Mayor of Osaka: Comfort Women necessary to maintain discipline.

JBA Comfort Women 07 PainiThe young nationalist mayor of Osaka, Toru Hashimoto, said on Monday that the Japanese military’s forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle.
He suggested that U.S. troops based in southern Japan should patronize the local sex industry more to help reduce rapes and other assaults.
His remarks are in line with prime minister Abe’s pledges to revise Japan’s past apologies for wartime atrocities made in 1993 by then Prime Minister Yohei Kono, acknowledging and expressing remorse for the suffering caused to the sexual slaves of Japanese troops.

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