Korea Real Time
Analysis and insight into what's making news on the Korean peninsula
Updated: 17 min 53 sec ago
Among those leading the Nikkei's charge is the country’s biggest auto maker, Toyota Motor. Its share price has soared 50% this year, leading it to overtake Samsung Electronics as Asia's largest manufacturer.
Ahn Yong-soo’s life was turned upside-down when his brother disappeared while on military duty during the Vietnam war and eventually showed up in a North Korean propaganda broadcast. Now Mr. Ahn is fighting for his brother’s name to be cleared.
South Korea is gunning for its own version of Silicon Valley, and the country's entrepreneurs are happy it's making the move.
Not content with its dominance in the gadget market, Samsung Group is putting its deep pockets to use with a research foundation that it hopes will foster Nobel prize winners.
South Korean pop star Seo Tae-ji said on Wednesday that he plans to marry actress Lee Eun-sung.
South Korean media on Wednesday ran a photo of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a military jet marked with the number 731, the same number as a Japanese facility that performed human experiments during the wars in the early 20th century.
A Japanese local leader’s defense of the use of Chinese and Korean sex slaves to service Japanese soldiers during World War II as a “necessary” part of the war effort has drawn angry responses from Beijing and Seoul, aggravating tensions in the region that were already high after a series of earlier provocations.
Just over one year on from the implementation of the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, American companies see plenty of opportunities for export growth in South Korea, U.S. Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sánchez said.
Osaka's outspoken mayor Toru Hashimoto stirred up anger both at home and abroad by declaring that comfort women--who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japan's imperial army--were a vital part of the nation's war effort.
North Korea has replaced its armed-forces minister again, removing a perceived hardliner in the latest of Kim Jong Un’s military-leadership shuffles since he took power in late 2011.
Samsung Electronics said it has made a breakthrough in developing mobile technology for fifth-generation networks.
South Korea’s president apologized for an alleged sexual assault involving her former spokesman, as pressure mounted to address the issue publicly.