Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Jul 10, 2014

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Japan lodged a protest Wednesday with China over a newspaper’s depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan, as the only nation to have suffered atomic attacks, will “never tolerate” ...

Jul 2, 2014

Alps executive says sorry for revisionist gaffe at Chinese factory

Around 1,000 Chinese workers went on strike after their Japanese boss denied Tokyo had invaded China and said its 1930s actions were to “help” the country escape colonial rule, state-run media reported Wednesday. The walkout took place Tuesday, the same day Japan loosened the ...

Students to end 24-day siege of Taiwan parliament

Apr 10, 2014

Students to end 24-day siege of Taiwan parliament

Students who have occupied Taiwan’s parliament for 24 days to protest a trade pact with China planned to leave Thursday after receiving assurances the deal they see as imperiling the island’s autonomy would undergo legislative review. The pact would allow Chinese and Taiwanese service ...

Mar 9, 2014

Korean hired by Japanese consulate attacked in South Korea

Anti-Japan protesters lashed out at a South Korean employee of the Japanese Consulate General in Busan earlier this month as he stepped outside to photograph the protest, sources said Sunday. Japanese consular officials reported the March 1 assault to South Korean police and told ...

Venezuela opposition hits out at heavy-handed crackdown

Feb 21, 2014

Venezuela opposition hits out at heavy-handed crackdown

Venezuelan opposition leaders condemned the government Thursday for its heavy-handed attempt to subdue a protest movement with nighttime sweeps that have turned many parts of the country into dangerous free-fire zones. Police, National Guard troops and members of private militias have swarmed through streets ...

Protesters voice alarm over state secrets bill

Dec 5, 2013

Protesters voice alarm over state secrets bill

by Tomohiro Osaki

More than 1,200 protesters gathered outside the Diet building Thursday in a last-ditch effort to thwart the controversial state secrets bill, which the Diet is expected to pass Friday. Opponents of the bill argue it gives the government too much authority to designate and ...