Japanese Government

Corrections & clarifications

We wish to clarify that comments attributed to Japanese government spokesman Noriyuki Shikata on the front page of the South China Morning Post on Friday, March 18, were not meant to imply any endorsement of foreigners or Japanese fleeing Tokyo owing to the nuclear cris

Tuesday, 22 March, 2011, 12:00am


Make good use of summer holiday

Many students spend most of their summer holidays playing computer games. This is a waste of time and bad for their health.

The summer vacation is a great time for outdoor activities. Some children lack exercise and this can lead to obesity. Outdoor activities can boost their physical strength and promote teamwork.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


Emperor must apologise for war crimes

I refer to David McNeil's article ('A movie laid to rest', April 3) and Kevin Rafferty's piece ('Japan Inc shuts its doors to the past', April 5), that discussed the Yasukuni [Shrine] issue.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Japan defends new entry regulations

Japan's new immigration procedure comes into force today.

We have explained the new procedures to the relevant authorities in Hong Kong, to the travel industry, and to the media.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

Why did they attack a little boy?

I am writing about the little boy, Shum Ho-yin, who was chopped by two masked men in Kwai Tsing last week.

Who would do this to a seven-year-old child? This may destroy the child's life. The police should try their best to find who hurt him and the parents should find some social workers to help him and let him know he is safe now.

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

History of hardship

In 1936, the Japanese government approved a plan to move five million Japanese people - seven per cent of the population of 68 million - to its puppet state of Manchukuo in China.

The purpose was to reduce population pressure at home and tighten control of the new lands.

15 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Japan told to pay for poison leak

The central government has filed compensation claims against the Japanese government for damages after residents in northeast Heilongjiang province were poisoned by chemical weapons dumped by the Japanese army after the second world war.

11 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Wrong to single out Japan

As a person of Chinese ethnicity who was born and raised a Canadian and currently spending a couple of weeks in the territory, I would like to reply to the letter of Elsie and Andrew Tu (South China Morning Post, June 10).

14 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Still denying shameful past

NEWS reports say that the UN has just issued an official report outlining Japan's wartime atrocities against women who were forced to be sex slaves to their soldiers.

Once again the Japanese Government is ignoring this by denying its guilt and responsibility.

16 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Atom bomb stamp sends the wrong message

I FELT disgust when I read of the plans of the US Government to issue a commemorative stamp with a picture of a mushroom cloud (article headlined, 'A-bomb survivors angered by stamp', South China Morning Post, December 2, and, 'Postal plan evokes painful past' Post, December 3).

7 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

An apology is inadequate

ALMOST 50 years after the end of World War II, the Japanese Government's attitude to the millions of Asians murdered or brutalised by imperial soldiers remains aloof and callous. In recent years, Japanese leaders have at last proffered the apologies to Asian governments the previous generation could not bring itself to make.

26 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Stock sales warning

THE Japanese Government will ask financial institutions to avoid selling their stock holdings to dress up their accounts for the fiscal year ending on March 31.

The Finance Ministry aimed to stop large-lot sales that would send the stock market plunging further.

18 Jan 1993 - 12:00am