War rape http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/53970/all en Outspoken Japan mayor cancels US trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130528/outspoken-japan-mayor-cancels-us-trip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The outspoken mayor of Japan's Osaka city said Tuesday he had cancelled a trip to the United States after sparking a furore by saying "comfort women" played a "necessary" wartime role.</p> <p>Toru Hashimoto, the joint leader of the national Japan Restoration Party, had been set to visit San Francisco and New York to meet local politicians and businessmen starting from June 10.</p> <p>But on Tuesday he told reporters the trip was off.</p> <p>"Travelling to the United States under the present circumstances will not bring any merit and will cause difficulties for local people," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130528/outspoken-japan-mayor-cancels-us-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Euphemisms Sex industry War rape AFP Tue, 28 May 2013 11:18:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847325 at http://www.globalpost.com 5 Nobel laureates slam Hashimoto over wartime sexual servitude remarks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130531/5-nobel-laureates-slam-hashimoto-over-wartime-sexual-s "The crimes committed against the 'comfort women' continue to cause terrible pain for individuals and their families, and contribute to the continued tensions, enmity and mistrust in East Asia today," the statement said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130531/5-nobel-laureates-slam-hashimoto-over-wartime-sexual-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Nobel Prize Sex industry Social Issues Toru Hashimoto War rape World Leaders Japan Kyodo News International Fri, 31 May 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Kyodo News International 5849306 at http://www.globalpost.com Int'l students meet with Filipino sex slaves, discuss war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130731/intl-students-meet-filipino-sex-slaves-discuss-war-cri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> International students from the U.N.- mandated University for Peace on Wednesday met in Manila with Filipino women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, discussing the plight of the so-called comfort women and Japanese war aggression.</p> <p> Japanese student Michiko Fukuda, 33, said it is important for her and her fellow Asian classmates to personally hear the accounts of the comfort women because of "the suppression of information about Japanese aggression in Asian countries that Japan invaded during the war."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130731/intl-students-meet-filipino-sex-slaves-discuss-war-cri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comfort women Euphemisms Social Issues War War rape Kyodo News International Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:01:46 +0000 Kyodo News International 5898702 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese woman who sued over wartime rapes by Japanese soldiers dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130905/chinese-woman-who-sued-over-wartime-rapes-japanese-sol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A Chinese woman who joined a lawsuit to seek damages from the Japanese government for repeated rapes by Japanese soldiers during wartime in China died Wednesday in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, her supporters in Japan said Thursday.</p> <p> Wan Aihua, who passed away at the age of 83, had been hospitalized since last year following a stroke, they said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130905/chinese-woman-who-sued-over-wartime-rapes-japanese-sol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Ikeda Kyodo News Law Politics War rape Kyodo News International Thu, 05 Sep 2013 06:17:17 +0000 Kyodo News International 5924895 at http://www.globalpost.com China urges Japan to learn from post-war Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140110/china-urges-japan-learn-post-war-germany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- China urged Japanese leaders Friday to learn from post-war Germany in dealing with historical issues and wartime atrocities, keeping up pressure on the Japanese prime minister's recent visit to a controversial war shrine.</p> <p>"On the historical issues of dealing with war crimes, what Germany did and what Japan did were far apart, making us sigh with emotion," China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a daily briefing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140110/china-urges-japan-learn-post-war-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Japanese sentiment in Korea Human Interest Japan War rape Yonhap News Agency Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:46:38 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6039701 at http://www.globalpost.com China urges Japan to learn from post-war Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140110/china-urges-japan-learn-post-war-germany-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- China urged Japanese leaders Friday to learn from post-war Germany in dealing with historical issues and wartime atrocities, keeping up pressure on the Japanese prime minister's recent visit to a controversial war shrine.</p> <p>"On the historical issues of dealing with war crimes, what Germany did and what Japan did were far apart, making us sigh with emotion," China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a daily briefing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140201/us-veteran-congressman-defended-wwii-tokyo-tribunal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Japanese sentiment in Korea Human Interest Japan War rape Kyodo News International Sat, 01 Feb 2014 14:45:26 +0000 Kyodo News International 6058842 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Embassy raps NHK board member's remark on tribunal after WWII http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140208/us-embassy-raps-nhk-board-members-remark-tribunal-afte <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo criticized Saturday a recent remark by a member of Japanese public broadcaster NHK's decision-making body questioning the military tribunal held following the end of World War II, calling it "preposterous."</p> <p> "We hope that people in positions of responsibility in Japan and elsewhere would seek to avoid comments that inflame tensions in the region," the official in charge of press at the embassy told Kyodo News, adding the view is the consensus of the U.S. government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140208/us-embassy-raps-nhk-board-members-remark-tribunal-afte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International law Japan Politics Social Issues War War rape Kyodo News International Sat, 08 Feb 2014 12:31:25 +0000 Kyodo News International 6064948 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. soldier convicted of Iraq rape, murders found hanged in prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140218/us-soldier-convicted-iraq-rape-murders-found-hanged-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - A former U.S. Army soldier sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing of her parents and sister, was found hanged in his cell, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday, citing prison officials.</p> <p>The death on Saturday of Steven Dale Green, 28, at the United States Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona, was being investigated as a suicide, the paper said. Green had been found hanging in his cell last week, according to the Times report.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140218/us-soldier-convicted-iraq-rape-murders-found-hanged-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Mahmudiya District War War rape Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:46:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6074473 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. soldier convicted of Iraq rape, murders found hanged in prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140218/us-soldier-convicted-iraq-rape-murders-found-hanged-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - A former U.S. Army soldier sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing of her parents and sister, was found hanged in his cell, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday, citing prison officials.</p> <p>The death on Saturday of Steven Dale Green, 28, at the United States Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona, was being investigated as a suicide, the paper said. Green had been found hanging in his cell last week, according to the Times report.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140218/us-soldier-convicted-iraq-rape-murders-found-hanged-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Mahmudiya District War War rape Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:46:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6074474 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan broadcast chief vows impartiality after war sex slavery row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/japan-broadcast-chief-vows-impartiality-after-war-sex-slavery-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The embattled head of Japan's public broadcaster NHK insisted Wednesday it would remain impartial, after his controversial remarks about wartime sex slavery reportedly jeopardised an interview with US ambassador Caroline Kennedy.</p> <p>Katsuto Momii has been under fire after saying last month that the Japanese Imperial Army's system of forcing of women into military brothels during World War II was "common in any country at war".</p> <p>The issue is a particularly sensitive one for China and South Korea, which both suffered from Tokyo's brutal expansionism.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/japan-broadcast-chief-vows-impartiality-after-war-sex-slavery-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Japan–United States relations Politics Social Issues War War rape AFP Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:17:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6074639 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan broadcast chief vows impartiality after war sex slavery row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/japan-broadcast-chief-vows-impartiality-after-war-sex-slavery-row-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The embattled head of Japan's public broadcaster NHK insisted Wednesday it would remain impartial, after his controversial remarks about wartime sex slavery reportedly jeopardised an interview with US ambassador Caroline Kennedy.</p> <p>Katsuto Momii has been under fire after saying last month that the Japanese Imperial Army's system of forcing women into military brothels during World War II was "common in any country at war".</p> <p>The issue is a particularly sensitive one for China and South Korea, which both suffered from Tokyo's brutal expansionism.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/japan-broadcast-chief-vows-impartiality-after-war-sex-slavery-row-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Genocides International criminal law Politics Social Issues War War rape AFP Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:49:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6074697 at http://www.globalpost.com China's Nanjing to preserve Japanese military brothel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140225/chinas-nanjing-preserve-japanese-military-brothel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Yonhap) -- The Chinese city of Nanjing plans to transform buildings used by Japan's Imperial Army as a military brothel during World War II into a historical monument, state media said Wednesday, in the latest move by the country calling attention to Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of women.</p> <p>The announcement came a day after China said it was considering designating two national remembrance days to mark China's victory over Japan in the war and the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. 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All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140225/chinas-nanjing-preserve-japans-wwii-military-brothel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japanese war crimes Politics Sex industry Social Issues War rape Yonhap News Agency Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:16:32 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6080902 at http://www.globalpost.com