Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president

Nov 27, 2014

Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president

A Japanese reporter indicted on charges of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing on Thursday at the Seoul Central District Court. Prosecutors last month indicted Tatsuya Kato, the former Seoul bureau chief of Japan’s Sankei Shimbun, over ...

Oct 16, 2014

South Korea extends travel ban on Sankei reporter

The South Korean travel ban on Sankei Shimbun reporter Tatsuya Kato has been extended by three months as he awaits trial for his alleged defamation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the newspaper said. A lawyer for Kato, 48, former head of the daily’s ...

Sankei reporter to hold firm in Park defamation suit

Oct 11, 2014

Sankei reporter to hold firm in Park defamation suit

The Sankei Shimbun’s former Seoul bureau chief said he will stick to his guns during the trial over his alleged defamation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. “I fully explained to prosecutors about my story’s points as well as the reporting method, but they ...

Aug 20, 2014

Sankei bureau chief appears before prosecutors again over Park article

The Seoul bureau chief of the Sankei Shimbun appeared before prosecutors for a second time Wednesday, for questioning about a controversial article about President Park Geun-hye. The appearance of Tatsuya Kato, 48, at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office followed another session of questioning ...

Jan 23, 2014

Damages from a terror probe

Despite the award of ¥90.2 million in damages to 17 Muslims in Japan found to have suffered defamation of character after details of a police investigation of international terrorism were leaked onto the Internet, the plaintiffs have appealed the Tokyo District Court ruling for ...