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Japan denies CNN report of “forcible recruitment of 200,000 women and girls” calling it just groundless.
(February 7, 2017)
On February 7 (Japan time), Chief Cabinet Secretary SUGA Yoshihide expressed Japan’s refutation regarding an article carried by CNN titled as “Why this statue of a young girl caused a diplomatic incident.”
In that article, CNN reported that “Academics estimate that up to 200,000 women and girls were forced into sex slavery during World War II by Japanese troops in Korea, China, Taiwan and Indonesia.”
On that portion of the Article, SUGA denied forcible recruitment by the Japanese Army and calling the number just groundless. He said “Of the documents discovered by the investigation of the Japanese Government, there were NO documents indicating that the Japanese Army and/or Authority had directly recruited comfort women by force.”
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|Japan takes retaliatory measures for installation of comfort women statue at Busan (Jan. 6, 2017)|
Despite repeated demands of the Japanese government to remove the comfort women statue that stands in front of the Japanese consulate at Busan on the grounds that such installation is clear violation of Article 22 of Vienna Convention and against the principles of 2015 Japan - S. Korea Bilateral Agreement over Comfort Women Issue, it was tacit approval that S. Korean government has given to the unlawful activity.
The outrage over such lukewarm attitude is so intense that the Japanese government finally takes the following four retaliatory measures. Chief Cabinet Secretary Y. Suga made the measures pubic on Jan. 6.
Timing of withdrawal of such measures was not made clear. Y. Suga said the Government of Japan would make the decision of withdrawal taking into account all circumstances comprehensively.”
- Temporary return of Japanese ambassador and consulate to Japan
- Non-participation of consulate employees in events relating to the Busan Municipality government
- Suspension of negotiation regarding Japan-S. Korea Currency Swapping
- Putting off all high-level bilateral meetings on economic issues between the two governments
|S. Koreans install another comfort women statue just in front of Japanese consulate at Busan (Dec. 31, 2016)|
Again, S. Korean activists installed a comfort women statue in front of Japan’s diplomatic missions in violation of Article 22 of Vienna Convention which defines host country’s obligation to preserve peace and dignity of a foreign envoy, and despite 2015 Japan-S. Korea Agreement, which stipulates that both nations had solved the comfort women issue “finally and irreversibly.”
The municipal authorities once removed the statue, but succumbed to the amounting pressure of the general public, they finally permitted the installation of the statue.
As the author predicted, S. Koreans have NO intention to put an end to the comfort women issue, simply because it is not a human right issue but a weapon to demonize, defame and disparage the nation and people of Japan.
Although girls were sold by their parents to repay the family debts and Korean procurers forced them into prostitution, Koreans never abandon their delusion of forced sex slavery by the Japanese Army and/or Authority, as long as Americans or Europeans blindly believe in their hoax and make their weapon effective.
Besides that, all the people of world has to see that Koreans do not keep the promise and having a treaty with S. Korea is meaningless.
|Giant Comfort Women Statue Appears during Mass Rally in Seoul (Nov. 24, 2016)|
Perhaps, it is one of the most mind-boggling sights in the history of mankind. A giant comfort girl statue appeared in the mass rally in Seoul calling for S. President Park Geun-hye to step down. Demonstrators also came up with a giant rising-sun flag in order to take delight in tearing it up.
Does it make any sense? The only reason the author can think of is the fact that the comfort woman statue is a symbol of anti-something; anti-Japan, anti-government, anti-regime or whatsoever. The statue has nothing to do with human rights, awareness of women’s tragedy in war or whatever mumbo jumbo they claim so strongly everywhere in the world.
I hope the South Koreans take this insanity as an occasion for moral and spiritual rebirth. - Pope Francis
|The City of Freiberg, Germany, cancels the plan to build a comfort women memorial. (September 24, 2016)|
First, it appears as a benign symbol to pray for world peace, however, it was revealed to be a malicious diplomatic tool to damage the reputation of Japan.
In May this year, Yeom Tae-young, mayor of Suwon city, Korea, proposed to build the statue in the German city and reached an agreement over the phone by the end of August.
Ever since this news was carried, much worry and concern was raised in Japan, for it would be the first statue for spreading lies erected in Europe. However,faced with the opposition from another sister-city Matsuyama in Japan, Freiburg reconsidered the appropriateness and decided not to build the statue. On September 24, Dieter Salomon, mayor of Freiberg, notified his intention not to accept the proposed gift from the city of Suwon. On the same day, he said in Badische Zeitung, a local newspaper, that “the real intent was to build the statues everywhere around the world and place diplomatic pressure upon Japan. When I realized it, I felt I was abused.”
In response to the news that the Suwon city had a plan to build the statue with Freiburg, mayor of Fukui city in Japan, which has kept a friendly relationship with the Suwon city, has sent a letter of protest to convey his concern and cancelled its planned tour of the mayor and four accompanying officials to visit the city in early October saying, “We asked the Suwon city about the facts but received no answer. We have to take account of the feelings of the Japanese nationals.”
|The eldest son of Yoshida Seiji declares he wants to pull out all comfort women memorials built around the world (Sept, 2016)|
The September-edition of the Shincho 45 magazine reports the interview of the eldest son of Yoshida Seiji.
In the interview, the eldest son says: 1) his father has never been to the Cheju Island; 2) his father wrote the forced rounding-up story using maps; 3) expressed his deep apology to the fellow Japanese for the embarrassment his father has caused; and, 4) if allowed, he wants to pull out all the comfort women memorials built around the world by using cranes.
Yoshida Seiji is the author of the book titled “My War crimes: Abduction of Koreans” published in 1983. In the book, Yoshida Seiji provided his experience of rounding-up local women by violence.
Although he confessed that the story was a novel for entertainment in 1996, the only one offender-side story was much publicized by Asahi-Shimbun newspaper in early 1990s and used as the evidence of forced recruitment for 1996 UN Coomaraswamy Report. “The Comfort Women” (by George Hicks, 1995) used Yoshida’s story as historical fact. Asahi-Shimbun acknowledged that Yoshida’s the story was a fake and retracted all articles related to story in 2014.
|Indictment of Prof. Park Yuha - A Witch Tral in 21st Century in the Anti-Japan Religious Cult Society? (September 6, 2016)|
- Comfort Women Articles by Scholars
- Disputing Korean Narrative on Comfort Women, a Professor Drews Fierce Backlash(New York Times)
- Park Yuha indictment risks hindering ROK-Japan reconciliation(EAST ASIA FORUM 14, January, 2016)
- Professor Ordered to Pay 9 Who said Comfort Women Book Defamed Them(New York Times 13 January, 2016)
|A New US Report denying the forced recruitment surfaces from US National Archive (June 20, 2016)|
Another evidence, which denies the forced recruitment of Korean women by the Japanese Army/Authority, has surfaced from the US National Archive. Mainichi Shimbun Newspaper reported recently. The US interrogation report rendered by the US Military Intelligence Service describes in its Paragraph 18 as follows:
"18. All Korean prostitutes that the PoWs have seen in the Pacific were volunteers or had been sold by their parents into prostitution. This is proper in the Korean way of thinking but direct conscription of women by the Japanese would be an outrage that the old and young would not tolerate. Men would rise up in rage, killing Japanese no matter what fate they may suffer."
Since there was no “rise-up” nor any uprising that was recorded during the period of Japanese Annexation of Korea, there should have been no “direct conscription of women by the Japanese.”
Therefore, the description of the Report constitutes the direct contradiction to the 1996 Coomaraswamy Report, 2007 US House of Resolution 121, and the descriptions engraved in metal plaques of Comfort Women Statues built in various locations of the U.S.
Adding the above inappropriate representation is the McGraw-Hill textbook's total fabrication as quoted from a book authored by Mr. Herbert Zeigler of Hawaii University.
Shamelessly, Mr. Zeigler and McGraw-Hill Company executives still remain silent about the refutation given by 19 Japanese historians. They should comment on this new evidence instead of spreading baseless lies and disdainfully continue their disparagement campaign against the nation and people of Japan.
In addition, it appears that the State of California plans to include “Comfort Women” in their textbooks. The author considers that the California State Board of Education has made a serious mistake of telling lies to their young people.
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