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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, second left, and his wife Mariko prepare to leave Haneda airport in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 19, 2020. Suga left Sunday on his first overseas foray since taking over from his former boss Shinzo Abe last month, heading to Vietnam and Indonesia. (Shigeyuki Inakuma/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan's pragmatic new PM pushes Abe's vision on SE Asia trip

Oct. 18, 2020 5:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, left Sunday on his first overseas foray since taking over from his former boss Shinzo Abe last month, heading to Vietnam and Indonesia. The choice to visit Southeast Asia underscores Japan’s efforts to counter Chinese influence and...

People read the inscription of a statue commemorating so-called 'comfort women', an euphemism given by Japan to the women and girls enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II, displayed at a residential area in central Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Korean group must remove Berlin tribute to "comfort women"

Oct. 9, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin district has ordered a local Korean group to remove a statue commemorating women used as sex slaves by Japan during World War II, saying Friday it goes beyond what had been approved. The issue of sex slaves, euphemistically called “comfort women,” has been a major...