Abe's Hawkish Cabinet

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    Mr Abe has appointed several hawkish allies to key cabinet posts, including Yoshihide Suga as chief cabinet secretary and the former prime minister Taro Aso as minister for finance. The new education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, is known to share Mr Abe's controversial revisionist views on Japan's war history. No Japan military involvement in running wartime brothels: official. On Radio Nippon in March 25, 2007, Shimomura denied that the Japanese military directly recruited women to work in brothels providing sex for Japanese soldiers before and during World War II.

    He claimed that there were military nurses and embedded journalists but no 'embedded comfort women.' Although he admits that there were comfort women, he believes that parents sold their daughters. And that the Japanese army was involved. This caused outrage in Korea and China. Japan must not forget that in order for diplomatic relations between its neighboring countries to improve, they must apologize for their past crimes.

    (Markets rise in Japan to greet new premier - Business News - Business - The Independent)
     
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    The New York Times’s Tokyo bureau chief, Martin Fackler, writes that Japan’s new (and former) prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and his conservative government may revise Japan’s 1993 apology for forcing thousands of women to be sex slaves in the service of Japanese soldiers during World War II. Mr. Abe’s return to power (he was prime minister in 2006 and 2007) could further destabilize Japanese-Chinese relations at a time when the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute already has tensions running unusually high.

    Will Japan Unapologize to 'Comfort Women'? - NYTimes.com
     
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    There have already been dozens of apologies. You know this. Next?
     
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    Shit-stirring speculation? Way to go NYT. What a great, responsible bastion of truth... :rolleyes:

    Perforate it and put it on a roll where it belongs.
     
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    If you've ever seen that award winning WWII BBC Documentary "World at War" You'll see an interview in there with a Japanese soldier who expressed great appreciation to the Korean women who he says "volunteered" to keep them company. Like they did it out the kindness of their hearts or something.
     

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