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U.S. Official Stresses Cooperation with S. Korea, Japan over N.K.-Russia Military Cooperation

U.S. Official Stresses Cooperation with S. Korea, Japan over N.K.-Russia Military Cooperation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A U.S. diplomat on Monday highlighted America’s commitment to working in tandem with South Korea and Japan to address growing military cooperation between North Korea and Russia, which he said serves only to prolong Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Speaking at a forum, Robert Koepcke, deputy assistant secretary of state [...]

Seoul ‘Open-minded’ About Japan’s Participation in Korea-U.S. Nuclear Deterrence Dialogue: Ex-Seoul Official

Seoul ‘Open-minded’ About Japan’s Participation in Korea-U.S. Nuclear Deterrence Dialogue: Ex-Seoul Official

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is “open-minded” about the idea of Japan participating in a currently bilateral nuclear deterrence dialogue between Seoul and Washington, a former South Korean national security advisor said Monday. Kim Sung-han, who served as President Yoon Suk Yeol’s top security advisor from 2022-2023, made the remarks, noting that [...]

White House Touts Trilateral Cooperation with S. Korea, Japan as Key Feat in Indo-Pacific Strategy

White House Touts Trilateral Cooperation with S. Korea, Japan as Key Feat in Indo-Pacific Strategy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A White House official on Monday highlighted strengthened trilateral cooperation with South Korea and Japan among key achievements of the Joe Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy unveiled two years ago. During a press briefing, John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, catalogued key examples of progress in [...]

Beer Imports from Japan Surge Last Year after Tsingtao Urination Viral Video

Beer Imports from Japan Surge Last Year after Tsingtao Urination Viral Video

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s beer imports from Japan soared last year to regain its leading position in the country’s import beer market after five years, according to the customs office Wednesday. The resurgence of Japanese beer products appears to have benefited from the release of a viral video showing a worker [...]

S. Korea to Provide US$3 Mln Worth of Humanitarian Aid to Quake-hit Japan

S. Korea to Provide US$3 Mln Worth of Humanitarian Aid to Quake-hit Japan

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will provide US$3 million worth of humanitarian assistance to Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture to help the region cope with the aftermath of an earthquake that killed more than 200 people, the foreign ministry said Thursday. The government hopes the aid will help with the region’s recovery efforts and [...]

Korean Air’s Incheon-Ishikawa Flights Delayed after Major Earthquake Hits Japan’s Western Coast

Korean Air’s Incheon-Ishikawa Flights Delayed after Major Earthquake Hits Japan’s Western Coast

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Co. said Tuesday its flights connecting Incheon and Japan’s western prefecture of Ishikawa have been delayed after a major earthquake struck off Japan’s west coast the previous day. According to the company, flight KE775 from Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, to Komatsu Airport in Ishikawa was [...]

Japan Explores New Scallop Markets Amidst China Seafood Ban, Targets South Korea and EU for Expansion

Japan Explores New Scallop Markets Amidst China Seafood Ban, Targets South Korea and EU for Expansion

TOKYO, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – On December 25, it was reported that the Japanese government is actively working to broaden its exports of scallops, redirecting its focus to South Korea. This move comes in response to China’s comprehensive ban on Japanese seafood imports, triggered by the release of contaminated water (referred to as “treated water” [...]

Supreme Court Again Rules in Favor of Korean Victims of Japan’s Forced Labor

Supreme Court Again Rules in Favor of Korean Victims of Japan’s Forced Labor

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld two appellate court rulings that ordered Japanese companies to compensate South Koreans forced into wartime labor during Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule. The top court handed down the decisions on two damages suits filed against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Nippon Steel Corp. between [...]