All posts tagged "Japan"

  • apan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
    Abe: Japan ready to help refugees, but not take them in

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Japan’s prime minister said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugees. Prime Minister...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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    US, S. Korea, Japan warn N. Korea against provocations

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States, Japan and South Korea are warning North Korea against any provocative acts at the upcoming 70th anniversary of the country’s ruling party. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Japanese...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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    S. Korea can reject potential US request for Japan forces entry: defense minister

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea is capable of turning down any U.S. request for the entry of Japanese armed forces onto the Korean Peninsula, Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Monday in his latest efforts to defuse concerns over...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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    Japan enhances military’s role as security bills pass

    OKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament early Saturday approved contentious legislation that enhances the role of the country’s military by loosening post-World War II constraints, after the ruling bloc defeated opposition parties’ last-ditch effort to block a vote....

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • Lee Sang-deok, director-general of the Northeast Asian affairs bureau at South Korea`s foreign ministry, answers reporters` questions at Japan`s foreign ministry in Tokyo on Sept. 18, 2015, after holding talks with Junichi Ihara, director-general of Asian and Oceanian Affairs bureau at the foreign ministry, over Tokyo`s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II. (Yonhap)
    No progress in talks to resolve sex slave issue: official

    TOKYO (Yonhap) — Talks to resolve a pending dispute over Japan’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II ended with no progress Friday, South Korea’s chief delegate to the negotiations said. The two countries held...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • Kang Il-chul, a South Korean victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery, looks at a "comfort women" monument at the Veterans Memorial at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, New York, on Aug. 6, 2015. The monument was jointly dedicated by Nassau County, the South Korean city of Gwangju and the Korean American Public Affairs Committee. Kang urged the Japanese government to apologize to victims of its sexual enslavement of Korean and other Asian women for its troops during World War II. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on wartime sex slaves

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea and Japan will hold talks this week on Tokyo’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Thursday. The “comfort women” issue is a major source of...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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  • Houses are flooded due to heavy rain in Koshigaya, Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country. (Kyodo News via AP Photo)
    Heavy rain in Japan overflows rivers, floods homes

    OKYO (AP) — Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country. Tokyo was drenched overnight, but the hardest-hit area Thursday...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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