A decision made this week in Washington DC will have implications here in Hawaii. It will also have a direct impact on US military personnel serving in the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Two Asian leaders are beginning the week with an unusual meeting. Relations between Japan and South Korea have become frayed in recent years. The leader of each country has been in office a little more than a year, but they have not yet had an official summit. That will change because of the intervention of the United States. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Unsuccessful in their attempts to find the missing in a sunken ferry off the southern coast of South Korea overnight, rescue divers resumed their search at day break Thursday, Jason Strother reports from Seoul.
A day after the boat began to sink, the cause of the accident is unclear and less than half of the passengers who were on board have been rescued, Strother tells NPR's Newscast Desk.
Most of those unaccounted for are high school students who were on a trip to a resort island.