National 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. The five, who gathered in Belfast for a three-day conference of the Nobel Women's Initiative, said ...

South's foreign minister tells Abe to square up to past

National / Politics Mar 17, 2013

South's foreign minister tells Abe to square up to past

New South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se has urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to "correctly" face up to historical issues stemming from Japan's colonization of the Korean Peninsula. "I would like the leader of the Japanese government to grasp historical matters correctly and act ...

Abe risks much with sex slave issue

National / History Feb 15, 2013

Abe risks much with sex slave issue

Among the components that make up the conservative agenda advocated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, one stands out for its potential to inflame international relations: a review of Japan's official stance on the forced recruitment of Asian and European women and girls into wartime ...