WSJ: Criticism Grows Over Japan’s Wartime Acts

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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

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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.”

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