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New York lawmakers have introduced resolutions to both houses of the state legislature calling on the Japanese government to apologize for having “coerced into the comfort women system” women and girls who served as sex slaves for the wartime Japanese military, according to a legislator and a staff member of another legislator.

The resolution uses Japan’s comfort women euphemism and describes the issue as “one of the largest cases of human-trafficking in the 20th century” and encourages “the Japanese government to accept historical responsibility and educate future generations about these crimes.”

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