South Korea

North Korea's Worst Fear: South Korea Is Getting An F-35 Armed Aircraft Carrier

David Axe Security, The ROK joint chiefs of staff decided on July 12, 2019 to acquire an assault ship capable of operating fixed-wing aircraft, Defense News reported. The vessel presumably would embark vertical-landing F-35B stealth...
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South Korea Scraps Intelligence Pact With Japan Amid Rising Trade Tensions

Most Americans could be forgiven for thinking that the 'trade war' is really only impacting the US and (maybe) China. After all, it was President Trump's belligerent rhetoric about holding China accountable that helped him win in 2016 in the first...
Related topics: Japan, China

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Seoul Undecided On Extension Of Military Information Pact With Tokyo Amid Bilateral Row

MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Ties between Japan and South Korea took a turn for the worse after the latter's top court ruled that a number of Japanese companies could be sued for their use of forced labour during WW II. Japan has protested the decision,...
Related topics: Seoul, Military, Japan, Tokyo, Russia, Moscow, Protests

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'a Way To Deal With Loneliness': Sex Doll Producer Backs Imports To S Korea Amid Backlash - Report

Importing both penis- and vagina-shaped sex toys was previously illegal in South Korea, and yet the ban was eventually lifted, a representative of a sex doll import company pointed out.

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Critics Say Apple’s 325,000 Korean Jobs Claim Is ‘ridiculous’; It’s Really 500

Tech companies in South Korea are dismissing Apple’s claim that it has created 325,000 Korean jobs, stating that the real number is just 500… more… The post Critics say Apple’s 325,000 Korean jobs claim is...

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Survey Shows Japanese Companies Back Abe’s Plan To Curb Exports To South Korea

Three-quarters of companies in the monthly Reuters Corporate Survey approved Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tough trade stance against South Korea, including his explanations for curbing exports to South Korea of materials used to make computer chips.
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How History Can Actually Solve The South Korea-japan Crisis

Katrin Fraser Katz Security, Asia Tokyo and Seoul must also summon their own capacities and resolve to pull themselves out of this bitter impasse that threatens to leave both countries, and the U.S.-backed regional order, depleted. Lessons from...
Related topics: Japan, Tokyo, Seoul

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Time Is Running Out For A Deal With North Korea

John Dale Grover Security, Asia Between Kim's 2019 deadline and South Korean and American elections in 2020, it is getting harder to find the time to hash out an agreement. Time is running out to achieve a real breakthrough with North Korea....
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Malta-based Cryptocurrency Exchange Cgex To Shut Down Before Its First Birthday

Malta-based CGEX, a cryptocurrency exchange launched by South Korea’s Coinone in October last year, will cease operating in a few weeks. An announcement posted last week specified that the exchange would cease operating on Sept. 18 at 2:50 UTC....
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Apple Has 500 Employees In Korea, Supports 325,000 Jobs In Country

Apple today revealed job creation figures in South Korea for the first time since entering the country two decades ago, as noted by The Korea Herald. In a new page on its website, Apple says it has created and supports 325,000 jobs in South...

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How Austin's Airport May Encourage Flights To Hawaii, Asia, Elsewhere

Interested in nonstop flights from Austin to Hawaii, Ireland, China, South Korea, Amsterdam, Paris and Tokyo? So are airport officials. We take a look at an under-the-radar incentives program that helps Austin-Bergstrom International Airport land...
Related topics: Airports, Ireland, China, Netherlands, Amsterdam, France, Paris, Japan, Tokyo

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S Korean Unification Ministry Says North's Criticism Of Moon Runs Counter To Joint Deals

MOSCOW(Sputnik) - Pyongyang's criticism of South Korean President Moon Jae-in harms inter-Korean relations and runs counter to agreements reached at the bilateral summits held last year, a deputy spokesperson for South Korea's Unification Ministry...
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S. Korea Says N. Korea Has Fired More Projectiles Into Sea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military said North Korea fired more projectiles into the sea Friday to extend a recent streak of weapons tests believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy.South...
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North Korea Fires More Weapons; Criticizes South Korea

North Korea has launched a fresh round of projectiles toward the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military reported, Pyongyang's latest apparent outburst of anger at continued U.S.-South Korean military drills.The North fired two projectiles...
Related topics: North Korea, Military, Pyongyang

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Video Alert: Watch American B-1b Lancer Bombers Practice A Bombing Raid With South Korea's Air Force

Dario Leone Security, Asia Pretty cool. “U.S. bombers and Republic of Korea fighters are just two of many lethal military options at our disposal,” said Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, U.S. Forces Korea deputy commander. The interesting clip in...
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‘slowbalization’: Is The Slowing Global Economy A Boon Or Bane?

( Foreign Policy in Focus) – Some economists worry the world has passed “peak globalization.” But that could be good for the planet. By John Feffer, August 14, 2019. Print South Korea is now a rule-abiding participant in the global...

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S. Korea's Moon Calls For Talks To End Trade Row With Japan

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will “gladly join hands” if Tokyo to accepts calls to resolve it through dialogue.    Moon in a nationally televised...
Related topics: Japan, Seoul, Tokyo

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South Korean President Calls For Speedy Resumption Of Us-dprk Denuclearization Talks

TOKYO (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday called on Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington to quickly reconvene working meetings between the United States and North Korea as part of their denuclearization dialogue.
Related topics: Japan, Tokyo, Seoul, North Korea, Pyongyang

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Seoul Commemorates 'comfort Women' Int'l Memorial Day Amid Tensions With Tokyo (photos)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A ceremony commemorating Korean women who were kept as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II is being held in South Korea on Wednesday, officially International Memorial Day for "Comfort Women," amid ongoing trade...
Related topics: Seoul, Japan, Tokyo, World Photos, Russia, Moscow

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Why Argentina Is Getting South Korea's Awesome Fa-50 Fighter

David Axe Security, Asia A powerful unit. The Argentine air force badly needs new warplanes. British forces in 1982 shot down around a third of Argentina’s 400 warplanes, but in subsequent decades funding woes and mismanagement exacted an even...
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