Taro Kono, the Japanese minister for administrative and regulatory reform, said that in the post-coronavirus era, South Korea, Japan and the United States “need to become important partners” in areas such as security assurances.
Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Saturday urged Japan to refrain from an “excessive response” to Friday's landmark Seoul court ruling ordering Tokyo to compensate victims of the Japanese military’s wartime sexual slavery.
A Korean court on Friday made a landmark ruling that the Japanese government is responsible for paying damages to the victims of Japan's military wartime sexual slavery, rejecting the former colonial ruler’s argument of state immunity.
Rep. Yoon Mee-hyang of the ruling Democratic Party (DP) came under fire after posting a photo on social media of a recent mask-free dinner party, despite the government’s heightened social distancing campaign amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
The local council of a Berlin district has adopted a resolution seeking to permanently install a bronze statue of a girl symbolizing the victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery — a rejection of Tokyo's repeated attempts to get it removed.
A senior judge overseeing the criminal case against Rep. Yoon Mee-hyang, the former head of the Korean Council accused of embezzling public donations meant for wartime sexual slavery victims, died suddenly on Tuesday just ahead of the first trial.
A district office in Berlin walked back its statement demanding that a civic group remove a statue symbolizing Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, saying it could remain on a public street pending a court decision.
Tokyo has informed Seoul that its new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, will not be attending a trilateral summit hosted by Korea this year unless the Korean government moves to resolve the issue of wartime forced labor, said Japan’s Kyodo News.
Korea voiced criticism Thursday over Japan's call for the removal of a statue erected in Germany of a girl symbolizing Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery, calling it an act that goes against the spirit of its own apology.
The ruling party on Wednesday suspended the party membership of Rep. Yoon Mee-hyang, who became a proportional lawmaker based on her career of supporting survivors of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, after she was charged with exploiting at least...