Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2020

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

The funeral service for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people. Former human rights lawyer Park was a heavyweight figure in ...

Japan to consider mandatory GPS trackers for convicted sex offenders

National Jun 10, 2020

Japan to consider mandatory GPS trackers for convicted sex offenders

The government will consider making convicted sex offenders wear GPS tracking devices in an effort to strengthen measures that prevent recidivism, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The idea, along with tougher punishments for school teachers who commit sexually lewd acts, was added ...