SEOUL - Sixty years ago this month, a 21-year-old South Korean soldier named Lee Jae-won wrote a letter to his mother. He was somewhere in the middle of the peninsula, he wrote, and bullets were coming down like "raindrops." He said he was scared.
SEOUL - Despite years of tensions, a majority of South Koreans have long clung to a cautiously optimistic vision for their peninsula's future. Even if North and South Korea weren't one day unified, the thinking went, the countries would at least be connected by joint business ventures and ra…
TOKYO - Two years ago, Japan's second-largest city launched a
small-scale environmental experiment, encouraging residents to
install solar panels on their roofs and buy pricey equipment to
track how much energy they use.