Anthony Kuhn

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Doctors in South Korea walk out in strike of work conditions

Thursday, February 29, 2024

A walk-out by South Korean doctors has hobbled the country's medical system. Most of them have defied a government ultimatum to return to work by Thursday.

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Indonesia, the world's third largest democracy, has voted for a new president

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Exit polls suggest the country's defense minister is in the lead. He has both the backing of the current president, but he also has a controversial record on human rights.

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Voters in Indonesia, world's 3rd largest democracy, prepare to elect a new president

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Indonesians vote for a new president on Wednesday, amid concerns about democratic backsliding, and a front-running candidate with a record of human rights abuses.

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With tensions between North and South Korea high, border island could be a flashpoint

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Yeonpyeong Island near the maritime border between North and South Korea has seen clashes in the past, and with military tensions running high, it's seen as a potential flashpoint.

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Korean food is winning over palates worldwide, including the world of haute cuisine

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Riding a wave of popularity of Korean cultural exports, high-end Korean eateries from Seoul to New York are winning acclaim.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un changes his tune about reunification

Thursday, January 11, 2024

As the new year begins, North Korea is signaling a major policy shift, abandoning efforts to unite with its neighbor to the South. It is even threatening to take the South by force of arms.

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South Korean opposition leader is stabbed in public

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

In South Korea's latest outburst of political violence, the country's opposition leader has been stabbed in public ahead of general elections in April 2024.

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Teams in Japan assess the impact of earthquakes and powerful aftershocks

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Japan's west coast suffered a series of major earthquakes and subsequent tsunami warnings on New Year's Day. Dozens of people have died, and aftershocks continue to shake the region.

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A powerful earthquake struck Japan's west coast, killing at least 4 people

Monday, January 01, 2024

As morning dawns in Japan, the country begins to survey the damage after a series of major new year's day earthquakes and subsequent tsunami warnings.

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Some leaving China as political controls tighten and job prospects wane

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

"Run philosophy" became a popular internet buzzword in recent years as political controls tighten and job prospects in China wane. Hear from some people now in Tokyo who recently fled China.

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Japanese soldier's court win shines light on sexual assault in military

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

In Japan, a female former soldier's high-profile court case win is seen as both a victory for human rights, and a setback for Japan's efforts to beef up its military.

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North Korea says it successfully launched a spy satellite. Did Russia play a role?

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

North Korea appears to be taking advantage of wars and geopolitical contests to help it make a strategic shift in its foreign policy — positioning itself in an anti-U.S. bloc of actors and nations.

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China-Japan ties chill after China detains Japanese nationals accused of spying

Thursday, November 16, 2023

The issue may come up when leaders of the two countries meet Thursday in San Francisco on the sidelines of APEC summit.

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In Japan, overtourism is raising concerns about the environment at Mt. Fuji

Sunday, November 05, 2023

Large numbers of tourists are visiting Mt. Fuji again, causing problems with local municipalities and worry over the environment of the World Heritage site.

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Japan's Supreme Court hands down a landmark transgender rights decision

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The court ruled unanimously that compulsory sterilization surgery for people who seek to legally change their gender is unconstitutional.

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Japan seeks to revoke the Unification Church's legal status after Abe killing

Friday, October 13, 2023

Japan's government has asked a court to remove the legal standing and tax breaks of the Unification Church, which was tied to the shocking assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last year.

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Japan's government asks court to revoke legal status of Unification Church

Friday, October 13, 2023

Members of the controversial group are sometimes known as the Moonies. The unusual move by the Japanese government was set in motion by the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2022.

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Young Japanese people work to revive a vanishing village

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Entrepreneurial young Japanese people are trying to reinvigorate Japan's most aged village — where more than two thirds of residents are over 65 — and keep it from vanishing from the map.

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South Korea teachers seek protection from harassment by students' parents

Friday, September 29, 2023

South Korea's government recently revised its laws to protect teachers' rights, following street protests by teachers, who say harassment from parents has driven some teachers to commit suicide.

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Travis King, U.S. soldier who ran to North Korea, is headed to Texas

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

U.S. officials thanked Sweden and China for help securing the release of the 23-year-old Army private, who went to North Korea in July.

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