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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Campaign against Japan’s left-wing daily an effort to rewrite history

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Deniers of historical abuses apparently behind campaign sparked by Asahi Shimbun admitting past reporting on 'comfort women' inaccurate Revisionist push ... August that there were inaccuracies in its reporting dating back to the 1980s on the comfort women issue. The paper retracted parts that focused on the mobilisation of sex slaves on the Korean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583940/campaign-against-japans-left-wing-daily-effort-rewrite-history
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Stupid and nonsensical: Japanese right rages at ‘comfort women’ honour

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Nationalist fury at new sex slaves memorial Nationalists in Japan have condemned the announcement that another memorial to Asia's "comfort women" is to be set up in the United States, insisting that the campaign to honour the women is historical nonsense. The City Council of Fullerton, in Orange county, California, passed a bill on Wednesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581562/stupid-and-nonsensical-japanese-right-rages-comfort-women-honour
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... France and Britain – had 350,000 fewer babies in 2012 than in 2008, a drop of nearly 5 per cent. The UN forecasts that women in those countries will have an average 1.7 children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shigeru Ishiba set to decline cabinet post and may challenge Shinzo Abe

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... with both Beijing and Seoul. "He would not go to the Yasukuni Shrine [honouring war dead, including war criminals] and he would not challenge the Kono Statement on the comfort women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580620/shigeru-ishiba-set-decline-cabinet-post-and-may-challenge-shinzo-abe
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... facility. Tokyo's Ohirune Cafe Corne has eight beds for working women who want to sleep in partitioned comfort, soothed by the scent of essential oils. It charges 160 yen for every 10 minutes- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576221/japanese-firms-encourage-workers-sleep-job
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Halong blamed for 10 deaths and dozens of injuries in Japan

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... But the Nikkei newspaper said as many as 10 deaths were linked to the storm. The body of an Iranian man was found in Ibaraki, northeast of Tokyo, while two Japanese women died in the country's west, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571531/typhoon-halong-blamed-10-deaths-and-dozens-injuries-japan
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    More Japanese women freeze eggs and put their careers first

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo New guidelines lead many to put childbirth on hold for sake of careers More Japanese women freezing eggs More and more career-oriented Japanese women are now seeking to freeze and preserve their eggs for future pregnancy. Guidelines adopted by the Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine last year allowed unmarried women to do so- and without medical cause- from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565166/more-japanese-women-freeze-eggs-and-put-their-careers-first
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Take full blame for scandal of wartime ‘comfort women’, UN urges Japan

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva UN demands independent inquiry into scandal of 'comfort women', calling on Japan to stop its denials and to refrain from defaming victims Accept fullblame forsex slaves,Tokyo told The United Nations has called on Japan to accept full blame for pressing women from Korea and other Asian nations into sexual slavery in the second world war. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559267/take-full-blame-scandal-wartime-comfort-women-un-urges-japan
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Comfort women were just 'wartime prostitutes', says Japanese delegation

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Delegation says comfort women were 'prostitutes' A group of Japanese "patriots" are travelling to the United Nations in Geneva to demand that the UN Commission on Human Rights admits that comfort women were nothing more than prostitutes, and to insist that the organisation stops using the term "sex slaves". The delegation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550620/comfort-women-were-just-wartime-prostitutes-says-japanese-delegation
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Controversy engulfs Japan's NHK over failure to cover pacifist fire protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:19am by Julian Ryall

    ... by describing the issue of “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army during the early decades of the last century as “puzzling.” “[The issue of] comfort women is bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549425/controversy-engulfs-japans-nhk-over-failure-cover-pacifist-protester-who

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