South Korean President Looks to Missile-Playing Pyongyang to Jointly Probe Japan On WWII Labor Issue

The city buses in Seoul started carrying plastic replicas of the “comfort women” statues   On August 15th, as part of the National Liberation Day ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the Korean peninsula from Japanese control, President Moon Jae-in touched upon the issue of conscripted laborers, saying “the suffering continues of […]

Taro Kono as Foreign Minister: Is He Abe’s Trump Card to Have the ‘Kono Statement’ on Comfort Women Revised?

  On August 3rd Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reorganized his Cabinet. After the investiture ceremony at the Imperial Palace, he launched his third restructured Cabinet. That same evening he held a press conference at the official residence of the prime minister.     With respect to his previously stated intent to bring about revision of […]

Editorial: No, Mr Moon, This Is Not the Time or Place to Start Lashing Out at Japan

  In an interview with American media, Korean President Moon Jae-in rehashed the comfort women issue and repeated his criticism of Japan. We find this absolutely unacceptable.   In his interview with Reuters, Moon stated that Japan is not “making its best effort” with regards to historical issues, including that of comfort women. We would […]

Editorial: Now Who’s Lying About the United Nations Special Report?

The United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye speaks to the Japanese press  in Tokyo on June 2, 2017     The United Nations Special Rapporteur continues his anti-Japanese criticism.   He finds faults based on one-sided arguments, such as the Japanese government using its influence to distort history textbooks, and the media atrophying. He also […]