‘Fear’ and ‘favor’ chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

A statue symbolising former South Korean 'comfort women' is seen in Seoul, South Korea, March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

TOKYO (Reuters) – Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor office. On the agenda was a single, incendiary issue: the newspaper’s new descriptions of how Japan compelled thousands of foreigners into military brothels and labor […]

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