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A U.S. lawmaker spearheading legislation urging the Japanese government to “officially” apologize for pressing women into wartime sexual slavery cited an “overwhelming historical record” of the practice, following reported remarks by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe disputing that such evidence of coercion exists.

Speaking to reporters Thursday in Tokyo, Abe reiterated his position that there is no evidence to prove that the Japanese government used coercion to have women work at frontline brothels for the Japanese military during the war.

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