S. Korea protests Japan’s first-ever opinion poll on Dokdo 정부 “日 독도주장과 오만·그릇된 역사인식 개탄”

S. Korea protests Japan’s first-ever opinion poll on Dokdo 정부 “日 독도주장과 오만·그릇된 역사인식 개탄”

Seoul’s foreign ministry has lodged a formal complaint against Tokyo, a day after the Japanese government released the results of its first-ever survey on how the Japanese people view the Dokdo islets. The ministry characterized Japan’s claim as unjustified and warned that it will ultimately affect the harmony in Northeast Asia. Our foreign affairs correspondent Hwang Sung-hee starts us off.

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IOC to decide ‘case-by-case’ on display of Rising Sun flag at Tokyo Olympics

IOC to decide ‘case-by-case’ on display of Rising Sun flag at Tokyo Olympics

the International Olympic Committee still hasn’t decided whether it’ll allow Japanese fans to fly the so-called Rising Sun flag at next year’s games in Tokyo it’s a symbol of imperialism deeply offensive to people throughout Asia the IOC was asked about the issue Thursday by Japanese broadcaster NHK and said it will decide what to do with the games on

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[ NEWS IN-DEPTH] Pyeongyang Declaration, one year-on

[ NEWS IN-DEPTH] Pyeongyang Declaration, one year-on

tomorrow September 19th marks exactly one year since South Korean leader won Jane in North Korean leader Kim jong-un met in Pyongyang for their third encounter since president moon took office the to sign the Pyongyang joint declaration in which they agreed on ways to ease inter-korean military tensions and boost economic cooperation between the two Koreas on today’s in-depth

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China will continue efforts to bring peace to Korean peninsula: Qiu Guohong

China will continue efforts to bring peace to Korean peninsula: Qiu Guohong

China’s ambassador to South Korea, Qiu Guohong says Seoul and Beijing are on the same track when it comes to bringing peace to the Korean peninsula. Speaking at a forum Wednesday at South Korea’s National Assembly, Qiu said China has always played a constructive role in the peace process, proposing feasible and practical solutions, and that it will continue those

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Most Japanese people support decision to remove S. Korea from …

Most Japanese people support decision to remove S. Korea from …

the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported on Monday that most Japanese people support Tokyo’s decision to take South Korea off its white list of trusted trading partners at the same time it said most Japanese people want to see dialogue to resolve the trade dispute in a nationwide poll last week sixty-four percent of the people surveyed said they support

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S. Korea’s drills to defend Dokdo “not productive” towards solving dispute with Japan: U.S. official

S. Korea’s drills to defend Dokdo “not productive” towards solving dispute with Japan: U.S. official

the u.s. believes South Korea’s drills in the East Sea to defend its easternmost Dokdo islets are quote unhelpful in solving the ongoing seoul-tokyo dispute according to seoul-based Yonhap news agency an anonymous US State Department official said the sovereignty of the islets are for South Korea and Japan to resolve a peacefully saying how the timing messaging and increased

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N. Korea says it fired new tactical guided missiles, reiterates warning against S. Korea-U.S. drills

N. Korea says it fired new tactical guided missiles, reiterates warning against S. Korea-U.S. drills

now in other news North Korea has just revealed it test-fired its new tactical guided missiles Tuesday and did so under the guidance of its leader Kim jong-un the state-run Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday that the firing was a warning instant join military drills underway between South Korea and the u.s. it also said to tactical guided missiles

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Ukraine announces plans to pull out troops from Crimean peninsula

Ukraine announces plans to pull out troops from Crimean peninsula

Our top story this lunchtime…. The Ukrainian government is making preparations to evacuate its troops from Crimea after more Ukrainian bases were taken over by Russian forces on Wednesday. Western leaders say they will slap even more sanctions on Moscow… if Russian forces encroach further into eastern Ukraine. Shin Se-min starts us off. The head of Ukraine’s national security and

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S. Korea, Japan may feel need to develop nukes in light of N. Korean threat: U.S.

S. Korea, Japan may feel need to develop nukes in light of N. Korean threat: U.S.

President Moon Jae-in is calling for a speedy reform of South Korea’s prosecution and a fairer system in the education sector. He made the call this Monday while appointing seven of his new minister-level officials, including Cho Kuk, now Justice Minister, whose nomination was controversial because of his family’s alleged ethical lapses and illegal activities. Shin Se-min has the details.

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Pres. Moon seeks Christian community’s help in establishing peace on Korean Peninsula

Pres. Moon seeks Christian community’s help in establishing peace on Korean Peninsula

President Moon Jae-in has asked South Korea’s Christian community to play an active role in establishing peace on the Peninsula,… and in restoring social unity between South and North. President Moon hosted a luncheon Wednesday at the Blue House for a dozen leaders of major Christian groups… to get their advice on state affairs. He noted that Christians are already

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