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 14, 2015

Japan's past apologies over WWII, colonial history, 'comfort women'

Following are some key excerpts from Japanese leaders’ previous statements on the country’s militaristic past. Tomiichi Murayama on the 50th anniversary, 1995 “During a certain period in the not too distant past, Japan, following a mistaken national policy, advanced along the road to war, ...

Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

Aug 11, 2015

Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The Osaka Municipal Government will ask San Francisco’s city council to carefully examine a resolution that supports establishment of a statue honoring the “comfort women” who worked at wartime Japanese military brothels, officials said. Osaka City Hall will send a letter to the assembly ...

Jul 14, 2015

Repairing Japan-South Korea ties

Having cooperated to obtain UNESCO world cultural heritage status for their historical sites, Japan and South Korea should continue to strive to prevent differences over historical perceptions from further straining bilateral ties.