Tag - south-korea-japan-relations



JAPAN / Politics
Nov 28, 2014
Keidanren chief to meet South Korean leader Park on Monday: source
Keidanren Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara will meet with South Korean President Park Geun Hye in Seoul on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2014
Foreign ministers of Japan, China and South Korea to hold talks by end of year
Japan, China and South Korea have agreed that their foreign ministers will hold talks in Seoul by the end of the year, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 30, 2014
Korean court orders Toyama munitions firm to compensate women tricked into wartime labor
A South Korean court orders former arms maker Nachi-Fujikoshi to compensate all of the Korean women it forced to work in Japan during the war.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 22, 2014
Japan Communist Party leader to visit South Korea, urge regional peace treaty
The Japanese Communist Party said its leader will visit South Korea starting Friday in a bid to improve relations between the two countries, which have soured over a territorial dispute and differing perceptions of wartime history.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 21, 2014
S. Korea calls for 'transparency' in Japan's defense revision
South Korea's top security official told his Japanese counterpart Tuesday that Japan's ongoing revision of defense cooperation guidelines with the United States "should reflect neighboring countries' concerns and be carried out in a transparent way," the South Korean presidential office said.
JAPAN / History
Oct 16, 2014
Government requests revision of 1996 U.N. sex slave report
The Abe administration asks the author of a U.N. report that accused Japan of wartime military sexual slavery to amend the 1996 document.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2014
'Comfort women' recount wartime ordeals
Three women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels have been speaking out about their ordeals, saying the world should never forget what they went through.
Oct 10, 2014
Experts question indictment of Japanese journalist in South Korea
South Korea's indictment of the former Seoul bureau chief at the right-leaning daily Sankei Shimbun is being criticized by experts who say the move might represent an attack against a Japanese media outlet.
Japan Times
Oct 6, 2014
Tokyo: What can be done to restore Japan's relations with China and South Korea?
An international bunch around Tokyo offer their views on possible ways to rebuild trust between Japan and its East Asian neighbors over historical issues.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 30, 2014
Economic benefits have China, South Korea reconsidering strained ties with Japan
Expectations that rapprochement may benefit their economies have prompted China and South Korea to reconsider their strained relations with Japan, but obstacles still need to be cleared before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can hold his first summit talks with their leaders.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 26, 2014
Some progress reported as Kishida meets Chinese, S. Korean foreign ministers
Japan and South Korea agreed Thursday to work toward a bilateral summit and to discuss the issue of women forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels, Japanese officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2014
Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in bilateral ties frozen by disagreements over Japan's wartime past, including the "comfort women" issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2014
Former Prime Minister Mori to meet South Korea leader this week: sources
Final arrangements are underway for former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul as early as Friday, when he visits the country, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 15, 2014
South Korean foreign minister meets Japanese ambassador for first time
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho held talks Sunday during a cultural exchange event in Seoul as the two countries struggle to mend a strained relationship.
Aug 27, 2014
Japan, South Korea eye strategic talks in September
Japan and South Korea are preparing to hold a vice minister-level "strategic dialogue" possibly in early September in Tokyo, a senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 21, 2014
Seoul's new envoy upbeat on patching up ties with Japan
South Korea's new ambassador to Japan, Yoo Heung-soo, is optimistic about improving diplomatic relations with Japan and said he was looking forward to using his contacts to patch up ties when he takes his post over the weekend.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 15, 2014
Abe's shrine offering riles China, South Korea
China said Friday it "resolutely opposed" Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's monetary donation to war-related Yasukuni Shrine on Friday, the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2014
Three ministers visit Yasukuni on surrender day anniversary; Abe refrains
Three Cabinet ministers visit war-related Yasukuni Shrine as Japan marks the 69th anniversary of its surrender in World War II.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2014
Free Hug activist hopes to mend fences in Asia
It was August 2011 when Koichi Kuwabara hit the streets of Seoul with a mission in mind.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 9, 2014
Foreign ministers of Japan, South Korea hold talks
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks Saturday with South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se in Myanmar's capital, with greatest interest focused on whether the meeting will pave the way for a summit between the leaders of the two countries.


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