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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s 1993 apology for sex slavery won’t be revised, Shinzo Abe says

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... for wartime sexual slavery, and said he was "deeply pained" by the suffering of women drawn into military brothels during the second world war. Abe has faced criticism for his government's plan to review what is known as the Kono statement, which acknowledged official complicity in the coercion of military sex slaves. Respected historians say up to 200,000 women, mostly from ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Beijing criticised for dragging Japan into a media ‘cold war’

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 03:31pm

    ... victory on Wednesday, with The New York Times correcting an editorial it ran on March 2 which was critical of Abe’s plans to withdraw an apology to women forced into sexual slavery ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - Women’s Sevens

    Tough start for Hong Kong women against Maple Leafs

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:32pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Newly professional squad are hoping to match top-ranked defending champions Canada HK women up against dominant Maple Leafs You only get better by playing against the best and that is exactly what the newly professional Hong Kong women’s sevens team are up against on Friday as they face top-ranked Canada and Kazakhstan at the 2014 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Abe shows his pragmatic side with decision on 'comfort women' apology

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 07:10pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says Shinzo Abe's decision not to revise Japan's apology to 'comfort women' goes a long way to mending damaged relations Pragmatic side Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's belated affirmation of Japan's apologies to former "comfort women" and to victims of Japanese aggression in the second world war has halted the precipitous ...

  5. Sport - Golf

    Royal & Ancient ruling club to hold vote on women members

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:00pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... the Royal & Ancient Golf Club said on Wednesday that it has recommended its members should vote in favour of women being allowed to join the club. The 260-year-old ruling body of golf, based ... rules at a ballot to be held on September 18. “Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the founding club of The R&A, will vote on a motion to admit women as members,” ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - Women’s Sevens

    Wrestler and movie stuntman to help Hong Kong women improve tackling

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:57pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... the women's game, Roxburgh's wrestling talents also come in handy in his career as a personal trainer for local outfit, Apefit, and a stuntman on Hollywood movie sets. "I literally fell ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Hunan man held over knife killings and fire in Shenzhen flat

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by Mimi Lau

    ... women dead and a third critically injured in their flat in Shenzhen early on Tuesday. The three women, all 26, worked at the nearby Shenzhen headquarters of China Resources in Luohu district. Detectives said the suspect, Xie Jie, had been surfing the internet in a cyber cafe in the building where the women shared a flat. He climbed out of a fire exit after midnight and noticed ...

  8. Business - Companies - EMPLOYMENT

    Older workers, especially women, still have much to offer

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:57am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines While old staff, especially women, are highly valued in the workplace, female executives remain a distinct minority in top corporate jobs Push back the clock on retirement ... to a bias towards the employment of older staff. This bias is based on more than two decades of experience that shows older staff, particularly women, tend to have a very strong work ethic and, ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Women lawyers queue up to help 'drugged' kindergarten pupils

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:03am by WU NAN

    ... to help 'drugged' pupils Dozens of women lawyers from around the country have offered to give free advice to parents whose children were allegedly given antiviral drugs by their kindergartens to ensure high attendances and payments. Liu Wei, a lawyer from Zhengzhou, in Henan, has set up a network of lawyers to offer help to the families. So far 22 women lawyers from 10 ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Caroline Kennedy snubs NHK over governor’s nationalist comments

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:58pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the Japanese government's position on the sovereignty of islands that both Tokyo and Beijing claim at a press conference last month. Momii also said the issue of "comfort women" forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army during the early decades of the last century was "puzzling". "[The issue of] comfort women is bad by the morals of today, ...




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