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I have heard that Japan’s attitude toward the “comfort women” problem caused by the Japanese Army during World War II is of big concern in America. Some say that Japan must take this issue seriously first — before considering the past abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korea. Japan says there is no “comfort women” word in military documents, no proof (that women were forced to become sex slaves).

My mother is suspicious of Japan’s claims. During the war she was in China, and she said there were comfort women from China and Korea. She heard that some of them volunteered as such and some were kidnapped into the role.

sk I am very sorry for these women, but I don’t want to hear America’s accusations against Japan on this issue. Has America apologized to the offspring of its slaves? America must first apologize for its horrifying past before accusing Japan.

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