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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 11:26
Yoon and Kishida seek to transcend historical issues to normalize ties
The leaders of South Korea and Japan tried to look beyond historical disputes over wartime forced labor to achieve their “shared goal” of future-oriented bilateral ties, during a summit in Seoul, Sunday. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said his “heart aches” for South Korean victims who were forced to labor for Japanese companies during World War II. Those comments are ...
Yoon, Kishida vow to build future-oriented ties at summit
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged to establish future-oriented bilateral relations built on mutual trust at a summit in Seoul, Sunday. The pledge was a follow-up to their promise, made in a summit in Tokyo 52 days earlier, to make efforts to normalize chilled bilateral relations.
Yoon, Kishida may discuss Fukushima wastewater release
President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida are likely to discuss Tokyo's plan to release radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant during their summit slated for Sunday in Seoul, according to Yoon's office, Thursday.
NK builds rhetoric against Washington Declaration as justification for nuclear ambitions
North Korea is ratcheting up rhetoric against the Washington Declaration, a South Korea-U.S. agreement on nuclear-based deterrence against Pyongyang, in an apparent bid to justify its nuclear ...
Yoon urges China to take steps to deter NK threats
President Yoon Suk Yeol called on China to take steps to deal with North Korea's nuclear threats, in response to Beijing's criticism of the Washington Declaration, a statement issued by Yoon and U.S. President Joe Biden agreeing to upgrade the bilateral security alliance to a nuclear-based extended deterrence. “If China wants to raise objections to and criticism directed at u...
'Washington Declaration is nuclear-based upgrade of ROK-US alliance'
President Yoon Suk Yeol said, Tuesday, the Washington Declaration, which he signed with U.S. President Joe Biden during last week's summit, is “a nuclear-based paradigm upgrade” in the security alliance between the two countries, hailing it as being “more effective than NATO's nuclear planning group.”
Yoon snaps downtrend in approval ratings upon US visit
President Yoon Suk Yeol snapped a four-week-long downtrend in his approval ratings, buoyed by positive responses to his recent U.S. state visit.
International Workers' Day
Members of the Federation of Korean Trade Unions hold banners during a rally in Yeouido, Seoul, Monday, which is International Workers' Day, also known as Labor Day in Korea. Police estimated that around 140,000 unionized workers rallied across the country, demanding better working conditions and criticizing the Yoon Suk Yeol administration's labor reforms. Yonhap
Kishida eyes return visit to Seoul to gain upper hand in trilateral ties
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to visit South Korea later this month, in what appears to be a move to gain the upper hand over Seoul in trilateral relations between South Korea, Japan and the U.S.Citing multiple government officials from both the South Korean and Japanese governments, Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Sunday that the prime minister will v...
Yoon criticizes invasion of Ukraine, North Korea in Harvard speech
BOSTON - President Yoon Suk Yeol condemned attempts to change the global status quo by force during an address at Harvard University, Friday (local time), citing North Korea's nuclear program and Russia's aggression in Ukraine as examples. In the following question and answer session, Yoon dropped hints that South Korea may consider “various options” in supporting Ukraine, de...
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