Japanese Historians to Encourage Japanese Government To Acknowledge Wartime Atrocities

D-Bo, May 21, 2015, 9:37 a.m.

A group of Japanese historians plans to issue a statement in Tokyo next week to voice their opposition to their government's attempts to whitewash Japan's World War II atrocities. The historians in a press release Wednesday said they prepared for almost six months to deliver their view on the Abe administration's attempts to deny Japan's responsibility of forcing women, mostly Korean, to serve as sex slaves for its troops during World War II. 

They plan to stress that Japan's imperial army was deeply involved in abducting and trafficking women to serve as sex slaves. The historians said they hope that their efforts will prevent Japanese officials from making further irresponsible comments that are not based on historical fact and hopefully ease misunderstanding between Korea and Japan. 

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