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A New Dawn or a False Start in Japan-Korea Relations?

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

The Japan-South Korea relationship has been steadily improving in the run up to yesterday’s fiftieth anniversary of normalisation. In recent weeks ministerial-level [...]
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Korea pins hopes on creative economy to end chaebol reliance

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

As a state-run programming contest gets under way in a modernist glass building close to Seoul, a few dozen twenty-somethings roam the venue, clad in black or white T-shirts [...]
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Korean hospitals suspend services as MERS outbreak spreads

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two major hospitals in South Korea’s capital suspended services to patients on Wednesday in a bid to stop the spread of MERS after four new cases of the deadly virus [...]
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Korea supplementary MERS budget set to exceed $9.02 bn

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea will draw up a supplementary budget expected to exceed 10 trillion won ($9.02 billion), to help cope with the effects of the MERS outbreak and a economic slump, a [...]
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S. Korea’s international passenger traffic jumps in May

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s international air passenger traffic jumped more than 20 percent in May from a year earlier on higher demand for air travel, government data showed [...]
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France releases daughter of Korea magnate linked to ferry disaster

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A French court on Tuesday released the daughter of a South Korean tycoon blamed for a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, ruling that more information is needed [...]
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Warning from Pyongyang as UN opens office on N. Korea rights

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United Nations Tuesday opened a new office in Seoul to monitor North Korea’s human rights record, prompting a warning from Pyongyang of “resolute [...]
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Hyundai Motor to release more SUVs in China to regain momentum

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co on Tuesday said it began construction on its fifth Chinese plant, in Chongqing, to regain lost momentum in the largest auto market with a [...]
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Kim Jong-un does it again, claims to have cured Aids, Ebola and cancer with ONE miracle drug

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Every time North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un makes a proclamation, weird hits a new level. But the proclamation that the North Korean dictator has made this time around beats [...]
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CDC tells travellers to Korea not to fear MERS

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

The infectious disease du jour is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory illness that’s leaving some travellers hyperventilating about their [...]
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N Korea sentences 2 Koreans to hard labour

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Two South Korean citizens detained in North Korea on charges of spying have been sentenced to hard labour for life, the South Korean Ministry of Unification said Tuesday. [...]
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N Korea appears to have blocked Instagram

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

North Korea has apparently blocked access to Instagram within its borders, jeopardising one of the most popular ways for journalists and foreigners to document life in the [...]
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N Korea Gives Life Sentences to ‘Bourgeois’ Spies From South

25-Jun-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea sentenced two men from the South to hard labour for life on espionage charges on Tuesday, as the United Nations opened an office in Seoul to investigate human [...]
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Samsung scion apologises for MERS spread at group hospital

Samsung scion apologises for MERS spread at group hospital

24-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:16 AM

The heir-apparent ofSouth Korea’s massive Samsung Group bowed in apology during a nationally televised address on Tuesday for failing to stop the spread of Middle East [...]
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Leaders of SKorea, Japan mark anniversary of normalized ties

Leaders of SKorea, Japan mark anniversary of normalized ties

24-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 7:08 AM

The leaders of South Korea and Japan attended separate ceremonies Monday in their respective capitals marking the 50th anniversary of the resumption of normal ties — small, [...]
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