June 21, 2014

Japan's Trickery Won't Fool International Community

Korea Times, Korea Times

The Associated Press

For the past several months, the Japanese government has racked its brain how to dilute, if not revoke, Tokyo's 1993 apology for the wartime sex slavery of foreign women. Friday's announcement was its result. As expected, Tokyo stopped short of denting the essence of the "Kono statement," called after the then Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono, in which Japan offered its first full apology for the imperial army's coercing and coaxing hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian women to serve as prostitutes in military brothels during World War II.

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