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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan official heads to Seoul for talks on 'comfort women'

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:31pm by AFP

    ... contributed to a freeze in diplomatic ties. Kyodo cited an unnamed government official as saying that Japan would indicate it was mulling an official apology and money for the so-called comfort women ... there is renewed impetus for the two key US allies to heal their fractured relationship, despite domestic pressures on both sides not to bend. The comfort women issue has deeply divided the neighbours, ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Peng Liyuan named Unesco ambassador for women's education

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com First lady awarded role to promote women's education while on French visit with President Xi Jinping, boosting her clout on world stage Peng Liyuan is named Unesco special envoy Unesco named first lady Peng Liyuan as a special envoy to promote education for girls and women, as President Xi Jinping visited the organisation's Paris ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Park Geun-hye urges Tokyo to stand by apology for 'comfort women'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean president says Tokyo would find itself isolated if it went back on 1995 apology for wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women Park in pariah ... in a speech marking the anniversary of a 1919 anti-Japanese uprising, coincided with the opening of a rare exhibition in Seoul on "comfort women", a Japanese euphemism for women who were ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Foes China and Japan finally headed for talks during Asean: sources

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 03:52pm by AP, AFP

    ... perceptions of wartime history, particularly the second world war. In the meeting, Kishida was expected to tell Yun that although Japan reviewed how a 1993 apology over Asian women forced to serve ... Yun was likely to repeat Seoul’s demand that Tokyo settle the so-called ”comfort women” issue in a way that is agreeable to the surviving victims, including an apology and compensation. Japan ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Women diplomats in Hong Kong have broken through the glass ceiling

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com With ten out of 60 consuls general in Hong Kong now women, some say they empathise better than men and are superior mediators Envoys break the glass ceiling Hong ... softly and carry a big handbag; you will go far." As the city's role as a centre for international deal-making develops with China's growing economic might, women are becoming ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    South African envoy Phumelele Gwala part of tide of women in government

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com 'We've seen women rise in all tiers of government' South Africa's consul general in Hong Kong never thought of being a diplomat, not even ... direction since 1994 when we got the new, democratically elected government," she said. "We've seen women rise in all tiers of government- national, provincial, local- and we've ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Think tank urges Shinzo Abe to stay away from Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Self-Defence Force will take part this year, for the third time since 2007. Japan must atone further for 'comfort women', says Yohei Kono, who gave 1993 apology Japan has failed to atone ... made as the government's top spokesman apologising for the Japanese military's abuse of women, known as "comfort women", during the war. Then prime minister Tomiichi ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan, South Korea diplomats to meet over ‘issues of mutual interest’

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Summit to discuss relations between Seoul and Tokyo will focus on wartime compensation, comfort women, trade and the mutual threat posed by North Korea Senior ... a two-way summit with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who insists Japan must atone for its wartime wrongs, particularly its use of so-called “comfort women”. Seoul is also angered by Abe’s ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan and S. Korea hold talks to lift tension ahead of Obama visit

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AFP

    ... colonial rule over Korea. These included the use of so-called "comfort women" from Korea and other Asian nations as sex slaves in wartime brothels. The emotional issue has deeply divided ... between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye at The Hague. Japan's government made a landmark apology in 1993 to the "comfort women ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    North Korea claims to hold American tourist who demanded asylum

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... when thousands of women were forced into prostitution. "This was a terrible, egregious violation of human rights. Those women were violated in ways that even in the midst of war were ...




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