Tag - sex-slaves



Japan Times
Mar 4, 2015
U.S. author recounts 'lecture' he got about 'comfort women' from uninvited Japanese guests
The American historian whose book has been slammed by the Japanese government for its content on WWII sex slaves speaks out.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2015
Stance on 'comfort women' undermines fight to end wartime sexual violence
The prime minister's declarations on preventing sexual violence in wartime fly in the face of his government's refusal to recognize Japan's responsibilities toward the 'comfort women.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 1, 2015
Park urges Japan to resolve 'comfort women' issue while aging victims still alive
South Korean President Park Geun-hye again urges Japan to resolve the “comfort women” issue to “restore the honor of these old ladies” and “honestly admit the historical truth.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 11, 2015
With focus on wartime past, Japan's global PR message could misfire
A campaign to correct perceived bias in accounts of Japan's wartime past risks muddling the positive message in a mammoth public relations drive to win friends abroad.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 29, 2015
Abe pledges to 'correct' the record on wartime sex slaves
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Thursday to increase efforts to alter views abroad on Japan's actions in World War II by disseminating the "correct" view, as he put it.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2015
Former Asahi reporter files libel suit over 'comfort women' issue
The former Asahi Shimbun reporter threatened by nationalists and revisionists for covering the “comfort women” issue sues a publisher and a Korea scholar over claims he fabricated his stories.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2015
Never mind the facts — logic alone demolishes 'comfort women' deniers' case
Never mind all the living and documentary proof — the idea that 'comfort women' were somehow exempt from wartime coercion and organization is absurd.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 29, 2014
Tokyo, Seoul fail to bridge gap on 'comfort women' issue
Tokyo and Seoul failed to make progress on the "comfort women" issue in a meeting Monday between Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki and First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong.
Dec 26, 2014
Asahi plans system to review reports, limit editorial interference
The president of the Asahi Shimbun on Friday expressed regret for the way the newspaper handled the retraction of some of its reports on the thousands of mostly Korean women who were coerced into Japan's military brothels before and during the war, and said it would establish a system to review past...
Dec 24, 2014
Asahi Shimbun retracts two more articles on sex slaves
The news reports in question date back to the 1980s and were based on an account by the late Seiji Yoshida that is now widely seen as false.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2014
New Asahi Shimbun chief promises to restore public trust in daily
The Asahi Shimbun's new president vowed Friday to rebuild domestic and international trust in the beleaguered paper by broadening the range of views expressed in its pages, correcting erroneous information in a timely manner and being more careful with investigative stories.
Dec 5, 2014
Japan's media needs to act as a watchdog, not a lapdog
Cozy relationships between Japan's mainstream media and politicians have helped to enable much of the cronyism, irresponsible behavior and policy drift that the prime minister is supposedly trying to eradicate.
Dec 1, 2014
Yomiuri's 'sex slave' apology raises media eyebrows overseas
Overseas media reported over the weekend about an unusual apology made Friday by Japan's largest newspaper for its longtime use of the term "sex slaves" and for using "other inappropriate expressions" to refer to the "comfort women," mostly Asian women who were forced to work in Imperial Japanese brothels...
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2014
Asahi Shimbun announces new president
The scandal-hit daily newspaper says 55-year-old Masataka Watanabe, one of its managing directors, will take over as president of the company on Dec. 5.
Nov 1, 2014
The uncomfortable truth about 'comfort women'
Question: How did you view those people (that you infected with bubonic plague and dissected while still alive)? Didn't you have any feelings of pity?
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2014
Man held in blackmail threats linked to retracted sex slave reports
A man is held on suspicion of phoning in threats to a Sapporo university where a former Asahi Shimbun reporter who covered the sex slave issue works.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 21, 2014
S. Korea calls for 'transparency' in Japan's defense revision
South Korea's top security official told his Japanese counterpart Tuesday that Japan's ongoing revision of defense cooperation guidelines with the United States "should reflect neighboring countries' concerns and be carried out in a transparent way," the South Korean presidential office said.
JAPAN / History
Oct 16, 2014
Government requests revision of 1996 U.N. sex slave report
The Abe administration asks the author of a U.N. report that accused Japan of wartime military sexual slavery to amend the 1996 document.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 11, 2014
Main issue in sex slave debate is women's will, U.S. professor tells Tokyo
Women who served in Japan's wartime military brothels can be considered victims of sexual slavery because they were recruited against their will, said Mike Mochizuki, an associate professor at George Washington University, in a recent interview.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 6, 2014
Abe tells Asahi Shimbun to help in 'recovering Japan's honor'
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accused the Asahi Shimbun on Monday of tarnishing Japan's image abroad with its erroneous articles on the "comfort women" issue, urging the newspaper to make efforts to restore Japan's damaged reputation.


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