• Kyodo


South Korea on Tuesday blasted Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda for restating his view that Japanese Class-A war criminals convicted by an Allied tribunal were in fact not war criminals.

Noda’s “remarks are inappropriate as they negate Japan’s past history of aggression, and they also are not coincident with the official position of the Japanese government, expressed by prime ministers’ statements,” the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.