South Korea and Japan on Tuesday met for the first time in three months to discuss their trade dispute amid dimmed hopes for reconciliation as the spread of the new coronavirus has led to more bilateral trust issues.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called for better relations with the North, so leader Kim Jong-un can visit Seoul, despite Pyongyang's abandonment of its nuclear and missile test moratoriums.
South Korea and the United States have failed to agree on Seoul's contribution towards hosting some 28,500 US troops, but the US side hinted after the two days of talks ended that it will no longer stick to its $5 billion demand.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, prompting neighboring South Korea to call on Japan to reflect on its wartime actions.
After looking for a perfect place for her family for years, Cho Yeoun-hoa and her family moved in April from an apartment where her daughter couldn't play the cello at night to a stand-alone house in the country's administrative city of Sejong that also happened to be solar-powered.
A giant forest fire swept across swathes of South Korea on Friday, as authorities declared a rare national disaster, deploying 900 fire engines and tens of thousands of personnel to bring it under control.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will open a regional environment and health center in Seoul in May to identify environmental and health risks and provide advice to governments in the Asia-Pacific region, the South Korean environment ministry here said Tuesday.