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Is there no hope for bilateral relations between Seoul and Tokyo? Is Singapore the key to regional tensions? And why is South Korea transfixed on the Sewol tragedy? These stories and more are on the September 5th edition of Asia News Weekly.

ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: Abe’s Gaffe, China Seas Solution, Sewol Strife, and more

Asia News Weekly kicks off this episode revisiting one of the major stories from last week – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s letter praising the efforts of war criminals, which…

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Korea Times Editor Discusses Sewol and Korea

Young-jin Oh is the Managing Editor of The Korea Times. He joins Steve Miller on the September 5th edition of Asia News Weekly to discuss the long-lasting impact of the…

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Asia News Weekly on Japan Today

This March saw the creation of Asia News Weekly. A new podcast, featuring some of the regions best news stories in an effort to jumpstart discussions and get more people…

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Just Japan Ep. 31 – Where I talk about ANW and Podcasting

This week, in addition to his regular hosting duties, host Steve Miller joined Kevin O’Shea on the Just Japan Podcast to discuss Asia News Weekly. Steve and Kevin have been…

Asia has some of the world’s biggest economies. The region is also home to several so-called developing nations. Will the new BRICS Bank make a difference

ASIA NOW: The BRICS Bank

It’s often said that money makes the world go ‘round. But how does a developing nation get the capital it needs to transition into first-world status? Recently in the news…

Seoul-Tokyo Relations, floods and landslides wreak havoc, and technology giants payout damages. These stories and more are on the August 29th edition of Asia News Weekly.

ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: Seoul-Tokyo Relations, Technology Payouts, and more

This Asia News Weekly podcast begins with the latest developments in the ongoing stagnant relationship between Seoul and Tokyo. While South Korea’s President Park continues to demand Japan to look…

Today on Asia Now, Yuna Kim and I try to track down the fate of 500 giant sequoias that were donated to South Korea in 1971.

ASIA NOW: American Sequoias in Korea

The Korean War began at dawn on Sunday, the 25th of June 1950. Three years later, an armistice was signed, ending a deadly conflict claiming some 1.2 million lives on…

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KAM Chats: Chuseok is coming

Chuseok, the “Korean Thanksgiving” is just a few weeks away. The three-day holiday starts off on a Sunday this year, but due to a new law, we get an extra…

Pope Francis recently visited South Korea. What was it like for those seeking a glimpse of the Holy See and what could the Pope’s visit to the ROK mean for the nation’s Protestants? It’s a conversation taking place in Asia… now.

ASIA NOW: Pope Francis in Korea

Pope Francis recently wrapped up a five-day visit to South Korea. It was the first papal visit in fifteen years. As one might expect, Pope Francis’ visit received a lot…

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52m Bungee Jump Korea

Yesterday, Jo and I traveled to Cheorwon to do a little bungee jumping, river rafting, and makgeolli drinking. What we see here, is me jumping off something very big. The…