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“I feel comfortable that we have the votes for the resolution to pass through the full House, as there are now 158 cosponsors. The date for a vote is not yet set, but it should be before the congressional term ends in early August,” Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif., said Friday in a telephone interview with The Japan Times.

Prominent cosponsors of the resolution include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who said in June that, although Japan is a friend and ally of the U.S., the Japanese government needs to do more for the “comfort women” — as they are euphemistically referred to in Japan — because time is running out.

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