Chinese coral poachers encroaching on Japanese fishermen

Nov 6, 2014

Chinese coral poachers encroaching on Japanese fishermen

Takashi Shibazaki, 31, a fisherman based on Chichijima about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, saw a suspicious foreign boat in mid-March near the island. Shibazaki’s tuna fishing boat approached the ship and came within about 10 meters before the foreign vessel started moving toward ...

'Comfort women' issue refuses to go away

| Oct 27, 2014

'Comfort women' issue refuses to go away

“Comfort women,” as Japan refers to the females who were forced into sexual servitude for the nation’s wartime forces, have been a constant source of controversy since the early 1990s, when the media started to take a serious look at their ordeal. These women ...