China releases trove of Japanese sex slave records

Apr 27, 2014

China releases trove of Japanese sex slave records

China has released previously confidential Japanese wartime documents, including some about “comfort women” forced to serve in military brothels during World War II, state media reported. The publication comes during a fraught period in Japan-China relations. Last week, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. paid about ...

Mar 10, 2014

Kono statement will not be changed, Suga says

The Abe administration will not revise the 1993 Kono statement, in which Japan admitted to forcing women to work at military brothels during the war, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday. But he repeated that the government will conduct additional research to examine ...

Mar 4, 2014

Nationalists press Abe to revisit Kono apology

by Ayako Mie

Right-wing lawmakers are leaning harder on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to re-evaluate the government’s 1993 apology for the enslavement of women to serve as prostitutes for Japan’s wartime forces, in the face of international criticism against such an effort. Members of the conservative Nippon ...

Seoul chides Japan over plan to review 'comfort women' apology

Mar 1, 2014

Seoul chides Japan over plan to review 'comfort women' apology

South Korea on Friday hit back at Japan over its plan to consider revising a landmark apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, accusing Tokyo of “insincerity,” a report said. Japan announced Monday that it will re-examine evidence given by “comfort women” — ...

'Comfort women' statues spur debate

Feb 27, 2014

'Comfort women' statues spur debate

by Eric Johnston

In the northern Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, population 192,000, sits a public park with a simple statue that has become a lightning rod in the brewing political storm among the United States, Japan and South Korea over the past few months. Erected by ...