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Comfort Women

During WWII around 200,000 women either volunteered for or were coerced into a form of sexual slavery and were incarcerated in foreign countries. These “comfort stations” were established by the Japanese Army with the intention of bringing comfort to the soldiers while preventing rape as well as the spread of diseases throughout the troops. 378 more words

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India, Japan and U.S. conduct naval drills; seen as a signal to China

Traffic at the Maritime Self-Defence Force base at Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, is typically dominated by Japanese and U.S. warships, but in July it saw an unusual variety of vessel. 912 more words

China

Editorial - Will Japan impose further sanctions against Russia?

Japan will need to decide on further sanctions against Russia in the view of Malaysia Airlines jet being shot down in the Eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian terrorists or maybe even by Russian troops. 390 more words

Japan

The diplomatic battle between China and Japan is taking a Latin American road trip

When Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appeals to officials and business people in Central and South America this week, his hosts will be comparing him to another recent visitor: Chinese president Xi Jinping. 493 more words

Abenomics isn't working out so well for the man who created it

While Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is making new friends in Latin America this week, he is losing them at home. Abe’s domestic approval rating has… 291 more words

Japan to help Brazil accelerate drug safety assessment

The Japan Times, 7/24/2014

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to tell Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil on Aug. 1 that Japan will provide expertise to speed up its ability to assess the safety of new drugs, a government source said Wednesday. 53 more words

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