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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Osaka Mayor says the sex slaves were a 'need' for Japan


The mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka, Toru Hashimoto, has been described as "necessary" system in which Asian women were forced into prostitution in brothels for Japanese troops during World War II"When the soldiers put their lives on the battlefield and want to offer rest,it is clear that you need a comforting system, anyone would understand , "he said yesterday the mayor of the first city in the west of the country against all TVs Nippon. Hashimoto was the youngest governor in the history of Japan , before becoming mayor of Osaka and is founder of the Party of the Restoration of Japan along with former governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara, famous for his strong statements against China. The mayor acknowledged that women were forced "against their will"into prostitution in military brothels, but it blamed "the tragedy of war"Most historians estimate that Japan forced about 200,000 Asian women into sexual slavery . Originating in Korea, China and the Philippines, among other countries, were forced to be the "rest" of the troops on Japanese battlefields. Hashimoto added that there is no evidence that this "policy" had official approval but which, however, Japan was not the only country where this practice was established"There are many examples" of the brutal behavior of soldiers in times of war and to contain the phenomenon, "it must be said coldly that they needed a break women system" said Hashimoto. The Japanese government's general secretary, Yoshihide Suga, today refused to comment on the controversial statements of the mayor of Osaka. Just wanted to remind Tokyo's official position, which recognizes the suffering Japan inflicted on women during the Second World War. Hashimoto's remarks were immediately condemned by Seoul : "We are deeply disappointed by a Japanese official position defends inhuman crimes," said a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea.

Tokyo officially apologized in 2007

The 'premier' Japanese, Shinzo Abe, apologized in 2007, during an appearance on the Japanese Parliament, by the use of women as sex slaves during the war. The apology was produced after it was criticized for its Asian neighbors by comments that questioned whether women kidnapped to work as sex slaves. "I apologize here and now as prime minister," Abe said. He added that there was an official statement from 1993 in which Japan acknowledged that the Imperial Army brothels regentó installed and enjoyment of his troops during the war. "As I say, I feel sympathy for people who suffered difficulties and I apologize for the fact that they were placed in that situation," he said. However, some Japanese conservatives argue that women were professional prostitutes who were paid for their services and not abused by Japanese troops.

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