By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party’s panel on information and communications strategy questioned the executives from Asahi TV and public broadcaster […]
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.
By Elaine Kurtenbach Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died Jan. 16 at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief […]
By Eun-Young Jeong The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced Sept. 6 that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan’s northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, Feb. 12 strongly indicated by an “explosion-like” earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural.