Japanese rulers fight exposure of slavery of ‘comfort women’

Vol. 82/No. 39 - October 22, 2018
Above, San Francisco statue of “comfort women” who Japanese rulers kidnapped and forced into prostitution during second imperialist world war. Inset, 500 people attend Sept. 22 commemoration of statue’s unveiling. Osaka, Japan, mayor ended its sister-city relationship with San Francisco in retaliation for memorial.

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly 500 people on Sept. 22 commemorated the first anniversary of the installation of a “comfort women” memorial here that has sparked a sharp controversy. The mayor of Osaka, Japan, recently terminated its six-decade sister-city relationship with…

Nagasaki: A fitting setting for meeting on overseas Chinese

Vol. 82/No. 2 - January 15, 2018

With a long history of Chinese settlement and trade, Nagasaki provided a fitting setting for this year’s ISSCO conference. The port city of Nagasaki was established on the northwest coast of Kyushu Island in 1571 for trade with Portugal and…