Unveiling of ‘comfort women’ memorial in Glendale, Calif.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Hundreds of people gathered at Glendale Central Park near Los Angeles on July 30 to witness the unveiling of the first “comfort women” memorial on public property on the U.S. West Coast. Supporters, Glendale city officials and other community members attended the event on the sixth anniversary of the passage of Resolution […]

S.F. Board of Supervisors condemns Hashimoto’s remarks about WWII brothels

OSAKA  (Kyodo) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution condemning Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s remarks about Japan’s wartime system of military brothels, Osaka city officials said June 24 . Hashimoto, who co-heads the Japan Restoration Party, has come under fire for the remarks claiming the wartime brothels were “necessary” for soldiers. […]

Hashimoto clarifies remarks on ‘comfort women’ after flak

OSAKA (Kyodo) — Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on May 15 sought to clarify his remarks on a system to recruit women into sexual servitude for Japan’s soldiers during World War II, saying he personally does not condone the scheme. Two days after he made controversial remarks that the so-called comfort women were “necessary to maintain […]

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