Sankei ex-Seoul bureau chief 'relieved' to be back in Japan

Apr 15, 2015

Sankei ex-Seoul bureau chief 'relieved' to be back in Japan

The Sankei Shimbun’s former Seoul bureau chief Tatsuya Kato visited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday after returning to Japan from South Korea, where he had been facing a travel ban, accused of defaming President Park Geun-hye. “I thanked (Abe) for giving me encouragement ...

Bribery allegations snare South Korean leader's circle

Apr 15, 2015

Bribery allegations snare South Korean leader's circle

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced charges Wednesday that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide last week. A Seoul prosecution official said that an investigation team has been formed to look into suspicions that Prime ...

Apr 2, 2015

70% of South Koreans want Abe-Park meeting: poll

Seventy percent of South Koreans want President Park Geun-hye and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to hold a one-on-one meeting, a local opinion poll showed Thursday. By comparison, 22 percent said such a meeting was not necessary, according to the poll, conducted in March by ...

Feb 17, 2015

South Korean leader replaces point man on North Korea

South Korea’s president replaced her point man on North Korea on Tuesday in a reshuffle that involved three other top officials. Hong Yong-pyo, the presidential secretary for unification, was nominated to replace Ryoo Kihl-jae as the country’s new unification minister in charge of relations ...