All posts tagged "Japan"

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
    Calls grow in US for Abe to apologize for wartime history

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — Calls are growing in the United States for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for the country’s wartime history as his trip to Washington draws closer amid growing signs the nationalist leader is...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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  • murakami
    Japanese author Murakami urges Japan to apologize for history

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Haruki Murakami, a world-renowned Japanese novelist, said Japan needs to offer an “open-ended” apology for its wartime atrocities, according to a news report Friday. “Apology is not a shameful thing,” he said in an...

    • Posted April 17, 2015
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  • Japanese journalist Tatsuya Kato of Sankei Shimbun newspaper answers a reporter's question upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo Tuesday, April 14, 2015. South Korea lifted an overseas travel ban on Kato, a former Seoul bureau chief of the conservative Japanese newspaper, charged with defaming the South Korean president, officials said earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
    S. Korea lets journalist in defamation case return to Japan

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese journalist returned to Tokyo for the first time in eight months on Tuesday after South Korea lifted a travel ban imposed on him for allegedly defaming the South Korean president....

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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  • Shinzo Abe
    Abe expected to mention sexual slavery issue during US trip: US lawmaker

    WASHINGTON, April 6 (Yonhap) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to mention the issue of the country’s wartime sexual enslavement of women when he visits the United States later this month, a U.S. congressman said...

    • Posted April 7, 2015
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  • pelosi
    Pelosi urges Abe to apologize over wartime sex slavery

    SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) — Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. House minority leader, called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday to apologize for the sexual slavery of Korean and other Asian women during World War II. “We...

    • Posted April 2, 2015
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  • FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo. Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress in late April, the House speaker has announced. Foreign leaders have been accorded the honor 111 times since World War II, but not Japan, despite the tight alliance forged with the U.S. in the 70 years since 1945.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)/2015-03-28 05:54:39/
    Japan extends sanctions against N. Korea for 2 more years

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years when they expire April 13 after failing to get promised updates on an investigation into kidnappings of Japanese citizens decades ago,...

    • Posted March 31, 2015
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  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, children play in front of chimneys standing at an under- construction coal-fired power plant, partially financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, in Kudgi, India. Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
    Japan uses $1 billion climate change fund for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

    MUTTAGI, India (AP) — Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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