Journalist Akira Ikegami said Wednesday the Asahi Shimbun has rejected his column about the major newspaper's recent extensive review of its own past "comfort women" reports, and he has therefore asked the publisher to terminate his serialized commentaries.

In a manuscript for his monthly column about newspaper reports scheduled for publication intended for August, Ikegami said he touched on the Asahi's review, which was published in its Aug. 5 and 6 editions.

In the review, the paper retracted some of its past articles, acknowledging as false a man's statements about having forcibly and violently taken Korean females under orders of the Imperial Japanese Army during the war.