Sankei Shimbun

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Name: Sankei Shimbun
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Funding scandals prompt veiled LDP threat to call snap election

A political tug-of-war intensified Thursday as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on the opposition parties to stop attacking Cabinet ministers embroiled in funding scandals.His No. 2 went so far as to suggest the prime minister might dissolve the Lower ... [Published Japan Times - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

S. Korea's political tug-of-war brings iron fist rule on press

SEOUL -- The recent indictment without arrest of a Japanese journalist in South Korea for defaming the country's president could amount to a crack down on free speech.CloseTatsuya Kato, former Seoul bureau chief of Japan's Sankei Shimbun, appears at the ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 26 2014 - Updated Oct 26 2014 - 1 reports

Japan to Enhance Overseas Lobbying Activities on Historical Issues

Japan’s Foreign Ministry has reportedly decided to enhance its overseas lobbying activities in order to win the support of parliaments of other countries over historical issues.The move comes after the national legislatures of the United States, Canada ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Oct 26 2014]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 3 reports

Lawmakers from Japan, S.Korea call for summit

AsiaOct. 25, 2014 - Updated 20:29 UTCNon-partisan lawmakers from Japan and South Korea say they will work together to lay the foundations for a summit between the leaders of their countries as soon as possible.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South ... [Published NHK - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Honor tainted by defamation indictment

Dear Your Excellency Madam President,I am sure you must be uncomfortable with many things as a president. Amid little progress made on the Sewol ferry accident, you are faced with a series of big accidents and many other piled-up issues.I came to write ... [Published Donga.com - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 5 reports

South Korea urged to drop libel charges against Japanese journalist

Press freedom organisations are calling on South Korea to drop charges against Japanese journalist Tatsuya Kato, who has been charged with defamation.The charge concerns an article Kato wrote for the Sankei Shimbun on 3 August that questioned the whereabouts ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 2 reports

S. Korea slams Japanese govt for Sankei remarks

Jiji Press SEOUL (Jiji Press) — South Korea has criticized the Japanese government for commenting on the indictment of Sankei Shimbun reporter Tatsuya Kato on charges of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye.The indictment of Kato, a former Seoul ... [Published The Japan News - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 5 reports

S.Korea envoy hopes to improve ties with Japan

AsiaOct. 14, 2014 - Updated 16:34 UTCSouth Korea's new ambassador to Japan has expressed his willingness to do his best to improve soured bilateral relations.Yoo Heung-soo acknowledged the severity of the current state of bilateral ties at a party in ... [Published NHK - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 3 reports

Freedom of the press in South Korea

The criminal action taken by South Korean prosecutors against a former Seoul bureau chief of Japan’s Sankei Shimbun daily — on the charge that his column posted online in August defamed President Park Geun-hye — raises serious questions about the country’s ... [Published Japan Times - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 8 reports

[Editorial] Pres. Park needs to give up her shameful defamation case

Posted on : Oct.11,2014 14:18 KSTFollowing the indictment of a Japanese reporter for defamation according to the Information and Communications Network Act, criticism and opposition both inside and outside South Korea has been sharp. Considering that ... [Published Hani.co.kr - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 8 reports

Japan Protests Indictment of Journalist by South Korea

ASAHIKAWA, Japan — Japan[1]’s Foreign Ministry summoned a South Korean diplomat on Thursday to protest the filing of charges against a Japanese journalist in Seoul, in the latest spat to divide the two countries.The ministry made the move to oppose the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 23 reports

Sankei’s Kato indicted for ‘defaming’ Park

By Toshiyuki Yoshida / Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent SEOUL — The Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office has indicted without arrest the former chief of The Sankei Shimbun’s Seoul Bureau, on charges of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye.Tatsuya ... [Published The Japan News - Oct 09 2014]

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Prosecutors said Kato had damaged Park's "reputation by indicating without any proof that the female president had improper relations."
Kato, 48, told the Sankei Shimbun - which is often critical of South Korean politics and generally unpopular in the country - that "he believed writing about where Park was, and how she responded to the ferry sinking, had a bearing on the public good."

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Funding scandals prompt veiled LDP threat to ca... [Published Japan Times - 3 hours ago]
S. Korea's political tug-of-war brings iron fis... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Oct 27 2014]
Japan to Enhance Overseas Lobbying Activities o... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Oct 26 2014]
Lawmakers from Japan, S.Korea call for summit [Published NHK - Oct 25 2014]
Park seeks progress over ‘comfort women’ issue [Published The Japan News - Oct 25 2014]
Progress still needed on ‘comfort women’ issue,... [Published Japan Times - Oct 25 2014]
Honor tainted by defamation indictment [Published Donga.com - Oct 23 2014]
Japanese, S.Korean officials agree to mend ties [Published NHK - Oct 21 2014]
Scandal clouds loom over Japan trade minister [Published CHINAdaily.com.cn - Oct 20 2014]
Gov't approves JR Tokai plan to build maglev line [Published Japan Today - Oct 18 2014]
The Legend of Shinkansen [Published Friday Gurgaon - Oct 17 2014]
South Korea urged to drop libel charges against... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
NPAD Criticizes Saenuri Chairman's Apology to P... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Oct 17 2014]
Hiccups In Japan-South Korea Ties As Seoul Indi... [Published Eurasia Review - Oct 16 2014]
Illiberalism in South Korea: Insult to injury [Published The Economist - Asia - Oct 16 2014]
South Korea extends travel ban on Sankei reporter [Published Japan Times - Oct 16 2014]
South Korea extends travel ban on Sankei reporter [Published The Japan Times - News & Business - Oct 16 2014]
S. Korea slams Japanese govt for Sankei remarks [Published The Japan News - Oct 15 2014]
Asia News Weekly Network - S Korea’s defamation... [Published Japan Today - Oct 15 2014]
Kakao vows to protect customers from gov’t [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Oct 14 2014]
S.Korea envoy hopes to improve ties with Japan [Published NHK - Oct 14 2014]
S. Korea urges ‘calm reaction’ to Sankei report... [Published Japan Times - Oct 14 2014]
S. Korea Calls for Japan's Coolheadedness on In... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Oct 14 2014]
S. Korea urges ‘calm reaction’ to Sankei report... [Published The Japan Times - News & Business - Oct 14 2014]
Korean authorities accused of illegal online su... [Published Asia News Network - Oct 14 2014]
Changes to Japan-US defense cooperation [Published China.org.cn - Oct 14 2014]
S.Korea divided over journalist's indictment [Published NHK - Oct 14 2014]
Meeting minutes show gov’t moving to monitor cy... [Published Hani.co.kr - Oct 13 2014]
Freedom of the press in South Korea [Published Japan Times - Oct 12 2014]
Sankei reporter to hold firm in Park defamation... [Published Japan Times - Oct 11 2014]
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Illiberalism in South Korea: Insult to injury [Published The Economist - Asia - Oct 16 2014]
NOT since 1993 had a Japanese journalist been investigated in South Korea. But this time it was not classified military intelligence that was allegedly divulged—but hearsay. On October 8th prosecutors charged Tatsuya Kato, until recently the Seoul ...
South Korea extends travel ban on Sankei reporter [Published The Japan Times - News & Business - Oct 16 2014]
The South Korean travel ban on Sankei Shimbun reporter Tatsuya Kato has been extended by three months as he awaits trial for his alleged defamation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the...Read more ... ...
S. Korea urges ‘calm reaction’ to Sankei report... [Published The Japan Times - News & Business - Oct 14 2014]
South Korea’s Foreign Ministry called Tuesday on Japan to react calmly to the indictment of the former Seoul bureau chief of the Sankei Shimbun for defaming President Park Geun-hye. The article...Read more ... ...
Sankei reporter to hold firm in Park defamation... [Published The Japan Times - News & Business - Oct 11 2014]
The Sankei Shimbun’s former Seoul bureau chief said he will stick to his guns during the trial over his alleged defamation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. “I fully explained to...Read more ... ...
Japan Protests an Indictment of a Journalist [Published Media Decoder - Oct 10 2014]
South Korean prosecutors have charged Tatsuya Kato, the former Seoul bureau chief for the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, with defaming the South Korean president. ...
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