Japan's ambassador to South Korea returned to Tokyo reiterating its frustration over a statue of a 'comfort woman' outside its Busan consulate
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
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
House Resolution 339 also seeks to commend President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that the Philippines would pursue an 'independent foreign policy'
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
Some of the women immediately reject the offer, taking issue with Japan's refusal to accept formal legal responsibility
'But I cannot go there with a mindset, because if I do that, my language would be different,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says
Award-winning actress and advocate Monique Wilson urges Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to use his influence to end rape culture
'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
The author of 'The Vagina Monologues' and co-founder of the One Billion Rising protest movement gives voice to Filipina comfort women
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'
The Japanese emperor’s historic visit evoked wartime memories amid his message of remembering
The visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan coincides with the 60th year since the 'normalization of diplomatic affairs' between the two countries
As their numbers continue to dwindle, the surviving comfort women are still waiting for the government to hear their concerns
Park acknowledges criticism of the deal, which has divided public opinion, but argues that her administration has secured the best possible outcome
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
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
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou urges Japan, which ruled the island from 1895-1945, to take the same measures over Taiwanese comfort women
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
Media reports say the Japanese government is considering the creation of a new fund worth at least $830,000 to help former comfort women
Seoul is demanding a fresh formal apology and compensation for Korean women forced to serve as wartime sex slaves in Japanese military army brothels
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asks Japan's foreign minister to visit Seoul by the end of 2015 for a resolution over the issue
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
'We should always remember what happened in the past, otherwise we repeat the errors'
The issue of justice for South Korea's 'comfort women,' which remains in the background of diplomatic relations, blisters to the fore
'All facts show that there was nothing spellbinding or groundbreaking about this intimate friendship between the two governments'
'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
But it was Japan's actions in Asia during that war that threatened to overshadow his historic address
'We have explained our position many times. We want to continue our diplomatic efforts so that our view will be understood.'
Park: 'We now have only 53 survivors, aged nearly 90 on average. Time is running out to restore their honor.'
'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'
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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"
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
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
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
The assurance comes after a controversial review of the apology which has sparked a backlash at home and abroad
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
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
Park suggests a summit with Shinzo Abe would be pointless given Tokyo's refusal to apologize for Japan's "past wrongdoings"
President Aquino suggests the Philippines has moved on from its historic conflict with Japan but 'comfort women' say they have not
Council members in the western Japanese city of Osaka plan to jointly submit the motion against city supremo Toru Hashimoto
He issues the apology hours after he was due to meet two former 'comfort women'