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2017/02/16 | Kazuhiko Togo
‘Comfort Women’ After the Fall of Korean President Park Geun-hye
The demise of Park Geun-hye’s presidency since October 2016 due to the ‘Choi Soon-sil affair’ is an astonishing development in South Korean politics. Many Korea-friendly Japanese have watched it with a sense of concern, hoping that the South Korean people would find a way to overcome their present difficulties and come back to Northeast Asian politics with invigorated energy.
2017/02/08 | The Japan Times
US Defense Secretary’s Reassurance on Northeast Asia
U.S. President Trump may introduce uncertainty with unexpected commentary on foreign policy, but subsequent reaffirmations from defense secretary or the secretary of state are the statements that guide foreign and security policy.
2017/01/01 | Mariana Zapata
Happy New Year! You Are Now a Year Older in Korea
In the Korean peninsula, every person turns a year older on the Lunar New Year.
2016/12/26 | Bonnie Bley
Asia’s Educational Arms Race
Education has become East Asia’s flagship product and the latest tool in a state’s soft-power toolkit.
2016/08/29 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Northeast Asia Tensions Rise amid Diplomatic Vacuum
Japan, China and South Korea need to realize that tensions over their differences rise in the absence of top-level diplomatic contacts.
2016/08/11 | ZiQing Low
Taiwan Can't Revoke Deportation of S Koreans in Hydis Case, Court says
A court in Taiwan has ruled it cannot revoke a decision by immigration officials to deport a group of South Koreans who were on hunger strike in protest against a Taiwanese company.
2016/01/21 | TNL 編輯
Cold Wave Sweeping Through East Asia
As the worst cold wave in ten years sweeps through Taiwan, residents on the island may have to endure what feels like below zero temperatures from January 23 to 25. China, Japan and Korea are also experiencing extreme cold with blizzards buffeting multiple regions and record-low temperatures reported in many cities.
2015/12/26 | Yang
JPY One Billion Fund Might Resolve Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Issue
Japanese government hopes to put an end to the comfort women issue and that South Korea will never bring up the issue again. Meanwhile, it also asked to remove the comfort women statue in front of its embassy in Seoul and to promise to stop setting up statues of comfort women in the US.
2015/09/25 | Kenzo
Taiwanese Film Directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang Named Top Ten Asian Directors by BIFF
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of BIFF, the festival committee has launched a special program called, Asian Cinema 100. The program has selected 100 significant Asian films, and "A City of Sadness" by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien ranks number five while Taiwanese director Edward Yang ranks number seven with "A Brighter Summer Day." Hou also places number two among the top ten directors in Asia.