Scholars urge Abe to renew 'comfort women' apology

Jun 9, 2015

Scholars urge Abe to renew 'comfort women' apology

Nearly 200 scholars have signed a statement urging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to renew apologies for the country’s imperialist past and offer to compensate former “comfort women,” victims of its wartime brothel system. The move comes as the nationalist Abe prepares a statement he ...

Jun 9, 2015

Security bills consistent with Constitution: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday rebutted the view that national security bills aimed at allowing the country to exercise the right of collective self-defense run counter to the Constitution. “I believe that the bills are consistent with the basic concept of the Constitution,” ...