Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit

Sep 20, 2014

Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in bilateral ties frozen by disagreements over Japan’s wartime past, including the “comfort women” issue. Abe, in a letter handed ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 24, 2014

'Comfort women' memorial set to be unveiled in metro Washington

A monument to the women who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels will be unveiled in a Washington suburb this week, local authorities involved in the project confirmed. The move comes after similar memorials were set up in California and New ...

May 15, 2014

S. Korea, Japan talk sex slaves, forced labor

Senior officials from Japan and South Korea met Thursday in Tokyo as part of efforts to improve bilateral relations strained by historical issues related to Japan’s 1910 to 1945 rule of the Korean Peninsula and a territorial dispute over islets in the Sea of ...