Asahi rejected columnist's take on sex slave retraction

Sep 3, 2014

Asahi rejected columnist's take on sex slave retraction

Journalist Akira Ikegami says the Asahi Shimbun has rejected his column about the major newspaper’s recent extensive review of its own past “comfort women” reports, and he has therefore asked the publisher to terminate his serialized commentaries.

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 ...