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Sunday, January 03, 2016

Japan News This Week 3 January 2016


Japan News.
Japan and South Korea Settle Dispute Over Wartime ‘Comfort Women’
New York Times

'Comfort women': Taiwan tells Japan to extend compensation

The Guardian view on Japan, South Korea and ‘comfort women’: one step towards healing the wounds of the past

Famed Japan scholar Donald Keene, 93, reflects on golden era as he pens works from Tokyo home documents
Japan Times

Forgotten voices from the Great War: the Chinese Labour Corps
Japan Focus

Last Week's Japan News on the JapanVisitor blog


Japan ranks sixth in overall well-being of children, but 21st in material well-being. According to the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, "While Japan ranked top in education and behavior and risks in daily life, it ranked tenth in housing and environment, 16th in health and safety and 21st in material well-being. The results demonstrate the extent of child poverty in Japan."

1) Finland
2) Netherlands
3) Denmark
4) Iceland
5) Norway
6) Slovenia
7) Sweden
8) Austria
9) Ireland
10) Switzerland, Germany

14) United Kingdom

22) Japan

29) Bulgaria
30) USA
31) Romania

Source: JFS

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