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Japan unease over US alliance adds fuel to Abe’s security shift

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In public, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government lists a more assertive China and a volatile North Korea as its top security concerns. Behind the scenes, [...]
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S Korea-Japan sea dispute poised to hit Virginia classrooms

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

School textbooks have long been a symbolic bone of contention between Seoul and Tokyo, as they argue over how history should record Japan’s 35-year occupation of Korea. [...]
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N Korea calls Japanese PM ‘Asian Hitler’

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph.co.uk | 6:00 AM

North Korea repeatedly harangues Japan over its failure to atone for its 1910-45 occupation of the Korean peninsula North Korea has denounced Japanese prime minister Shinzo [...]
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10 S. Koreans nabbed for illegal gambling in Philippines

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested Tuesday 10 South Korean nationals suspected to be involved in an illegal online gambling operation in the [...]
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Wary NKorea struggles to stay afloat in info age

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

It’s late afternoon at the e-library in North Korea’s Kim Il Sung University, where row after row of smartly dressed students sit quietly, their faces bathed in [...]
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Kim Jong-Un Visits N Korea Orphanage

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Sky | 6:00 AM

The North Korean leader smiled as some of the children greeted him with hugs. One orphanage worker held her hand over her mouth in awe as he entered the room she was in. At [...]
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Kimchi: Korea’s efforts to boost its national dish

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Standing in her well-equipped kimchi laboratory, her coral lipstick bright against her white lab coat, Kim Soon-ja directs a team of research assistants in their latest [...]
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N Korea’s Official ‘Red Star’ Operating System Borrows Heavily From OS X

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Macrumours | 6:00 AM

Screenshots from the latest version of North Korea’s home-grown “Red Star” Linux operating system reveal a striking resemblance to OS X, as shown in a new [...]
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Korea Adopts Name-and-Shame Tool to Boost Jobs for Moms

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea will adopt a name-and-shame policy, publicly identifying companies with low female employment levels, as President Park Geun Hye targets 1.65 million extra jobs [...]
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N Korea ‘Turned Chinese Trucks into Missile Launchers’

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

North Korea converted Chinese trucks into massive mobile platforms for launching KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missiles it paraded in 2012, independent researchers claimed [...]
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US pleads for ‘good neighbourliness’ in Asia

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States called Tuesday for Japan, South Korea and China to find ways to work together, saying it was in the interest of all three to overcome historical animosity. [...]
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Chinese on N Korea border unaware of conditions in secretive dictatorship

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

They enter China legally via the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge or sneak into the country by swimming across the Yalu River under cover of darkness. The legal migrants come to [...]
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North, Korea meet for talks on family reunions

North, Korea meet for talks on family reunions

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North and South Korea were set to hold talks Wednesday on resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War – an emotive issue that Pyongyang has been accused [...]
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N Korea Agrees to Talks on Reunions

N Korea Agrees to Talks on Reunions

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea agreed on Monday to hold border talks with South Korea this week to discuss arranging reunions where relatives separated by the Korean War would meet for the [...]
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A Tiny Glimmer From N Korea

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea recently reversed itself and accepted South Korea’s proposal to hold long-overdue family reunions between citizens of the two countries. If these meetings [...]
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