Sep 18, 2014

Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as “Shylocks,” and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects of stereotypes. Biden had been speaking to ...

Aug 27, 2014

Kono statement won't be replaced, Suga says

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga rejected on Tuesday a request from a ruling party colleague to issue a new document next year to replace a 1993 apology over women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, ruling bloc lawmakers said. Suga ...

Aug 1, 2014

Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach

Irish betting company Paddy Power announced Thursday it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in passwords. Paddy Power defended its four-year delay in ...

Spain train driver apologizes one year after deadly crash

Jul 25, 2014

Spain train driver apologizes one year after deadly crash

A year after a train flew off the tracks on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people, the driver on Thursday asked for forgiveness in an open letter to the victims. “I feel a great deal of pain ...

Ishihara backtracks on kickbacks

Jun 19, 2014

Ishihara backtracks on kickbacks

Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara on Thursday retracted remarks suggesting that paying off local authorities in cash would ultimately solve the problem of where to store radiation-tainted soil from Fukushima Prefecture, after opposition parties demanded his resignation. Ishihara also said he would visit the region ...

Nov 5, 2013

Japan stands by 'aggression' portion of 1995 war apology

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday that the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands by the 1995 statement on Japan’s wartime conduct, including the statement that refers to Tokyo’s “aggression,” apparently to allay concerns in China and South Korea. During a session of ...