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 discipline.”
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.
— The folks at Watchdog.net
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