Showing posts with label Japan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Japan. Show all posts

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Japan court recognizes more victims of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Japan court recognizes more victims of Hiroshima atomic bombing
A Japanese court is recognizing more "black rain" victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima following a legal battle that has dragged on for years.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Japanese Birth Rate Falls for 37th Year in a Row, Hits Record Low

Japanese Birth Rate Falls
New data released by the Japanese Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry has revealed that children in Japan have decreased for the 37th consecutive year, to a record low number. The ministry defines a child as anyone 14 or younger.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Removal of Manila statue condemned

bronze statue honoring comfort women in Manila
Philippine women's rights groups have strongly condemned the removal of the comfort woman statue in Manila, calling it "a desecration of Filipino women's dignity."

Monday, April 30, 2018

North Korea will merge time zones with South starting May 5

North Korea will merge time zones with South starting May 5
North Korea will synchronize its time with South Korea as early as this week, Pyongyang announced on Monday. The North created its own time zone in 2015, turning back the clocks by 30 minutes to defy Japanese colonial legacy.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Japan irks South Korea by offering ritual to controversial war dead at shrine

Yasukuni Shrine
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for the war dead, the shrine said on Saturday, prompting criticism from Seoul as it is seen in the two Koreas and China as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

Monday, February 26, 2018

China: Planned lawsuit targets tourists who posed in Japanese uniforms

behaviors that deny the Nanjing Massacre and profane the war martyrs and sites
A law league in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing plans to file a public interest lawsuit against two men for posing in front of war ruins in Japanese army uniforms.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

S. Korean foreign minister sees lack of communications with sex slavery victims in deal with Japan

comfort women
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Tuesday that the agreement with Japan in December 2015 lacked communications with South Korean victims who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during World War II.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

More than 60 Japanese MPs visit controversial Yasukuni shrine

Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine
A group of more than 60 Japanese MPs on Tuesday visited Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine, linked to the country's militaristic past, and which has been a source of diplomatic tension between Japan and its Asian neighbors for years.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Japanese emperor to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito
Japan's Emperor Akihito is expected to abdicate on April 30, 2019, Japanese government said on Friday following a meeting of the Imperial House Council.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Former Japanese residents of Kurile Islands make trip to visit ancestors’ graves

Kurile Islands
A chartered flight took a group of Japanese from the city of Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido prefecture, to Russia on Saturday so that they could visit their ancestors’ graves on the Kurile Islands, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Le Japon commémore la fin de la guerre du Pacifique

 l'empereur Akihito
Le Japon commémorait mardi sa capitulation qui, il y a 72 ans, marqua la fin de la sanglante guerre du Pacifique, le Premier ministre ayant pour sa part fait une offrande au sanctuaire Yasukuni où sont honorés les morts pour la patrie.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

North Korea says 'no' to joint celebration of holiday with South

korea National Liberation Day on Aug. 15
 North Korea declined an offer from the South to jointly celebrate National Liberation Day on Aug. 15, a holiday observed in both Koreas to mark the end of Japanese colonial rule.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Japan's Cabinet approves bill for abdication of emperor

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday approved a bill to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate the Chrysanthemum throne and hand his duties over to Crown Prince Naruhito.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Abe sends ritual offering to notorious Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine, which honors 14 Class-A convicted war criminals among 2.5 million Japanese war dead from WWII.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Abe, Obama lay wreaths at Pearl Harbour memorial

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama made a symbolic visit to Pearl Harbour, laying wreaths for the victims of a stealth attack that triggered America's entry into World War Two.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tokyo, Seoul agree on spending priorities for $9.9M comfort women fund

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea agreed on how $9.9 million in funds would be used to help comfort women, former sex slaves forced to serve in wartime brothels during World War II.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.