The remains of 25 people have been found aboard 11 wooden boats that have washed up on the coast of northern Japan in the last two months. Several of the dilapidated vessels bore Korean characters and Japanese police believe the victims were either fishermen unable to return to [continue reading].
Japan’s leaders will make a landmark statement on Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The exact choice of words Prime Minister Shinzo Abe uses to apologise for wartime aggression will be closely analysed. As the BBC’s Mariko Oi says, he [continue reading].
SOUTH Korean war veterans burnt Japanese flags in protest today after the mayor of Osaka defended the use of women as sex slaves in World War Two (WW2). Former soldiers gathered in Seoul and burnt portraits of Toru Hashimoto who claimed the prostitution of Asian woman was [continue reading].
Seventy years after the end of World War Two, revisionism in Japan is growing stronger and becoming more mainstream. Some are denying that Japan committed war atrocities, including forcing women in China, South Korea and South East Asia to be comfort women, or sex slaves for [continue reading].
On Friday, Japanese leader Shinzo Abe will make a speech marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Much attention will be on the words he uses, but if the term “sorry” is uttered, it will not be for the first time, reports Robert Dujarric. Japanese [continue reading].