All posts tagged "Japan"

  • Yasuhisa Nagashima, a lawyer for South Korean victims of the U.S. 1945 atomic bombing of the two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, holds a press conference in Tokyo on Sept. 8, 2015, after Japan's highest court ruled that South Korean atomic bomb victims residing in their homeland are entitled to full compensation from local authorities in Japan. Next to him is a framed photo of Kang Sung-joon, a diseased South Korean victim of the bombing. (Yonhap)
    Japanese top court rules in favor of Korean A-bomb victims

    By Chung Ah-young Japan’s top court ruled Tuesday that Korean victims of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nakasaki atomic bombings are fully eligible for medical subsidies from the Japanese government. This is the first time for the Japanese...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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    Comfort women documentary to screen in Washington DC, Seoul on Liberation Day

    By Brian Han Christopher H.K. Lee’s latest documentary “The Last Tear” will be screened in Washington D.C. and Seoul on Aug. 15 marking the 70th anniversary of South Korea’s liberation from Japanese imperialism during World War II....

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Abe has expressed "profound grief" for all who perished in World War II in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the country's surrender. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
    Japanese leader Abe stops short of apology for World War II

    TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Friday that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology and said future generations of Japanese...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Abe has expressed "profound grief" for all who perished in World War II in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the country's surrender. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
    China’s state media takes snipe at Abe’s ‘watered-down’ apology

    BEIJING (Yonhap) — China’s state-run news agency Friday criticized Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for issuing a “watered-down” apology in his speech marking the 70th anniversary of the country’s surrender in World War II. In a commentary,...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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    Ex-Japanese PM visits Seoul, kneels at memorial monument

    By Yi Whan-woo A former Japanese prime minister apologized at the site of a colonial-era prison Wednesday where numerous Korean independence fighters were tortured and killed. The visit by Yukio Hatoyama, the predecessor of Prime Minister Shinzo...

    • Posted August 13, 2015
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  • A South Korean man, left, sets himself on fire as a woman tries to extinguish him during an anti-Japan rally demanding full compensation and an apology for wartime sex slaves from the Japanese government in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Rescue worker Woo Kyung-suk said that the 80-year-old man sustained third-degree burns on his upper body and arms and was breathing when he was carried into an emergency vehicle. The man's motives weren't immediately clear. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    S. Korean man, 80, sets self on fire at anti-Japan rally

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An 80-year-old South Korean man was unconscious and experiencing breathing difficulties after setting himself on fire during an anti-Japan protest in Seoul on Wednesday, hospital officials said. The rally, held in front...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • S. Korea, Japan tech firms join forces to develop 5G network

    SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. said Wednesday it has agreed to join hands with Japan-based tech firm NEC Corp. to develop fifth-generation (5G) network technology. Under the agreement, service...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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