June 6, 2013 by Water Wisdom
WSJ: Criticism Grows Over Japan’s Wartime Acts
- APAN NEWS
- June 4, 2013, 12:13 p.m. ET
Criticism Grows Over Japan’s Wartime Acts
BY YUKA HAYASHI
TOKYO—Japan is struggling to quell a mounting barrage of international criticism over the country’s wartime acts.
A United Nations human-rights panel last week urged Japanese officials to stop re-traumatizing “comfort women” forced to work as sex slaves in Japanese World War II brothels. The New York State Assembly last month passed a resolution honoring a memorial erected in the town of Westbury, and blasting the Japanese military for committing a “crime against humanity.” The city of Glendale, Calif., is expected to unveil its own monument on July 30, declared by the city council to be “Korean Comfort Woman Day.”