In towns and cities all over Japan farewell gatherings were being held, as “returnees” to North Korea packed their bags and boarded trains that would take them to the port of Niigata where, after various formalities including a “confirmation of free will” by the International Committee of the Red Cross, they would board Russian ships for the voyage to Cheongjin in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The South Korean government is on the verge of bringing much-needed reform to what has been the world’s largest child-export industry.
Closing U.S. military bases overseas is a key part of moving the money to meet human needs at home and abroad.
Disputes over the maritime border in the West Sea serve to exacerbate inter-Korean tensions.
Following successful revolutionary uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, Libya’s dictator tries to hole on to power by using force as the entire Middle East braces for more change.
The Obama administration is pushing a free trade agreement that will have dire consequences for Koreans.
In our globalized financial system, chaos in one part of the world can be devastating for businesses and workers elsewhere.
You think negotiating with North Korea is difficult? Try sitting down with Jon Kyl (R-AZ).
The exchange of artillery fire between South and North Korea on 23 November, 2010 had predictable results
The United States can play an important role in dialing back tensions in the disputed waters between North and South Korea, writes columnist Christine Ahn.
Here’s a solution to climate change: countries with the smallest carbon footprints should adopt U.S. babies.
This week North Korea looks like the more rational of the two Koreas.
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WikiLeaks performs a full body scan of the government, which doesn’t want its “junk” touched.
Washington has not been very helpful in defusing tensions over the Yeonpyeong Island attack.