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It has been an inauspicious return to crisis-plagued South Korea for former UN chief Ban Ki-moon, once the odds-on favourite to be the next president, who has been ensnared in a family corruption scandal and struggled with a sceptical press.
South Korea's sports committee has asked its Japanese counterpart to take measures on books placed in guestrooms of a right-wing Japanese hotel chain that denies Japan's wartime crimes.
Japan launched an X-band defense communication satellite on Tuesday for the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
The yen retreated after the biggest jump since July and emerging-market stocks rose as investors assessed the impact from Donald Trump’s efforts to rework U.S. trade pacts and comments from U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin on the dollar’s strength.
South Korea’s ruling party is to change its name for the second time in five years, it said on Monday, as it seeks to dissociate itself from the corruption scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun-hye.
Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn said on Monday the deployment of a US anti-missile defence system can not be delayed in the face of a growing DPRK's nuclear missile threat and despite Beijing’s hostility to the move.
Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, on Sunday reported on Donald Trump officially becoming the president of the United States .
A panel of experts is expected to indicate today a preference for a special law to allow Emperor Akihito to retire, most probably by the end of next year.
A fire broke out at an oil refinery in western Japan on Sunday, forcing nearly 3,000 local residents to evacuate, local media reported.
South Korean people condemn a right-wing Japanese hotel chain, which caused uproar by placing books distorting the Imperial Japan's wartime history in guestrooms of its 400-plus hotels.