Tokyo 'comfort women' exhibition targets youths

Jul 23, 2014

Tokyo 'comfort women' exhibition targets youths

by Keiji Hirano

Following a series of remarks by influential people playing down Japan’s wartime sex slavery, a Tokyo museum has launched a five-month exhibition aimed at young people to provide a basic picture of the atrocity. Many panels in the “Exhibition of ‘Comfort Women’ for Junior ...

China opening up more of Unit 731 warfare lab

Jul 9, 2014

China opening up more of Unit 731 warfare lab

China will allow the public to visit previously restricted areas at a World War II-era chemical and biological weapons lab run by the Imperial Japanese Army’s notorious Unit 731 beginning next year, Chinese state media are reporting. The laboratory forms part of a site ...

Jul 1, 2014

'Comfort women' to attend Mass with pope in South Korea

Korean women forced to work at Japanese military brothels during World War II have been invited to a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on Aug. 18 during his planned visit to South Korea, the Yonhap News Agency reported, citing an announcement by the preparatory ...

Former sex slaves in Philippines demand justice from Japan

Jun 26, 2014

Former sex slaves in Philippines demand justice from Japan

Filipino women forced into prostitution by the Imperial Japanese forces during World War II marched to the Japanese Embassy on Wednesday to demand justice and to criticize Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s silence on the issue during his visit to Japan. Six women in ...

Jun 25, 2014

Stop undermining Kono statement

A government panel has reported that some parts of the 1993 statement by then Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono concerning the “comfort women” at Japan’s wartime frontline brothels were the product of diplomatic negotiations between Tokyo and Seoul. Still, the panel’s findings do not ...