Impact of leadership changes analyzed

TOKYO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Leadership changes in both Japan and South Korea may offer opportunities to improve ties strained by history and territorial issues, experts and officials said.

S.Korea: Extended currency swap to expire

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- South Korea has decided against renewing its extended currency swap deal with Japan expiring this month, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.

Report: Japan may take dispute to ICJ

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Japan may unilaterally take its island territorial dispute with South Korea to the International Court of Justice, Japanese government sources told Kyodo News.

Chinese protestors head to contested isles

HONG KONG, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A group of Chinese activists have set sail for uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that are controlled by Japan but claimed by China.