Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in the two countries` frosty ties over Japan`s wartime past, including running military brothels.
Days after the opening of the Nalanda University at Rajgir, South Korea has proposed to install a monument to their 8th century travelling monk Hyecho near the institution's campus, seeking to further the ties between Bihar and the Asian country.
South Korean police said on Tuesday they have charged an official with Iran`s Asian Games delegation with sexual harassment and banned him from leaving the country following a complaint by a female volunteer at a soccer stadium.
Two South Korean soldiers have died after apparent suffocation during training to withstand capture by an enemy, a military official said, in the latest mishap to hit armed forces already battling charges of physical abuse and lax oversight.
Some crew of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea`s worst maritime disaster in 44 years drank beer while waiting for rescue, one of them told a court, in an admission likely to fuel anger at their conduct during the final moments of the mishap.