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Japan says had South Korean input on "comfort women" apology

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:55

Japan got input from South Korea on the sensitive wording of a landmark apology in 1993 to women, many Korean, who worked in Japan`s wartime military brothels, an expert panel said after reviewing evidence that led to the statement.

Scandal-hit Cambodian sex activist resigns

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 14:49

One of the world`s best-known anti-sex slavery activists has resigned from her foundation after questions were raised about her shocking story of being sold into a brothel as a child.

Japan`s wartime sex slavery a `terrible` violation: Barack Obama

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:28

The Japanese wartime system of sex slavery was a "terrible" violation of human rights and its victims need to be heard, US President Barack Obama said Friday in Seoul.

Japan official heads to Seoul for `comfort women` talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:25

A senior Japanese official left for Seoul on Wednesday to discuss the extremely thorny issue of wartime sex slavery, in a move Tokyo hopes will lead to a diplomatic thaw.

Japan not to revise "Kono statement" on wartime sex slavery

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 14:50

Japan will not revise its 1993 official apology over wartime sex slavery, known as the "Kono statement," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference today.

South Korea warns Japan of `isolation` over war sex slavery review

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 09:27

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Saturday warned Japan would face isolation if it pushed ahead with a move to revisit an apology over wartime sex slavery.

Japan mulls revision of comfort women apology

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 15:00

Japan is to consider revising its landmark apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said Monday, in a move likely to draw fury in South Korea and beyond.

Japan may review probe on WWII sex slavery

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 15:19

Japan`s top government spokesman said today that Tokyo would consider re-examining a 20-year-old study that led to a landmark apology over its forced prostitution in World War II.

Japan broadcast chief vows impartiality after war sex slavery row

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:43

The embattled head of Japan`s public broadcaster NHK insisted Wednesday it would remain impartial, after his controversial remarks about wartime sex slavery reportedly jeopardised an interview with US ambassador Caroline Kennedy.

Mexico breaks up alleged border sex-slavery cult

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 17:06

Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the US border, Mexican immigration authorities said.

Thai girls `forced into sex slavery` in Australia

Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 18:43

Trafficking of girls from Asia, particularly Thailand, is a problem in Australia and police said it was "abhorrent" for the victims.