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Skepticism Grows Over Japan’s Enthusiasm for Preemptive Strike on North Korea

Skepticism Grows Over Japan’s Enthusiasm for Preemptive Strike on North Korea

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Amid the growing possibility of an American preemptive attack on North Korea over nuclear threats, the Japanese government is being accused of overplaying the danger in order to gather support for reforms to its constitution that would grant Japan the right to go to war with other countries again. [...]

Anti-Chinese Sentiment Rises in South Korea Amid Rows Over THAAD and Fine Dust

Anti-Chinese Sentiment Rises in South Korea Amid Rows Over THAAD and Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – As South Korea and China continue to clash head on in both politics and environmental issues, the anti-Chinese sentiment in South Korea is seeing a notable increase. In addition to political conflict over the deployment of an American THAAD missile system that has devastated the South Korean tourism industry, the [...]

PyeongChang 2018 Selects KEB Hana Bank As Main Banking Partner

PyeongChang 2018 Selects KEB Hana Bank As Main Banking Partner

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games have selected KEB Hana Bank as their main banking partner, a senior Olympic official said Tuesday. The official said the two sides have wrapped up their negotiations that began in February, and will announce their deal in a ceremony at KEB Hana [...]

Record Overseas S. Koreans to Vote in Presidential Election

Record Overseas S. Koreans to Vote in Presidential Election

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A record number of overseas South Korean nationals will take part in the country’s upcoming presidential election, the election watchdog said Monday. According to the National Election Commission (NEC), a total of 294,633 overseas voters have signed up for the May 9 election. Registration for overseas voters ended March [...]

Mock Parliament Episode of ‘Infinite Challenge’ Sees Lawmakers Propose Six New Bills

Mock Parliament Episode of ‘Infinite Challenge’ Sees Lawmakers Propose Six New Bills

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Popular South Korean TV Show Infinite Challenge is incorporating entertainment into lawmaking as several lawmakers who appeared on the show are set to propose six new bills to the National Assembly after discussing reforms to the current law with the show’s fans earlier this month. Infinite Challenge’s move to tap [...]

N.K. Highlights Friendly Ties With Syria Amid Chemical Weapon Attack Row

N.K. Highlights Friendly Ties With Syria Amid Chemical Weapon Attack Row

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a congratulatory message to Syria over the founding anniversary of the country’s ruling party, Pyongyang’s media said Friday, amid global condemnation against Damascus’s suspected chemical weapon attack on civilians. The North’s leader sent the message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to mark [...]

Prosecutors Used Google Maps as Evidence in Former President Park’s Corruption Scandal

Prosecutors Used Google Maps as Evidence in Former President Park’s Corruption Scandal

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The Google Maps’ feature “Your Timeline” was used to track down the location of one of the key figures in ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s corruption case, the investigative team led by special prosecutor Park Young-soo revealed during a court hearing yesterday. The case of Kim Yong-jae, a [...]

Recalled Japanese Amb. Returns to Seoul After Months-long Absence

Recalled Japanese Amb. Returns to Seoul After Months-long Absence

TOKYO/SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Tokyo’s top envoy to South Korea returned to Seoul Tuesday, nearly three months after he was called in home due to diplomatic friction over a girl statue symbolizing the victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery of Korean women. The Japanese government recalled Amb. Yasumasa Nagamine in January in protest [...]

S. Korea Shows Off Artillery Firepower in Drills

S. Korea Shows Off Artillery Firepower in Drills

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s Army and Navy staged a large-scale joint live-fire exercise Tuesday, responding to North Korea’s war threats and signs of preparations for additional nuclear or missile tests. The artillery drills, held just south of the eastern border with the North, involved the military’s new 230mm Chunmoo multiple rocket launchers, according to the Army. [...]