections two years hence, Foreign Policy magazine speculates. Under the headline “President Ban Ki-moon? UN Secretary-General Pivots Back to Asia,” it said on its website, “Ban Ki-moon says he is not interested in running fo… …read more
Actor Song Joong-ki was discharged from the Army on Tuesday after completing his 21 months of mandatory military service.
Many fans from home and abroad gathered at an army base in Gangwon Province to greet him.
He thanked them, saying their support helped a lot during his service.<… …read more
China has raised historical records on imperial Japan’s drafting of wartime sex slaves to national heritage status.
The documents on sex slaves were collected from nine archives since 2013.
“Until recently China has felt ashamed of the history of sexual slavery,” a diplomatic sourc… …read more
The French film Dheepan won director Jacques Audiard the Palme d’Or prize, the top honor, at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival.
Dheepan is about a group of Sri Lankan refugees who pretend to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country for a housing project in France.
Auid… …read more
Japan’s first lady has visited the Yasukuni shrine honoring the country’s war dead, including convicted war criminals, in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan’s World War II aggression.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie does not hold political off… …read more