International Relations

Japan vows action if S. Korea hurts companies in trade row

Jul 20, 2019

Japan's foreign minister says Tokyo will take "necessary measures" against South Korea if interests of Japanese companies are harmed in an escalating dispute over World War II forced labor

Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor

Jul 16, 2019

Colonial-era Korean laborers seek approval for the sale of assets of former Japanese employer

Duterte 'seriously considering' cutting ties with Iceland

Jul 16, 2019

The Philippine president is "seriously considering" cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, which spearheaded a resolution initiating a UN investigation into the thousands of deaths of suspects under his anti-drug crackdown

N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets

Jul 11, 2019

North Korea has slammed South Korea for deploying U.S. stealth fighter jets, warning that it will respond by developing unspecified special weapons of its own

SKorean leader denounces Japanese comments over sanctions

Jul 10, 2019

South Korean president has criticized comments by Japanese officials who questioned the credibility of Seoul's sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo's stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea

Japan says it won't discuss or retract SKorea export rules

Jul 9, 2019

Japan rebuffs call for negotiations over tightened controls on exports to South Korea

Son of late South Korean defector in North for resettlement

Jul 8, 2019

North Korea says the son of the highest-profile South Korean ever to defect to the North has arrived there to resettle

The Latest: Australian held in North Korea arrives in Japan

Jul 4, 2019

An Australian student released from detention in North Korea has arrived in Tokyo

South Korea's Moon calls Trump-Kim summit end of hostility

Jul 2, 2019

South Korea's president calls a recent US-North Korean summit meeting an end of mutual hostility between the countries

Global shares rise on hopes for US-China trade negotiations

Jul 1, 2019

Global shares are higher on revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan