National / Politics Mar 4, 2014

Nationalists press Abe to revisit Kono apology

by Ayako Mie

Right-wing lawmakers are leaning harder on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to re-evaluate the government's 1993 apology for the enslavement of women to serve as prostitutes for Japan's wartime forces, in the face of international criticism against such an effort. Members of the conservative Nippon Ishin ...

Book seeks to educate about an ugly legacy

National / History Nov 27, 2013

Book seeks to educate about an ugly legacy

by Keiji Hirano

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. The book is based on a 2007 exhibition at the Women's Active Museum largely ...

National 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. In an interview Thursday, Richilda Extremadura, president of Lila Pilipina (League for ...