The most influential source of lies is Norimitsu Onishi, the Tokyo bureau chief of NY Times. He was born in 1969 in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, and moved to Canada when he was four. He graduated from Princeton University and joined the Times and covered Africa, Afganistan, and other foreign countries before he came to Japan in 2003.
A group of Japanese lawmakers in a full-page ad in the Washington Post on June 14, 2007, denied the Japanese government and military had a hand in conscripting women from Asian countries as sex slaves for the Imperial Army during World War II. Its excerpt from a blog: FACT 1 No historical document has ever been found by historians or research organizations that positively demonstrates that women were forced against their will into prostitution by the Japanese army. A search of the archives at the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, which houses wartime orders from the government and military leaders, turned up nothing indicating that women were forcibly rounded up to work as ianfu, or "comfort women."
On the contrary, many documents were found warning private brokers not to force women to work against their will. Army memorandum 2197, issued on March 4, 1938, explicitly prohibits recruiting methods that fraudulently employ the army’s name or that can be classified as ab…
Japan News reports that the Asahi Shimbun third-party committee, which has been examining the paper’s past reports on so-called comfort women, released a report Monday that concluded the newspaper made a “fatal mistake”.
The report said the Asahi switched points of contention over the word “coerciveness” — a word used to describe the situation concerning comfort women.
The report said until the doubts were raised in 1992 over statements by Yoshida, it was the Asahi that took the initiative in widely reporting “coerciveness in the narrow sense.” However, it did not admit in the 1997 special coverage that it had reported “coerciveness in the narrow sense” and instead criticized other people who assert it, according to the report.
Based on the statement on comfort women issued by then Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono in 1993, the Asahi now stresses the existence of “coerciveness in the broad sense.”