Showing posts with label WWII. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WWII. Show all posts

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."

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.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Polish senate passes Holocaust bill slammed by Israel

Polish senate passes Holocaust bill slammed by Israel
Poland's senate has passed a controversial Holocaust bill, which was designed to defend the country's image abroad but has instead sparked a diplomatic row with Israel.

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.

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.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Germany rejects Polish threat to demand WWII reparations

Polish threat to demand WWII reparations
Berlin has dismissed Warsaw’s demands for paying massive World War II reparations, saying the bitter historical issue was fully resolved sixty years ago and that there are no grounds to revive it.

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, May 10, 2017

Russia celebrates WWII V-Day with military parade

Russia on Tuesday staged a military parade on Moscow's Red Square to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the victory in World War II (WWII).

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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ukrainian nationalists honor Nazi collaborator & other ‘fallen heroes’ with torch-lit march (VIDEO)

Far-right activists alongside veterans of the ultranationalist Azov battalion have held a torch-lit march commemorating a Nazi collaborator and late leader of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, as well as contemporary “heroes” who lost their lives in Ukraine's civil war.

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.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

US marks 75th anniversary of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

The United States on Wednesday marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that claimed more than 2,400 American lives.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Germany mulls closer surveillance of anti-state extremist group

German government says it is considering placing the so-called Reich Citizens' Movement, a disparate group whose members do not recognize the legitimacy of the German state, under closer surveillance.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Japan PM sends ritual offering to notorious Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Monday to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo during the war-linked shrine's annual autumn festival, regardless of the feelings of the peoples of Japan's Asian neighbors.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Οι Τσάμηδες και πάλι στο προσκήνιο

Οι Τσάμηδες και πάλι στο επίκεντρο, όπως αποκάλυψε ο Αυστριακός επίτροπος Γιοχάνες Χαν, Ελλάδα και Αλβανία βρίσκονται σε διαπραγματεύσεις για διευθέτηση σειρά ζητημάτων, μεταξύ άλλων και το θέμα της Τσαμουριάς.

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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Nagasaki urges world to draw on wisdom to abolish nuclear weapons

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue on Tuesday urged the international community to draw upon its "collective wisdom" to realize a world without nuclear weapons, as the southwestern Japan city marked the 71st anniversary of its atomic bombing by the United States in the final stages of World War II.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

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.