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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Japan Mayor Defends Use Of Wartime Sex Slaves

A Japanese politician has sparked controversy by saying the use of wartime sex slaves was necessary to provide "comfort" for soldiers risking their lives in battle.

It is believed up to 200,000 women, mainly from the Korean Peninsula and China, were forced to become prostitutes for Japanese soldiers in military brothels.

Toru Hashimoto, mayor of Osaka, said: "To maintain discipline in the military, it must have been necessary at that time.