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: Kang Hyun-kyung
Wed, August 17, 2022 | 13:06
What polls don't say about Yoon
President Yoon Suk-yeol's low approval rating in the early phase of his presidency is puzzling pundits. Most newly-elected leaders benefit from the so-called “honeymoon period” of their first six months in office and enjoy relatively high support rates, regardless of their performance. Their minor blunders are tolerated during this time.
| 2022-08-17 09:23
[INTERVIEW] Moon rallies int'l support for unification of two Koreas
Hyun Jin Preston Moon, founder and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., is a skeptic of the top-down approach. He said government-level efforts to keep North Korea in check are bound to fail, and to those who are familiar with the very different systems of the two Koreas, this statement is not surprising. “You have democratic South Korea: one-te...
| 2022-08-17 09:03
Thinking the unthinkable on North Korea
The unification of the two Koreas seems to be one of the least likely things to happen any time soon, particularly now when inter-Korean relations have become more confrontational and volatile than ever before. There have been few signs of improvement in South-North Korea relations since conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated on May 10. Unlike his predecessor, M...
| 2022-08-15 08:58
Yoon details whereabouts during record downpour to curb conspiracy theory
President Yoon Suk-yeol directed the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and other related ministries on Tuesday to keenly watch the developments of torrential downpours and to draw up measures to protect people's lives and their property while preparing to deal with the aftermath of the record rainfall in the central part of the country.
| 2022-08-09 16:08
Nancy Pelosi vs. Lee Jun-seok
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taiwan on Wednesday, despite China's furious reaction which materialized in a menacing military show of force, has made some Koreans like me want to revisit Lee Jun-seok's week-long trip to war-torn Ukraine two months ago, shortly after the June 1 local elections. The two high-profile visits to the regions with high levels of secur...
| 2022-08-03 17:04
Kim, Pelosi agree to support efforts for denuclearization of North Korea
Pelosi to meet Nat'l Assembly speaker amid heightened regional tensions over Taiwan visit
Seoul wary of 'Pelosi effect' on ties with Beijing
Domestic politics presents major stumbling block to Korea-Japan relations
In Korea-Japan relations, it is commonly said among Korean experts that the ball is in Japan's court. In other words, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds the key, particularly following his party's big win in the Upper House elections earlier this month. Thus, it's important how he will respond to President Yoon Suk-yeol's repeated calls to sit down for a summit to di...
| 2022-07-25 08:03
Don't let first lady outshine president, says Daegu mayor
Daegu Mayor Hong Joon-pyo has shared some advice in a Facebook post to help President Yoon Suk-yeol stay in control of state affairs amid Yoon being trapped in falling approval ratings. Hong singled out the first lady, the founder and president of her “fan club” and a group of Yoon's confidants who are called by the Korean acronym, “Yoon-haek-kwan,” or President Yoon's inner ...
| 2022-07-21 14:30
Unification Church claims its members face death threats over Abe's death
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, better known as the Unification Church, claimed that the church and its members in Japan faced death threats and hate crimes following the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The threats were reactions to “abusive” donation practices of the church, founded by self-claimed messiah Moon Sun-myung in 1954 in S...
| 2022-07-19 16:39
He shares tips for happier, more fulfilling life
CHUNCHEON - Son Woong-jung, the father of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min, encouraged aspiring football players to live the life they want, rather than one they feel they're simply supposed to live. He raised the question, “What is happiness?” in order to share his own definition of a happier, more fulfilling life, during an exclusive inter...
| 2022-07-19 14:55
[EXCLUSIVE] With tough love, Son Heung-min's father nurtures teen footballers
New video shows North Korean fishermen desperately resisting deportation at DMZ
The Ministry of Unification on Monday released a four-minute video of two North Korean fishermen who were handed over to the North in November 2019, showing one of them frantically resisting repatriation. The video was made public about a week after the ministry released 10 photos that documented how they were sent back to the North at the inter-Korean border area. The photos...
| 2022-07-18 20:40
Korean builders desperate for foreign construction workers
2 Buddhist monks assault solo protester
Western, traditional Korean medicine doctors clash over terminology
Korea grapples with excess rice
Gates calls on Korea to play greater role in fight against COVID-19 pandemic
Ruling party chief accuses president of verbal abuse
Instructors furious over scaling down of gugak in music teacher education
Concerns grow over Korea's pension fund
Do Kwon says he will cooperate with investigation
NPS reduces Samsung shares, while increasing TSMC stocks
Ice is melting, land is burning
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