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PARK GEUN HYE

The salvaged Sewol ferry (back) on display at a port in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province on Tuesday, as South Korea marks the 10th anniversary of the country's worst-ever maritime disaster.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Apr 16, 2024
South Korea marks 10th anniversary of Sewol ferry disaster
Families called out the names of the deceased and threw flowers into the water, followed by a moment of silence.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 18, 2022
Will South Korea prosecute another president once again?
Questions are being raised as to whether Moon Jae-in will be investigated for abuse of power, much like the presidents who came before him.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 31, 2021
South Korean ex-president Park freed after nearly 5 years in prison
President Moon Jae-in granted a special pardon to Park last week, citing her deteriorating health.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 24, 2021
South Korea's Moon pardons disgraced former leader Park Geun-hye
Park, 69, became South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office when a court upheld a parliament vote in 2017 over a corruption scandal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Dec 28, 2020
Biden faces uphill battle in bringing Japan and South Korea together
Differences over wartime labor compensation remain deep and the two countries are unlikely to fundamentally resolve the issue.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jun 11, 2020
South Korea top court upholds jail term for Park Geun-hye's friend
South Korea's top court Thursday upheld a lower court decision that sentenced a longtime confidante of former President Park Geun-hye to 18 years in prison over a corruption scandal that led to her 2017 ouster.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 15, 2019
South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces crisis with echoes of predecessor Park's downfall
Three years ago, Moon Jae-in was among the masses on the streets of Seoul seeking to oust a president accused of ignoring the people's will. Now, his own presidency is facing a similar crisis.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 24, 2018
South Korean court extends former President Park Geun-hye's prison term to 25 years
A South Korean appeals court on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years in jail, Yonhap news agency reported, in a case arising from a far-reaching corruption scandal that toppled her in 2017.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 10, 2018
South Korea to probe alleged plan by military to quell Park Geun-hye protests
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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 26, 2017
Supporters of ousted South Korean leader Park ask U.N. body to probe her detention conditions
Supporters of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye have asked a United Nations body to investigate whether her detention during her corruption trial prevented Park from accessing proper medical treatment, a barrister said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 29, 2017
North Korea vows to kill former South leader Park 'any time, at any place'
North Korea has issued standing orders for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief in response to what Pyongyang said was an aborted plot to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong Un.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
May 23, 2017
South Korean 'swordsman' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park
A high-flying prosecutor, who was demoted under impeached former president Park Geun-hye, is overseeing the case against her as Park made her first appearance in court on Tuesday to face criminal charges over the corruption scandal that ousted her.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 16, 2017
First liberal rule in decade unlikely to bring swift changes to South Korea
South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in promised to seek a parliamentary review of a controversial U.S. anti-missile defense system. If the vote were held today, the deployment would likely be endorsed in the legislative body controlled by conservative and moderate politicians.
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 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
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 17, 2017
Campaigning for South Korean presidential poll officially kicks off
Official campaigning began Monday for next month's South Korean presidential election to choose a successor to deposed President Park Geun-hye, with the election heavily tilted toward candidates from liberal parties following a corruption and cronyism scandal linked to Park.

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