Nov 20, 2014

Book vandalized at Fukuoka library over sex slave issue

A book written by a man who provided controversial accounts about wartime “comfort women” was vandalized last month at a library in the city of Fukuoka, sources said Thursday. The library has suspended public access to the 1983 book by Seiji Yoshida, who wrote ...

| Nov 8, 2014

Right-wing witch hunt signals dark days in Japan

by Jeff Kingston

Many Japanese and long-time Japan observers have expressed dismay about the recrudescence of self-righteous nationalism under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has emboldened right-wing extremists now threatening democratic institutions and civil liberties. “The revisionist right in Japan with the active encouragement, if not involvement, ...

Nov 6, 2014

President of Asahi Shimbun reportedly to resign

President Tadakazu Kimura of the Asahi Shimbun, which has been under heavy fire for past reports about the "comfort women" and the Fukushima nuclear crisis, is reportedly planning to announce his resignation in mid-November.

'Comfort women' issue refuses to go away

| Oct 27, 2014

'Comfort women' issue refuses to go away

by Reiji Yoshida

“Comfort women,” as Japan refers to the females who were forced into sexual servitude for the nation’s wartime forces, have been a constant source of controversy since the early 1990s, when the media started to take a serious look at their ordeal. These women ...