All posts tagged "Japan"

  • abe
    Protesters gather in downtown LA to speak against Abe during visit

    By Brian Han Hundreds of activists gathered on Friday outside the Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s lack of an outright apology for Japan’s World War II actions regarding sexual slavery....

    • Posted May 1, 2015
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  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)
    Chinese media slams Abe for no apology on war atrocities

    BEIJING, May 1 (Yonhap) — China’s state-run media Friday stepped up criticism against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who stopped short of apologizing for Japan’s wartime atrocities in a speech to the U.S. Congress. In the landmark...

    • Posted May 1, 2015
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  • Protestors calling for an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on wartime history gathered at Capitol Hill Tuesday.
    Abe addresses Congress without apology as protests continue

    By Tae Hong The heat on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to issue a personal apology for Japan’s wartime history continued Wednesday as he spoke to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, the first Japanese leader...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Mike Honda (Korea Times file)
    [CNN] Time for Abe to apologize, properly

        In 1944, 16-year-old Yong Soo Lee of Taegu, Korea, was lured by a friend of hers to meet with an older Japanese man. The man took the two of them, and three other teenage...

    • Posted April 28, 2015
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  • Abe
    Abe offers no apology for wartime sexual slavery

    WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Yonhap) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered no clear apology Monday for the country’s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean and other Asian women, sticking to a previous vague statement on the issue that has...

    • Posted April 28, 2015
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  • Comfort women memorial (Yonhap)
    [WaPo] 70 years later, a Korean ‘comfort woman’ demands apology from Japan

    Seated on a sofa in an embroidered silk costume, Yong Soo Lee is a study in grim dignity. She is 86 now, and the story of her long-ago wartime ordeal emerges slowly and hesitantly...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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  • KCON Japan (Yonhap)
    15,000 Japanese fans welcome K-pop convention

    About 15,000 Japanese fans welcomed a K-pop convention inside Saitama Super Arena Wednesday, Yonhap reported. KCON Japan, which opened for the first time this year, is an off-shoot of the annual Los Angeles event that began in 2012,...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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