Tue, August 28, 2012
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Ishihara: comfort women a good way of making a living

2012-08-28 04:03:38 GMT2012-08-28 12:03:38(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

By Zhao Wei, Sina English

The vicious-tongue Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara again stoked the public anger, when recently comment on the comfort women for Japanese soldiers in World War II saying they were willing to do so.

According to a report by South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo, Shintaro Ishihara said during a press conference on August 24 that "prostitution was a very good way of making a living at that time and that there were no signs that the women had entered the sex trade unwillingly.”"

Ishihara also accused South Korean President Lee Myung-bak of "nothing like a president" and "lack of diplomatic capacity".  On the heels of his outrageous remarks on Nanjing Massacre and utterance like "it is Korean's will to united with Japan", Ishihara is actually yelling just for the election.

It is reported that he plans to create a new party and participate in the parliamentary election in November.  

Referring to the 1993 statement by then Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono’s "sincere apologies and remorse" for the sufferings of comfort women, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Monday that his government "basically adheres to the statement as its predecessors did." 

However, Noda argued that there are no Japanese documents or evidence confirming forceful recruitment of comfort women. Kono came up with the above statement just through interviews with those women.

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