Japan Rebuts S.korea 'comfort Women' Remark At Un

Japan rebuts S.Korea 'comfort women' remark at UN

A Japanese delegate at a UN Human Rights council meeting has spoken out against a South Korean delegate's remarks on those referred to as comfort women.

Kiyoto Tsuji, Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, spoke on Tuesday at the session. He rebutted a statement made by South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Monday.

Abe Wants Apology For Speaker's Remark

Abe wants apology for speaker's remark

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will keep seeking an apology and retraction of a remark by the speaker of South Korea's National Assembly on the issue of those referred to as comfort women.

Moon Hee-sang suggested last week that the issue would be resolved if the Emperor apologized before abdicating. He also suggested Abe could apologize.

Suga Criticizes Moon's Wartime Labor Ruling Remark

Suga criticizes Moon's wartime labor ruling remark

Japan's top government spokesman has harshly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his remarks about South Korean court rulings on wartime labor.

Moon referred on Thursday to the ruling that ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to compensate South Korean plaintiffs who say they were forced to work for the Japanese company during World War Two.

Japan's Stance On Putin's Remark

Japan's stance on Putin's remark

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday reiterated the government's unwavering stance that no peace treaty with Russia can be signed until the issue of the Northern Territories is resolved.

He told reporters that Putin did not make remarks on unconditional signing of a peace treaty during Monday's summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japanese Embassy Comments On Biden Remark

Japanese embassy comments on Biden remarkJapanese diplomats have responded to remarks on Japan's constitution by US Vice President Joe Biden.
They say they believe Japan's post-war constitution was enacted under the strong influence of the then occupation authorities, but also after a thorough debate and vote by parliament.

Kishida Comments On Park's Remark

Kishida comments on Park's remarkJapan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has repeatedly voiced his heartache over the suffering of those referred to as 'comfort women' and urged South Korea's government to understand this.

Japan Criticizes Li's Remark On Senkakus

Japan criticizes Li's remark on SenkakusJapan's top government spokesperson has criticized Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's remark that Japan must return all territories it stole from China.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Monday, one day after Li made the comment in Potsdam, just outside Berlin.

Hashimoto Remark Stirs Criticism From Cabinet

Hashimoto remark stirs criticism from CabinetCo-leader of the opposition Japan Restoration Party Toru Hashimoto has said that the system of so-called comfort women, which was used to recruit women into sexual servitude for soldiers, was necessary at the time to maintain discipline in the Japanese military during World War Two.

Abe Comments On His Past Wartime Remorse Remark

Abe comments on his past wartime remorse remarkPrime Minister Shinzo Abe says he shares with past Japanese governments the historical view that admits Japan inflicted enormous damage and pain on Asian countries.

Last month, Abe said in the Diet that there is no fixed definition for "aggression," either academically or in terms of international law.