By Charles J. Hanley and Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a political about-face, a South Korean commission investigating a century of human rights abuses has ruled that the U.S. military’s large-scale killing of refugees during the Korean War, in case after case, arose out of military necessity. Shutting down […]
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — China faced Japanese pressure Monday to join international efforts to penalize North Korea for its alleged sinking of a South Korean
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has arrested one of its citizens on spy charges, alleging that he worked with rival North Korea’s military to kidnap defectors from the repressive, impoverished country and the activists who helped them flee, an official said last Monday.
Each year, South Korea’s Jeonju Film Festival supports three filmmakers to shoot a half-hour film using digital cameras. Each filmmaker receives a budget of 50 million Korean won (about $44,000). The results from last year’s show featured three up-and-coming Asian directors using their electronic tools in distinctive manners.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For Shaun White, Kim Yu-na, and a few other household names, spectacular triumphs at the Vancouver Games will enhance an already immense earning power. For lesser-known Winter Olympians, cashing in is not so easy.
2009 brought a wealth of Asian and Asian-related films to American theaters. Here’s a quick look back at 10 films you should have seen — and if you haven’t, you should hunt these down at your local video store:
“Ninja Assassin,” the new film from director James McTeigue, begins with a Japanese tattoo artist working on a yakuza’s back. Blood flows down from the tattoo needle. With only short respites, blood also flows throughout the rest of the film. Blood isn’t enough, however, to compensate for the film’s anemia in other areas.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Daniel Chun peers out of the window of the Air Koryo turboprop from China as it touches down outside Pyongyang, his former home. It has taken him less than two hours to go back nearly 60 years.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean stem cell scientist once hailed as a hero for bringing hope to people with incurable diseases and creating the world’s first cloned dog was convicted on Monday, Oct. 26, on criminal charges related to faked research, but avoided jail.
This was the length of Amy Anderson’s first standup performance at an open mic night in 1997 on Saint Patrick’s Day in a Minneapolis comedy club. At the end of her three minutes, she had found her passion.