Tag - park-geun-hye



Feb 28, 2014
An Abe-Park dialogue needed
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has entered her second year in office with little prospect that the chilly relationship between Japan and her country will improve.
Feb 20, 2014
Seoul is central to New Delhi's 'look east' policy
South Korea as well as smaller states in South and Southeast Asia are looking to India to act as a balancer vis-a-vis China's growing influence and America's anticipated retrenchment from the region in the near future.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 19, 2014
Park thanks U.S. lawmaker in Seoul for support over sex slavery issue
South Korean President Park Geun-hye thanked a senior U.S. congressman for his support in Seoul's efforts to resolve the issue of Korean women who were forced to work at Japanese military brothels during the war.
Jan 30, 2014
Repair unraveling Tokyo-Seoul ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye should realize that the past year showed nothing positive for bilateral relations, which appear to have entered a blind alley.
Jan 13, 2014
Problems with Abe's team outweigh mere handshake: Park
South Korean President Park Geun-hye repeats her refusal to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and says his team should stop playing make-believe with history.
Nov 23, 2013
Rookie trio make for a leadership deficit in East Asia
With three new leaders taking power over the past year — in Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing (and a fourth in Pyongyang two years ago) — 2013 was never likely to be a banner year for regional diplomacy. But I didn't expect it to get quite this bad.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 5, 2013
Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing envoys to talk Thursday
Senior diplomats from South Korea, Japan and China will hold talks Thursday in Seoul to discuss regional and international issues of common interest, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2013
Exchange student who gave life hailed
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye praised exchange student Lee Su-hyon, who died 12 years ago Thursday attempting to save a Japanese man who had fallen off a Tokyo train platform onto the tracks.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2013
Ex-finance chief Nukaga met Park's top aide to improve ties
Former Finance Minister Fukushiro Nukaga, a veteran legislator of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, held talks last week with a high-ranking official at the South Korean president's office, Seoul government sources said Monday.
Japan Times
Oct 8, 2013
Gone in 60 seconds: Abe-Park 'talks'
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a brief conversation — for less than a minute — Tuesday with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Indonesia amid ongoing bilateral tensions over a number of issues.
Sep 28, 2013
Japan and Korea: Reconciliation and redress for wrongs remain elusive
On the eve of the International Olympic Committee's decision to award the 2020 Summer Games to Tokyo, Seoul's abrupt import ban on all fisheries products from Fukushima and seven other Japanese prefectures was clearly a response to public concerns about radiation spewing into the ocean.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2013
Regional rapprochement far off despite Abe's schmoozing
Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's first face-to-face encounters with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts amid fraught bilateral ties, full rapprochement with the two neighboring countries is still a long way off.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2013
Koreas agree to let families reunite in North
North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold a new round of reunions for family members separated by the Korean War, the first such arrangement in three years and the latest sign of a thaw between the fractious neighbors.
Aug 22, 2013
Multilateral accord presents pitfall if alliances are missing
South Korean President Park Geun-hye's call for multilateral dialogue in Northeast Asia is premature without a framework for military cooperation with Japan, South Korea and the U.S.
Aug 21, 2013
Fukuda readies for South Korea trip
Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda was set to make a three-day visit to Seoul from Thursday to take part in the Korea-Japan Forum, an annual gathering of lawmakers and experts from the two nations, a forum official said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 13, 2013
No Abe-Park summit in G-20 cards
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Russia, sources say.
Jul 10, 2013
Koreans find breaking up with chaebol hard to do
Park Geun-hye has one five-year term to undo her father's legacy in South Korea. Thus far her efforts to build a more creative economy lack teeth as well as creativity.
Jul 7, 2013
South Korea's spy agency takes lead role in political scandals
During last year's presidential election, a team of South Korean intelligence agents allegedly flooded the Internet with several thousand political comments, including some describing left-leaning candidates as North Korea sympathizers.
Jul 5, 2013
Views of history vex the future
South Korea has been critical of Japanese views of modern Asian history. Shinzo Abe must do more than parrot the importance future ties between the two nations.
May 15, 2013
'The right path' for North Korea
In an interview, President Park Geun Hye says South Korea won't tolerate the North's nuclear weapons and provocations, but will keep the window open for dialogue.


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