A Japanese protester holds the ‘Rising Sun’ flag during a rally against South Korea in Tokyo. Photo: AP

Japan’s conservatives cry bias as UN committee takes Tokyo to task over wartime ‘comfort women’

Nationalist groups claim UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is ‘biased’ on issue of women forced into prostitution during colonial era

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A Japanese protester holds the ‘Rising Sun’ flag during a rally against South Korea in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.