Japan's Tourist Industry Trumps Korea's
The number of tourists visiting Korea rose from 6.8 million in 2008 to 14.2 million last year, but tourism-related infrastructure has not improved apace. In the mean time, Japan overtook Korea for the first time in seven years in attracting foreign tourists. >> Full Text

Geologists Calculate Effect of Mt. Baekdu Eruption
An eruption of Mt. Baekdu on the border between North Korea and China could cause up to W11.2 trillion in damage to South Korea. The scientists from Pusan National University studied the potential damage from a powerful volcanic eruption followed by a northeasterly wind that sends volcanic dust across South Korea. >> Full Text

Japan Starts WTO Proceedings Over Korean Import Ban
Japan has asked the World Trade Organization to address Korea's ban on imports of Japanese fisheries products in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Since September 2013, Korea has banned imports of fisheries products from Fukushima. >> Full Text

Girls try to shield themselves against the sun as they visit the National Cemetery in Seoul on Friday, ahead of Memorial Day.

Youngsters take part in a sand sculpture contest at Haeundae Beach in Busan on Friday.

Girl group Girls Day attend a fundraising event for Nepal earthquake victims in Myeong-dong, Seoul on Thursday.

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