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Protesters demonstrate near a statue of a South Korean "comfort women" during a protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul last year. Japan has previously expressed concern regarding the memorialization of the women forced to serve in Japanese wartime brothels. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI

South Korean and Japanese Leaders Clash over ‘Comfort Women’ at U.N.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, as world leaders often do. The encounter began on a high note but turned sour with an argument over the “comfort women” issue that has divided South Korea and Japan for many years.

A blue unified flag of the Koreas that includes Takeshima sits atop the mango mousse to be served at the dinner reception after the Korean summit scheduled for April 27. (Provided by the South Korean Office of the President)

Japan Lodges Formal Protest Against Mango Mousse at Moon-Kim Summit

The government of Japan lodged a formal protest on Wednesday against the mango mousse tarts to be served at Friday’s summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The Japanese do not appear to have a problem with mango mousse per se; their complaint is that the tasty treats are decorated with a map of the Korean Peninsula that includes a contested island claimed by Japan.

Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers march to their positions prior to a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ED JONES (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

China, Korea and Japan: the Great Asian War Game

The latest issue of the National Interest asks if we are looking at “war in Asia” within the next decade or so. The question asked collectively by the headline articles is whether the multi-sided contest between China, the Koreas, and Japan can be resolved without someone, somewhere, pulling a trigger. The urgent question for U.S. policymakers is whether America can do anything to make overt hostilities less likely.

People stand next to a television screen showing a video footage of North Korea's tests launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), at a railway station in Seoul on July 29, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on July 29 the country's second ICBM test demonstrated the ability to strike …

North Korea Nuclear Tension: Media Opt for Anti-Trump Hysteria over Sober Analysis (Again)

President Trump’s warning that North Korean threats would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” triggered paroxysms of nuclear war anxiety among many in the mainstream media. Instead of sober analyses of the military situation with North Korea, we got “OMG TRUMP IS GOING TO BLOW UP THE WORLD” hysteria.

NEMURO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) In this aerial image, Habomai Islands are seen on August 29, 2013 in Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan. The southernmost Kuril Islands, where Japan have demanded the return from Russia. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Russia Renames Disputed Japanese Islands After Russian Historical Figures

Not all of the world’s disputed islands can be found in the South China Sea. On Tuesday, Japan announced it was filing a formal protest with Russia over Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s decision to name several disputed islands in the Kuril chain after prominent figures from Russian history.

US President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori (front), a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / JIM WATSON …

Bolton Blasts Obama’s Apology Tour: We Weren’t Just Killing People in Hiroshima, ‘We Were Defending Our Country’

President Obama “goes out of his way in the speech to say that mankind has engaged in wars for the entire existence of the species, so that everybody is equally guilty, all of the time, and we should just recognize that, and rise to his level, have that moral revolution. And, as he says, have an entirely different way of thinking about war,” John Bolton said.

From left, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond carry wreath to offer at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Monday, April 11, 2016. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Hiroshima and the Nuclear ‘Apology’

Secretary of State John Kerry described his visit to Hiroshima on Monday as “gut-wrenching.” After laying a wreath at the Atomic Bomb Museum, he called it “a stark, harsh, compelling reminder not only of our obligation to end the threat of nuclear weapons, but to re-dedicate all our effort to avoid war itself.”

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Did Hitler Really Have Only One Ball? Historic Mystery Answered

Historic research has unveiled the fact that Germany’s Nazi dictator, Adolf Hitler, did indeed have only the one functioning testicle. A version of a wartime propaganda song known to British soldiers and generations of schoolchildren alleged that Hitler only had

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Veterans Honoured at 70th VJ Day Commemorations

Veterans of World War Two have joined events across the nation today to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, when Japan surrendered and war in the Far East ended. In the capital a public memorial event was held in Horse Guards Parade,