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TOKYO (Reuters) - When Taro Kono, Japan's leading contender to be prime minister, was a senior in high school, he asked his father to send him overseas for university, but was flatly refused.
TOKYO (Reuters): Japan's popular vaccination minister, Taro Kono, is set to announce his candidacy on Friday (Sept 10) for leader of the country's ruling political party and, by extension, its next prime minister.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's popular coronavirus vaccination minister, Taro Kono, is set to announce his candidacy on Friday to lead the ruling party and, by extension, become the next prime minister.
TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN): The United States and its two East Asian allies Japan and South Korea on Wednesday (July 21) discussed stability in the Taiwan Strait and the denuclearisation of North Korea, stressing their policy alignment even amid frayed relations between Tokyo and Seoul.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Fighting disease, death and disillusionment, members of South Korea’s rapidly dwindling sisterhood of surviving "comfort women" say they are facing the twilight of their lives with diminished camaraderie and will to wage political battles.
CARBIS BAY, ENGLAND (Bloomberg): It was supposed to be another sign of Joe Biden bringing together US allies left adrift under four years of Donald Trump: The leaders of Japan and South Korea sitting down for a meeting at the Group of Seven summit.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Wednesday upheld Japan's state immunity to dismiss a lawsuit raised by a group of women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels, contradicting a ruling in a separate earlier case that ordered Tokyo to compensate victims.
SEOUL (AFP): A South Korean court on Wednesday (April 21) dismissed a case brought by a handful of World War II sex slaves and their families against the Japanese government, saying Tokyo enjoyed "sovereign immunity" over the issue, reports said.
Despite being popular in the past year due to the pandemic, joggers could soon be on their way out as the new fashion season heralds a love for bohemian living.
SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday (March 1) that the Tokyo Olympics could provide a chance to reopen talks between North Korea and the United States, North Korea and Japan, and the two Koreas.