Aug 28, 2014

Asahi Shimbun refuses to run weekly's ad critical of the newspaper

The Asahi Shimbun has rejected carrying an advertisement by Shukan Bunshun because the ad includes a feature story criticizing the leading daily, the major weekly magazine said Wednesday. The weekly said on its website that Bungeishunju Ltd., its publisher, has sent a letter protesting ...

Aug 27, 2014

Kono statement won't be replaced, Suga says

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga rejected on Tuesday a request from a ruling party colleague to issue a new document next year to replace a 1993 apology over women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, ruling bloc lawmakers said. Suga ...

Aug 13, 2014

Philippine top court ends 'comfort women' group's legal battle

The Philippines’ highest tribunal ended a legal battle by a group of Filipino wartime sex slaves on Tuesday to compel the country’s government to support their demand for an apology and compensation from the Japanese government before international tribunals. Theodore Te, a spokesman for ...

Aug 6, 2014

U.S. officials met with comfort women representatives

A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said Tuesday its officials met last week with two representatives of Korean women who were forced to work at wartime Japanese military brothels. “At their request, two members of the House of Sharing met State Department officials ...

New Jersey city unveils 'comfort women' monument

Aug 5, 2014

New Jersey city unveils 'comfort women' monument

Union City in New Jersey on Monday unveiled a monument dedicated to the “comfort women” who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers in the wartime. The monument, set up in Liberty Plaza in the city not far from New York, is ...