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Japan Inc needs to learn from faults
SONY Corp's curt dismissal of a foreigner's advice last week didn't shock Michael Woodford, the former chief executive officer of Olympus Corp.
Wed May 22, 2013
UN Tells Japan to Educate Citizens About Sex Slave Atrocity
The UN has urged Japan to educate its citizens about how the Imperial Army forced Korean and other Asian women to serve as sex slaves for troops during World War II.
Use of 'force' was the difference
Perhaps I am in a rare position to comment, from almost firsthand experience, on the statements [about the inevitability of wartime prostitution] made by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and former Tokyo Gov.
Tue May 21, 2013
Japanese Historians Back Korean Sovereignty Over Dokdo
Four Japanese academics held a press conference in Busan on Tuesday to announce their support of Korea's sovereignty over the Dokdo islets.
China Jiangsu Commodities Exhibition opens in Osaka
China Jiangsu Commodities Exhibition 2013 kicked off on Tuesday in the western Japanese commercial city of Osaka, attracting more than 160 firms and manufacturers from the Chinese coastal province.The three-day event, held in "MyDome Osaka," a major exhibition hall in central Osaka, is mainly organized by the Japan-China Economic Relations and ... (more)
Japan mayor says S Korean troops abused women
South Korean soldiers were guilty of abusing women in wartime, Osaka's mayor said in comments reported Tuesday, days after provoking a storm by labelling sex slaves a military necessity.
Marugame Monzo and Tsurumaru: Two Handmade Udon Shops Now Open in Little Toyko
While Japanese noodle fanatics have been gawking over artisanal ramen joints, another type of noodle business has been growing, albeit at a much quieter pace, within Los Angeles.
Mon May 20, 2013
Town official slain in Davao
Davao Oriental police chief Superintendent Jose Carumba said Romie Almacin, elected councilor of Governor Generoso town, was on his way to his farm aboard a motorcycle when he was attacked by four assailants in Tibanban village past 8pm on Sunday.
Sun May 19, 2013
Japan's Restoration Party co-leaders' finds unnecessary to retract...
The co-leader of Japan's Restoration Party Toru Hashimoto is refusing to back down from the extremely insensitive comments he made last week about Japan's wartime use of sex slaves.
WWII comfort women were necessary says Japanese politician Toru Hashimoto
A prominent Japanese politician has described as "necessary" the system by which women were forced to become prostitutes for World War II troops.
Fri May 17, 2013
Hashimoto's remarks on "comfort women" could derail JRP's chances in the upcoming polls
Leaders of Japan's opposition Nippon Ishin no Kai or JRP are facing pressure to act and regain voter support amid recent statements by Osaka Mayor and JRP co-leader Toru Hashimoto justifying the use of the so-called "comfort women" during World War II in countries invaded by Japan.
The Northwestern in Oshkosh
More controversy for Japan party over sex comments
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, a founder and co-leader of the Japan Restoration Party, speaks to journalists in Osaka, Japan, on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
International Business Times
Japanese Sex Slaves During World War II Were Necessary to Relieve Soldiers?
Osaka mayor Toru Hashimito remarked that "comfort women" back in World War II was a "necessary" action to provide rest and comfort to The United States condemned mayor's comment as "outrageous and offensive" for reasoning out Japanese military brothels back in World War II which provides respite among Japanese soldiers.
Thu May 16, 2013
Obama picks Russel for chief diplomat for Asia -NHK World English
US President Barack Obama has nominated an expert on Japanese affairs as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, in a sign of his administration's emphasis on ties with Japan.
Japan mayor: Lack of sensitivity caused flap
An outspoken Japanese mayor who outraged many with remarks about Japan's wartime and modern sexual services stood by his comments Thursday, but said he may have lacked "international sensitivity." Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said his lack of sensitivity to America's perception of prostitution might have caused outrage to his suggestion earlier this ... (more)
The Japan Times
Enhanced English education sought in Japanese elementary schools
The South Korean ambassador to Japan slams Toru Hashimoto for his remarks justifying Japan's wartime sex slave system, saying the Osaka mayor lacks historical knowledge and regard for the rights of women.
Wed May 15, 2013
Accuracy In Media
Japanese politician stirs the pot, angers China
Tensions between China and Japan have diminished since last year's spats over a remote island chain, but recent remarks by a Japanese mayor has sparked another round of political wrangling.
Tue May 14, 2013
Japan politician condones WWII 'comfort women' sex slavery
The proximity of the battlefield gave rise to the 'comfort women' system on Japanese-occupied territories in the 1930s, according a Japanese politician.
Japan politician: WWII sex slaves 'necessary'
Japanese officials have distanced themselves from comments made by a prominent nationalist politician that suggested women forced to become prostitutes to entertain Japanese troops during World War II were "necessary." Toru Hashimoto, who serves as the mayor of Osaka, told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday that "anyone would ... (more)
FTIsland, CNBlue to rock out in Japan
The local boys of FTIsland and CNBlue are joining an all-star music line-up for this year's Summer Sonic rock festival in Japan.