• Fujisawa, Kanagawa


Hisahiko Okazaki adds insult to injury when he refers to the Imperial Japanese Army’s forcing 200,000 women into sexual servitude during World War II as “a fantastic story” (“Abe steering Japan adeptly on ‘comfort women’ issue,” May 21). Outside of Japan, this matter is not in doubt. The United Nations has compiled a report on this atrocity and condemned the Japanese government’s actions then and since.

In advanced nations, the testimony of victims is considered valid evidence. Why do Japanese leaders and commentators never consider the statements of the former sex slaves regarding their experiences?

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