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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 11, 2017
Abe and Moon agree to work on 'future-oriented' ties in first phone chat
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in get acquainted in a forward-looking phone chat grounded by reminders about history and the “comfort women.”
EDITORIALS
May 10, 2017
The pendulum swings in South Korea
The Abe administration must move fast to build relations with the new South Korean president to minimize the impact on Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 10, 2017
The North Korean crisis: why now?
Apart from U.S. President Donald Trump's need for a dramatic foreign policy initiative, is there any good reason why we are having a crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons testing now?
JAPAN
May 10, 2017
Japan's Korean community has high hopes for improved bilateral relations after Moon election
Leaders of Japan's Korean community welcomed the election of Moon Jae-in as South Korea's next president, saying the victory offers a chance to rebalance Japan's relationship with its Asian neighbor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 10, 2017
Moon win puts allies' approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say
With Wednesday's election of liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as South Korea's new president, all eyes are on whether he will stick to his campaign promise of pursuing rapprochement with Pyongyang.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 10, 2017
Amid soaring tensions, South Korea's new leader to navigate fine line between Beijing, Washington
Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated new South Korean leader Moon Jae-in on Wednesday amid soaring tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying Beijing is willing to work with Seoul to "properly handle differences."
JAPAN / Politics
May 10, 2017
Abe looks forward to working with Moon, hopes to jointly tackle North Korea threat
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he hopes to cooperate with Moon Jae-in, who declared victory in South Korea's presidential election, in grappling with common challenges facing the two nations such as the growing threat posed by North Korea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 9, 2017
South Korean President-elect Moon's main policy pledges
South Korean liberal human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in won the presidency in an election on Tuesday, exit polls showed, ending nine years of conservative rule.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 9, 2017
Liberal Moon seen as favorite as South Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park
South Koreans flocked to polling stations to elect a new leader on Tuesday, with a high turnout suggesting voters are eager to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down the former president and shook the political and business elite.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 8, 2017
Election poised to bring South Korea change following months of political upheaval
After one of South Korea's most tumultuous political periods in recent memory, voters appear ready for change.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
May 4, 2017
In the South, voters seeking 'Korea first' leader may head to polls in near-record numbers
Jason Lim, a 36-year-old South Korean engineer living in Washington, thinks it is important to maintain a solid alliance with the United States — but not at any cost.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 2, 2017
Software tycoon Ahn invokes France's Macron in bid for South Korean presidency
South Korean software tycoon Ahn Cheol-soo, who once led opinion polls in the presidential race, is finding his centrist approach and platform of championing markets drowned out by public demands for a clampdown on the country's scandal-hit elite.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 23, 2017
From Tottori dunes to the moon, Japan's Xprize team hopes to win lunar rover race
A private-sector group of some 100 engineers and other experts is finalizing preparations to launch a lunar probe, hoping to achieve the first feat in Japan's history of space exploration.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 11, 2017
South Korean presidential contender Moon says he's open to direct talks with North's Kim
Moon Jae-in, a top contender for South Korea's May 9 presidential election, has vowed to speak directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if elected to resolve surging tensions on the peninsula, he told a local newspaper Monday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 10, 2017
Software tycoon eclipses former front-runner Moon in South Korea presidential poll
South Korea's presidential election next month is turning into a two-horse race between two former liberal allies, after Ahn Cheol-soo overtook Moon Jae-in in the latest polls.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 4, 2017
Moon, Ahn and a self-described strongman vie to lead South Korea
Five weeks from South Korea's election, it's down to a three-horse race.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 18, 2017
Top South Korean presidential candidate will review THAAD deployment, advisers say
The liberal South Korean politician most likely to become the country's next president would, if elected, review how the government would deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system and would consult China, two of his top advisers said on Friday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 14, 2017
South Korean presidential candidate calls on China to halt THAAD retaliatory moves
Moon Jae-in, the politician expected to become South Korea's next president, called on China on Tuesday to stop economic retaliation against South Korean firms over the deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 12, 2017
South Korea's dismissed president exits official residence in disgrace
Disgraced South Korean leader Park Geun-hye left the presidential Blue House on Sunday, two days after a court dismissed her over a corruption scandal, bound for her private home and facing the possibility of prosecution and jail.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 12, 2017
South Korean opposition vows justice as Park prepares Blue House exit
The South Korean politician likely to emerge as the next president promised justice and common sense on Sunday as workers renovated the home of ousted leader Park Geun-hye to prepare for her departure from the presidential Blue House.

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