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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Wed, March 29, 2023 | 15:46
Will Yoon visit Japan for summit to mend frayed ties?
As the South Korean government announced its resolution on the wartime forced labor issue, Monday, chances are growing that President Yoon Suk Yeol will visit Japan within this month and consolidate his idea for trilateral security cooperation between Seoul, Washington and Tokyo to be the linchpin for countering North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.
US chip subsidies program to test President Yoon's diplomacy
The upcoming U.S. CHIPS for America Funding Opportunity program is becoming a new test for President Yoon Suk Yeol's diplomacy, as Washington's strings-attached incentive program is forcing Korean chipmakers, such as Samsung Electronics and SK hynix, to pick a side between the U.S. and China. Given the chipmakers' influence on the Korean economy, the Korean government said re...
Gov't dismisses speculation about inter-Korean liaison office's abolishment
The Ministry of Unification on Thursday refuted rumors that it is considering abolishing the inter-Korean liaison office as part of the ministry's restructuring plan, saying that the liaison office is not under its authority because it was installed under an agreement between South Korea and North Korea.
2 Koreas trade barbs at UN over Pyongyang's nuclear programs
North and South Korea traded barbs over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, Thursday (local time). While North Korea claimed that it is pursuing those programs for "self-defense," the South countered that such a claim is an "irresponsible excuse."
President signs bills to upgrade veterans ministry, launch overseas Koreans agency
President Yoon Suk Yeol signed bills, Thursday, upgrading the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) to a full-fledged ministry and establishing a new agency in charge of affairs related to overseas Koreans. This is the first time that Korea held a presidential ceremony signing bills authorizing changes in the government's structure. The presidential office said it ...
US confirms talks with Korean ammunitions maker over sales deal
The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed that Washington has been in discussions over the sales of ammunition to the United States by a Korean non-government industrial defense company, as Seoul maintains the position of withholding provision of lethal weaponry to Ukraine.
Japan changed from 'aggressor' to 'partner' with shared universal values: President Yoon
President Yoon Suk Yeol extended another olive branch to mend relations between South Korea and Japan, saying Tokyo has “transformed from a militaristic aggressor into a partner” during his March 1 Independence Movement Day speech, Wednesday. “Now, more than a century after the March 1 Independence Movement, Japan has transformed itself from a militaristic aggressor of the pa...
Main opposition party in turmoil after chairman barely escapes arrest
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is plagued by factional strife after its leader, Lee Jae-myung, narrowly escaped arrest in Monday's National Assembly vote. Some of his own party members voted to approve a request by prosecutors to take him into custody on charges of corruption and bribery. The DPK's leadership, Tuesday, called for unity between party membe...
Main opposition leader narrowly escapes arrest after National Assembly vote
Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Jae-myung barely escaped arrest, Monday, amid a relentless pursuit by prosecutors accusing him of corruption and bribery. The National Assembly narrowly voted down a motion to arrest Lee despite the DPK's parliamentary majority. The highly unexpected result is feared to wreak havoc on his leadership, pave the way for factional infi...
Samsung heir to lead Visit Korea Committee
Lee Boo-jin, CEO of Hotel Shilla, will lead the Visit Korea Committee, a public-private organization leading the Visit Korea Year campaign. The committee held a board meeting, Friday, and elected the 53-year-old as its new chairwoman. She will be spearheading the Visit Korea Year 2023-2024 campaign.
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