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S. Korean slavery victim seeks UN justice as time runs out

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thirty years after going public with her story of abduction, rape and forced prostitution by Japan’s wartime military, Lee Yong-soo fears she’s running out of time to get clo...

Japan's PM, S. Korea's president-elect agree to improve ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korea's president-elect Yoon Suk Yeol talked on the phone Friday, agreeing to cooperate toward improving their countries' ties, signaling a ...

Japan cautiously welcomes South Korean president-elect

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government on Thursday welcomed the election of a new president in South Korea who supports stronger ties with Washington and Tokyo, as officials and experts expressed hope for an...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2022. There are 352 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 1...

Japan diplomat pulls out of U.S. news conference over islet dispute with S.Korea

Japan's vice foreign minister pulled out of a planned news conference with his South Korean and U.S. counterparts in Washington on Wednesday over a territorial dispute between the two U.S. allies,...

Japan, South Korea balk at sharing stage after US talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S.-sponsored show of alliance with Japan and South Korea stumbled Wednesday when American diplomats couldn't convince their Asian allies to share a news conference stage. ...

Japan's premier sends offering to controversial Tokyo shrine

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister donated ritual offerings Sunday to a Tokyo shrine viewed by Chinese and Koreans as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression, though he did not make a visit in pe...

Japan, S Korea leaders look to deepen ties despite strains

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and South Korea spoke by phone on Friday, saying they would look to deepen ties in the face of regional security threats despite strained bilateral relations. ...

Taiwan groups observe World War II memorial day for 'comfort women'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese women and human rights groups marked the 30th anniversary of the first time a victim spoke out publicly about her experiences under forced prostitution by the Ja...

Japan, US, South Korea reaffirm cooperation on North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — The United States, Japan and South Korea on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to work together on North Korea's denuclearization and other regional threats but made no progress in bri...

Tokyo Olympics unable to heal Japan-South Korea rift

Hopes that Japan and South Korea might finally be able to build new bridges through a summit of their leaders on the sidelines of the Tokyo Olympic Games have been dashed after Seoul announced that Pr...

China seen as military threat by 88% of Japanese, 72% of South Koreans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 90 percent of Japanese and over 70 percent of South Koreans view China's expanding military influence in the region as a threat, according to the results of a p...

PM Suga makes offerings at Yasukuni shrine but doesn't visit

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday donated religions offerings to a Tokyo shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a symbol of wartime aggression, though he avoided a vi...

South Korean 'comfort women' lose compensation claim

A South Korean court on Wednesday rejected a claim by sexual slavery victims and their relatives, who sought compensation from the Japanese government over wartime sufferings. The court upheld Japan&...

Harvard professor ignites uproar over 'comfort women' claims

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard University professor has ignited an international uproar and faces mounting scrutiny for alleging that Korean women who were kept as sex slaves in wartime Japan had a...