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SC junks anew ‘comfort women’s’ plea for Japan’s apology

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Comfort women. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has upheld its 2010 ruling junking the petition of Filipino comfort women to compel the Philippine government to take up their cause of seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government for the abuse they endured during World War 2.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC denies comfort women’s appeal to reverse 2010 decision

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Former comfort women who served the Japanese Army as sexual slaves during World War II. AP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by more than 70 Filipino comfort women who sought a reversal of its 2010 decision.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace to comfort women, critics: Japan not eyeing militarism

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women activists join a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday June 25, 2014. A group of alleged Filipino "comfort women" demanded recognition following the announcement of the affirmation of the Kono statement as a result of the Japanese government investigation on the alleged World War II sexual slavery in Korea. AP

It’s not what you think.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

Former comfort women who served the Japanese Army as sexual slaves during World War II. AP FILE PHOTO

A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama urges Japan, S. Korea to move past tensions

ASIA TOUR STARTS US President Barack Obama is welcomed by US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday night. AP

President Barack Obama says Japan’s use of South Korean “comfort women” during World War II was a terrible and egregious violation of human rights.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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