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PARK GEUN HYE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 2, 2016
Park scandal puts cloud over Japan-hosted trilateral summit, 'comfort women' deal
South Korean President Park Geun-hye scrambled to head off a mounting political scandal by replacing her prime minister and finance chief Wednesday, raising concerns over the future of a key trilateral summit slated for later this year.
EDITORIALS
Nov 2, 2016
Scandal rocks Seoul
The furor that has erupted in Seoul is not likely to topple South Korean President Park Geun-hye, but it will create a vacuum at the apex of government and may well render her a lame duck.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 1, 2016
The fall of Choi Soon-sil: from South Korean presidential confidante to incarceration
When the lawyer representing the woman at the center of a scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-hye met his client upon her arrival in the country from Germany on Sunday morning, he was blunt.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 27, 2016
Park influence-peddling scandal sparks interest in South Korea presidential election
An influence-peddling scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye has put the spotlight on the most powerful office in South Korea, rekindling interest in potential presidential candidates for next December's election.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 12, 2016
North Korea 'purges' top official amid spike in high-level defections
North Korea has purged a vice foreign minister, punishing the 72-year-old and his family with farm work after the nation's No. 2 official in London defected this summer, South Korea's JoongAng Ilbo newspaper said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2016
Abe, Park agree to coordinate response on North Korea missile launches
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye have agreed to coordinate responses to North Korea's ballistic missile launches during bilateral talks in Laos.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2016
Japan eyes three-way summit with China and South Korea, possibly in November
Japan is working to arrange a trilateral summit with China and South Korea in late November or early December, aiming to strengthen cooperation in dealing with North Korea's missile development and countering terrorism, according to government sources.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 5, 2016
Japan seeks summit with South Korea during international gathering in Mongolia next week
Japan is asking South Korea to hold a summit on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting, which starts July 15 in Mongolia, a source familiar with Japan-South Korea relations said Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 27, 2016
Park orders 24-hour watch for market turmoil amid Brexit fallout
President Park Geun-hye on Monday ordered officials to take "all necessary measures" — including round-the-clock monitoring — to minimize market fallout after Britain's decision to exit the European Union, Yonhap news agency reported.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 27, 2016
North Korea announces rare policy-making congress next week
North Korea announced Wednesday it will convene a rare congress of its ruling party late next week — the first such policy-making meeting in more than three decades.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 24, 2016
Young voters' fear of 'Hell Chosun' puts South Korea's Park on back foot
Spend any time on South Korean social media sites, and you're bound to see the phrase "Hell Chosun." For Korean millennials, that refers to the hellish future that lies ahead. Such youthful disillusionment goes a long way toward explaining the electoral drubbing voters gave President Park Geun-hye's...
EDITORIALS
Apr 19, 2016
Electoral setback for Park Geun-hye
South Korean President Park Geun-hye's job just got a lot tougher following the loss of her party's parliamentary majority.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 14, 2016
Park's election defeat carries costs for Tokyo
The landslide defeat may also derail progress on settling the 'comfort women' issue, experts said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Apr 3, 2016
Trilateral summit tightens Asian leaders' resolve against North Korea
Taking advantage of a perceived thaw in relations between Tokyo and Seoul, U.S. President Barack Obama met with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea on the fringes of the Nuclear Security Summit to promote greater trilateral unity to address North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 1, 2016
Abe, Park agree to implement 'comfort women' deal
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye agree to go forward with their agreement reached last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2016
Nuclear issues involving North Korea, Japan on table at Washington summit
The North's nuclear weapons program is thought to top a list of topics that world leaders, including Japan's prime minister, will discuss in Washington.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2016
Abe, Park leverage newly improved bilateral ties to condemn North Korea
Demonstrating the recent improvement in their bilateral relationship, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye have agreed to jointly condemn North Korea’s latest nuclear test.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 29, 2015
'Comfort women' deal likely to fuel Tokyo-Seoul military cooperation, aid Obama pivot
Japan and South Korea's landmark accord to end the divisive "comfort women" dispute will lead to increased economic and military cooperation between the U.S. allies, complementing the Obama administration's efforts to counter China's rise and North Korea's nuclear saber-rattling.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 29, 2015
Park hopes 'comfort women' deal helps reset Tokyo ties; victims, critics displeased
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday expressed hope that a deal reached the same day between South Korea and Japan over women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels marks a new start for bilateral relations, according to the South Korean presidential office.
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2015
Abe, Park may meet in U.S. to settle 'comfort women' issue
The Japanese and South Korean governments consider holding a meeting of their leaders in March in Washington to endorse any settlement of the 'comfort women' issue.

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