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[Kim Ji-hyun] The winds of change in Japan

Today marks the beginning of a new fiscal year in Japan, and it is on this day that I write to say that I believe we are witnessing the winds of change in Japan ― changes that may drastically reshape...

Updated : 2015.04.01 19:58

[Kim Myong-sik] Thriving young entrepreneurs of Bogildo Island

Last week, I had a very special party on board the Chungpa, a 20-ton service ship operating for the abalone farms around islands on the southwestern coast, with some church friends. We were invited by...

Updated : 2015.04.01 19:57

[Robert J. Fouser] Changes in the Korean language

Memories of language learning center on the curious and the embarrassing. People remember the mispronounced words, the humorous grammar mistakes, and breakdowns in communication. One of my most vivid...

Updated : 2015.03.31 19:36

[Kim Seong-kon] In shadow of power and glory

Men constantly seek power and glory. Once you taste that nectar, there is no turning back. It is like an addiction. That is why politicians cannot leave the political arena once they set foot in it, e...

Updated : 2015.03.31 19:34

[Trudy Rubin] Four rules to judge Iran deal

If you’re confused about whether a nuclear deal with Iran would be good for America ― or for Israel ― join the club. The club, that is, of folks who are debating the benefits of a deal versus the c...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:36

[Andres Sheng] A Silk Road for getting yuan internationalized

With the launching of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Silk Road Fund and various speeches by the People’s Bank on RMB in the last month or so, there are signals that the pace of RMB int...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:34

[Robert Reich] Why college isn’t (and shouldn’t have to be) for all

I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep.The parent of another senior tells me his son stands at the mailbox for an...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:57

[Dominique Moisi] The battle for Russia’s soul

When I heard the news about the assassination of the Russian politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, I was reminded of a conversation I once had with a Soviet dignitary before the fall of the Berlin Wall....

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:13

[Bill Emmott] What comes after Lee Kuan Yew?

All political leaders worry about their legacies. Lee Kuan Yew, who presided over Singapore either directly or indirectly for more than a half-century ― remaining influential right up to his death at...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:33

[Kim Kyung-ho] Moon coming down to earth

Rep. Moon Jae-in, chairman of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, showed up at Thursday’s ceremony to honor the 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on ...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:15

[Ignatius Low] Singaporeans thank LKY

They came dressed in black, some clutching white roses, carnations and lilies.There were mothers who had just picked up their sons and daughters from school, civil servants with their elderly parents ...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:14

[Yang Sung-jin] Disruptive nature of innovation

When I came across friends on the street, they usually seemed surprised. Before they uttered a single word, I knew what they are trying to do. They wanted to say something nice without hurting my feel...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:56

[Jeffrey Frankel] Will Fed tightening choke emerging markets?

As the Federal Reserve moves closer to initiating one of the most long-awaited and widely predicted periods of rising short-term interest rates in the United States, many are asking how emerging marke...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:55

[Lee Jae-min] Strategic ambiguity and paralysis

Kicking the can down the road does not solve the problem. It may buy some time but the moment of truth will come soon. Through the recent AIIB and THAAD issues, we are now learning it the hard way. De...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:47

[Kim Seong-kon] Art of coordination is key

Although South Korea is known to be a group-oriented society, Koreans strangely lack coordination and cooperation. Take for example our weather updates: The Korea Meteorological Administration handles...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:46