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Japanese national confesses to damaging epitaph on Korean victims


A Japanese man on Monday confessed to damaging a epitaph at a national cemetery for Korean victims of forced labor under Japan's colonial rule, "to correct historical facts," police said.

S. Korean president popular despite controversy, shows survey


South Korean President Moon Jae-in kept his approval rating at a relatively high level despite controversy over security issues, a survey showed Monday.

Russia intercepts 14 foreign planes near borders in past week


Russian jets have intercepted 14 foreign planes near its borders in the past week, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a report published on Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on Friday.

S. Korean ex-president Park's confidante gets 3-year prison term


Choi Soon-sil, a close confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, on Friday got a three-year prison term for one of her corruption charges involving her daughter.

Japan testing missile interceptors as DPRK threat looms large


Japan has begun a series of tests of its PAC-3 missile defense system at four bases in Tokyo, aiming to provide reassurance that the technology could shoot down warheads fired from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

DPRK says situation returns to same dangerous level as April


The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the situation at the Korean peninsula has returned to an extremely dangerous level similar to that in April, due to a political crisis U.S. President Donald Trump faces at home.

ROK protests against Japan's new education guidelines on disputed islets


South Korea on Wednesday expressed strong protest against Japan's new education guidelines on a set of disputed islets, known as Dokdo islets in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.

Japan's Abe apologizes for "unconstructive" discussions in Diet


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday apologized for time being wasted in the latest session of the Diet and pledged to fulfill the government's responsibility to fully explain its policies to a public whose support for his Cabinet has tumbled according to recent polls.

Japan passes controversial anti-terror law despite protests


Japan passed a controversial anti-terror law on Thursday that sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens' privacy rights and lead to over-the-top police surveillance.

DPRK: June 15 Joint Declaration sacred bond for realizing reunification


The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the June 15 Joint Declaration is a sacred bond between the sides of Korea and the sole foundation for bringing about national reunification.