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Japan TV chief dismisses wartime sex slavery
New NHK boss says Japan's World War Two policy of forcing conquered women into brothels was "common in every country".
Last updated: 26 Jan 2014 06:48 GMT
Japan's ruling bloc sweeps Tokyo vote
Big win a major boost for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party ahead of a July national vote.
Last updated: 24 Jun 2013 05:09 GMT
'Shut up' gaffe exposes envoy to criticism
Japan diplomat faces calls for resignation after video shows him telling delegates at a UN meeting to "shut up".
Last updated: 12 Jun 2013 10:35 GMT
Japan mayor's sex slave remarks disowned
Osaka official's claim that sex slaves during Second World War were military necessity is slammed by defence minister.
Last updated: 01 Jun 2013 07:57 GMT
Japanese mayor apologises for remarks
Toru Hashimoto had urged visits by US troops to legal adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce sex crimes.
Last updated: 27 May 2013 13:32 GMT
Wartime sex slaves urge Japan mayor to quit
Two South Korean women, who had been used as 'comfort women' in the war, say they "don't need to be trampled on again".
Last updated: 24 May 2013 18:54 GMT
US slams Japanese mayor's sex-slave comments
State Department says comments by mayor that sex slaves were "necessary" during World War II were "outrageous".
Last updated: 16 May 2013 20:41 GMT
Japan mayor says wartime sex slaves necessary
Toru Hashimoto's remarks that soldiers needed prostitutes to "maintain discipline" during World War II spark anger.
Last updated: 14 May 2013 12:41 GMT
Japan's LDP set to return to power
Polls suggest Liberal Democratic Party of ex-prime minister Shinzo Abe would take the lead in Sunday's elections.
Last updated: 15 Dec 2012 04:31 GMT
Is Japan cracking up?
Mainstream parties in Japan are losing the trust of the people as renegade politicians gain support.
Last updated: 09 Dec 2011 05:46 GMT
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