Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Developing Story

The Korean already almost done with the next post, but boy, those Japanese people just will not wait for the next Korea-Japan Relation Series.

Right now, U.S. Congress is about to pass a resolution that urges Japan to apologize to the surviving Comfort Women. Japanese government has been pulling out all stops to lobby this resolution to death, but thanks largely to Rep. Michael Honda, himself a Japanese-American, the resolution looks like it will pass.

The New York Times wrote an editorial calling for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize, but Mr. Abe has expressed intention to reject the call, statng that there was no evidence that military or police was involved. (This, by the way, is directly in contrast with the statement issued by the Japanese Minister of Defense in 1993 admitting the involvement of the military.)

The Korean's reaction will be in the next post, but just a heads up for the readers to follow this story.

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