The symbolism of character names in ‘Squid Game’

Store names and character names hold truth and deeper meaning in Netflix's “Squid Game.”
  • Oct 21, 2021

Japan and South Korea never did full lockdowns. It left lessons on how to coexist with the virus.

For many countries, the goal is balancing life and the coronavirus. Japan and South Korea have been at it for a while.
  • Oct 21, 2021

North Korea’s new sub-launched missile sign of diversifying nuclear arsenal, experts say

The new missile appeared to be a tactical weapon showing its readiness to confront Japan and South Korea, as well as the U.S.
  • Oct 20, 2021

North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile from a submarine, South says

Tuesday’s test, detected by Seoul and Tokyo, was the latest in a series conducted by Pyongyang in recent weeks.
  • Oct 19, 2021

As Japan’s yakuza mob weakens, former gangsters struggle to find a role outside crime

It doesn’t help that ex-yakuza members carry the symbols of their former life: Full-body tattoos and missing pinkies.
  • Oct 17, 2021

Former yakuza gangster is now a noodle chef

Once a member of the Kudo-kai, a violent syndicate of the Japanese yakuza criminal network, Takashi Nakamoto now owns a 13-seat noodle restaurant.
  • Oct 15, 2021

At exhibition showing off nuclear arms, N. Korea displays apparent new weapon

Even as Pyongyang showcased what it calls a “hypersonic” weapon on Monday, Kim Jong Un insisted he was not interested in war.
  • Oct 11, 2021

Powerful earthquake jolts Tokyo; no tsunami warning issued

Transit lines were disrupted but no major damage was initially reported after the 6.1-magnitude quake.
  • Oct 7, 2021

‘Two pedals’: North Korea sends conflicting messages with missile tests and hints of outreach

Kim Jong Un reopens hotline with the South after spate of missile launches in September.
  • Oct 7, 2021