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SEX SLAVES

Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Nov 27, 2013
Book seeks to educate about an ugly legacy
A Tokyo museum has published a book about wartime sex slaves aimed at enhancing public awareness following a series of remarks by politicians demonstrating their ignorance over the "comfort women" issue.
JAPAN / History
Nov 21, 2013
Archive data for years have shown 'comfort women' were taken by force: professor
Newly discovered official documents show the wartime Japanese military forcibly recruited females abroad into sexual servitude as 'comfort women,' a Japanese professor who discovered the materials says.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 5, 2013
Japan stands by 'aggression' portion of 1995 war apology
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday that the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands by the 1995 statement on Japan's wartime conduct, including the statement that refers to Tokyo's "aggression," apparently to allay concerns in China and South Korea.
JAPAN / History
Oct 12, 2013
Seoul raises 'comfort women' issue again at U.N. human rights panel
A South Korean minister raises the issue of women used as sex slaves by the wartime Japanese military at the U.N. General Assembly's human rights panel.
JAPAN
Oct 7, 2013
Documents detail how Imperial military forced Dutch females to be 'comfort women'
Documents on how Japanese forces carted off 35 Dutch women from a prison camp to provide sex during the war are handed to a civic group in Tokyo.
JAPAN / History
Aug 11, 2013
Campaign aims to introduce U.N.-recognized day in memory of wartime sex slaves
Activists launch a campaign to introduce a United Nations-proclaimed day to remember wartime sex slaves and end sexual assaults against women in wartime.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 2, 2013
Exhibit highlights Taiwan sex slaves
A Tokyo museum focusing on wartime sex slavery is holding an exhibition on how Taiwanese women exploited by the Japanese military have struggled to recover from their ordeals.
JAPAN
Jul 26, 2013
China sex slave who sued Japan dies
Guo Xicui, a Chinese woman who filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government seeking reparations for wartime sexual slavery, has died, a source who knew her said. She was 86.
JAPAN
Jul 26, 2013
'Comfort women' to Aquino: Sit Abe down
A women's rights group in the Philippines has asked President Benigno Aquino III to bring up the "comfort women" issue with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when the two leaders meet Saturday in Manila.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 25, 2013
California sex slave monument draws fire
The government has expressed its displeasure to U.S. officials over a plan to unveil in California next week a monument dedicated to Korean "comfort women" forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during the war, according to diplomatic sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2013
San Francisco hits sex-slave remarks; Hashimoto defiant
Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto remained defiant Wednesday in the face of a fresh round of domestic and international criticism over his comments that Japan's wartime "comfort women" system of sex slavery was necessary at the time.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 8, 2013
Forcibly recruited Korean sex slaves a myth: lawmaker
Nippon Ishin lawmaker: Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) Lower House member Nariaki Nakayama wades into the 'comfort women' fray by claiming Korean females were not 'forced' to work in wartime military brothels.
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Jun 2, 2013
Sex gaffes and the voluble Osaka shyster
If the Japan Restoration Party — headed by Toru Hashimoto, the mayor of Osaka, and former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara — needs a new political slogan, the proverb Kuchi ga wazawai no moto (The mouth is the source of great trouble) would do nicely.
JAPAN
Jun 2, 2013
Nobel laureates slam Hashimoto
Five female Nobel Peace Prize laureates have issued a statement in Northern Ireland castigating Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto over his recent justification of Japan's wartime system of sexual slavery.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 31, 2013
Hashimoto prevails over condemnation motions
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto prevails over his city assembly foes when two condemnation motions against his remarks justifying Japan's 'comfort women' system are voted down.
JAPAN / Politics
May 31, 2013
Hashimoto's 'inane' remarks hurt Japan, play into China's hands: Armitage
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was critical Thursday of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's recent remarks about Japan's wartime system of military brothels, noting such actions were "harmful" to Japan's image.
JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2013
Hashimoto maintains he will still meet with sex-slavery victims, visit U.S.
Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) coleader Toru Hashimoto said Thursday he still planned to meet Friday with two Korean former "comfort women" despite calls from both in and outside the party to cancel.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 20, 2013
'Comfort women' rap unfair: Hashimoto
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto says he doesn't believe the tens of thousands of women rounded up to provide sex for Japanese soldiers during the war did so unwillingly.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2013
Hashimoto now blames public for misreading him, snubs press
Nippon Ishin no Kai coleader Toru Hashimoto says the public's 'lack of reading comprehension' has caused his remarks to be taken as trying to justify the wartime sex slaves have been 'misunderstood.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2013
The main question: Why did Hashimoto open his mouth?
Since news broke that Osaka maverick politician Toru Hashimoto said Japan's wartime sex slave system was necessary and U.S. soldiers in Okinawa should use more prostitutes, the question is why did he say this?

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