Wartime labor case brews in South Korea

Feb 22, 2014

Wartime labor case brews in South Korea

Japanese officials may soon get a fresh diplomatic headache stemming from its colonialist past with South Korea as it struggles to cope with the sex slave denial issue, a territorial dispute and challenges to the naming of the Sea of Japan. The government is ...

War redress reversal in South Korea

| Jan 27, 2014

War redress reversal in South Korea

by Mizuho Aoki

Recent South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese firms to compensate Koreans who were forced to perform labor for them during the war have cast a shadow on already strained bilateral ties. In July, the Seoul High Court ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. ...

Rites held to honor A-bombed Chinese prisoners

Jul 7, 2013

Rites held to honor A-bombed Chinese prisoners

A memorial ceremony to commemorate Chinese who were imprisoned in Nagasaki Prefecture on spying charges during the war and who later died during the U.S. atomic bombing in August 1945 was held Sunday at Nagasaki’s Peace Park. At the ceremony, a new monument bearing ...