As part of their campaign to reduce plastic pollution, South Koreans are trying to abandon plastic straws and use rice straws in their stead.
The Japan Times' decision to revise its description of women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II has triggered anger and condemnation. Julian Ryall reports.
A technical loophole allowed the Yemenis to enter South Korean territory visa-free, but their arrival was met with a strong anti-immigrant backlash. South Korea has some of the toughest refugee laws in the world.
South Korea announced it would shut down an association for former "comfort women" and their families, which had been funded by Japan. The foundation is a key element of a deeply unpopular 2015 accord with Japan.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has taken the credit for building a working relationship with North Korea, but his critics say he is neglecting a looming economic crisis in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
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