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 ...

Former Japanese prime minister meets 'comfort women'

Feb 11, 2014

Former Japanese prime minister meets 'comfort women'

Tomiichi Murayama, whose time as prime minister is remembered for his 1995 apology over wartime aggression, met Tuesday with three South Korean “comfort women” who served as sex slaves to Japanese troops. “Please stay healthy,” the 89-year-old Murayama told the women as he clasped ...

Aug 19, 2013

Murayama: SDP must find allies to stay in game

The Social Democratic Party doesn’t have a future and should consider disbanding and uniting with other opposition forces to create a united front to protect the war-renouncing Constitution and rid Japan of nuclear power, said former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, who remains an SDP ...