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Palace to comfort women, critics: Japan not eyeing militarism

Korean 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 shout a slogan in a rally before Korean Liberation Day of August 15, which marks the end of Japanese colonial rule in 1945, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul in this 2009 file photo. AP

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 »

South Korea, Japan to hold talks on comfort women


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


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 »