Aug 30, 2014

Press association concerned over S. Korea's questioning of reporter

The Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association on Friday expressed strong concern over South Korean authorities’ questioning of a Japanese reporter. The association said in a statement that it has strong concerns that the questioning was a threat to freedom of reporting, news gathering ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tabloids sharpen claws for North Korea's 'X-Day'

| Apr 14, 2013

Tabloids sharpen claws for North Korea's 'X-Day'

by Mark Schreiber

Three months before the present crisis on the Korean peninsula, Shukan Jitsuwa (Jan. 24) ran an uncharacteristically astute article predicting that in addition to potential for armed conflict with China over the disputed Senkaku Islands, North Korea, under its inexperienced young leader Kim Jong ...