Former DPRK Inmate: ``Nothing Is Surprising About North Korea``

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

By Mayako Shibata

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) "Nazis were killing Jews 60 years ago, while the Cambodian Pol Pot regime massacred their own people, genocide in Sudan… people think this is all in the past, but it is actually happening even today," said Mr. Shin Dong-hyuk, former inmate of North Korea's notorious Camp 14.

Shin was born in Camp 14 in 1982. His parents were both imprisoned as political prisoners. He witnessed human rights abuses on a daily basis, including torture, beating,...

Full Text of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Yasukuni Visit

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Tokyo- (PanOrient News) This is the full text issued by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after visiting Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday, the first anniversary of the launch of his government.

The Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said Mr. Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine "in a purely personal capacity, and not to pay homage to war criminals, but the purpose of his visit today, on the anniversary of his administration's taking office, was to report before the souls of the war de...

Egyptian Ambassador to Japan: Egyptians Seek a Secular and Democratic State

Saturday, September 28, 2013

By Mayako Shibata

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Egypt is on the right path for democratization and the will of the people shall prevail, Egyptian Ambassador to Japan Mr. Hisham El-Zimaity said.

Referring to US president Obama's statement made at the 68th United Nations' General Assembly a few hours earlier, Ambassador El-Zimaity told an audience of Japanese journalists and Middle East experts that President Obama mentioned that former President "Morsi was democratically elected but proved unw...