South Korean wealthy no longer above law

Dec 11, 2014

South Korean wealthy no longer above law

The uproar that forced a Korean Air Lines executive to resign after delaying a flight because she was unhappy with the way nuts were served points to growing intolerance of corporate bad behavior in a country dominated by family conglomerates. Public frustration has long ...

Dec 9, 2014

Sankei admits own reporting shortcomings in covering Asahi scandal

The conservative daily Sankei Shimbun admitted Tuesday that its article published Saturday on the chaos in top management at the rival Asahi Shimbun following its misreporting scandals actually involved reportage shortcomings of its own. On its Tuesday morning issue, the Sankei carried a retraction ...

Rolling Stone backs off campus gang rape story

Dec 6, 2014

Rolling Stone backs off campus gang rape story

Rolling Stone is casting doubt on the account it published of a young woman who says she was gang-raped at a fraternity party at the University of Virginia, a widely discussed article that put a spotlight on the issue of sexual assault on college ...

Nov 29, 2014

Asahi Shimbun profit dives 50%

Asahi Shimbun Co. said consolidated operating profit fell 50.5 percent from a year earlier to ¥3.1 billion during the first half, marking two consecutive declines. In addition to sluggish newspaper sales affected partly by story retractions related to the “comfort women” issue and an ...

New errors found in fund reports linked to Obuchi

Nov 26, 2014

New errors found in fund reports linked to Obuchi

More errors have been uncovered in political funding reports of support groups linked to former trade minister Yuko Obuchi. The reports from two groups in Gunma Prefecture tied to Obuchi showed Wednesday that expenditures for theater tours organized for supporters in 2013 exceeded revenue ...

Nov 24, 2014

Korean exam chief resigns over bungled questions

South Korea’s education minister apologized and the head of the national exam board resigned Monday after accepting that there were errors in two questions in the country’s cutthroat college entrance exam. The acknowledgement that mistakes were made followed a flood of complaints to the ...

France's Sarkozy says EU powers must be halved

Nov 23, 2014

France's Sarkozy says EU powers must be halved

The European Union must hand back half of its powers, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Saturday, stepping up his criticism of the 28-nation bloc as he seeks to be elected head of France’s conservative party this week. Just a few weeks after he ...