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Exhibit highlights Taiwan sex slaves

Aug 2, 2013

Exhibit highlights Taiwan sex slaves

by Keiji Hirano

A Tokyo museum focusing on wartime sex slavery is holding an exhibition on how Taiwanese women exploited by the Japanese military have struggled to recover from their ordeals. The Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace, better known as WAM, has collected documents and ...

Jul 27, 2013

Leak finally led to removal of chemical weapons from Okinawa

1952: The Treaty of San Francisco grants control of Okinawa to the United States. The U.S. sends its first shipment of chemical weapons to Okinawa for possible deployment in the 1950-53 Korean War. 1962-63: The U.S. sends further chemical-weapons shipments to Okinawa. 1969: A ...

Jul 23, 2013

Taiwan government to use new wording for Japanese colonial period

Taiwan’s Executive Yuan, or Cabinet, instructed all government agencies Monday to begin calling the 50-year Japanese colonial rule of the island as the “Japanese occupation period” in official documents. The announcement came ahead of an Education Ministry decision over whether to also change the ...

May 27, 2013

Hashimoto to urge 'strict discipline' for U.S. military

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said Sunday he will urge the U.S. military to strictly discipline its servicemen in Japan and repeated that he would retract a remark suggesting they use Okinawa’s sex industry to avoid committing sexual offenses. Hashimoto said on a TV program ...