Ronron Calunsod

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Feb 10, 2016

Filipino 'comfort women' blast Japan for recent claims before U.N.

Four Filipino women who said they were sexually abused by Japanese soldiers during World War II held a protest on Wednesday in the Philippine capital to denounce Japan’s recent claims before the United Nations that such claims could not be confirmed. Hilaria Bustamante, who ...

Filipinos hope for wartime rape redress

Jan 8, 2016

Filipinos hope for wartime rape redress

One of the two groups representing Filipino women who were victims of sexual abuse during World War II is hopeful of getting justice from Japan after Tokyo last month struck an agreement with South Korea over its “comfort women,” according to its members and ...

Philippines man leads lonely quest to honor kamikaze pilots

Nov 5, 2014

Philippines man leads lonely quest to honor kamikaze pilots

Seventy years after Japan formed its first kamikaze unit in the Philippines, one local resident remains adamant that the suicide pilots were noble warriors who should be honored in the nation their military occupied. Daniel Dizon, 84, is co-founder of the Kamikaze Memorial Society ...

Japanese descendants in Philippines celebrate their cultural roots

Oct 15, 2014

Japanese descendants in Philippines celebrate their cultural roots

Filipinos of Japanese descent celebrated their native culture this week, with an annual “matsuri”-style festival on the southern island of Mindanao, aiming to foster links between the two cultures. “Our Philippine-Japan festival serves as an avenue to spread awareness to the public about the ...