2007-03-05

Discomfort Women.



In probably one of the first articles in a major Japanese newspaper that I have read, it seems that there is some admission to the procurement of "Comfort Women" from China and Korea for Japanese soldiers back in WWII.

Yasuji Kaneko, 87, still remembers the screams of the countless women he raped in China as a foot soldier in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.

But of course, the naysayers, a group of ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers met to prepare a proposal that urges the government to water down parts of the 1993 apology and deny direct military involvement.

"Some say it is useful to compare the brothels to college cafeterias run by private companies, who recruit their own staff, procure foodstuffs, and set prices," said Nariaki Nakayama, chairman of the group of 120 lawmakers, of which Shinjo Abe is a member.

"And where there's demand, businesses crop up . . . but to say women were forced by the Japanese military into service is off the mark," he said. "This issue must be reconsidered, based on truth . . . for the sake of Japanese honor."

For the entire article, go here, comfort women and meanwhile, the crap continues...

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