All posts tagged "Japan"

  • This undated file photo shows Hashima Island off Nagasaki, southwestern Japan. It is one of the seven early industrial facilities out of its 23 for which Japan won world heritage status at a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the German city of Bonn. (Yonhap)
    Japan admits wartime forced labor in new heritage sites

    BONN/SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) — Japan won world heritage status Sunday for its old industrial sites, some linked with its wartime labor atrocities, after a deal with South Korea to publicly acknowledge a related history. “There was...

    • Posted July 6, 2015
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  • The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
    US beats Japan 5-2 for record third Women’s World Cup title

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) –Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title. Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead...

    • Posted July 5, 2015
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  • Former comfort woman Kim Bok-dong, 89, left, staged a demonstration Wednesday outside the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., requesting an apology.
    Former comfort woman stages demonstration outside DC Japanese embassy

    By The Korea Times Washington, D.C. staff Kim Bok-dong, 89, a former Korean comfort woman, staged a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., Wednesday for the first time. Kim was joined by representatives from several...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • Fuji TV issued a public apology for the above translation, which expressed an anti-Japan sentiment from a South Korean woman, when there was none at all. (YouTube screenshot)
    Fuji TV apologizes for mistranslating Koreans as saying ‘I hate Japan’

    A Japanese television network formally apologized Monday for a mishap in which it inaccurately translated a South Korean woman as saying “I hate Japan because it tormented Korea,” when her actual statement was more along the lines of “[South...

    • Posted June 29, 2015
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  • Korean American Forum of California head Kim Hyun-jung spoke to students of the Korean American Coalition about the ongoing issue with the comfort women's requests of apology from Japan Tuesday. (The Korea Times)
    Comfort women demonstrations to be held in US cities through September

    By The Korea Times Los Angeles staff The Korean American Forum of California announced it would hold a demonstration requesting an apology for comfort women outside the Japanese Consulate General in Los Angeles Wednesday, followed by a...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    S. Korean airlines cut flights to Japan following MERS outbreak

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s two flag carriers plan to reduce flights to Japan from late this month to cope with a fall in customers in the wake of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS),...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    S. Korea, Japan signal readiness to restore relations

    President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo showed willingness  on Monday to advance the frosty ties between the two countries. Park and Abe attended ceremonies in Seoul and Tokyo, respectively, to mark the 50th anniversary...

    • Posted June 22, 2015
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