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PARK GEUN HYE

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 7, 2015
South Korea protesters plan third nationwide rally on Dec. 19 over contentious history textbooks
South Korean protesters plan to hold another rally in two weeks after tens of thousands took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday to protest against President Park Geun-hye's plan to reform the labor market and adopt a state-approved history textbook for high schools.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Nov 28, 2015
Asia mostly backsliding on democratic values
In Japan, lawyers are fortunately not arrested by the state for doing their job, as they are in China. Nor are academics faced with indictment for challenging mainstream history narratives, as in South Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 16, 2015
Abe tells Park Japan-South Korea ties are improving
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean President Park Geun-hye that bilateral ties, strained over historical and territorial issues, appear to be improving after their first one-on-one summit earlier this month, a Japanese official said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Nov 7, 2015
South Korea's new state textbook 'corrects' history
South Korea recently announced plans for a revisionist textbook that will whitewash that country's history and has the academic community outraged over political meddling. At least the move gives South Korean President Park Geun-hye something in common with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 5, 2015
Park-Abe reconciliation comes on heels of TPP, China-Japan thaw
The recently sealed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, Washington's urging for better relations with Tokyo and a thaw in ties between Japan and China appear to be why South Korea's leader decided to meet with her Japanese counterpart at last.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2015
Abe, Park hold first bilateral talks since taking office, address 'comfort women' dispute
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye agree to try to resolve as soon as possible the dispute over the 'comfort women.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 1, 2015
East Asia leaders agree to revive annual trilateral summit
In a sign of a warming relations among Japan, China and South Korea, the leaders of the three countries agreed Sunday to revive their annual trilateral summit after a 3½-year hiatus, with plans to meet in Japan next year.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 1, 2015
Top Japanese, Chinese diplomats agree to further improve ties
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, that the two countries should strengthen rapprochement efforts amid thawing ties.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 31, 2015
Chinese premier Li arrives in Seoul for three-way summit, discusses North Korea with Park
South Korean President Park Geun Hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday agreed to stay in close touch in dealing with North Korean issues, according to South Korea's presidential office.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 31, 2015
Park to convey Korean desire to join TPP in summit with Abe
South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to express Seoul's desire to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership when she meets with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 30, 2015
Trilateral East Asia summit will signal symbolic thaw with Japan: experts
When East Asia's top leaders finally convene in Seoul Sunday, expect little progress and lots of symbolism as China and South Korea make nice with Japan, experts say.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2015
South Korea to raise defense spending to deter threat from North
South Korea plans to raise defense spending by 4 percent next year, more than the average for the entire budget, as President Park Geun-hye sees stepped up military readiness as a way to pressure North Korea to seek dialogue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 26, 2015
Suga denies Seoul pushing for Abe 'comfort women' apology at summit
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Seoul has not demanded the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologize over the 'comfort women' issue during his upcoming summit with President Park Geun-hye.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 22, 2015
Abe-Park summit would be 'a springboard' toward improved bilateral ties, expert says
The planned summit next month between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye is 'a springboard' toward restoring normal bilateral ties but will not be enough to resolve deep-rooted issues between the nations, an expert has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2015
South Korean prosecutors seek 18 months in jail for Sankei Shimbun journalist
Prosecutors on Monday sought an 18-month prison term for a Japanese journalist on charges of defaming President Park Geun-hye in an article he wrote in August 2014.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 19, 2015
Japan-South Korea rapprochement deepens as defense chiefs meet
When Gen Nakatani arrives in Seoul on Tuesday, he will be the first Japanese defense minister to visit South Korea in nearly five years, signaling that growing regional security risks are trumping the disputes over territory and history that have blighted relations between the two countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2015
In diplomatic flurry, Abe invites Xi; Park says she's ready to talk
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invited the Chinese leader to visit Japan and his South Korean counterpart said she is open to bilateral talks.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 29, 2015
South Korea urges transparency in Japan's new security policy
South Korean President Park Geun-hye urged Japan on Monday to share information with its neighbors about its new security policies.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 28, 2015
Abe, Park briefly discuss upcoming trilateral summit on U.N. sidelines
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye met briefly Sunday on the sidelines of a U.N. meeting and discussed an upcoming trilateral summit with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Seoul, a Japanese official said. It was their first face-to-face contact since March.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 24, 2015
Park seeks reform of South Korea's rigid labor laws
In the past year, Kim Yoon-sung applied to about 120 companies for a job, and could not land even one.

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