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Japan details slavery in UNESCO listing

Japan’s major wartime industrial facilities were listed as World Heritage sites on Sunday, with Tokyo conceding forced labor and other cruelties against Koreans for the first time on the world stage ...

Updated : 2015.07.06 01:00

Australian medical tech showcased in Korea

The “Australian Innovation Showcase 2015 ― Medical Technologies” was held Monday to showcase the country’s advanced medical technologies and create business links between Korea and Australia.The Australian Trade Commission Korea organized the event at Seoul Plaza Hotel, bringing togeth...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:55

Chinese Embassy donates books, DVDs to SNU

The Chinese Embassy donated 10,000 books to Seoul National University on Tuesday, fulfilling a pledge made by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visited Korea last July. The donation, which also inc...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:53

Collaboration fuses visual, performing arts

Violinist Won Hyung-joon (left) and artist Park Gian. (Uky Baek/Ukynepeople)Two Korean artists will stage a performance piece this week in an effort to lift the role of art in society. “Endless Linge...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:50

Irish peace process offers guidance for unification

Ahead of the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division, a policy expert has published a book that provides suggestions for Korea’s unification strategy based on Northern Ireland’s peace process. The Iri...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:44

Deploying U.S. nuclear weapons won't strengthen Korea-U.S. ties: expert

Redeploying U.S. tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea "is not the way to strengthen" the security alliance between the two countries, a leading American nonproliferation expert said Saturday.  Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, emphatic...

Updated : 2015.07.05 09:42

First MIKTA conference of legislatures concludes

The inaugural gathering of parliamentary leaders from the member countries of MIKTA concluded on Friday, with representatives of South Korea and Mexico meeting on the sidelines of the talks.The meetin...

Updated : 2015.07.03 18:30

Senior U.S. official to visit Seoul next week

The U.S. State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank Rose will visit South Korea next Thursday to discuss a range of “strategic issues” including space security, the department said in a press release.His visit here is drawing keen attentio...

Updated : 2015.07.03 17:24

846 victims of colonial slave labor confirmed

The wanted list of the then-Toyohara Police Station in southern Sakhalin. (The Commission on Verification and Support for the Victims of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Colonialism in Korea)At leas...

Updated : 2015.07.03 17:18

N.K. unlikely to follow in Cuba’s footsteps

In the wake of the U.S. efforts’ to restore full ties with Cuba, South Korea is seeking to put back on track its own relations with the old Cold War foe while renewing hopes for a possible change in North Korea. Washington and Havana have agreed to reopen their embassies in each other’s ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 22:00

[NEWS ANALYSIS] New U.S. defense strategy puts pressure on Korea

The new U.S.’ National Military Strategy released Wednesday underscores the “need to counter revisionist states,” potentially including China, that are challenging international norms and vows to f...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:17

S. Korea, Japan fine-tune UNESCO heritage issue

Senior South Korean and Japanese diplomats had talks here Wednesday on Tokyo's push for the listing of its early industrial locales, some associated with its wartime use of forced labor, as world heritage.Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Hong-kyun met with his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugi...

Updated : 2015.07.01 20:46

Park warns of harsher sanctions on N. Korea over its nuke program

President Park Geun-hye warned on Wednesday that North Korea would face harsher sanctions unless it abandons its nuclear weapons programs.  North Korea has long been under an array of U.S. and international sanctions for its nuclear and missile programs. Still, the country has rejected r...

Updated : 2015.07.01 17:44

S. Korea voices strong support for ex-first lady's N.K. visit

The Unification Ministry said Wednesday it will actively support a move by the widow of former President Kim Dae-jung to visit North Korea as it could help ease tension on the divided peninsula.  Lee Hee-ho, who was the South's first lady during Kim's five-year tenure until 2003, is seek...

Updated : 2015.07.01 17:04

S. Korea vows to redouble efforts for better ties with Japan

South Korea vowed Wednesday to step up its diplomatic efforts to improve ties with Japan amid various disputes over their shared history.In a report to the National Assembly's foreign affairs and unification committee, the Foreign Ministry said it will work to sustain the positive momentum...

Updated : 2015.07.01 15:08