Park says Abe's war-end speech left 'much to be desired'

Aug 15, 2015

Park says Abe's war-end speech left 'much to be desired'

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Saturday that the Friday speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fell short of Seoul’s expectations. “It is true that the prime minister’s statement . . . left much to be desired,” Park said in a speech marking the ...

Aug 15, 2015

China slams Abe's WWII statement, calls it 'evasive'

China has criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement on World War II as “evasive.” “The wars of aggression launched by Japanese militarism inflicted untold sufferings on the people of China and other victim countries in Asia,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a ...

Aug 15, 2015

U.S. welcomes Abe statement; papers critical

The White House welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement Friday expressing remorse over the country’s wartime actions, but influential U.S. news outlets criticized Abe for failing to apologize in his own words. “We welcome Prime Minister Abe’s expression of deep remorse for the suffering ...

Japan marks 70 years since its World War II surrender

Aug 15, 2015

Japan marks 70 years since its World War II surrender

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of its surrender in World War II on Saturday, with the Imperial Couple, prime minister and about 5,000 relatives of the war dead set to attend a ceremony later in the day to mourn the fallen. This year’s commemoration ...