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South Korean Prosecutors Seek to Jail Japanese Journalist

South Korean prosecutors have asked for an 18-month prison term for a Japanese journalist for allegedly defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster last year because she was with a man, a court official said Tuesday. Prosecutors said in their closing argument Monday that Tatsuya Kato of Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper made no efforts to verify the rumors and thought them as untrue before publishing them in...

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