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Many praise Germany, scorn Japan 70 years after WWII

Aug 13, 2015

Many praise Germany, scorn Japan 70 years after WWII

Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later. In many ways, the stunning economic ...

Hatoyama mourns Korean independence activists in Seoul

Aug 12, 2015

Hatoyama mourns Korean independence activists in Seoul

Visiting former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama mourned Korean independence activists at a history museum in Seoul on Wednesday. At the museum, on the site of a prison where Korean activists against Japanese colonial rule were interned, Hatoyama took off his shoes in front of ...

Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

Aug 11, 2015

Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The Osaka Municipal Government will ask San Francisco’s city council to carefully examine a resolution that supports establishment of a statue honoring the “comfort women” who worked at wartime Japanese military brothels, officials said. Osaka City Hall will send a letter to the assembly ...