Abe "bears responsibility"
In an interview with Newsweek, PM Abe reportedly said as follows:
We feel responsible for having forced these women to go through that hardship and pain as comfort women under the circumstances at the time.(emphasis added)This translation is inaccurate. According to the full text of the interview in Japanese delivered by Japanese government, Abe answered as follows:
We feel responsible for the circumstances in which they should be comfort women.This is not different from Abe's previous statements in the Diet. No "force" was mentioned.