Japan’s ambassador returns to S. Korea
Japan’s ambassador to South Korea is back in Seoul after an absence of almost three months. Japan had recalled him and consul general in protest of a statue symbolizing people referred to as wartime comfort women. A South Korea civic group installed it in front of Japan’s consulate in the city of Busan. Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine arrived in Seoul on Tuesday evening.
-I want to meet in person with acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn and other officials as soon as possible in order to demand that South Korea abide by the agreement with Japan.
Japanese officials claim the installment of the statue runs counter to a 2015 bilateral* agreement. South Korea promised to strive to solve the issue of a similar statue in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. Even though there was no progress on the issue, Japan decided to have the envoys return to their posts. They have to prepare for the new administration as a presidential election is scheduled for early May.
Prosecutors have been investigating 13 criminal offenses she allegedly committed, including bribery, extortion, and abuse of power. The judges noted that the charges are based on solid grounds, and that Park could have destroyed evidence had she not been detained. Park was transferred to a jail on the outskirts of Seoul.
Man named Taylor Swift changes email address because of fan mail
Website Buzzfeed profiled a man named Taylor Swift who changed his email after getting flooded with mail intended for the pop star with the same name. Taylor Adam Swift is a 30-year-old photographer who says that it has been interesting sharing a name with the Shake it Off singer, despite the constant mails. “I’ve had people take photos with me and ask for autographs,” he said but “there is also a darker side- stalkers and total creeps.”