The Atlanta Comfort Women Memorial Task Force stated in its donation of the memorial to the city last month that up to 200,000 women were sexually enslaved by the Japanese military. Shinozuka said that is not true.
“There was not 200,000 women, they were not sex slaves, and they were not taken by force,” he said.
On 4 August 1993, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Kono Yohei issued an official declaration on the issue of the so-called “comfort women”-women recruited to work in a large network of brothels operated by the Japanese military during the Asia-Pacific War, where many suffered terrible sexual and other physical and mental abuse, and many died.
If acknowledging and pledging to never repeat such crimes can help heal these women, Japanese government should mend the past and come up with more comprehensive plans to show the neighboring countries and the world how they are going to fully own the responsibilities and teach their children never to repeat this again