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World 17 Dec 2015 | 6:45 PM

Japanese journalist cleared of defaming South Korea president

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday cleared a Japanese journalist of defaming the South Korean president in a case that raised new questions about media freedom and had threatened to inflame relations between the uneasy neighbours.

Japan 17 Dec 2015 | 1:51 PM

Japanese journalist acquitted of defaming South Korean leader

SEOUL: A Japanese journalist was acquitted Thursday of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye over his report on her whereabouts at the time of a fatal ferry disaster, in a case that strained diplomatic relations.

Japan 15 Apr 2015 | 4:05 PM

Japanese journalist meets PM after South Korea lifts travel ban

TOKYO: A Japanese journalist on trial in Seoul for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye met the Japanese premier Wednesday, a day after his travel ban was eased.

World 14 Apr 2015 | 3:55 PM

South Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalist in defamation trial

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea lifted a travel ban on a Japanese journalist on trial for a charge of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, a prosecution official said on Tuesday, removing what has been an irritant in bilateral relations.

South Korea 20 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

S. korean president’s former aide denies ‘tryst’ in court

SEOUL: A former aide of South Korean President Park Geun-hye appeared at the defamation trial of a Japanese reporter to deny rumours of an ill-timed tryst with his old boss.

AseanPlus News 15 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM

Media watchdog slams defamation trial of S.Korea journo

SEOUL: Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned Thursday the trial of two South Korean journalists charged with defaming President Park Geun-Hye’s brother as another example of increasing restrictions on free speech in the country.

AseanPlus News 27 Nov 2014 | 1:36 PM

Japanese journalist denies defaming S. Korea president

SEOUL: A Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye insisted at a preliminary court hearing on Thursday that he had acted in the public interest.

World 09 Oct 2014 | 1:45 PM

Japan says South Korea's indictment of Japanese reporter 'extremely regrettable'

TOKYO (Reuters) - The indictment of a Japanese journalist in South Korea for defamation of its president was "extremely regrettable", Japan said on Thursday, but added that the door for dialogue between the two countries' leaders should stay open.

World 08 Oct 2014 | 10:55 PM

South Korea indicts Japanese journalist for defaming President

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors indicted a Japanese journalist on Wednesday for defamation of President Park Geun-hye over an article he wrote about her personal life and whereabouts on the day of a deadly ferry disaster in April.