Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been under pressure to apologize for the tens of thousands of young “comfort women” who were used as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Tomorrow, he’ll be here in L.A. for a meeting with Mayor Eric Garcetti, and there will be protests. Then, in our weekly Internet roundup, “Twitter highlights,” virtual reality, and Google’s new search system. Next, poet Terrance Hayes on his new collection, How to Be Drawn. And finally, Sofia Vergara’s ex-fiance published a controversial op-ed in the New York Times.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan travel by motorcade en route to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, April 27, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)