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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 20:50
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...
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."
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