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  • Moon set to win South Korean presidency

    SEOUL -- South Korean media report that Moon Jae-in of the progressive Democratic Party of Korea has won Tuesday's presidential election, ending nearly a decade of conservative rule.Voters heeded Moon's call to wipe the slate clean after the preside

    May 9, 2017 11:22 pm JST
  • South Korean presidential election sees high voter turnout

    SEOUL -- Voting in South Korea's presidential election began Tuesday, with citizens choosing a leader who will face the task of easing military tensions on the Korean Peninsula and cleaning up the corruption that cut short the term of former Preside

    May 9, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • South Korea presidential polls open

    SEOUL -- Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party of Korea continued to top the polls as South Korea's presidential candidates wrapped up their campaigns, though undecided voters could still cause an upset in Tuesday's vote.Tuesday has been decla

    May 9, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Japan prepares Korean Peninsula crisis plan

    TOKYO -- Tensions are rising dangerously on the Korean Peninsula as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump square off.While North Korea has threatened to conduct a new nuclear test in defiance of mounting international criti

    May 8, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • South Korea transport agency hears Hyundai, Kia recall cases

    SEOUL -- The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Monday conducted a closed-door hearing on the recall of Hyundai Motor's Avante and Sonata sedans, and Kia Motors' Mohave sport-utility vehicles, following an appeal by Hyundai.The recall

    May 8, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • What the father of modern Japanese business can teach Samsung

    TOKYO -- Samsung Electronics owes its existence to the South Korean state. So said Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of the electronics maker more than 20 years ago while he was a graduate student at Japan's Keio University.Samsung was already a leading s

    May 8, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • South Korea poll stirs political awakening among young

    SEOUL -- As South Korea prepares to elect its next president on May 9, Ban Jae-hoon, 27, feels politically engaged like never before. Of a generation that despairingly refers to their country as "Hell Joseon," a satirical reference to the country's

    May 8, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Public ire forces Samsung to detour on succession

    SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics has backed off from reorganization plans paving the way for formally anointing de facto chief Lee Jae-yong the group CEO, fearing a backlash from a public fed up with the jailed executive.Yet the core unit of the South K

    May 8, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Bitcoin surges to all-time high on regulatory changes in Asia

    TOKYO -- The price of bitcoins surged nearly 30% in April, and reached all-time high in the first week of May, partly due to regulatory changes in Asia.According to bitcoin information provider CoinDesk, one bitcoin bought more than $1,500 on May 4

    May 7, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Run-up to South Korean election reveals mixed feelings on China sanctions

    SEOUL -- South Koreans go to the polls on May 9 to choose a new president amid a pile of internal and external problems that will greatly affect the outcome of the election.Friction between South Korea and China over Seoul's agreement to deploy the

    May 7, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Steel product from Japan, 7 others 'injures' US industry

    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday it determined that imports of a steel product from Japan and seven other economies and sold in the United States at less than fair value have "materially injured" the U.S. ste

    May 7, 2017 02:45 am JST
  • The high-tech secrets of Gangnam-style cosmetic surgery

    SEOUL "Gangnam Style" catapulted the upscale district in the South Korean capital to global prominence, but Gangnam had an international reputation long before pop star Psy's catchy tune and distinctive dance became an internet phenomenon. Every yea

    May 6, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • South Koreans feel strain as labor inequality deepens

    ULSAN, South Korea -- A man sat in protest outside the gates of Hyundai Motor's factory on a recent day here in this industrial southeastern city. Next Tuesday, when South Koreans head to the polls to elect a new president, will mark a year to the d

    May 6, 2017 03:30 am JST
  • North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

    SEOUL (AP) -- North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving biochemical weapons.In a statement carried on state media, North Korea's Ministry of State Se

    May 6, 2017 12:29 am JST
  • Asia divided over plan to strengthen crisis response

    YOKOHAMA -- Asian nations are in agreement on their need to deal with currency crises such as the one that wrought havoc in the region 20 years ago, but in a meeting Friday, fell short of an accord on upgrading the existing crisis-response mechanism

    May 5, 2017 11:06 pm JST
  • Oil drag, China growth woes slam Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were poised for their worst session in more than two weeks, as an overnight slump in crude prices hurt energy producers while reemerging worries about China's growth and tighter liquidity conditions wei

    May 5, 2017 02:33 pm JST
  • Japan, China, South Korea decry protectionism in rare show of unity

    YOKOHAMA -- The finance ministers and central bank chiefs of Japan, China and South Korea issued a joint statement Friday opposing protectionism and promoting currency cooperation among Asian countries."We will resist all forms of protectionism," th

    May 5, 2017 02:10 pm JST
  • David S. Lee

    South Korean vote in play as presidential campaign winds up

    The South Korean public feels energized and empowered. The public protests that helped drive President Park Geun-hye from office in March have sustained interest in politics, leading to expectations of strong voter turnout when her successor is chos

    May 5, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • South Korean stocks hit record on post-election hopes

    SEOUL -- South Korea's benchmark stock index closed at an all-time high Thursday as next week's presidential election stirred hopes of fresh economic policymaking and foreign investors got in on the buying despite rising tensions on the peninsula.At

    May 5, 2017 04:15 am JST
  • South Korean leader meets with Japanese envoy

    SEOUL -- Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn met Thursday with Japanese Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine, who pressed him to abide by an agreement on wartime "comfort women" that has become a sticking point between the two sides.This marked thei

    May 5, 2017 04:14 am JST