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[Editorial] Lessons from Japan

The number of foreign tourists to Japan has been on a sharp increase this year, helping boost the world’s third-largest economy at a time when it is struggling with sluggish domestic consumption.In the first 10 months of the year, more than 11 million foreign travelers visited Japan, brea...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:03

[Editorial] N.K. rights act

The two main political parties are to submit their separate bills aimed at helping improve North Korea’s dire human rights conditions to a parliamentary committee on foreign affairs and unification Monday. The committee chairman, Rep. Yu Ki-jun from the conservative ruling Saenuri Party, ...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:03

[David Ignatius] The IS’ terrifying strategy

WASHINGTON ― A centerpiece of President Obama’s strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated province...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:02

Consumers may propel India’s economy

MUMBAI ― India’s economy could soon be on the move again. The new government is reestablishing fiscal discipline and energizing the bureaucracy, fueling optimism that rising business confidence will re-activate investment, particularly in infrastructure. But India’s overall growth prosp...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:02

[Ram Garikipati] Win-win regional trade pact choices for Korea

After dillydallying for several years, China has thrown the cat among the pigeons by aggressively pushing for the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific at the recently concluded APEC summit in Beijing.T...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:01

Cosby accusers should have spoken up sooner

I know that the nuns who had custody of my conscience for 12 long years will be hanging their heads about this, but I’ve come to the conclusion that you can actually be too compassionate. While it’s always good to reach out to the suffering, there are times when you have to say, “Sorry,...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:01

‘Fighting Jane’ battled the machine and won

Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media ― and there were many ― then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism?Sure she did. Often.And the time she became furious with her husband, Jay McMullen, and whipped an ashtray at his ...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:59

[Editorial] Illegal Chinese fishing

The reorganization of the Korea Coast Guard should be the start of a more rigorous policing of our waters against illegal fishing by the Chinese.Illegal fishing in the West Sea is at its height ahead of the December to March ban on catching blue crabs. According to the Korea Coast Guard in...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:27

[Editorial] Act honorably

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe still does not get it: The best way to regain the country’s honor is to own up to its history and sincerely apologize for its past wrongdoings.In an interview with the conservative daily Sankei Shimbun published Thursday, Abe noted that Japan’s honor h...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:27

[Rachel Marsden] A statesman or a politician?

PARIS ― U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he’s on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become.As it currently ...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:27

Japan should be more German

Plenty of economists are warning that Europe could soon look like stagnant Japan. In fact, Japan could stand to look a little more European ― or, to be more precise, more German.Why has the “Made in Germany” brand thrived over the last 15 or so years, even as “Made in Japan” grinds to...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:27

[Editorial] Milestone resolution

North Korea’s isolated and impoverished regime has sought to secure its survival by building a nuclear arsenal and placing its people under harsh control.Its adherence to nuclear and ballistic missile programs has led to international economic sanctions, deepening the predicament of the r...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:12

[Chon Shi-yong] Fundamentals of the basic law

Since its inception in 1948, the Korean Constitution has been revised nine times, most recently in 1987, when the wave of democratization was at its height. The basic law does not necessarily need to ...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:12

[Editorial] Low-paid workers

Figures released this week by the national statistics office showed deteriorating employment conditions for low-income earners.While a growing number of workers have been paid less than the minimum wage in recent years, the number of day laborers has been on a steady decrease, according to...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:12

Jerusalem’s new holy war should be stopped

There are terror attacks, and there are pogroms. The attack at a Jerusalem synagogue this week that killed four rabbis was a pogrom. It was an attack motivated not by politics but by religious hatred; it was directed not at Israelis but at Jews.The killers were armed with hatchets and guns...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:10