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More than 220 conservative politicians, scholars and journalists Friday were set to send out letters to members of the U.S. House of Representatives over the weekend, asking them to drop a resolution on the “comfort women” currently before them.

The group’s letter, which was also delivered Friday to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer, calls for dropping the resolution submitted by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The resolution urges Japan to formally apologize for forcing women into sexual slavery during the war.

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