Sep 29, 2015

South Korea urges transparency in Japan's new security policy

South Korean President Park Geun-hye urged Japan on Monday to share information with its neighbors about its new security policies. “Japan’s recently passed defense and security legislation should be implemented transparently and in a way that is conducive to friendly relations among regional countries ...

Apr 29, 2014

Seoul to Abe: Thanks for ferry victim gesture

South Korea on Tuesday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and others for paying respects Monday to the victims of the April 16 sinking of a ferry that has left more than 300 dead or missing. “We think Prime Minister Abe and other ...

Apr 17, 2014

Abe rejects idea of replacing Yasukuni Shrine

Despite growing tensions generated by his controversial visit last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dismissed the idea of building a new memorial to replace war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, saying the Shinto facility is too well known as a venue for mourning. ...

Jan 30, 2014

Repair unraveling Tokyo-Seoul ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye should realize that the past year showed nothing positive for bilateral relations, which appear to have entered a blind alley.