Jan 21, 2016

Japan's NHK cleared in Taiwan 'human zoo' defamation case

Broadcaster NHK did not defame a Taiwanese woman by using the term “human zoo” to refer to a century-old event involving her father, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court overturned a lower bench’s finding that had ordered the publicly-funded broadcaster to pay ¥1 ...

Dec 17, 2015

Singapore PM wins $106,000 in damages from activist

An activist blogger was Thursday ordered to pay Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 150,000 Singapore dollars($106,000) in damages for accusing him of stealing state funds. Roy Ngerng, a former government employee, had accused Lee of criminally misappropriating money from the Central Provident Fund ...

Feb 6, 2015

Sankei reporter sues to nullify South Korean departure ban

A Japanese reporter filed a lawsuit on Friday, seeking to nullify a decision by South Korean authorities to bar him from leaving the country over his alleged defamation of President Park Geun-hye. Tatsuya Kato, former Seoul bureau chief of the daily Sankei Shimbun, filed ...

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 ...