Jul 26, 2014

NGOs pressure Japan to heed U.N. call against anti-Korean hate speech

Several nongovernmental organizations have urged the Japanese government to comply with the U.N. Human Rights Committee’s call on Thursday to ban activities that support hate speech directed against Korean residents of the country. At a new conference in Tokyo on Friday, Megumi Komori, deputy ...

Tokyo 'comfort women' exhibition targets youths

Jul 23, 2014

Tokyo 'comfort women' exhibition targets youths

by Keiji Hirano

Following a series of remarks by influential people playing down Japan’s wartime sex slavery, a Tokyo museum has launched a five-month exhibition aimed at young people to provide a basic picture of the atrocity. Many panels in the “Exhibition of ‘Comfort Women’ for Junior ...

China opening up more of Unit 731 warfare lab

Jul 9, 2014

China opening up more of Unit 731 warfare lab

China will allow the public to visit previously restricted areas at a World War II-era chemical and biological weapons lab run by the Imperial Japanese Army’s notorious Unit 731 beginning next year, Chinese state media are reporting. The laboratory forms part of a site ...