By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea on April 1, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean, and Japanese leaders pledged to work closer together to prevent North Korea from advancing its […]
Chris Lee is our first candidate for the 2016 Asian Technology and Innovation 40 and Under award category.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea tries to get under the skin of its archrival with border broadcasts that feature not only criticism of North Korea’s nuclear program, troubled economy and human rights abuses, but also a unique homegrown weapon: K-pop.
It took a lot of bravado for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to acknowledge and apologize for Japan’s war-time role in South Korean “comfort women” crimes. Why is this acknowledgement such a big deal? First, some history from the (somewhat) reliable source Wikipedia: “Comfort women were women and girls who were forced into sexual slavery […]
By Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung’s hopes of ending years of acrimony over whether its computer-chip factories caused cancer have hit a hitch: Some sickened workers and their families say they’ll never accept its highly conditional offer of financial assistance. As recently as the middle of last year, it […]
By Hyung-Jim Kim Associated Press NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, […]
By Sheila Hagar Walla Walla Union-Bulletin They have no names, yet. “I really want the families to be able to name them,” said Sara Archer, executive director of Blue Mountain Humane Society, dishing out a pet treat for the 80-pound dog in front of her. Archer is referring to four tosa inus, also called Japanese […]
By Eric Talmadge and Foster Klug Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — For the moment, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink and on Sunday resumed a second round of talks that temporarily pushed aside vows of imminent war on the peninsula. The first round of marathon talks on Aug. 22 […]
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a northern Virginia man on murder and attempted murder charges in the stabbing last month of a South Korean couple at a rural religious retreat in Maryland. State’s Attorney Charlie Smith in Frederick County announced the indictment Friday of 30-year-old Song Su Kim of Falls Church. […]
By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Years ago, entering high school or college, it was hard to believe it could ever happen. But now it has—graduation. Here are some of our remarkable community graduates. Aleyna Yamaguchi Aleyna has had quite the journey during her time at University of Washington. She’s studied abroad in Rome, volunteered […]