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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 14:11
Yoon's labor reform drive sputters due to controversy over lengthening workweek
President Yoon Suk Yeol's drive to reform the country's labor system and work culture is losing steam, due to mounting criticism over the government's ill-fated attempt to lengthen the legal cap on the workweek.
Main opposition leader indicted, faces calls to resign
Prosecutors indicted main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Jae-myung, Wednesday, on charges of corruption involving a massive land development project in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province when he was the mayor of the city. He was also charged with illegally attracting corporate donations to Seongnam Football Club (Seongnam FC) in return for administrative fav...
President Yoon refutes criticism of fence-mending summit with Japan
President Yoon Suk Yeol on Tuesday refuted domestic criticism against his efforts to mend ties with Japan despite Tokyo's reluctance to issue an additional apology for its past wartime wrongdoings, saying that neglecting the frayed relationship with the neighboring country for political interest is tantamount to dereliction of the president's duty. “The previous government le...
[ANALYSIS] Yoon-Kishida meeting raises expectations of 3-way summit with China
President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recognized the necessity of resuming high-level talks between South Korea, Japan and China when they held a summit in Tokyo last week. This came initially as a surprise, because the two countries have stressed the importance of the trilateral cooperation between Seoul, Tokyo and Washington to counter North Kore...
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.
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