After his decisive election victory, Japan's Shinzo Abe pledged on Monday to tackle what he called the country's two national crises.
The first – North Korea’s nuclear threat – overshadowed the election campaign and won support for Mr Abe from conservative Japanese who approved of his hard line on the Kim Jong-un regime..
TOKYO -- Yasuji Kaneko, 87, still remembers the screams of the countless women he raped in China as a soldier in the Japanese imperial army in World War II.
Some were teenagers from Korea serving as sex slaves in military-run brothels.
Conservative governing party lawmakers contend the women were professional prostitutes and were paid for their services.