Tag - south-korea-japan-relations



JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 22, 2014
South Korean government is ordered to unveil talks with Japan on intel-sharing pact
A local South Korean court on Tuesday ordered the government to disclose the entire process of negotiations on a botched intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jul 17, 2014
Seoul hopes Japan's approach on abductees won't sap pressure on North
South Korea said it hopes that Japan's attempt to resolve the abduction issue with North Korea won't undermine coordinated action to rein in Pyongyang's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2014
Japan-South Korea survey shows both concern, hope about relations
Nearly 60 percent of Japanese and around 70 percent of South Koreans told a recent survey they are concerned about deteriorating public sentiment against each other and that efforts should be made to improve them.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 1, 2014
South Korea pushes Japan to dispel any concerns about past history
South Korea on Tuesday urged Japan to dispel concerns among neighboring countries about its militaristic past as it moves to reinterpret its Constitution in such a way as to allow for the exercise of collective self-defense.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2014
Tokyo compiled '93 'comfort women' apology on its own: South Korea
A South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Sunday that Tokyo acted on its own in acknowledging that the Imperial Japanese military coerced Asian and other women to work in brothels before and during World War II.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2014
Activists trace fate of Korean wartime laborers
A group of Osaka-based activists hunting for public records on Koreans who were forced to work in Japan during the war has helped uncover information on missing workers and bring closure to their families in South Korea.
JAPAN / History
May 24, 2014
'Comfort women' memorial set to be unveiled in metro Washington
A monument to the women who were forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels will be unveiled in a Washington suburb this week, local authorities involved in the project confirmed.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2014
Beijing, Seoul leery of Abe's military drive
China and South Korea have expressed concern over Thursday's recommendations by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security panel for legalizing collective self-defense, saying they are watching developments vigilantly.
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2014
S. Korea, Japan talk sex slaves, forced labor
Senior officials from Japan and South Korea met Thursday in Tokyo as part of efforts to improve bilateral relations strained by historical issues related to Japan's 1910 to 1945 rule of the Korean Peninsula and a territorial dispute over islets in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul calls the East Sea.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 23, 2014
TV program exports lag South Korea's
Japan's television program exports in the fiscal year ending in March 2013 totaled ¥10.43 billion, far less than South Korea's ¥18.63 billion, according to government data.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 22, 2014
149 lawmakers visit Yasukuni
A total of 147 lawmakers, as well as two Cabinet ministers, visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday morning, in a move that could be perceived as provocative by China, South Korea — and even the United States.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 22, 2014
South Korea, China hit Diet members' visit to Yasukuni Shrine
South Korea and China on Tuesday criticized a visit by nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, saying it represents the country's lack of remorse for wartime atrocities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 21, 2014
Abe skips Yasukuni, sends offering
Prime Minister Abe sends a "masakaki" tree offering to Yasukuni Shrine for its annual spring ceremony, irking old war foe South Korea just before U.S. President Barack Obama's state visit.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 13, 2014
Japan, South Korea to hold high-level talks on Wednesday
Director general-level talks are scheduled to pave the way for an Abe-Park summit and to discuss issues that include Japanu2019s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women.
Apr 10, 2014
More racist stickers discovered at Shikoku pilgrimage restrooms
Racist stickers are found at three more restrooms along the 88-temple Shikoku Henro calling on hikers to "protect our precious pilgrimage route from Korean hands."
Mar 27, 2014
Aiming for a Tokyo-Seoul summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye need to follow up their first formal meeting this week — held on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit — with a face-to-face meeting that doesn't require the intermediation of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Mar 6, 2014
East Asia should build resilience through disaster-relief cooperation
The president of Soka Gakkai International urges Japan, China and South Korea to take the initiative in building a model of cooperation that will serve to mutually strengthen regional resilience to extreme-weather events and other disasters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 16, 2013
MHI maintains wartime reparations issue settled
The president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said the company will maintain its stance that wartime compensation issues related to Korean workers forcibly conscripted as laborers have already been settled.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 30, 2013
South Korea court orders Mitsubishi Heavy to compensate for forced labor
The Busan High Court orders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay 80 million won (about ¥7 million) to the families of five deceased Koreans who were forced to work for the company during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.
Jul 1, 2009
United front against North Korea
Prime Minister Taro Aso and South Korean President Lee Myung Bak agreed in their Sunday meeting in Tokyo that North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs pose a grave threat, and that Japan, South Korea and the United States must closely cooperate to counter it. The two leaders also agreed that the international community cannot accept North Korea as a nuclear power and should make the insular nation realize that it will pay a high price for its provocative acts.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves