Anthony Kuhn

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South Korea's supreme court rules on legal transgender recognition

Friday, November 25, 2022

In a victory for LGBTQ rights, South Korea's supreme court ruled that transgender people have the right to change their legal sex status, regardless of whether they have underage children.

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What the recent missile launches from North Korea could mean

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with correspondent Anthony Kuhn and then Victor Cha, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Senior Adviser, about the latest in North Korea.

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As Biden and Xi meet in Bali, rest of Asia watches closely, too

Monday, November 14, 2022

President Biden talks to China's President Xi Jinping at the G20 meeting in Bali while the two countries' tensions are high. Disagreements includes status of Taiwan, trade and Russia's war in Ukraine.

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A Seoul police officer, under investigation after the crowd crush, is found dead

Friday, November 11, 2022

The 55-year-old intelligence officer, identified only by his surname Jeong, had been accused of destroying evidence that police knew of the risk but took few measures to control the massive crowd.

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South Korea's official entry to the Oscars is a murder-mystery-romance

Sunday, November 06, 2022

South Korea's official entry at the Oscars this year is a murder-mystery-romance blend. Like 2019's Parasite, it shows how Korean directors are making their mark across the spectrum of film genres.

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North Korea launches multiple missiles, triggering alerts in Japan and South Korea

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Wednesday's launches marked the first time a North Korean missile had flown over the de facto maritime border separating the two Koreas since the Korean War ended in an armistice in 1953.

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North Korea's missile strikes are escalating tensions

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Tensions between North and South Korea are increasing with both sides firing missiles into disputed maritime areas for the first time since the Korean peninsula was divided more than 70 years ago.

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South Koreans mourn 154 people who died in a Halloween stampede in Seoul

Monday, October 31, 2022

South Koreans are mourning 154 people who died in a Halloween stampede in Seoul. There has been criticism of the police, who admitted they failed to predict the risks of big crowds.

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Updates from the Seoul Halloween stampede that left more than 150 dead

Monday, October 31, 2022

More than 150 people have died and more than 130 are injured due to a crowd surge at South Korea's capital. More details are coming from witnesses of the chaos at the scene.

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Survivors recount chaotic scene in Seoul during tragic Halloween stampede

Sunday, October 30, 2022

South Korean officials say at least 26 foreign nationals were among the more than 150 people killed in the incident in Seoul's Itaewon district. Many were young adults celebrating Halloween.

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Brazilians go to polls to vote in a run-off election between Bolsonaro and Lula

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Once more, Brazil's far-right populist president, Jair Bolsonaro faces off against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - this time in a run-off election.

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Over 150 people died after a crowd surge on Halloween in Seoul

Sunday, October 30, 2022

More than 150 people were killed after a crowd pushed forward in a narrow alley during Halloween celebrations in Seoul. Many of the dead are teenagers.

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Over 150 dead after Halloween crowd surge in Seoul

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Dozens more were injured, officials said, after a stampede took place in a narrow alley near a major party spot on Saturday night in the South Korean capital.

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Japan has taken in hundreds of Ukrainians. The welcome for others has been less warm

Saturday, October 29, 2022

The Japanese government has given Ukrainians residency and work permits for up to a year. But for those from other countries, it can be a years-long struggle to attain similar benefits and privileges.

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A corruption scandal has added a dark footnote to the Tokyo Olympics

Saturday, October 29, 2022

A corruption scandal has ensnared a powerful former Tokyo Olympics organizer, and the corporate sponsors accused of bribing him. It's a dark footnote to a controversial games held amid a pandemic.

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Members of the K-pop band BTS announce Korean military service

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Members of BTS say they will perform their mandatory military service. The move follows a debate in South Korea about whether pop stars should be allowed to defer service.

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North Korea confirms it simulated use of nukes to destroy enemies

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

State media in North Korea is reporting that its recent missile launches were a "simulation" of a nuclear attack on South Korea.

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North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan

Monday, October 03, 2022

North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday that flew over Japan for the first time in five years, the South Korean government said, triggering alerts across Japan.

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The return of tourism might not be enough to save Kyoto from its economic woes

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

As travel restrictions ease in Japan, the country's ancient former capital, Kyoto, is anticipating a return of tourists. But it may not be enough to save the city from its financial difficulties.

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How ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's funeral may impact Japan's current administration

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Japan held a rare state funeral for ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July. It could impact on the country's administration, as it grapples with political and economic challenges.

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