Tag - sex



Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 30, 2013
Kim Jong Un's ex reportedly executed
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's former girlfriend was among a dozen well-known North Korean performers who were executed by firing squad on Aug. 20, a South Korean paper has reported.
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
WORLD / Society
Aug 9, 2013
Sex addiction? Sorry, chaps, it's just plain old lust
Candidate Anthony Weiner is unlikely ever to trouble British voters, that is not to say Weiner can be filed away, with complete confidence, under the category "U.S. politicians who have incautiously disseminated images of their private parts, using the alter ego Carlos Danger." For one thing, given the reach of social media, and the man's irrepressible ambition, it must only be a matter of time — unless some sort of technology can be invented to block transmission — before a young British subject, switching on her telephone, suddenly finds that she is Carlos Danger's latest penis pen-pal.
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 Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 28, 2013
Weiner wife emerges as husband's chief defender despite repeat of sex scandal
It was his news conference, but it was hard to take your eyes off her. With Huma Abedin's emergence as her husband's chief defender and protector in a second sex scandal, she made a public transformation from being the victim of Anthony Weiner's transgressions to a full partner in his ambition.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2013
Jilted mistresses emerge as China's new whistle-blowers on corruption
As President Xi Jinping pledges to clean up government corruption in China, an unlikely group of self-styled whistle-blowers has emerged: jilted mistresses.
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.
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 / Science & Health
Jul 11, 2013
Complications reported in 15% of sex change operation patients
About 70 percent of 105 Japanese people who had gender reassignment surgeries abroad and in Japan between 1995 and 2012 said they were satisfied with the results, but 15 percent said they had serious complications or they needed another operation after the procedures, a survey showed.
Jul 7, 2013
Step toward equality under the law
The U.S. Supreme Court walked a fine line in ruling that same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits. It washed its hands of the most polarizing point.
Japan Times
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 Times
Jun 9, 2013
Unraveling the mystery of male birds' missing members
How the chicken lost its penis: It sounds like a weird cousin of one of Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So Stories for Little Children' from 1902, which featured 'How the Leopard Got His Spots' and 'How the Camel Got His Hump.'
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.
Jun 4, 2013
By opening up the debate to the real experts, Hashimoto did history a favor
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has been busy making headlines around the world with his controversial views on Japan's wartime sex slaves (or "comfort women," for those who like euphemisms with their history). Among other things, he claimed there is no evidence that the Japanese government sponsored the program, and suggested these exploited women were (and still are) a "necessary" outlet for a military's primal urges.
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.
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 Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 26, 2013
Hashimoto to retract sex suggestion for U.S. military
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto aims to retract his remark that U.S. servicemen in Okinawa should use the local adult entertainment industry to avoid committing sex crimes.


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