Few historical subjects have encountered such resistance to academic inquiry and free speech as the comfort women issue. As we report, that is finally changing.
The Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor "sister park" pact highlights the potential for nations once at war to cultivate peace through cooperation — but concerns remain.
There are many reasons women, including the comfort women, enter prostitution. Regardless of the reason, when it comes to the sex business, coercion is a given.
NHK is not proactively correcting South Korea for passing off its film footage as that of wartime labor, even if it was taken 10 years after...
Kimono celebrating the history of Nagasaki, which maintained contact with the outside world during sakoku, continue to evoke a romance for the past.
Two articles on war drew a strong response from our readers: an interview with a WWII officer and an analysis of private military companies in Russia.
To find the truth about the comfort women, there must be critical, fact-based discussion from different perspectives, say participants in a recent online event.
"The best solution to resolving historical disputes is by promoting the facts" — Hwang Uiwon, editor-in-chief of MediaWatch, at the wartime labor history forum.
One of the least known and more tragic operations during the Battle of Okinawa began on June 9, 1945, on Aguni Island. We take a look...
Hattori, with translator Graham Leonard, produced an amazing biography of Yasuhiro Nakasone that helps readers understand his place in modern Japanese history.
A Hong Kong activist remembers the Tiananmen crackdown, explaining why he is moved by a sense of urgency to protect civic freedoms before it's too late.
Masamitsu Yoshioka, 105, is the last survivor of those who attacked Pearl Harbor. He talks about cheating death and the lives lost on both sides of...