October 11, 2012
by Max Slater
The Tokyo District Court ruled Wednesday that the Japanese government must disclose part of a 1965 treaty between Japan and South Korea regarding sexual slavery employed by Japan during wartime. The District Court ruled in favor of 11 Japanese and Korean activists representing the descendants of ...[read more]
March 16, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 16, 2007, the Japanese government announced that it had found no evidence to corroborate accusations that Korean and Chinese "comfort women" were forced into sexual slavery during World War II. A statement from the Japanese cabinet claimed that the government had not come across any ...[read more]
August 31, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni
North Korea called on the newly-elected Japanese government Monday to apologize for its use of Asian comfort women by the Japanese Army in World War II. In an editorial published in the communist party newspaper Rodong Sinmum, North Korea called on Japan to repudiate its past and urged i... ...[read more]
August 1, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that the recently passed US House of Representatives resolution calling for a formal apology from Japan for forcing Asian women to become comfort women during World War II is regrettable. Abe said that Japan has already taken st... ...[read more]
July 30, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The US House of Representatives Monday approved a non-binding resolution, asking Japan to formally apologize for enslaving hundreds of thousands of women in East Asia and the Pacific to serve as comfort women for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The resolution was introdu... ...[read more]
July 13, 2007
by Michael Sung
A Japanese group consisting of 13 right-wing parliamentarians and more than 200 local politicians, nationalist intellectuals and historians called on the US House of Representatives Friday to retract a proposed non-binding resolution asking Japan to formally apologize in a clear and unequivocal ...[read more]
June 26, 2007
by Melissa Bancroft
The US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee voted 39-2 Tuesday to endorse a non-binding resolution asking Japan to formally apologize for enslaving Chinese women during World War II. The bill, drawing strong bipartisan support, now goes to the full US House for consideration. ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed a Tokyo High Court decision Friday denying government compensation to two Chinese women who were forced to work as comfort women, because the 1972 Joint Communique of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China ren... ...[read more]
April 20, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The government of Japan said Friday in two statements that it accepted the 1948 rulings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East that found Japanese soldiers had coerced women into prostitution, possibly signalling a new course on the sensitive subject of comfort women. T... ...[read more]
March 26, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his sympathy and apologized Monday for the situation faced by so-called Korean and Chinese comfort women who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II. Abe stopped short of explicitly acknowledging the alleged roles of th... ...[read more]

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