Jul 16, 2014

Pro-Korean activists held in assault on right-winger

The leader and seven members of a group opposed to hate speech directed against Korean residents of Japan were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting an anti-Korean demonstrator last year. Police said Atsuhiro Soeda, 41, and seven others are suspected of obstructing the demonstrator, verbally ...

Feb 28, 2014

U.S. human rights report cites anti-Korean hate speech in Japan

The U.S. State Department took up hate speech against Korean residents in Japan in its annual human rights report released Thursday, apparently reflecting Washington’s concern about the campaign against the ethnic minority in the country. Members of ultra right-wing groups “used racially pejorative” terms ...

MHI maintains wartime reparations issue settled

Dec 16, 2013

MHI maintains wartime reparations issue settled

The president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said the company will maintain its stance that wartime compensation issues related to Korean workers forcibly conscripted as laborers have already been settled. “We will continue to maintain our claim is right,” even if South Korea’s Supreme ...

Koreans honor A-bomb victims in Hiroshima ceremony

Aug 5, 2013

Koreans honor A-bomb victims in Hiroshima ceremony

A memorial service for Korean victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 was held Monday, with the South Korean consul general calling for improved ties between the two countries. More than 20,000 people from what is now South Korea are estimated ...