Archive for October, 2017

[Correspondent’s Column] North Korean threats don’t justify discrimination in Japan

“If there’s an emergency, it’s certain that refugees will get on boats and make their way toward Niigata, Yamagata and Aomori. How are we going to deal with them? Those refugees could be armed. Could .. …

British Author Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

British author Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. The prize committee in Sweden says Ishiguro, through his novels, has “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.” The committee said the 62-year-old author was born in Nagasaki, Japa… …

Samsung, LG Voice Concern that US Consumers will Suffer if Safeguard Measures are Imposed

[Economy] : Korea’s electronic giants plan to take swift action if the U.S. imposes tariffs or restrictions on …[more…] …

US Customs vows to block imports made by North Korea workers

US Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block US imports of seafood _ as well as any other goods _ produced …

Today in Korean history

Oct. 7 1950 — The U.N. General Assembly authorizes U.S.-led U.N. forces to advance into the North Korean side of the inter-Korean border. The tide of the Korean War turned in favor of the U.N. side after U.S. General Douglas MacArthur lande …

North Korea gets second web connection via Russian firm

A state-owned Russian company has opened up a second internet connection for North Korea which could strengthen Pyongyan …

Use of 100,000 Won Checks Plunges Due to Demand for 50,000 Won Bills

[Economy] : Checks for 100-thousand won are gradually disappearing as more and more people are using …[more…] …

Gov't beefs up efforts to contain fire ants

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) — South Korea is ramping up efforts to prevent foreign fire ants from further spreading in the country after they were first detected in the southern port of Busan last week, government officials said Thursday. Some 25 fire …

U.S. Intelligence Officials Call N.Korean Leader 'Very Rational'

Despite Kim Jong-un’s repeated provocations and willingness to engage in heated rhetoric, top U.S. intelligence officials say the North Korean leader is not crazy. “Kim Jong-un is a very rational actor,” the deputy assistant director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Korea Mission Center said Wed… …

President Moon sends message of thanks, peace to overseas Koreans

President Moon Jae-in (left) receives a map of the Korean Peninsula painted by children from a Korean language school in Germany from Choi Young-keun, president of the Korean Community of Wiesbaden, d …

South Korea gets serious about hidden cameras

Peeping toms are making daily headlines, and many South Korean women fear that there is no escape from their use of hidd …

S. Korea, US Agree In Effect to Launch Negotiations to Amend FTA

[Economy] : South Korea and the U.S. agreed in effect to launch negotiations to amend their free trade …[more…] …

S. Korean officials defended solar cell makers against U.S. safeguard

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) — South Korean officials have defended the country’s makers of solar cells against a possible safeguard action by the United States during a public hearing, the foreign ministry said Thursday. A team of government officials …

Today's Photo: October 4, 2017

Korea to benefit all of mankind: PM

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and other guests celebrate the 4,349th anniversary of National Foundation Day, at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul on Oct. 3. By Xu Aiying and Sohn Ji …

Unification minister urges NK to allow family reunions

Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon urged North Korea on Wednesday to allow separated families to see their long-lost r …

South Korean exports hit record high in September

South Korea hit a historic high in exports last month, setting new records in the areas of semiconductors and steel. After previously having been dealt a blow with nearly two straight years of decline.. …

(4th LD) No S. Koreans on list of those confirmed killed in Las Vegas shooting rampage: official

(ATTN: UPDATES with foreign minister’s comments in last para) SEOUL/LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) — No South Koreans are among those confirmed dead in the Las Vegas shooting rampage, officials said Wednesday, as the number of Korean tourists unable to b …

President Moon expresses condolences to Las Vegas victims, families

President Moon Jae-in sends a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump to express his condolences to the victims and families of the recent Las Vegas shooting, announced Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Park S …

S. Korea Celebrates 4,349th National Foundation Day

[Politics] : South Korea celebrated the four-thousand-349th anniversary of its National Foundation Day Tuesday. …[more…] …