All posts tagged "WWII"

  • Japanese protesters stand around a comfort women memorial near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Japan steps up demand for removal of comfort woman statue

    By Yi Whan-woo A statue of a Korean girl located across the street from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul is emerging as a new bone of contention because Tokyo is demanding its removal, as it symbolizes Japan’s...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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    President Park calls for quick resolution of sex slavery issue

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye instructed officials Tuesday to quickly resolve the issue of former South Korean sex slaves for Japan’s World War II soldiers. Park made the comment at a regular Cabinet meeting. Over a...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping wave during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, June 27, 2013.  (AP Photo/Wang Zhao, Pool)
    President Park to attend China’s celebrations of 70th anniversary of end of WWII

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye will make a three-day visit to China next month to attend its celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a senior official said Thursday, in the...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Japan's former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama speaks during a rally in front of the National Diet building in Tokyo, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Protesters gathered outside parliament, opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defense role at home and internationally. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
    China warns Japan against shirking responsibility for WWII

    TOKYO (AP) — A Chinese envoy on Thursday warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to shirk responsibility for Japan’s wartime aggression in his statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the hostilities. Cheng Yonghua,...

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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  • ’15,000 Koreans drafted by Soviets during World War II’

    By Kim Se-jeong Almost 15,000 ethnic Koreans who lived in Central Asia were conscripted by the Soviet Union during World War II (1941-1945), a new study claims. Shim Heon-yong, a researcher from the Institute for Military History,...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Lee Sang-deok (L), Seoul's chief delegate to the talks on Japan's sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, enters a conference room at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on March 16, 2015. At right is his Japanese counterpart, Junichi Ihara. The sides are seeking to improve their icy ties as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of their bilateral relations. The year also marks the 70th anniversary of Seoul's liberation from Tokyo's colonial rule in 1945. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea, Japan to hold sex slavery talks

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea and Japan were to hold talks on Tokyo’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II on Monday as the two historical rivals make efforts to improve their strained ties in...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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    China media prods Japan to make ‘heartfelt’ apology over wartime past

    BEIJING, March 10 (Yonhap) — Japan must learn from Germany and heal the damage and suffering it inflicted on its neighbors during World War II with a “heartfelt” apology, a newspaper published by China’s ruling Communist Party...

    • Posted March 10, 2015
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