The resolution submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives calling on Japan to apologize for forcing women into sexual slavery in the 1930s and 1940s is based on misconceptions, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday.

He also repeated his position that there is no proof that Japanese military officials took the women — from Japanese-occupied parts of Asia — by force to frontline brothels.

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