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Mirai Nagasu looks toward South Korea and past Sochi snub

Figure skaters are defined by their ups and downs. If they hit their jumps, they soar in the standings, often onto the podium. If they flop, it hurts, it stings, and they head home empty. Mirai Nagasuhas known all of those ups and downs --- plus a whole lot more. Now 24, Nagasu is going to the Olympics eight years after finishing fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Games; no U.S. woman has done better since or is likely to in Pyeongchang. Her climb has been an extraordinary one even by the drama-filled standards of the sport. In 2014, Nagasu broke out of a slump and finished third at nationals behind Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds, then was unceremoniously dumped by a U.S. Figure Skating c...Keep on reading: Mirai Nagasu looks toward South Korea and past Sochi snub.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

SEOUL — North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea will include a 140-member art troupe, the two sides agreed yesterday, while discussion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Travelers shattered tourism records around the world in 2017

The numbers are trickling in from tourism offices and it seems that 2017 was a banner year for many parts of the world. Japan posted a record 28.7 million tourist visitors in 2017, marking the sixth consecutive year of growth for the country, reports The Japan Times.Moreover, the record-breaking tourist arrivals in 2017 marks an impressive 20 percent increase from the previous year. Despite the achievement, tourism minister Keiichi Ishii said the country needs to diversify its tourist market, which is dominated by visitors from neighboring Asian countries. He credited the rise to discount flights from South Korea, cruise ships from China and the relaxed visa requirements for...Keep on reading: Travelers shattered tourism records around the world in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Two Koreas in fresh talks on Winter Olympics

SEOUL: North and South Korea began talks Monday on appearances by Pyongyang’s state-run artistic performers at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, after the North agreed to attend the Games. Pyongyang agreed last week to send athletes, high-level officials, and others to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, easing months of high tensions over its [...] The post Two Koreas in fresh talks on Winter Olympics appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks

North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on January 15, South Korea’s unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday. #BeFullyInformed South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks Seoul – North Korea and South… link: South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea --- The rival Koreas agreed Saturday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's athletes. Pyongyang wanted talks on sending its athletes and other officials to the February Olympics to be held at a later date so that Monday's talks can focus primarily on its art troupe's participation in the Games, Seoul's Unification Ministry said. The South agreed to the North's proposal, the ministry said. Officials from the two Koreas met earlier this week in the border village of Panmunjom, their first talks in more than two years. At that meeting they ...Keep on reading: Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

North Korea offers talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's athletes. Pyongyang wants talks on sending its athletes and other officials to the February Olympics to be held at a later date so that next Monday's talks can focus primarily on the North Korean art troupe's participation in the Games, Seoul's Unification Ministry said. Officials from the rival Koreas met earlier this week in the border village of Panmunjom, their first talks in more than two years. At that meeting they agreed to hold mili...Keep on reading: North Korea offers talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Andanar: South Korea s LG interested in being 3rd telco player

MANILA, Philippines — LG Uplus Corp, South Korea's third-largest mobile carrier, is eyeing to be the Philippines’ third telecom player that will challenge a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Andanar: South Korea s LG interested in being 3rd telco player

MANILA, Philippines — LG Uplus Corp, South Korea’s third-largest mobile carrier, is eyeing to be the Philippines’ third telecom player that will challenge a Source link link: Andanar: South Korea's LG interested in being 3rd telco player.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to attract Asian fans

Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel universe mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official said as the comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia. As part of a push to grow its Asia fanbase, the Disney-owned franchise has released mobile games in China, opened "Marvel Stores" in South Korea and is searching for artistic talent in the Philippines, Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski said. "We have been making great strides especially in Asia. We try to hire more Asian creators, writers and artists to bring a piece of their culture to Marvel comics," he said in Manila where he visited a De La Salle-College of S...Keep on reading: Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to attract Asian fans.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

North Korea steps up tunneling at nuclear test site – monitor

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has stepped up tunneling at its main nuclear test site, a US think tank said, even as tensions cool on the peninsula following the resumption of long-stalled inter-Korean dialogue. Satellite images showed increased activity at the Punggye-ri site, with mining carts and personnel frequently ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Asian markets decline as new year surge fades

HONG KONG: Asian markets saw further losses on Thursday, with Tokyo hit by a weaker dollar, as the rally that greeted 2018 gives way to profit-taking though Hong Kong extended a record winning streak to 13 days. Bitcoin tumbled after South Korea said it was planning to close down cryptocurrency exchanges in the country citing [...] The post Asian markets decline as new year surge fades appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Peace hopes up in Korea talks

We welcome the many signs of peace in the Korean Peninsula, highlighted by the agreement between North and South Korea to hold official talks – the first ones in the last two years – in Panmunjom, the truce village on the border of the two Koreas. #BeFullyInformed Peace hopes up in Korea talks We welcome… link: Peace hopes up in Korea talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Trump open to US-NKorea talks under right circumstances

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea's leader Wednesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Trump, Moon signal openness for talks with North Korea

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump is open to the US holding talks with North Korea "under the right circumstances," the White House said Wednesday, January 10, after South Korean President Moon Jae-In signaled a willingness to sit down with Kim Jong-Un. Signs of a potential cooling following ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Survey shows Pinoys most optimistic in Asia-Pacific

Thanks to "rising economic growth, a soaring travel industry and greater interregional economic cooperation," citizens of the Asia-Pacific region are feeling optimistic about their future---and Filipinos are the most optimistic of them all. This was one of the key findings of the recent MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence based on a survey conducted twice yearly in the Asia-Pacific covering 18 markets: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The latest survey was conducted between October and November last year among 9,141 respondents...Keep on reading: Survey shows Pinoys most optimistic in Asia-Pacific.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

North Korea to go to South Korea s Olympics after talks

SEOUL, South Korea — The rival Koreas moved toward easing their bitter animosity Tuesday during rare talks, with North Korea agreeing to take part in next mo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

South Korea s Moon willing to hold summit with Kim Jong-Un

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Wednesday, January 10, he would be willing to sit down with the nuclear-armed North's leader Kim Jong-Un, as the international community welcomed an agreement for Pyongyang to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South. The Games ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Moon calls for heartfelt Japan apology for WWII sex slavery

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Wednesday, January 10, called for a "heartfelt apology" from Japan to the victims of wartime sex slavery, condemning a 2015 agreement as a "wrongful" solution. Seoul said this week that it would not seek to renegotiate the deal, as it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

North Korea to go to South Korea s Olympics after talks

North Korea to go to South Korea s Olympics after talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

US hails Korea talks, despite North’s rejection of denuclearization

North and South Korea held their first talks in over two years on Tuesday, which Washington welcomed as a first step to solving the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, even though Pyongyang said those were aimed only at the United States and not up for discussion. Source link link: US hails Korea talks, despite North’s rejection of denuclearization.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018