[Editorial] Abe disappoints

Things are as usual with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government: Uttering vague words and phrases about Japan’s wartime past while their actions show clearly that they intend to pursue their goal of regaining the c...

[Editorial] Growing political chaos

It feels as though the country has been sucked into a black hole ― one created by the late businessman Sung Woan-jong’s memo implicating eight politicians in a growing bribery scandal.What began as a probe into the failed energy...

[Robert B. Reich] Workers hurt in flexible economy

These days it’s not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she’s not needed right then.Although she’s already found someone to pick up her kid from school and arranged for chil...

[Editorial] Corporate profitability

The earnings of Samsung Group and Hyundai Motor Group, Korea’s two biggest conglomerates, accounted for 81 percent of the total profits of the country’s top 30 business groups last year, up from 47.5 percent in 2010.The increase...