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Peace in Asia Pacific needs constructive contributor, not trouble maker

2017-01-12

​ In a bid to enhance his chummy ties with Rodrigo Duterte, president of a country who currently holds the rotating chair of ASEAN and a drifting-away U.S. ally, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday started a trip to the Philippines with an aid package of 8.66 billion U.S. dollars.

Samsung boss questioned in South Korea corruption probe

2017-01-12

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong is being questioned at the prosecutor's office in Seoul as a suspect in South Korea's biggest political corruption scandal.

Think 70 is old? Not in Japan

2017-01-11

Not long ago seen as the “twilight years”, 65 to 75 is the new “semi-elderly”, according to ageing experts in Japan.

Ban Ki-moon's brother and nephew charged with bribery

2017-01-11

Prosecutors have charged relatives of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with conspiracy to bribe a government official.

Japanese PM to visit Australia amid uncertainty of U.S. presence in Asia

2017-01-11

​ Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a business delegation will visit Australia on Saturday amid unease over future U.S. presence in Asia.

S Korean monk dies after sex slave self-immolation protest

2017-01-11

A Buddhist monk in South Korea has died after setting himself on fire in protest over a 2015 deal struck with Japan on wartime sex slaves.

South Korea’s ‘Rasputin’ Choi now charged with bribery

2017-01-10

South Korean special prosecutors team have filed fresh charges including bribery against a close friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye, the central figure in a political scandal that has engulfed the country, the team said on Monday.

South Korean protestors demand President Park’s immediate removal, Sewol ferry salvage

2017-01-09

Hundreds of thousands of protestors returned to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-hye’s immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead.

Japan envoy returns home in South Korea 'comfort woman' row

2017-01-09

Japan's ambassador to South Korea returned to Tokyo on Monday (Jan 9), reiterating its frustration over a statue of a "comfort woman" which has reignited a diplomatic row over Tokyo's wartime sex slavery.

Kim Jong-un’s birthday proves to be a low-key affair in DPRK

2017-01-09

DPRK marked Kim Jong-un’s birthday on Sunday in a decidedly low-key manner.