Once demonized, capitalist-style banking could be the future for socialist North Korea’s economy

Once demonized, capitalist-style banking could be the future for socialist North Korea’s economy

TOKYO — In North Korea, commercial banking was once seen as the ultimate capitalist institution. New research shows that it became a hot topic under Kim Jong Un. The top… Read more
Japan and South Korea did not have full lockdowns. The virus left behind lessons about how to live with it.

Japan and South Korea did not have full lockdowns. The virus left behind lessons about how to live with it.

TOKYO — In Japan, the newly minted prime minister has vowed to create a path into the “post-corona era.” South Korea has launched a “living with covid-19” panel of experts.… Read more
More than 1 million people watched the U.N. General Assembly online — when K-pop band BTS took to the podium

More than 1 million people watched the U.N. General Assembly online — when K-pop band BTS took to the podium

TOKYO — More than 1 million people tuned in to what felt like the hottest event on the Internet on Monday: A speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting… Read more