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Typhoon Jangmi to hit Korea with more heavy rain

Typhoon Jangmi to hit Korea with more heavy rain

Korea, which has already suffered continued torrential downpours since Aug. 1 resulting in the deaths of dozens of people, will receive more rain at least until Tuesday, as another typhoon is approaching the country, the state-run weather agency said Sunday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) warned of additional loss of life and property damage, noting that the central parts of the nation are expected to experience more than 500 millimeters of rainfall. Typhoon Jangmi, which took shape 600 kilometers southeast of Okinawa at 3 a.m. Sunday, was moving northward, according to the weather agency.

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'Too early to be optimistic about economy'

'Too early to be optimistic about economy'

Korea's export-dependent economy will need more time to get back to normal, given that the rest of the world has yet to show any signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to global economists.

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The future of the US-South Korea and US-Japan alliances

The future of the US-South Korea and US-Japan alliances

The recent declaration by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that engagement with China is dead and that cooperation with China has ended in just about every field marks a historic shift. We can already see a massive campaign unfolding to promote suspicion about any interaction with China and a call has gone out for so-called “decoupling” for the United States, but also for its traditional partners in Northeast Asia South Korea and Japan.

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Korea promotes home-developed rice varieties amid boycott of Japanese products

Korea promotes home-developed rice varieties amid boycott of Japanese products

Japanese rice cultivars such as Koshihikari have become increasingly popular among Koreans in recent years as more consumers seek new varieties of this staple food. In a bid to compete with them in “the luxury rice market,” a government research agency has recently developed and released two rice varieties - Haedeul and Alchanmi - which aim to overtake their Japanese rivals over the next few years.

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Public critical of presidential aides' resignation offers

Public critical of presidential aides' resignation offers

Despite en masse resignation offers from six senior presidential secretaries over policy missteps in multiple areas including failed real estate regulations, public sentiment toward President Moon Jae-in's administration is still negative, with people criticizing them for choosing houses over jobs.

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Korea monitoring US, Japan for possible ban on TikTok

Korea monitoring US, Japan for possible ban on TikTok

Korean regulators are “monitoring” the latest moves by India, Japan and the United States against TikTok before possibly instituting a similar ban on the app stating data and privacy concerns.

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