The mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka has survived a censure motion over his comments that Japan's sex slaves served a necessary role during World War II.
Osaka council members rejected the non-binding motion against Toru Hashimoto after a major party reversed its earlier stance and helped vote it down.
Women’s groups and other parties in Okinawa Prefecture on Wednesday protested Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s contentious remarks about the wartime sex slaves, with some calling for his immediate resignation.
The outspoken mayor’s remarks came during a visit to Okinawa on Monday, where he also told reporters U.S military personnel stationed there should make more active use of the local sex industry so they can ease their sexual frustration in a legal manner.
OSAKA – The backlash against Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) coleader Toru Hashimoto escalated Tuesday over not only his remarks that Japan’s wartime sex slave system was necessary but also over comments to U.S.
Young Osaka mayor’s Monday’s comments have already stirred up anger in neighbouring countries that bore the brunt of Japan’s wartime aggression. The countries in question have repeatedly pointed out that Japan has never fully expiated its atrocities in Asia and the Pacific in the 1930s and the 1940s.
A University of Canterbury (UC) law researcher is looking into the dark world of transplant tourism and organ trafficking.
UC masters student Rachel Walsh is investigating the aspects of illegally moving organs around the world.
BANKGOK – October 10, 2012 [PDN]: The arrest of a Thai man on sex trafficking charges was announced by Pol. Maj .Gen. Chawalit Sawangpuech, commander of the Anti-Human Trafficking division (AHTD).
Michel Chikwanine, a university student in Canada who was once a child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has suffered things no ordinary Japanese child will ever have to.
But, he says, that does not mean Japan has no connection to the widespread problem of child labor, including child soldiers.