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Explained: Why are Japan and South Korea at loggerheads?

Japan reportedly also removed South Korea from its “white country” list, that is, nations Japan deems to have trustworthy export control systems.

Japan may take South Korea wartime labour dispute to ICJ

South Korea's Supreme Court last year ordered two Japanese companies to compensate the wartime workers in a ruling that Tokyo said violated international law. Japan believes the issue of compensation was settled under a 1965 treaty.

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More acrimony in Japan-South Korea row as Tokyo lodges protest

Tokyo lodged a protest against Seoul, said it had broken an agreement on Japan's curbs of exports to Korea of some materials used to make high-tech equipment.

South Korea seeks US help in bitter trade spat with Japan

Tokyo last week tightened the approval process for Japanese shipments of photoresists and other sensitive materials to South Korean companies, which need the chemicals to produce semiconductors and display screens used in TVs and smartphones.

S.Korea minister warns of possible countermeasures to Japan's export curbs

"Implementing corresponding measures against Japan cannot be ruled out because it will take a long time for the World Trade Organization to produce a conclusion," Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said on the radio.

Trump’s trip to Asia: Diplomacy with an exclamation point

If his goals required cozying up to autocrats believed to have blood on their hands, like Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia or President Vladimir Putin of Russia, that did not bother him in the least.

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Explained: Demilitarized Zone, where Trump may meet Kim, is a vestige of Cold War

The DMZ, which runs across the Korean Peninsula, is 248 kilometres long and the 4 kilometres wide. Created as a buffer at the close of the 1950-53 Korean War, it's jointly overseen by the American-led UN Command and North Korea.

South Koreans get 5G service in 'scariest place' on Norea Korea border

The new technology will give villagers better access to online services, such as yoga classes, and enable them to water crops by remote control.

South Korea confirms plans to step up shift to renewable power

South Korea's energy ministry said it had finalised plans to raise the share of the country's power output generated from renewable sources amid growing criticism over its air quality.

South Korea braces for African swine fever outbreak after North Korea case

South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea, the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus' rapid spread.

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In Pictures: PM Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea

PM Narendra Modi dedicated the USD 200,000 prize money to 'Namami Gange Programme', which is flagship programme of his government to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of River Ganga.

Prison Inside Me: South Koreans lock themselves up to escape daily life

A downturn in South Korea's high-tech, export-driven economy has intensified a hyper-competitive school and work environment that experts say adds to a high incidence of stress and suicide

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Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades.

Brutal knife attack on US ambassador to South Korea

The attack happened at a venue in a performing arts center in Seoul, as the ambassador was preparing for a lecture.

South Korea celebrates the March First Independence Movement Day

South Koreans celebrate this day as the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule in Seoul.

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Thousands tie the knot in South Korea's mass wedding

Thousands of couples from all over the world gather in South Korea to get married at the Unification Church.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.

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