Petition: Japan, Stop Denying The "Comfort Women" Justice!
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Historians believe Japan forced up to 200,000 Chinese
and Korean women to be sex slaves during WWII. Women who
survived - and weren't shamed into silence - have described being
recruited for labor, then beaten and raped by as many as 40
Japanese officers a day.
The Japanese government still won't admit these women were
actually kidnapped and raped. And now Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto
has decided to give his take on the atrocities: rape and kidnapping were "necessary" to sate the
lust and harness the virility of Japan's soldiers.
"Anyone can understand that the system of comfort women was
necessary to provide respite for a group of high-strung,
rough and tumble crowd of men braving their lives under a storm of
bullets," Hashimoto said. He also questioned whether the
women were really coerced and claimed comfort women were part of
"a necessary system to maintain military
This is a slap in the face to the women who went through
this ordeal, a cowardly move from a government that waited until
most of these women were dead before broaching the topic at
all. Please, join us in condemning Mayor Hashimoto's
atrocious commentary and calling on the Japanese to admit blame and
begin compensation talks.
PETITION TO JAPANESE GOVERNMENT: We condemn
the rape apologist statements made by Mayor Toru Hasimoto on
Japan's "comfort women," and call on government leaders to admit
their blame and begin compensation talks immediately.
Please, click here to sign now!
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