National Topics

Jun 16, 2015

Woman keeps memory of war-displaced grandma alive

by Akio Yano

Hitomi Shibazaki remembers being stunned when she found her grandmother’s name in a poem in her textbook during a Japanese language class at her junior high school. The poem, titled “Bowing Person,” was accompanied by a photo of Liu Guiqin in March 1985, bowing ...

Jun 12, 2015

Tokyo doctor dedicated to serving 'war orphans' from China

Dr. Hiroshi Ishikawa believes there is no one better qualified than him to treat the patients he sees. Some travel for up to two hours to visit the 68-year-old at Suzushiro Clinic in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward, and lines form before it opens at 9 ...

Scholars urge Abe to renew 'comfort women' apology

Jun 9, 2015

Scholars urge Abe to renew 'comfort women' apology

Nearly 200 scholars have signed a statement urging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to renew apologies for the country’s imperialist past and offer to compensate former “comfort women,” victims of its wartime brothel system. The move comes as the nationalist Abe prepares a statement he ...