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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Thai girls `forced into sex slavery` in Australia

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