Tag - sex-slaves



Japan Times
Sep 9, 2017
Abe's extremism undermines Japan's interests
Alas, Japan's extremists have still not given up trying to find honor in the nation's 1945 wartime defeat and and the ideology that led to it.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2017
Japanese revisionist drivel exposed by former 'comfort woman'
Lee Yong-soo's is a poignant saga of abduction from her village at age 16 and ending up on an air base in Taiwan, where she was beaten and tortured until she succumbed.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2017
Abe's self-inflicted statue wounds fester in Seoul
Abe face-planted by sending back Japan's ambassador to Seoul without resolving the statue issue, one that should never have been made into such a big deal in the first place.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2017
Why is Japan's public diplomacy so utterly inept?
Why does the Foreign Ministry insist on drawing attention to wartime Japan when the rest of the world is far more interested in 21st century Japan?
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2017
Abe's revisionism nets own goals at home and away
What links Osaka, Seoul, Busan and Glendale, California? Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's championing of revisionist history.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2016
'Comfort women' demand formal apology, redress for all survivors worldwide
Four former "comfort women" called on the Japanese government Friday to make a formal apology and offer compensation to fellow victims in other countries, while rejecting a December agreement between Japan and South Korea that was designed to permanently settle the issue.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2016
South Korea foundation seeks apology letter from Abe over 'comfort women'
A South Korean foundation recently launched to support former "comfort women" has asked the Japanese government for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to write a "letter of apology" to the victims, a foundation official said.
Jun 9, 2016
South Korean activists formally launch rival 'comfort women' foundation
A South Korean civic group supporting "comfort women" on Thursday launched a foundation opposed to a landmark deal between Japan and South Korea over the long-standing issue.
JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2016
Tokyo and Seoul reaffirm commitment to ¥1 billion 'comfort women' fund
Japanese and South Korean officials say they are track toward setting up a ¥1 billion fund to assist former 'comfort women.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 4, 2016
Film depicting horrors faced by 'comfort women' for Japan army tops Korea box office
A film based on the horrors experienced by "comfort women" in Japanese military brothels during World War II, whose doubtful commercial appeal meant it took 14 years and the contributions of 75,000 individual donors to complete, is top of the box office in South Korea.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2016
Why the 'comfort women' statues should stay — and continue to disturb
On holiday in Hanoi, I found myself trying to explain 'comfort women' to my 13-year-old son.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2016
Japan's foreign minister challenges use of 'sex slaves' term for 'comfort women'
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida argues that 'comfort women' should not be described as 'sex slaves,' challenging widespread use of the term by Western and other media outlets.
Japan Times
Jan 4, 2016
Whac-a-Mole sex slavery
As the recent Islamic State fatwa demonstrates, there's no end in sight to the sexual enslavement of women.
WORLD / Society
Dec 30, 2015
U.S. forces reveal Islamic State fatwa detailing when 'owners' can rape enslaved female captives
Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 28, 2015
Taiwan asks Japan for its own resolution to 'comfort women' issue
Taiwan called on the Japanese government Monday to begin negotiating with Taipei on the "comfort women" issue after Tokyo and Seoul struck a deal on the long-standing dispute.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 28, 2015
China cautiously hails Japan-South Korea deal on 'comfort women'
China has cautiously welcomed a landmark deal struck by Japan and South Korea on the issue of Korean women who were forced into wartime brothels for the Japanese military.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 26, 2015
Seoul protests reports saying it might move 'comfort women' statue
The South Korean government lodged a protest with Japan on Saturday over Japanese media reports that say Seoul is considering relocating a statue of a girl symbolizing the "comfort women" that was installed in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.
Dec 6, 2015
'Comfort women' museum opens in South Korea
Museum focuses on plight of women who were forced into wartime brothels for the Imperial Japanese Army.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2015
South Korean student in New York pens musical to educate on 'comfort women' issue
A musical penned by a drama student from Seoul living in New York and focusing on "comfort women" opened off Broadway on Friday, with the playwright aiming to educate audiences about females who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels.
JAPAN / History
Mar 12, 2015
LDP panel explores ways to convey Japan's views on sex slave issue
Some members said a strategic plan is needed to lobby other countries on the issue of 'comfort women,' a euphemism for those forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels.


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