South Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalist in defamation trial

April 14, 2015 3:44 AM

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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 Korean prosecutors in October indicted the former Seoul bureau chief of Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper, Tatsuya Kato, after concluding a news article he wrote about Park on Aug. 3 was based on "false information."

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