Oct 24, 2016

Japan knocks Shanghai 'comfort women' memorial

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga expressed disappointment Monday at the unveiling of a memorial in Shanghai symbolizing women forced to work in wartime brothels for the Japanese military. “An action like this cannot be said to contribute to an improvement in Japan-China relations, and ...

Comfort women statues unveiled at Shanghai university

Oct 22, 2016

Comfort women statues unveiled at Shanghai university

Two statues of young girls symbolizing the so-called comfort women who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese troops before and during World War II were unveiled in Shanghai in a ceremony held on Saturday. The side-by-side statues were commissioned jointly by private ...

Oct 14, 2016

Japan holding back payment to UNESCO


Japan is facing an uphill battle in its attempt to wield influence at UNESCO. The government confirmed Friday that it has not paid Japan’s ¥3.85 billion contribution to the U.N. body this year in an apparent effort to push for reforms of the Memory ...

Oct 13, 2016

China brushes off Japan's protest over maritime gas exploration

China is brushing off a diplomatic protest by Japan over gas exploration in the East China Sea. “They are totally within the scope of China’s sovereign rights and jurisdiction,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing Thursday, referring to the ongoing ...