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Andrew Salmon

Andrew Salmon

Seoul, South Korea-based Andrew Salmon, Asia Editor at The Washington Times. brings two decades of journalistic experience to the position. Before joining The Washington Times, he was Northeast Asia Editor of Hong Kong-based Asia Times. Andrew’s reporting previously appeared in The Daily Telegraph, Forbes, The International Herald Tribune, The South China Morning Post, The Times and The Washington Times. He has made television appearances on Arirang TV, CNN and France24. He can be reached at

Articles by Andrew Salmon

President Joe Biden, left, talks with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, ahead of a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, Sunday, May 21, 2023. Biden aims to further tighten security and economic ties between Japan and South Korea, two nations that have struggled to stay on speaking terms, as he welcomes their leaders to the rustic Camp David presidential retreat Friday, Aug. 18. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

No ‘NEATO’ likely, but Biden hopes to use summit to bind East Asian allies

Don't look for a "NEATO" -- a NATO-like military alliance for Northeast Asia -- to emerge from the much-touted Camp David summit President Biden is holding Friday with the leaders of South Korea and Japan, but the three leaders will still face pressure to formalize the foundations for trilateral strategic and economic cooperation. Published August 17, 2023

Attendees of the World Scout Jamboree beat the heat under a vine tunnel at a campsite in Buan, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 4, 2023. More than 100 people were treated for heat-related illnesses at the World Scout Jamboree being held in South Korea, which is having one of its hottest summers in years. (Choe Young-soo/Yonhap via AP)

South Korea scrambles as global Scout gathering swelters in ‘heat trap’

Scouts are known for their hardiness, but the tens of thousands of attendees at the 25th World Jamboree in South Korea are having their vigor challenged to the max by a combination of faltering facilities, swarming bugs, a climatic "heat trap" and searing temperatures currently plaguing the peninsula. Published August 4, 2023

Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, speaks during a news conference at the Japan National Press Club Friday, July 7, 2023, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

China fumes as Japan gets big backing for Fukushima nuke wastewater plan

The opposition ranges from the Chinese government to South Korean Buddhism, but Japan cleared a major hurdle to its planned release of wastewater from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant this week after South Korea dropped its long-held opposition to the plan. Published July 7, 2023