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Filipino ex-sex slaves demand justice from Japan

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

Filipino women forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II have marched to the Japanese Embassy to demand justice and to criticize President Benigno Aquino III’s silence on the issue during his recent visit to Japan.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bataan Death March survivor Elias Saavedra dies at 96

Bataan Death March. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Elias Saavedra, one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Memorial Day Ceremony at USS Hornet Museum

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The USS Hornet Museum, the renowned aircraft carrier now a San Francisco Bay Area landmark, is again hosting a special Memorial Day ceremony, on Monday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Events | Read More »

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 envoy apologizes to PH for WW2

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Toshinao-Urabe

“We have vowed never to wage war again” was the promise of Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe to war veterans during the Philippine Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan) on Wednesday at Bataan.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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