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  • Grief Turns to Anger at Government Over Ferry Sinking

    As the official death toll from a South Korean ferry that sank last week grew to more than 100, newspaper editorials suggest the national mood was shifting from grief to outrage at the government’s handling of the tragedy.

  • Japanese Nationalism Definitely Not Growing, Abe’s Brother Says

    Nationalism is “absolutely not” on the rise in Japan and the country remains committed to peace almost 70 years after its defeat in World War II, said Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi, the younger brother of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • North Korea Building Tunnel for Possible Nuclear Test, Chosun Ilbo Reports

    North Korea is building a tunnel at a site where it conducted two underground nuclear tests, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing a South Korean intelligence official it didn’t identify. North Korea may be able to conduct a nuclear test as early as March at the rate the tunnel is being built at Punggyeri in the country’s northeastern corner, the Korean-language newspaper said.

  • North Korea Has Uranium-Enrichment Centrifuge Plant, Chosun Ilbo Reports

    North Korea is running a uranium enrichment centrifuge plant in Huichon, 57 kilometers northwest of the Yongbyon nuclear facility, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing an unidentified former North Korean senior official who defected from the country.

  • North Korea Deployed Missiles on West Coast Dec. 20, Chosun Ilbo Reports

    North Korea deployed more missiles on its west coast on Dec. 20, when South Korea conducted artillery drills on an island in waters along the two nation’s western sea border, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing an unidentified government official.

  • North Korea May Have More Uranium Enrichment Plants, Chosun Ilbo Reports

    North Korea may have three or four more plants for enriching uranium for nuclear use, including one in Pyongyang, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing a South Korean intelligence official it didn’t identify. The U.S. and South Korea suspect North Korea of enriching uranium at locations other than a Yongbyon plant the country revealed to U.S. scientists last month, the Korean-language newspaper said.

  • BOK Succession Challenge for Park as Scrutiny Increases: Economy

    South Korea President Park Geun Hye, who has rocked her administration with past Cabinet picks, faces one of her biggest personnel challenges yet: ensuring a smooth central bank leadership transition as she tries to steer Asia’s fourth-largest economy to faster growth.

  • China’s Media Condemns Abe as Boycott Calls Grow on Weibo

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a war shrine drew condemnation from China’s state media as Chinese consumers took to social media to call for a boycott of Japan’s goods.

  • South Korea Concludes the North Sank Warship, Paper Says

    South Korea has concluded that North Korea sank one of its warships in March close to their disputed border with the loss of 46 lives, Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.

  • Park Leads Moon in Poll as S. Korea Presidential Campaign Begins

    Park Geun Hye, the South Korean ruling party’s presidential nominee, held a lead in polls over opposition challenger Moon Jae In as they prepared to launch a barrage of television ads ahead of next month’s election.

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