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Rep. Honda warns Japan not to revisit 1993 apology to 'comfort women'

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, March 5 (Yonhap) -- Japan's Shinzo Abe administration should not seek to re-examine a 1993 apology Tokyo made to Korean and other Asian women forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II, a senior U.S. congressman said Wednesday. Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), a tireless champion of human rights and justice for the victims, described the Abe government's reported move to revisit the Kono Statement as a "mistake."

Rep. Honda urges Kerry to work on 'comfort women' issue

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (Yonhap) -- A senior U.S. congressman sent a letter Tuesday to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on him to pay heed to the issue of the forced sexual servitude of Korean and other Asian women by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), known for his tireless efforts to address the issue of Japan's wartime atrocities, cited a landmark legislative document attached to a spending bill for fiscal year 2014. President Barack Obama signed it into law in mid-January.

Rep. Honda urges Japan to apologize for 'comfort women'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- The time has come for the Japanese government to address the issue of the nation's wartime atrocities against many Korean and other Asian women, a senior U.S. congressman said Thursday. Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) urged Tokyo first to offer a formal apology to those who were forced into sexual servitude during World War II, euphemistically called "comfort women."
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