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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Wed, March 29, 2023 | 15:04
Yoon, Kishida build mutual trust by sharing drinks after summit
TOKYO - The much-touted summit between President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida ended in an amicable mood, painting a rosier outlook for Korea-Japan ties that in recent years had plunged to their lowest point in decades over historical issues. Along with tangible achievements from the summit, the leaders spent Thursday evening together building trust ...
Yoon, Kishida agree to resume 'shuttle diplomacy'
TOKYO - President Yoon Suk Yeol said, Thursday, that improving bilateral relations to respond more effectively to security and economic issues serves the national interests of both countries and is not a “zero-sum” game. He made the comment following his summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, which was the latest among steps he has taken to improve frayed ties bet...
Yoon describes Japan as 'close neighbor' sharing democratic values
TOKYO - President Yoon Suk Yeol described Japan as a “close neighbor” with the same democratic values Thursday, stressing the importance of bolstering bilateral cooperation in various fields during his meeting with Korean nationals in Japan, ahead of his summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The two-day trip is the latest manifestation of Yoon's efforts to overco...
New ruling party chairman meets main opposition leader
The new ruling People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon met with main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung, Wednesday, and stressed bipartisan efforts to take care of people's livelihoods.
Yoon's Japan visit to be 'turning point' in restoring bilateral ties
President Yoon Suk Yeol will hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minster Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Thursday, the first day of his two-day visit to Japan, his security adviser said Tuesday, expecting the summit to be a “turning point” in restoring bilateral relations between the two countries. “President Yoon's visit to Japan will be an important moment for ending the vicious cy...
Backlash over forced labor compensation hits Yoon ahead of Japan summit
Public backlash on Korea's resolution to compensate victims of wartime forced labor by Japan is weighing heavily on President Yoon Suk Yeol, who is scheduled to sit down with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida later this week to discuss ways to improve bilateral ties.
[ANALYSIS] Why is AMCHAM donating to fund for Korean victims of Japan's forced labor?
The United States is taking on a bigger role in improving frayed Seoul-Tokyo ties, with the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM) becoming the first organization to express an intent to donate money to a South Korean public foundation that will raise funds to compensate the victims of wartime forced labor by Japan.
Ruling party elects Yoon's ally Kim Gi-hyeon as new leader
The ruling People Power Party (PPP) elected Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon as its new chairman, Wednesday, as the four-term lawmaker won more than 50 percent of the total votes during the party's national convention. Kim, who has been described as the most favored candidate by President Yoon Suk Yeol, won 52.93 percent of the votes to cruise past his rival, Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, who secured...
Yoon to meet Biden in late April to bolster ROK-US alliance
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will make a state visit to the United States late next month and hold a summit with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the two countries' alliance and deepen political, economic, security, and people-to-people ties. Although the purpose of the visit is to enhance the bilateral alliance to deter North Kore...
Resolution on historical dispute between Seoul, Tokyo to strengthen 3-way bloc with US
South Korea's resolution on compensating victims of Japan's wartime forced labor is raising hopes of a rosy outlook on trilateral security cooperation between Seoul, Tokyo and Washington. Experts say the diplomatic fray between South Korea and Japan has been the “weak link” in trilateral security cooperation and the resolution will play a pivotal role in improving Seoul-Tokyo...
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