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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 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 »

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 »

Kerry seeks to ease tensions in Asia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Asia on Thursday on a mission aimed largely at easing tensions between China and its smaller neighbors over territorial disputes and exploring ways to restart long-stalled talks on ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons.

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

In The Know: Hiroo Onoda

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The son of a strict schoolteacher, Hiroo Onoda was working at a Japanese trading firm in Shanghai when he was conscripted into the military in 1942.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan’s last WWII straggler dies at 91

In this March, 1974 file photo, Hiroo Onoda, wearing his 30-year-old imperial army uniform, cap and sword, walks down a slope as he heads for a helicopter landing site on Lubang Island for a flight to Manila when he comes out of hiding in the jungle on the island, in Occidental Mindoro. AP

Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Warm welcome for Japanese soldiers 68 years after WWII

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More than 1,000 Japanese troops were offered a warm welcome here on Friday as they prepared to launch relief operations across typhoon-devastated islands that Japan brutally occupied seven decades ago.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

“Rescue in the Philippines” to be shown at UN and US Capitol in Nov.

Rescue in the Philippines

Acclaimed documentary film “Rescue in the Philippines” will be shown at the United Nations headquarters and the US Capitol in November.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am vets hit US senator’s remarks, demand apology

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A group of Filipino-American veterans of World War II has joined calls for a public apology from US Sen. Ted Cruz for comparing his lengthy speech on the Senate floor against Obamacare to the Bataan Death March.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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