May 7, 2015

Seoul lawmaker petitions UNESCO over Japan's World Heritage bid

The head of the South Korean National Assembly’s foreign affairs committee has sent letters to UNESCO panel members expressing opposition to Japan’s bid to register a group of 23 industrial sites for World Heritage status, a source close to the parliamentarian said Wednesday. Na ...

Government OKs Inoki's first visit to North since easing of sanctions

Jul 7, 2014

Government OKs Inoki's first visit to North since easing of sanctions

The Abe administration sees no problem with the possibility of Upper House lawmaker Antonio Inoki making another visit to North Korea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday after sanctions were partially lifted last week in return for progress on Pyongyang’s second investigation into ...

Apr 23, 2013

Lawmakers received dubious tax breaks

At least 17 lawmakers received questionable tax breaks between 2009 and 2011 by moving donations they made to local chapters of their political parties to fund management groups, it was learned Sunday. Politicians are unable to receive income tax breaks if they donate money ...