Archive for January, 2015

Japan Attempts to Distort Wartime Sex Slave Contents in US Textbooks

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Japanese government and an ultra-rightist group have worked systematically to distort the contents related to Japan’s wartime sex slaves in United States school textbooks.

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Milliyet: South Korean Man a Member of IS

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A Turkish daily newspaper reported Saturday that a South Korean man allegedly joined the Islamic State (IS).

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Jo Yeo-jeong Keeps on Evolving with First Comedy

Actress Jo Yeo-jeong, who has steadily built up a filmography that boasts a wide variety of genres, appears quite at home in her first foray into the comedy genre since making her acting debut in 1999.

In “Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies,” she plays a successful career woman who, after be… …read more

Korean Air Face Fine Over Air Rage Singer

Korean Air will be fined for issuing a ticket under someone else’s name to singer Bobby Kim, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday.

The fine can go up to W10 million (US$1=W1,082), but that amount is usually imposed only for repeat offenders, so the carrier is e… …read more

KBS Launches Web Drama Service Portal

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KBS launched a full-scale web drama service through its web portal page on Thursday. …

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Lee Min-ho Excited About His Debut Film

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Top Office Mired in Fresh Round of Document-Leak Controversy

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The presidential office and the ruling Saenuri Party are mired in a fresh round of controversy …

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US Welcomes S. Korea's Efforts to Improve Ties with N. Korea

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The United States says it welcomes South Korea’s efforts to improve inter-Korean relations.

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N.Korean Missile Launches 'Harder to Predict'

North Korea has drastically shortened the time it takes to prepare for missile launches by improving liquid fuel quality for ballistic missiles, a government source here claimed Monday.

This could virtually incapacitate South Korea’s current missile defense system.

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China: US Refusing N. Korea's Offer is Not Helpful

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China has denounced the United States for rejecting North Korea’s proposal to temporarily suspend …

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Kyodo: N. Korea Nuclear Envoy to Meet With Former US Diplomats

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Japan’s Kyodo News Agency reported Saturday that North Korea’s envoy for the six-party nuclear talks, Ri Yong Ho, is expected to meet with former U.S. diplomats in Singapore next week.

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Pentagon Announces European Base Closings

The United States says it will close more than a dozen bases in Europe in a move the Defense Department expects to save $500 million per year when fully implemented, with no impact on the military’s ability to respond across Europe.

The list of European base closures announced Thursday inc… …read more

Not All Chaebol Brats Are Born for Management

The children of big business owners usually join the family firm before they are 30, and within three years they have reached a top position, a study shows. That is faster than the four years it usually takes for an ordinary employee to rise to the position of assistant manager.

Nine of the… …read more

US Expert: New Images of Possible Vertical Missile Launch Tubes in N. Korea

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A U.S. analyst on North Korean defense and intelligence affairs said Thursday that new evidence has indicated that the conning tower of a new North Korean submarine is housing possible vertical launch tubes for either ballistic or cruise missiles.

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Chinese Call for Stronger Border Security Grows

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A group of Chinese citizens in regions bordering North Korea are calling on the Chinese government …

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After a Career-Defining Year, Rhythmic Gymnast Sets Her Sights on Rio

Last year turned out to be a very special one for rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae. The bashful teenager who mesmerized gymnastics fans with her captivating performances at the 2012 London Olympics has since grown into a young woman.

Son won a total of 19 medals in international competitions … …read more

Daily Average Won-yuan Trading Reaches $900Mln in First Month

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The daily average trading volume in the won-yuan trading market in South Korea reached almost 900 …

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S. Korean Flag Carriers Operate 299 Aircraft

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The number of airplanes owned by the nation’s two flag carriers have steadily increased over the …

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Carmakers in Marketing Drive for Hybrids

Makers of hybrid cars are bolstering their marketing campaigns at the start of the year with extended warranties and other special offers.

Toyota said Monday it is extending the warranty period for the main batteries of hybrids from five years or 80,000 km to 10 years and 200,000 km… …read more

S. Korea, US at Odds over Compensation of Faulty Missile

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Military authorities of South Korea and the United States are at odds over compensation for a …

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