Aug 27, 2014

Kono statement won't be replaced, Suga says

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga rejected on Tuesday a request from a ruling party colleague to issue a new document next year to replace a 1993 apology over women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, ruling bloc lawmakers said.Suga was ...

Jun 25, 2014

Stop undermining Kono statement

A government panel has reported that some parts of the 1993 statement by then Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono concerning the “comfort women” at Japan’s wartime frontline brothels were the product of diplomatic negotiations between Tokyo and Seoul. Still, the panel’s findings do not ...

/ Jun 25, 2014

South Korea reiterates worry over 'comfort women' review

South Korea on Tuesday in talks with the U.S. said again it is concerned about Japan’s re-examination of the 1993 statement apologizing for pressing women into sexual servitude during the war, the Yonhap news agency reported.First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong expressed the worry ...