Sewol salvage plan will be costly, risky

Apr 26, 2015

Sewol salvage plan will be costly, risky

Salvaging the corroded 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government accused of partial responsibility, due to incompetence and corruption, for the ...

South Korea adopts plan to salvage sunken ferry

Apr 22, 2015

South Korea adopts plan to salvage sunken ferry

The South Korean government announced Wednesday it would raise the Sewol ferry which sank a year ago with the loss of more than 300 lives — mostly schoolchildren. Bringing the Sewol to the surface has been a key demand of the victims’ families. They ...

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 ...