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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.
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?
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 18, 2013
A glimpse inside the minds of sex slavery predators
The annals of criminal history are writ large with ordinary streets that hide dark secrets, but even so the peculiar horror believed to have been perpetrated by Ariel Castro on Seymour Avenue in the rust-belt city of Cleveland stands out.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
May 15, 2013
Hashimoto takes flak for sex slave rationale
The backlash against Osaka political maverick Toru Hashimoto escalates over his remarks justifying Japan's wartime sex slave system and his suggestion that U.S. soldiers in Okinawa use more prostitutes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 13, 2013
Before the Cleveland nightmare, hints of darkness
Shorty needed a ride home. She got confused sometimes, the result of some undefined mental condition, and wasn't always sure where she'd wandered. Her family knew this about Michelle "Shorty" Knight, all 139 cm of her, and that's why they worried.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 11, 2013
Will the BBC learn anything from the Stuart Hall sex scandal?
The first Tuesday in May was an awkward day for BBC newsreaders. Once again the main headlines were dominated by scandals within their own institution. One of their most well-known presenters had admitted to 14 indecent assaults on 13 victims aged as young as 9, and a report was published citing "a strong undercurrent of fear" that stopped BBC employees speaking out about sexual harassment or bullying.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 22, 2013
U.S. Republicans make mistake on marriage
The U.S. Republican Party made a big mistake when its national committee, struggling to broaden GOP appeal, approved a resolution against same-sex marriage.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 13, 2013
Catholic priests unmasked: 'God doesn't like boys who cry'
March 13, 2013. The world is waiting. Television screens show days-old footage of cardinals in red and white, processing past Vatican guards into the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel for the papal conclave.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 8, 2013
When Supreme silence is golden in America
As the recent U.S. Supreme Court arguments over same-sex marriage attest, silence plays a role in constitutional law just as it does in ordinary life.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 1, 2013
New Delhi street serves as hub for protesters
The massive protests that swept India after the gang rape of a paramedical student in the capital last year may seem to have disappeared from the national headlines.
WORLD / Society
Mar 28, 2013
Effects of same-sex parenting debated
Amid the legal arguments at Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage, there loomed a social science question: How well do children turn out when they are raised by gay parents?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 19, 2013
A violent death, some justice, few answers in Furlong case
Bad guys rarely live up to their reputation, and so it was with James Blackston. Portrayed in the Irish media as a fearsome, muscle-bound rapper, in court he was a diminutive, baby-faced figure, his tattoos covered up by a cheap prison suit, mumbling his way through an incomprehensible defense for sexual assault.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 19, 2013
Furlong's mother: 'I don't expect to ever, ever learn the truth'
Angela Furlong is trying to recall her darkest point in the trial of the man accused of murdering her daughter. Was it the moment she faced him in court after months of living in dread?
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 18, 2013
Swiss tourist gang-raped in India
A Swiss woman who was on a bicycle tour with her husband along central India's tourist trail was gang-raped by seven men, police said Saturday, again highlighting the issue of poor safety for females in the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 14, 2013
Term of up to 10 years urged for minor in Furlong killing
Prosecutors demand five to 10 years imprisonment for an American on trial for allegedly killing an Irish exchange student in Tokyo last May.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Mar 13, 2013
In Abe's future, a nationalist rewrite of the past?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has kept a diplomatically low profile, particularly over historical issues, focusing instead on economic and other domestic matters ahead of the July Upper House election.

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