Financial planner en Hashimoto clarifies remarks on "comfort women" after flak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Wednesday sought to clarify his remarks on a system to recruit women into sexual servitude for Japan's soldiers during World War II, saying he personally does not condone the scheme.</p> <p> Two days after he made controversial remarks that the so-called comfort women were "necessary to maintain discipline" in the Japanese military, Hashimoto told reporters he simply stated a fact that people at the time had that kind of view.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Arctic Ashwani Kumar Asia Awami National Party Barack Obama British knights BSE Sensex Business Carrier Strike Group Eleven Chemistry Corruption in India Crimes against humanity Cross-Strait relations Cruise ships Daiichi Sankyo Dance in Japan Divided regions Economic history Economics Economy of Japan Election fraud Elections Energy Energy conversion Environment Ethics Films Finance Financial planner Fiscal policy G-7 Gambling in Japan Geography of Asia Government Greenhouse gases Health Independent Commission Against Corruption Inflation International criminal law International economics International relations International trade Island countries Japan Japanese people Japan–United States relations Kim Jong-il Korea Kyushu region Labor Law Liberal democracies Liberal Democratic Party Macroeconomics Mass media Member states of the United Nations Memoirists Muslim League Muttahida Qaumi Movement North Korea North Korea North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear physics Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear technology Okinawa Prefecture Osaka Pakistan Pakistani politicians Physical geography Poetry Political geography Politics Politics of India Politics of Japan Politics of Pakistan Polling place Public finance Ranbaxy Laboratories Republics Secularism Secularism in Pakistan Senkaku Islands Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Social Issues Sōka Gakkai Taipei Taiwanese culture Taliban Technology Toru Hashimoto Tōru Hashimoto Trans-Pacific Partnership Unemployment United States trade policy USS Nimitz Volcanism War Yonhap Yoon Yoriko Kawaguchi YTN Group Kyodo News International Tue, 07 May 2013 16:30:16 +0000 Kyodo News International 5832850 at