Feb 19, 2015

2,100 Japanese sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

More than 2,100 Japanese, including three living in the United States, filed a lawsuit against the Asahi Shimbun Co. on Wednesday, demanding that the newspaper publisher run advertisements in major U.S. and European dailies to apologize for its past stories about its “comfort women” ...

Feb 14, 2015

Japan didn't meddle with U.S. 'comfort women' textbook, envoy claims

Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae has rejected criticism by U.S.-based historians that Japan tried to meddle with descriptions in an American textbook over the use of “comfort women” at wartime Japanese military brothels. The academics “allege interference by the government, but this ...

Feb 10, 2015

Former Asahi reporter files libel suit over 'comfort women' issue

A former Asahi Shimbun reporter filed a libel suit Tuesday against a journalist and three publishers, arguing that their articles erroneously claimed he fabricated a report on a former Korean “comfort woman.” In the suit filed with the Sapporo District Court, Takashi Uemura is ...