A statue of comfort woman in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan. The issue has long been a source of strain between Japan and South Korea. Photo: Kyodo

3 in 4 Japanese distrust South Koreans – and the feeling’s mutual

  • Diplomatic tiffs between the two countries are reflected in personal attitudes, a study has found
  • Among the issues that rankle are everything from Japan’s colonial period to the name of the sea separating them
Topic |   Japan

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A statue of comfort woman in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan. The issue has long been a source of strain between Japan and South Korea. Photo: Kyodo
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Hideaki Kumazawa, a murder suspect and former top diplomat, being escorted by police. Photo: Reuters

Former Japanese diplomat killed his son out of fear he would attack school children, say police

  • Hideaki Kumazawa, a former Japanese ambassador to the Czech Republic and previously a vice agriculture minister, is being questioned on suspicion of murdering his 44-year-old son Eiichiro on Saturday
  • Kumazawa told police that his son had repeatedly attacked him and his wife, and had made threatening comments towards a nearby school
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Hideaki Kumazawa, a murder suspect and former top diplomat, being escorted by police. Photo: Reuters
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