By Paul Elias The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the courts have to figure compensation for people aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed.
By Terry Collins and Joan Lowy The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After nearly 11 hours in the air, the passengers and crew aboard a jumbo jetliner traveling from Seoul to San Francisco were looking forward to a quick and uneventful landing as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 approached the airport from over San Francisco […]
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean entrepreneurs who invested up to 10 years and millions of dollars in the Kaesong industrial complex, a symbol of economic collaboration between the Koreas that is now shuttered by the North, have little more than hope to cling to as assembly […]
By Foster Klug The Associated Press IMJINGAK, South Korea (AP) — Busloads of tourists still show up to gawk at the world’s most heavily fortified border, even as governments on both sides threaten to reduce each other to rubble.
By Staff The Associated Press HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — After noticing plaques at the local courthouse commemorating slavery, the Holocaust, and other atrocities, Korean American community leader Chejin Park had the idea of adding a tribute to the “comfort women” of World War II.
By Sam Kim and Ahn Young-Joon The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korea began showing off its new snow sports mecca with the opening of the Special Olympics on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
South Korea’s president has made a surprise, election-year visit to islets also claimed by Japan, which quickly reasserted its sovereignty there, recalled its ambassador from Seoul and warned that the trip would worsen the countries’ strained relations …
To the Editor: Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia’s commentary (Jan. 7, 2012) regarding stereotypes harbored by South Koreans toward North Korean refugees among them, and the way that these stereotypes harm hope for reunification enlists the reader in the call for an idealizing and accommodating vision about North Korea that doesn’t seem at all realistic about […]
Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia By Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia For Northwest Asian Weekly Compared to about a decade ago, when there was widespread opposition to reunification, a growing number of Koreans now seem to be settling for it. With increasing public discourse on the issue, including the current jostling over a mandatory reunification tax, the […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s next leader burnished his diplomatic skills Monday, welcoming a private South Korean mourning delegation as state media revealed a new title that gives Kim Jong Un authority over political matters. Kim Jong Un has rapidly gained prominence since the death of his father Kim Jong Il on Dec. […]