Regions / South Korea
In towns and cities all over Japan farewell gatherings were being held, as "returnees" to North Korea packed their bags and boarded trains that would take them to the port of Niigata where, after various formalities including a "confirmation of free will" by the International Committee of the Red Cross, they would board Russian ships for the voyage to Cheongjin in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The South Korean government is on the verge of bringing much-needed reform to what has been the world's largest child-export industry.
In Mun Dok-su's epic poem, a postman travels through the history of war to deliver an important message to humanity.
North Korea can't help but think: "Look what happened to Libya when it gave up its nuclear weapons."
Closing U.S. military bases overseas is a key part of moving the money to meet human needs at home and abroad.
Disputes over the maritime border in the West Sea serve to exacerbate inter-Korean tensions.
The Obama administration is pushing a free trade agreement that will have dire consequences for Koreans.
The United States can play an important role in dialing back tensions in the disputed waters between North and South Korea, writes columnist Christine Ahn.
Here's a solution to climate change: countries with the smallest carbon footprints should adopt U.S. babies.
This week North Korea looks like the more rational of the two Koreas.