Washington Post's double talk

Washington Post's editorial says PM Abe is right to blame North Korea's refusal of response to Japan's request for more information about abduction but wrong to refuse Japan's responsibility of military abduction during WW2:
What's odd -- and offensive -- is his parallel campaign to roll back Japan's acceptance of responsibility for the abduction, rape and sexual enslavement of tens of thousands of women during World War II. [...]Historians say that up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and other Asian countries were enslaved and that Japanese soldiers participated in abductions. Many survivors of the system have described their horrifying experiences, including three who recently testified to Congress.
This is, to be sorry, one more false accusation based on the wrong reporting of the Asahi Shimbun and the misleading apology of Japanese government. No historian says "Japanese soldiers participated in abductions". Even Prof. Yoshimi, who blames "sex slaves", admits there is no evidence that the Army abducted the women. And no witness credibly testified that they were kidnapped by the Army. In fact, there is little controversy among historians about these facts.

It's striking that western media are herding to attack Abe as a "revisionist" without factual ground. No, Washington Post, it's you that is revising history. The "comfort women" were commercial prostitutes supervised by the Army, which were common to many countries. For example, the U.S. Army had such a system called Recreation and Amusement Association after WW2 in Japan. It's a double talk to blame Japan's military prostitution while keeping silence about RAA.


Popular posts from this blog

Norimitsu Onishi, a liar

The Facts about Comfort Women

Committee concluded Asahi made a fatal mistake