J.Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the office of the independent counsel last Thursday in Seoul, South Korea. Prosecutors are now seeking an arrest warrant for Lee. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

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Women Are Making Their Voices Heard In Male-Dominated Japanese Politics

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Workers in Seoul's Yongsan ward office wait in a parking garage for an all-clear sign during a recent air raid drill. Concerned about a possible attack by North Korea, the South Koreans hold the drills twice a year. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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In S. Korea, Air Raid Drills Are A Reminder Of N. Korean Threat

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The Asiatic black bear is now an endangered species, after being captured in the wild and farmed for its bile. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Bears That Inspired 'Adorable' Korean Paralympic Mascot Live In Caged Captivity

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South Korea Welcomes 2017 With More Political Uncertainty

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Obama, Abe Memorialize The Dead In 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack

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In Show Of Reconciliation, Japan's Leader Visits Pearl Harbor

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South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye attends an emergency Cabinet meeting on Friday in Seoul. Getty Images hide caption

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South Korea Impeaches President, But Political Drama Isn't Finished

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye is shown during a Nov. 29 televised address. The country's first female leader was impeached on Friday. AP hide caption

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South Korean Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Impeach President

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South Korean President Park Geun-Hye bows during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul last month. Park said she is willing to stand down early and would let parliament decide on her fate. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Vote To Impeach South Korea's President Expected This Week

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South Korean President Park Geun-Hye bows during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. South Korea's scandal-hit president said Tuesday she was willing leave office before the end of her term and would let parliament decide on her fate. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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More than a quarter of Japan's population is over the age of 65, and its birthrate is falling steadily. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Golden Years, Iron Bars: Japan Sees Rise In Crime By The Elderly

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This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Nov. 11 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a defense detachment on Mahap Islet. KNS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Uncertainty In The Korean Peninsula Could Be A 'Recipe for Disaster'

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South Koreans fill the streets of Seoul's city center Sunday, demanding President Park Geun-Hye step down. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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S. Korean President Named As A Criminal Suspect In Cronyism Scandal

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Prosecutors To Investigate South Korean President In Corruption Scandal

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