Latest Japan–Korea relations Stories

2006-07-05 07:25:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's test-firing of missiles was an act of a "paper tiger" that has miscalculated the world's response and may result in sanctions, the senior Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday. Sen.

2006-07-04 19:46:48

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan summoned South Korea's ambassador on Wednesday to demand that Seoul halt a survey of disputed waters that began earlier in the day. Tokyo also said it may conduct its own research in the area.

2006-07-04 18:58:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Wednesday urged South Korea to immediately halt a survey of disputed waters between the two countries, hours after South Korean ships arrived in the area. Tokyo also said it may conduct its own survey.

2006-07-02 22:27:21

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ship has left port to conduct a maritime survey near islands at the center of a long-simmering territorial dispute with Japan, a South Korean official said on Monday.

2006-06-29 13:19:55

By Matt Spetalnick and George Nishiyama WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi used a White House summit on Thursday to warn North Korea against test-firing a long-range missile.

2006-06-29 11:15:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Thursday warned North Korea against test-firing a long-range missile and underscored concerns about its nuclear ambitions.

2006-05-30 23:54:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan should limit the number of foreign workers allowed into the country and require those who are let in to acquire a command of the Japanese language, a Justice Ministry panel recommended this week.

2006-05-19 22:54:48

SEOUL (Reuters) - Four North Koreans scaled the wall of a U.S. consulate in China to seek asylum in the United States, South Korean media reported on Saturday, the first such defections since Washington granted refugee status to North Koreans earlier this month.

2006-05-16 22:29:08

TOKYO (Reuters) - In a move that parallels signs of improving ties between South Korea and North Korea, groups representing pro-Seoul and pro-Pyongyang residents in Japan said on Wednesday they wanted to patch up a decades-old feud.

2006-05-12 02:53:02

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's police and coast guard on Friday searched a North Korean freighter that they suspected was used to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of amphetamines from North Korea in 2002, a coast guard official said.

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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
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The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.