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South Korea's Moon urges 'restrained' language in forced labor row with Japan

4:23am EST

SEOUL South Korea's President Moon Jae-in told Japanese lawmakers on Friday "cautious, restrained" language is needed when discussing wartime forced labor to avoid "inciting antagonistic emotions" between the people of the two East Asian countries.

How a South Korean security law is becoming obsolete amid thaw with North Korea

Dec 07 2018

SEOUL In downtown Seoul, some 40 young South Koreans last month braved early winter chills to show their support for a planned visit to the South Korean capital by North Korea's leader, chanting "Kim Jong Un! Kim Jong Un! Kim Jong Un is a great man!" | Video

South Korean conscientious objectors released on parole after landmark ruling

Nov 29 2018

SEOUL Dozens of South Korean conscientious objectors were released from jail on parole on Friday after a landmark court decision that conscience is a valid reason to refuse mandatory military service.

South Korean court decision on wartime forced labourers draws rebuke from Japan

Nov 29 2018

SEOUL South Korea's top court ruled on Thursday that Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd must compensate 10 South Koreans for their forced labour during World War Two, a ruling that drew an immediate rebuke from Tokyo. | Video

South Korean court angers Japan with order to compensate wartime laborers

Nov 29 2018

SEOUL South Korea's top court ruled on Thursday that Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd must compensate 10 South Koreans for their forced labor during World War Two, a ruling that drew an immediate rebuke from Tokyo. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-S.Korean court decision on wartime forced labourers draws rebuke from Japan

Nov 29 2018

* S.Korean court orders Mitsubishi to compensate wartime forced labourers

Kim Jong Who? South Korea revamps the way students study North Korea

Nov 21 2018

SEOUL A year of warming relations between North and South Korea has raised the prospects of closer ties, if not some form of unification for the still-warring neighbors far in the future. But it might not be obvious in a typical South Korean classroom.

North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

Nov 16 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea's leader witnessed the test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, the country's state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also released a U.S. prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations. | Video

North Korean official in South demands Japan compensate for war crimes

Nov 16 2018

GOYANG, South Korea A North Korean delegation called on Japan on Friday to pay "sufficient compensation" for the forced labor and conscription of the "Korean people" during World War Two and other Asia-Pacific conflicts.

North Korean official in South demands Japan compensate for war crimes

Nov 16 2018

GOYANG, South Korea A North Korean delegation called on Japan on Friday to pay "sufficient compensation" for the forced labour and conscription of the "Korean people" during World War Two and other Asia-Pacific conflicts.

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