Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Dad Never Told Me That

According to the new head of Japan's state broadcaster, during WWII, every country had "comfort women" - a nice Japanese term for kidnapped foreign women forced into sexual slavery to serve the troops.

I find much to admire in the Japanese and their culture but everytime something like this rolls across the lips of some prominent son of Nippon, it just resets the dial to "barbarian."   Every time one of them indignantly denies the reality of the Rape of Nanking, same thing, "barbarian."

NHK chairman Katsuto Momii told a news conference Saturday marking his appointment that "comfort women" existed in any country at war, not just Japan, and criticized South Korea for dredging up a compensation issue that had been settled by a bilateral peace treaty.

The military brothel system was "common in any country at war," Momii said Saturday. "The comfort women system is considered wrong under today's moral values. But the military comfort women system existed as a reality at that time."

At a news conference Monday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga defended Momii's remarks as his personal views.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The country of Korea north and south were occupied by the Japanese from 1910 until the end of the WWII. During the war, when girls reached the age of 16 and the parents were not able to marry them off before their 16th birthday, they were abducted and became "Comfort Women" for Japanese solders. Indeed, barbarians. South Korea has every right to demand Japan stop rewriting history and tell the truth. Indeed, barbarian attitudes. Should China declare war against the Japanese and it would love to do so, rewriting history on the part of the Japanese would be the number one reason for war as well as The First Sino-Japanese War (1 August 1894 – 17 April 1895) was fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. Then there was the Second Sino-Japanese War of July 7, 1937. The rocky Islets are only a secondary excuse. Having spent 11 years working in South Korea, this is the very real reason for both China and Korea's immense dislike of Japanese. Funny thing is, South Korea is caught in the middle with a population of 49 million. Anyong