James Murphy, a 94-year-old veteran and prisoner of war who survived working at Mitsubishi's Osarizawa Copper Mine and the infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines, reacts after the apology by Mitsubishi Materials Corp at a press conference in Los Angeles on Sunday. The construction company became the first major Japanese firm to apologise for using captured American soldiers as slave laborers during World War II.

70 years after World War II, Japanese firm apologises to U.S. PoWs

China called the passage of bills a ''tragedy'' for countries in that region. Picture shows protest outside the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong in July.

China slams Japan over security bills

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Waves crash against Katsurahama in Kochi on the island of Shikoku, as Typhoon Nangka sweept across western Japan on Thursday.

Typhoon Nangka wreaks havoc in Japan