By Sylvia Hui Associated Press LONDON (AP) — He says he was one of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s favorite propaganda artists, singing the praises of the Dear Leader in dozens of poems. But these days, Jang Jin-sung says he prefers to tell the truth about North Korea.
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly In Dambisa Moyo’s New York Times best-selling book, “Winner Take All:
By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s young new leader gets rock star treatment when he visits his troops — just as his father did. But while the late Kim Jong Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs his soldiers. Kim Jong Un […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Steven Kim left for Seoul over the weekend.
The Year of the Dragon is turning out to be pretty good so far. This week, King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Steven Kim boarded a plan to Seoul. He has an impressive task ahead, too, helping South Korea’s judicial system adopt a jury system, much like that of the United States.
This week, we ran three stories about artists on our front page. We showcased movie producer and director Christina Yao, award-winning fashion designer Gahee Bae, and famed South Korean visual and multimedia artist Do-Ho Suh.
By Jean H. Lee Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There are no hot dogs, peanuts, or plastic cups of beer for sale when the North Korean soccer team takes the pitch. There are no noisemakers, and no one does the wave.
By Sam Kim The Associated Press BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — An Iranian film and a Philippine film have shared the top awards for Asian productions at the region’s largest film event.
By Kelly Olsen The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top Samsung executive says the company will take a bolder stance in its patent battle with smartphone and tablet rival Apple, which Samsung claims has been “free riding” on its patented wireless technologies.