Osaka Mayor Offers Non-Apology for ‘Comfort Women’ Comments

Toru Hashimoto, the unfortunately loquacious mayor of Osaka, Japan, managed to keep talking long enough to apologize for one offensive comment he made about contemporary American Marines making “more use” of Japan’s local, legal sex industry to “relieve” their sexual energy, and then stand by the other offensive… » 5/27/13 1:30pm 5/27/13 1:30pm

Japan Might Rescind Their 1993 Apology To World War II's 'Comfort Women'

Japan's current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a stern conservative and nationalist who stepped down from his post in 2007 only to re-emerge this year, might be taking back a 1993 apology that the nation issued to World War II "comfort women," thousands of female citizens who were forced into brothels across Asia to… » 12/29/12 1:30pm 12/29/12 1:30pm

Giant Asshole of the Day: Shinzo Abe (And An Honorable Mention To The…

It turns out that blaming atrocities carried out by soldiers on "independent contractors" may actually be older than the military-industrial complex itself! The NYT reports that the new Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (who sadly replaced the world leader most resembling an older Daniel Dae Kim last year) yesterday… » 3/06/07 10:58am 3/06/07 10:58am