Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama's call for a summit between President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resolve the issue of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II should be given serious consideration by both the Korean and Japanese governments.
The 31st anniversary of the assassination of Philippine Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Aug. 21 highlighted the glaring departures of President Aquino from the democratic legacies of his martyred father and late mother.
A dangerously close intercept of a U.S. Navy aircraft by a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea was an apparent demonstration of China's air power aimed at underlining the unyielding determination of Chinese President Xi Jinping's government to establish air supremacy in the region.
Pure evil is the best description of the Islamic State militants, who previously called themselves followers of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
2014/8/25, 3 Comments
The beheading of an American journalist by the militants of the self-proclaimed organization the Islamic State highlights once again the barbaric mindset that has become the hallmark of terror groups worldwide.
As of August, more than 8,000 elementary and secondary school teachers in Korea were waiting for their early retirement applications to be approved by education authorities across the country. The figure represents a five-fold increase from a year earlier.
On Aug. 12, Brazil's largest news program, Jornal Nacional, interviewed presidential candidate Eduardo Campos. Of his 15 minutes replying to questions, he spent at least 10 of them touting the presence of his family in the state apparatus. He filled the remaining time with banalities such as “we can't give Brazil up.”
The impasse over a special law on uncovering the truth behind the Sewol ferry disaster is another sobering example of politicians' dismal performance. Yet, it should be noted that at the root of the debacle is a lack of trust and communication.
South Korea is a paradise for religions. Indeed, Koreans are so religious that all kinds of religions thrive here. Most Koreans are either Christians or Buddhists, but you can also find Muslims in Korea.
Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) says it will give the 250-member National Reform Council (NRC) a “free hand” in debating the 11 areas of proposed reform. But the final decision on who will be named to the council still rests with the NCPO.