Feb 27, 2014 — The U.S. and South Korea are conducting joint military exercises. In the past, the North has used missile tests to express its displeasure. On Thursday, South Korean officials say, it did so again.
Feb 20, 2014 — The reunions are the first since 2010 and involve a few hundred family members from North and South who have not seen one another since the 1950s.
Feb 11, 2014 — South Korea announced the first high-level meeting in years with rival North Korea. And for the first time since they split in the 1940s, China and Taiwan held government-to-government talks at a senior level.
Feb 7, 2014 — State lawmakers heard from Korean Americans and Japanese lobbyists before deciding to have the Sea of Japan designated also as the East Sea, the term Seoul prefers.
Nov 16, 2013 — The latest film from Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki tells the story the engineer who designed the Mitsubishi Zero, the fighter plane used in attacks on Pearl Harbor. The Wind Rises is drawing sharp criticism from around Asia, where the wounds of World War II have yet to heal.
Oct 1, 2013 — The pair of rare lions were put on public display Tuesday for the first time by South Korea's Everland zoo.
Sep 21, 2013 — A chance for families in South and North Korea to meet long-lost relatives has been put off, as North Korea canceled reunions that were to take place in the coming week. A South Korean official called the decision "inhumane" Saturday.
Sep 18, 2013 — The debate can be heard across borders. Foreign workers are now finding jobs in highly homogeneous countries such as South Korea. But in other rapidly aging countries such as Japan, policymakers are wary of allowing immigrant labor.
Sep 17, 2013 — One word: oversupply. Too many ships were built before the 2008 global economic crisis. This drove down shipping rates, forcing the industry to scale back. The effects are still being felt. This week, a Finnish shipbuilder said it would close a yard that employed 700 workers.
Sep 16, 2013 — While thousands of North Koreans have made their way to the South, the number of incidents that go in the other direction are exceedingly rare.