The top overseas news stories of 2016

Dec 29, 2016

The top overseas news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these world news stories as the most important of 2016. 1. The rise of Donald Trump: On Nov. 8, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election. The 70-year-old was seen as a long shot at the ...

South Korean investigators detain former health minister

Dec 28, 2016

South Korean investigators detain former health minister

South Korean investigators on Wednesday detained a former health minister as they expanded their inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye. The special prosecution team now has 48 hours to decide whether to request a formal arrest warrant for Moon Hyung-pyo. ...

Supporters of impeached South Korean leader clash with protesters

Dec 17, 2016

Supporters of impeached South Korean leader clash with protesters

Supporters of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye clashed with anti-Park protesters Saturday, as large crowds of demonstrators again gathered in Seoul to demand the scandal-ridden leader’s immediate ouster. The historically large weekend protests over an explosive corruption scandal pushed South Korea’s opposition-controlled parliament ...

Dec 14, 2016

South Korea's youth unemployment rate rises to record high

South Korea’s youth unemployment rate rose to a record high in November, following political protests that paralyzed the government and led parliament to vote to impeach the president. The unadjusted jobless rate for people aged 25 to 29 rose to 8.2 percent in November, ...