Ronron Calunsod

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Siblings find peace after visiting lost father's Okinawa grave

Dec 14, 2016

Siblings find peace after visiting lost father's Okinawa grave

Three Japanese-Filipino siblings were recently reconnected to their Japanese father, who was forced to leave them during World War II to serve the Imperial Japanese Army in the Philippines and eventually was repatriated to Japan. Unfortunately, the “reunion,” which happened on Dec. 3, had ...

Filipino health workers tout program offering careers in Japan

May 18, 2016

Filipino health workers tout program offering careers in Japan

Filipino health workers training in Japan under an intergovernmental program are increasingly taking up the opportunity to learn about Japanese health care and practice their profession in the country. “I believe that if I’ll be able to work in Japan, I will learn even ...

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 ...