[Korea Now Today's Headline] 10/06/WED
1. South Korea reported 2-thousand-28 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with the confirmed cases rebounding to over two-thousand as the spike following the 추석 holiday continues.
2. South Korean Foreign Minister 정의용 met with his U.S. counterpart, Antony Blinken on Tuesday to discuss bilateral cooperation on the margins of a gathering of the OECD. The top two diplomats shared their assessments of the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and exchanged views on ways to resume dialogue with the North.
3. According to South Korea’s Trade ministry on Wednesday, it expressed concerns over Washington's latest request to local chipmakers to share information on their supply chains amid growing concerns over the leak of major trade secrets.
4. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Wednesday, South Korea will further strengthen its "tailored" deterrence, along with the United States, against North Korea's nuclear and missiles threats while enhancing its attack and missile defense capabilities.
5. Japan's newly launched Fumio Kishida cabinet will continue to push forward the idea of diluting and disposing of radioactive water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. This was according toJapanese Trade Minister Koichi Hagiuda during an interview with Yomiuri news.
6. The 26th Busan International Film Festival began on Wednesday for a ten-day run in South Korea’s largest port city. Only half of the seats will be filled in accordance with COVID-19 quarantine regulations.