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Osaka Mayor Survives Censure Vote Despite Sex Slave Comments

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

TOKYO -- The mayor of Japan's second-largest city survived a censure motion Thursday over his inflammatory comments about Japan's wartime sex slavery,...

Japanese Mayor Apologizes To U.S. For Controversial Comment

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI and MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 07.27.2013 | World

TOKYO — An outspoken Japanese politician apologized Monday for saying U.S. troops should patronize adult entertainment businesses as a way to re...

Former Japanese Sex Slaves: Osaka Mayor Must Go

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.24.2013 | World

OSAKA, Japan — Two Korean former sex slaves demanded the resignation of an outspoken Japanese mayor and canceled a meeting with him Friday for j...

Osaka Mayor: Sex Slaves Comments May Have Lacked Sensitivity

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

TOKYO — An outspoken Japanese mayor who outraged many with remarks about Japan's wartime and modern sexual services stood by his comments Thursd...

Okinawa Women Want Apology From Osaka Mayor

Agence France Presse | Harumi Ozawa | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

Women on Japan's island chain of Okinawa on Wednesday demanded an apology from an outspoken Japanese politician who suggested US troops there make use...

Osaka Mayor: Wartime Sex Slaves Were Necessary

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

TOKYO -- An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary t...