Write : 2016-01-15 16:41:38 Update : 2016-01-18 07:48:34
The Japanese Prime Minister has warned his officials to exercise caution in the wake of controversial remarks made by a ruling party lawmaker who identified wartime sex slavery victims as prostitutes.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday issued the warning during a House of Councilors meeting.
He urged Japanese government and ruling party officials to make comments based on the recent Seoul-Tokyo settlement of Japan's wartime sex slavery.
Prime Minister Abe was asked to reveal his stance on remarks by ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada who said comfort women were "prostitutes by occupation."
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