• Kyodo


A resolution pending in the U.S. Congress to seek Japan’s apology for forcing foreign women into sexual servitude for its military during the war is not intended to embarrass Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the head of a House Foreign Affairs Committee panel considering the motion said Tuesday.

Eni Faleomavaega, a Democrat from American Samoa, made the comment in an interview with Kyodo News, referring to Abe’s planned visit to the United States around April 26. He said no schedule has been worked out for the committee or the full House to take a vote on the resolution.

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