Aug 13, 2014

South Korea raps Sankei Shimbun for 'defaming' president

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry has criticized the Sankei Shimbun for running a report on President Park Geun-hye that questioned her whereabouts on April 16 when the ferry Sewol sank, killing more than 300 people. “The report was filled with baseless rumor and is a ...

Aug 9, 2014

South Korea summons Sankei reporter over 'defamation' of Park

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office has requested Tatsuya Kato, head of the Seoul bureau of the Sankei Shimbun, to present himself on Tuesday over his article about South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the Japanese daily said Saturday. The prosecution made the request on ...

Jul 9, 2014

Abe pushing Beijing, Seoul together

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should realize that his historical revisionism and his new initiative in defense policy are further straining Japan's ties with its two closest neighbors.

Jun 26, 2014

S. Korea's Park keeps premier who quit

After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced Thursday her “agonized” decision to retain the incumbent, who resigned over April’s ferry disaster. In an effort to assuage criticism of the government’s emergency response, Chung Hong-won resigned ...

Park's 'pro-Japan' pick falls on sword in Seoul

Jun 24, 2014

Park's 'pro-Japan' pick falls on sword in Seoul

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s dwindling political fortunes took another hit Tuesday as her second nominee for prime minister was forced to withdraw over past remarks about Japan’s colonial rule. “I wanted to help President Park Geun-hye. But I believe that my resignation is ...

South Korean ruling party avoids ferry backlash

Jun 5, 2014

South Korean ruling party avoids ferry backlash

South Korea’s ruling party breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after a stronger-than-expected showing in local elections seen as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye’s handling of April’s ferry disaster, which killed about 300 people. Despite fears of a voter backlash, Park’s Saenuri Party ...