Filipino 'comfort women' want plight raised with Emperor

Jan 24, 2016

Filipino 'comfort women' want plight raised with Emperor

A number of Filipino women who were forced into Japanese military brothels during World War II have challenged Philippine President Benigno Aquino to present their plight before Emperor Akihito during his visit to the country this week. The aging women, who are part of ...

Emperor Akihito heads to Philippines in latest stop on peace parade

Jan 24, 2016

Emperor Akihito heads to Philippines in latest stop on peace parade

Emperor Akihito will travel to the Philippines this week to visit World War II memorials, the latest of his pacifist pilgrimages, which appear increasingly at odds with the government’s rightward drift. Now in his twilight years, Akihito, 82, has made honoring Japanese and non-Japanese ...