• Kyodo, Staff Report


Translations of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s remarks on Japan’s wartime sex slaves posted on Facebook by a women’s group have provoked heated reactions from all over the world.

All Japan Obachan Party, a group set up by Osaka-based middle-aged women in November, translated Hashimoto’s recent remarks into seven languages — English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Russian and Dutch — and posted them on the online social-networking service.

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