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Japan envoy returns home in South Korea 'comfort woman' row

Jan 09, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Japan's ambassador to South Korea returned to Tokyo reiterating its frustration over a statue of a 'comfort woman' outside its Busan consulate

Japan envoy returns home in South Korea 'comfort woman' row

Japan PM urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Jan 08, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Japan argues it is against a 2015 agreement between the neighbors meant to put an end to the hugely emotional and decades-long "comfort women" issue with a Japanese apology and payment of money

Japan PM urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japan recalls envoy to South Korea over new 'comfort woman' statue

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Besides the recall of ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine, Japan is ordering home its consul-general in Busan and suspending discussions over a Japan-South Korea currency swap

Japan recalls envoy to South Korea over new 'comfort woman' statue

Lawmaker: Investigate atrocities during PH-US War, WWII, Martial Law

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:15 PM

House Resolution 339 also seeks to commend President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that the Philippines would pursue an 'independent foreign policy'

Lawmaker: Investigate atrocities during PH-US War, WWII, Martial Law

Japan sends 1B yen to South Korea 'comfort women' foundation

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Seoul said the money would be used for financial assistance for the surviving victims – currently numbered at 40 – and families of the victims who have already died

Japan sends 1B yen to South Korea 'comfort women' foundation

South Korea offers Tokyo-funded money to 'comfort women'

Aug 25, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Some of the women immediately reject the offer, taking issue with Japan's refusal to accept formal legal responsibility

South Korea offers Tokyo-funded money to 'comfort women'

Duterte willing to raise plight of comfort women with Japan

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:41 PM

'But I cannot go there with a mindset, because if I do that, my language would be different,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says

Duterte willing to raise plight of comfort women with Japan

Dear Mayor Duterte, a woman or child is raped every 53 minutes in PH

Apr 19, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Award-winning actress and advocate Monique Wilson urges Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to use his influence to end rape culture

Dear Mayor Duterte, a woman or child is raped every 53 minutes in PH

China protests Japanese textbook revisions on disputed islands

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:45 PM

'No matter what measures Japan may take to promote or push its stance, it will not change the basic fact that Diaoyu belongs to China,' says Beijing's foreign ministry

China protests Japanese textbook revisions on disputed islands

Neglect of comfort women 'criminal' – Eve Ensler

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:19 AM

The author of 'The Vagina Monologues' and co-founder of the One Billion Rising protest movement gives voice to Filipina comfort women

Neglect of comfort women 'criminal' – Eve Ensler

Japan tells UN no evidence of forced WWII sex slavery

Feb 02, 2016 - 8:19 PM

In a report dated December 8, Japan says the 'forceful taking away' of comfort women by its WWII military and government authorities could not be confirmed in its 'fact-finding study'

Japan tells UN no evidence of forced WWII sex slavery

#AnimatED: PH and Japan: Forgiving but not forgetting

Feb 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Japanese emperor’s historic visit evoked wartime memories amid his message of remembering

#AnimatED: PH and Japan: Forgiving but not forgetting

FAST FACTS: PH-Japan relations through good and bad times

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:54 PM

The visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan coincides with the 60th year since the 'normalization of diplomatic affairs' between the two countries

FAST FACTS: PH-Japan relations through good and bad times

Comfort women to Aquino: Tackle our plight with Japanese emperor

Jan 23, 2016 - 5:36 PM

As their numbers continue to dwindle, the surviving comfort women are still waiting for the government to hear their concerns

Comfort women to Aquino: Tackle our plight with Japanese emperor

South Korean president defends landmark deal with Japan

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Park acknowledges criticism of the deal, which has divided public opinion, but argues that her administration has secured the best possible outcome

South Korean president defends landmark deal with Japan

Historic South Korea-Japan deal stumbles over statue

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:06 AM

The statue infront of the Japanese embassy in Seoul is both a symbol of the suffering endured by so-called 'comfort women' forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II, and of their struggle to extract a formal apology and compensation from Tokyo

Historic South Korea-Japan deal stumbles over statue

Japan nationalists protest landmark sex slave deal with S. Korea

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Some on Japan's conservative far right say the country has nothing to apologize for and question the accounts of the surviving comfort women, suggesting they are prostitutes

Japan nationalists protest landmark sex slave deal with S. Korea

Taiwan urges Japanese apology on 'comfort women' after S.Korea deal

Dec 29, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou urges Japan, which ruled the island from 1895-1945, to take the same measures over Taiwanese comfort women

Taiwan urges Japanese apology on 'comfort women' after S.Korea deal

South Korea, Japan to tackle thorny 'comfort women' issue

Dec 27, 2015 - 1:10 PM

Ministers will hold a one-day meeting in Seoul Monday, December 28, to discuss the issue of 'comfort women' forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II, and other matters

South Korea, Japan to tackle thorny 'comfort women' issue

Tokyo to propose new fund for former 'comfort women' – Reports

Dec 26, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Media reports say the Japanese government is considering the creation of a new fund worth at least $830,000 to help former comfort women

Tokyo to propose new fund for former 'comfort women' – Reports

Japan's top diplomat to visit South Korea for 'comfort women' talks

Dec 25, 2015 - 5:43 PM

Seoul is demanding a fresh formal apology and compensation for Korean women forced to serve as wartime sex slaves in Japanese military army brothels

Japan's top diplomat to visit South Korea for 'comfort women' talks

Japan's Abe orders top diplomat to South Korea for 'comfort women' talks – reports

Dec 24, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asks Japan's foreign minister to visit Seoul by the end of 2015 for a resolution over the issue

Japan's Abe orders top diplomat to South Korea for 'comfort women' talks – reports

South Korea confirms Japan summit, 'comfort women' on agenda

Oct 28, 2015 - 4:23 PM

A spokeswoman for the presidential Blue House said the summit would take place in Seoul on Monday, November 2, on the sidelines of a trilateral leadership gathering with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

South Korea confirms Japan summit, 'comfort women' on agenda

Should Japan apologize for WWII?

Aug 29, 2015 - 7:01 PM

'We should always remember what happened in the past, otherwise we repeat the errors'

Should Japan apologize for WWII?

S. Korea 'comfort women' seek $20M lawsuit in US

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:32 PM

The issue of justice for South Korea's 'comfort women,' which remains in the background of diplomatic relations, blisters to the fore

S. Korea 'comfort women' seek $20M lawsuit in US

Why is the Philippines cozying up to Japan?

Jun 09, 2015 - 11:15 AM

'All facts show that there was nothing spellbinding or groundbreaking about this intimate friendship between the two governments'

Why is the Philippines cozying up to Japan?

Aquino orders report on WWII 'comfort women'

Jun 05, 2015 - 1:04 PM

'They are our mothers, our sisters, our aunts. It is really incumbent upon our government to take care of our own,' the Philippine president says

Aquino orders report on WWII 'comfort women'

Abe offers 'eternal condolences' for Americans killed in WWII

Apr 30, 2015 - 8:37 AM

But it was Japan's actions in Asia during that war that threatened to overshadow his historic address

Abe offers 'eternal condolences' for Americans killed in WWII

Japan shrugs off South Korean calls on 'comfort women'

Mar 02, 2015 - 2:32 PM

'We have explained our position many times. We want to continue our diplomatic efforts so that our view will be understood.'

Japan shrugs off South Korean calls on 'comfort women'

South Korea's Park urges Japan to apologize to 'comfort women'

Mar 01, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Park: 'We now have only 53 survivors, aged nearly 90 on average. Time is running out to restore their honor.'

South Korea's Park urges Japan to apologize to 'comfort women'

Women Martial Law survivors to girls today: Understand the past

Sep 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM

'Go beyond your mobile phones, Facebook and Twitter. Join the protests and understand the discussions. Understand the people’s anger against the pork barrel and against corruption'

Women Martial Law survivors to girls today: Understand the past

Japan newspaper apologizes for false Fukushima report

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:14 PM

The article published said that 90% of workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant had left the complex, disobeying the plant chief's order to stay put in the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986

Japan newspaper apologizes for false Fukushima report

UN issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

Aug 30, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says that by failing to treat the aging survivors properly, Japan had let their suffering drag on for decades

UN issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

Japan rejects UN watchdog's call on 'comfort women'

Jul 25, 2014 - 9:02 PM

Japan said it was not obligated to do so

Japan rejects UN watchdog's call on 'comfort women'

South Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:36 PM

South Korea and Japan resume high-level talks in Seoul about the sensitive issue of wartime sex slaves, despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties

South Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

South Korea, Japan to resume 'comfort women' talks

Jul 18, 2014 - 4:15 PM

The foreign Ministry said the meeting – the third since the two countries started holding monthly talks on the issue in April – will take place in Seoul on Wednesday, July 23

South Korea, Japan to resume 'comfort women' talks

Korean 'comfort women' invited to papal mass in Seoul

Jul 01, 2014 - 10:47 AM

The invitation comes at a time when relations between Japan and South Korea are a low ebb over Tokyo's recent allegations that there was no evidence to corroborate the testimony of so-called "comfort women"

Korean 'comfort women' invited to papal mass in Seoul

Japan to unveil review of wartime sex slave apology

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:43 PM

The review has been examining how the decision to apologize was reached, and on what historical facts it was based, and is threatening to further chill ties with its neighbors

Japan to unveil review of wartime sex slave apology

Japan tells China to stop 'comfort women' heritage bid

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:36 PM

Beijing won't withdraw its bid for UNESCO to include in the 'Memory of the World' register information on how Japanese troops raped thousands in Nanjing when it invaded China in 1937

Japan tells China to stop 'comfort women' heritage bid

Documents show Japan complicit in WWII sex slavery: activists

Jun 02, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The documents say that wartime brothels were maintained as official military facilities, and that a chief military police officer used his official budget to cover up the fact that he had recruited "comfort women"

Documents show Japan complicit in WWII sex slavery: activists

Japan's wartime sex slavery a 'terrible' violation –Obama

Apr 26, 2014 - 1:50 PM

The US president calls on Japan to account for the wrongs perpetrated by its troops during World War II when thousands of women became sex slaves

Japan's wartime sex slavery a 'terrible' violation –Obama

Japan, S. Korea to discuss 'comfort women' before Obama visit

Apr 13, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The issue will be discussed by the two governments in "intensive discussions" to improve conditions surrounding relations, the Japanese foreign ministry said in a statement

Japan, S. Korea to discuss 'comfort women' before Obama visit

Japan PM Abe says 'no change' to wartime sex slave apology

Mar 14, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has faced criticism for his government's plan to review Japan's official complicity in the coercion of military sex slaves

Japan PM Abe says 'no change' to wartime sex slave apology

Japan: No plan to revise 'comfort women' apology

Mar 10, 2014 - 5:06 PM

The assurance comes after a controversial review of the apology which has sparked a backlash at home and abroad

Japan: No plan to revise 'comfort women' apology

Japan mulls revision of 'comfort women' apology

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:02 PM

The move is the latest in a series of statements and gaffes from senior officials around Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that are being interpreted as questioning accepted wisdom on Japan's brutal wartime behavior in East Asia

Japan mulls revision of 'comfort women' apology

Controversial Japan mayor to seek new mandate

Feb 03, 2014 - 4:19 PM

Toru Hashimoto, who caused an international stir last year when he said women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's imperial army served a "necessary" purpose, said he wanted to face the voters

Controversial Japan mayor to seek new mandate

South Korea's Park says Japan summit would be 'pointless'

Nov 04, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Park suggests a summit with Shinzo Abe would be pointless given Tokyo's refusal to apologize for Japan's "past wrongdoings"

South Korea's Park says Japan summit would be 'pointless'

Comfort women: 'Hustisya para sa mga lola'

Jul 27, 2013 - 9:12 PM

President Aquino suggests the Philippines has moved on from its historic conflict with Japan but 'comfort women' say they have not

Comfort women: 'Hustisya para sa mga lola'

Japan 'comfort women' mayor to face censure - reports

May 30, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Council members in the western Japanese city of Osaka plan to jointly submit the motion against city supremo Toru Hashimoto

Japan 'comfort women' mayor to face censure - reports

Osaka mayor apologizes to 'comfort women'

May 24, 2013 - 7:39 PM

He issues the apology hours after he was due to meet two former 'comfort women'

Osaka mayor apologizes to 'comfort women'