History Wars:  Japanese Taxpayers Funding Anti-Japan Activists

Aerial view of Hashima (or Gunkanjima), the UNESCO’s cultural heritage of the world   The KAKEN database is a record of research carried out with the financial support of “Kakenhi” (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research). These grants are distributed by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbu-kagakusho, or MEXT), as well as […]

What Would Duterte Gov’t Do With Manila’s Comfort Woman Statue?

  Despite a Japanese official expressing to President Rodrigo Duterte her disappointment in the sudden construction of a comfort woman statue in Manila, the Philippine chief executive will not act on it himself, his spokesman said.   In a press briefing on Thursday, January 11th, a Filipina journalist asked Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque about Duterte’s […]

Foreign Ministry Didn’t Know: Chinese Hand Seen in Comfort Women Statue in Manila

  The approximately three-kilometer Roxas Boulevard promenade along Manila Bay in the Philippines is well-known to residents of Manila for the bronze statues of popular actresses and former presidents lining it.   To this row of statues has now been added one person with no discernible identity. She is supposed to represent a comfort woman […]

Editorial: Japan Should Fight to Scrap ‘Comfort Women’ Lies From UN Report

  The content of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) working group’s interim report has become extraordinarily tainted due to the unreasonable inclusion of submissions from both China and Korea.   There are demands for the Japanese government to issue an apology and extend compensation in relation to the comfort women issue. It is completely […]