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US Navy calls off search for 2 sailors after chopper crash

The US Navy has called off a search for two crew members who remain missing after their helicopter crashed in the Red Sea, officers said Monday. The crash site had been "searched multiple times by various ships and aircraft" after the MH-60S Knighthawk went down on Sunday but more than 24 hours later, there was no sign of the two missing crew members, the military said in a statement.

Hashimoto clarifies remarks on "comfort women" after flak

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Wednesday sought to clarify his remarks on a system to recruit women into sexual servitude for Japan's soldiers during World War II, saying he personally does not condone the scheme. Two days after he made controversial remarks that the so-called comfort women were "necessary to maintain discipline" in the Japanese military, Hashimoto told reporters he simply stated a fact that people at the time had that kind of view.
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