Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit

Sep 20, 2014

Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in bilateral ties frozen by disagreements over Japan’s wartime past, including the “comfort women” issue. Abe, in a letter handed ...

Asahi rejected columnist's take on sex slave retraction

Sep 3, 2014

Asahi rejected columnist's take on sex slave retraction

Journalist Akira Ikegami says the Asahi Shimbun has rejected his column about the major newspaper’s recent extensive review of its own past “comfort women” reports, and he has therefore asked the publisher to terminate his serialized commentaries.

Aug 28, 2014

Asahi Shimbun refuses to run weekly's ad critical of the newspaper

The Asahi Shimbun has rejected carrying an advertisement by Shukan Bunshun because the ad includes a feature story criticizing the leading daily, the major weekly magazine said Wednesday. The weekly said on its website that Bungeishunju Ltd., its publisher, has sent a letter protesting ...