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South Korea, Japan to hold talks on comfort women

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South Korea and Japan are likely to hold director general-level talks in Seoul next week to discuss the issue of Japan‘s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, Seoul government sources said Saturday.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan mulls revision of comfort women apology

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Japan is to consider revising its landmark apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said Monday, in a move likely to draw fury in South Korea and beyond.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

February 1945: The Rape of Manila

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DEAD bodies could not be buried as relatives fled the carnage. Photo courtesy of Albert Montilla

To this day, much is heard of the Rape of Nanking when the rampaging Japanese Imperial Army killed 300,000 from 1937 to 1938, and raped 20,000 women in that Chinese capital.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US Rep. Honda keeps an eye on his Filipino constituency’s issues

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Rep. Mike Honda

Rep. Mike Honda (D — Silicon Valley) reiterated his pledge to help Filipinos recently in the aftermath of Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines). His words brought comfort even to Filipinos who were devastated not by the super-typhoon but by the obstacles to immigration reform and the inability of Filipino veterans to get justice.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘New evidence’ of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery unveiled

Park Han-yong, a professor at Korea University’s Center for Korean History, shows a diary which a Korean manager of Japanese brothels wrote while staying in Myanmar and Singapore between August 1942 and December 1944 during a press conference Thursday. Yonhap News

New evidence was unveiled Thursday that Japan’s imperialist army directly managed Asian women for sexual slavery, dealing a fresh blow to Tokyo’s denials of responsibility.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan disowns outspoken mayor’s comfort women remarks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe .AP FILE PHOTO

Japan’s defense minister on Saturday disowned remarks by an outspoken Japanese mayor who said “comfort women” forced to provide sex during World War II were a military necessity.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am vet hits invite to Osaka mayor

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In this May 13, 2013, photo, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto answers reporters' questions at the Osaka city office in Osaka, western Japan. Osaka's outspoken mayor has said the system in which Asian women were forced to become wartime prostitutes before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the Japanese military.  AP PHOTO/KYODO NEWS

With wartime atrocities still vivid in his mind, World War II veteran Franco Arcebal finds himself fighting another battle. He wants the mayor of San Francisco to withdraw his invitation to Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto to visit the city.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 former sex slaves cancel Japan mayor meeting

Former South Korean comfort woman Kil Un-ock, center, who was forced to serve for the Japanese troops as a sexual slave during World War II, shouts slogans during a rally against the recent comment of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto in front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, May 15. AP

Two Korean former sex slaves have canceled a meeting with an outspoken Japanese mayor who last week said Japan’s wartime practice of using many Asian women as prostitutes was necessary to maintain military discipline.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US slams Japan mayor’s ‘comfort women’ remarks

In this May 13, 2013, photo, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto answers reporters' questions at the Osaka city office in Osaka, western Japan. Osaka's outspoken mayor has said the system in which Asian women were forced to become wartime prostitutes before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the Japanese military.  AP PHOTO/KYODO NEWS

The United States on Thursday denounced as “outrageous” comments by an outspoken Japanese mayor who said “comfort women” forced to provide sex during World War II were a military necessity.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan mayor ready to apologize to comfort women

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Toru Hashimoto

The maverick mayor of Osaka on Thursday offered to meet former “comfort women” to apologize for their suffering after causing an international storm when he said they served a “necessary” role in wartime.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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