Asia Reacts to...

The Asia Reacts to... series highlights how various Asian media are reacting to US politics, policy, and major events. Explore the collated sources below to gauge the complexities of the US-Asia relationship as seen from Asia.

*DISCLAIMER: Spelling in the quotations may be changed from British English to American English.*

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Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Deployment - South Korea

On July 8, 2016 the US and South Korea announced that Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries would be stationed on the Korean peninsula. On July 14, 2016 the US and South Korea announced the location for THAAD would be Seongju, roughly 100 miles south of South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

SOUTH KOREA

"The findings published on Aug. 12 from a regular survey by Gallup Korea…

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Deployment - North Korea

On July 8, 2016 the US and South Korea announced that Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries would be stationed on the Korean peninsula. On July 14, 2016 the US and South Korea announced the location for THAAD would be Seongju, roughly 100 miles south of South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

NORTH KOREA

“The decision disclosed that Park Geun Hye is the rare traitor and…

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Deployment - China

On July 8, 2016 the US and South Korea announced that Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries would be stationed on the Korean peninsula. On July 14, 2016 the US and South Korea announced the location for THAAD would be Seongju, roughly 100 miles south of South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

CHINA

Political cartoon depicting a bald eagle [the United States] forcing a Korean man to pull a truck labeled THAAD while…

President Barack Obama's Historic Visit to Hiroshima - South Korea

On May 27, 2016, President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, Japan and pay respects to the victims of the August 6, 1945, atomic bombing conducted by the United States during World War II. This page currently highlights both the expectations surrounding Obama's visit following the official confirmation of the visit on May 10, 2016, and reactions of the Asia Pacific community following the conclusion of the visit. SOUTH KOREA

Expectations Ahead of President Barack Obama's Visit to Hiroshima - South Korea

SOUTH KOREA

"'The world thinks Japan is the atomic bomb victim. This is wrong. Japan is the country that began the war. Koreans are the victims of the atomic bomb." - Shim Jin-Tae, protestor

"If this situation continues [Japan being allowed to play the victim], Japan may say that its attack on Pearl Harbor…

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - South Korea

SOUTH KOREA

English language television news station profiles the scenarios facing South Korea depending on who is elected the next President of the United States.

"A military alliance is a scared affair that requires the sacrifice of thousands of lives as partners strive to fulfill the promise…

Donald Trump's First Foreign Policy Speech - South Korea

On April 27, 2016, Republican front-runner Donald Trump outlined his foreign policy in a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. SOUTH KOREA

"[...] Trump's consistently isolationist line - insisting that the US 'can't be the policeman to the world' and dismissing the possibility of North Korea starting a war with South Korea and Japan by saying 'if they do, they…

Donald Trump's Comments on Possible Nuclear Armament of Japan and South Korea - South Korea

On March 28, 2016 during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Republican front-runner Donald Trump suggested that Japan and South Korea should be allowed to develop their own nuclear weapons to counteract threats in the Asia-Pacific and take more responsibility for their own security since, according to Trump, they do not pay the United States enough for supplying that security. SOUTH KOREA

"But the fact that the…

Donald Trump's Comments on Possible Nuclear Armament of Japan and South Korea - North Korea

On March 28, 2016 during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Republican front-runner Donald Trump suggested that Japan and South Korea should be allowed to develop their own nuclear weapons to counteract threats in the Asia-Pacific and take more responsibility for their own security since, according to Trump, they do not pay the United States enough for supplying that security. NORTH KOREA

Deputy-Director General of North Korea's Institute of International Studies…