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.
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 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 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 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`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.
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.
Trafficking of girls from Asia, particularly Thailand, is
a problem in Australia and police said it was "abhorrent" for
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon