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Japan Denies Coercion of Sex Slaves in UN Report

Write : 2016-01-31 13:45:40 Update : 2016-01-31 13:53:05

Japan Denies Coercion of Sex Slaves in UN Report

Japan submitted its position to a United Nations body denying coercion in mobilizing sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War Two.

The Japanese government has been confirmed to have conveyed its official position to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women late last year after reaching a landmark deal with South Korea on Japan’s wartime sex slavery.

According to the Website of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Japan conveyed the position to the UN committee that in any documents it reviewed, there was no evidence of coercion by the Japanese military or authorities in the recruitment of comfort women.

Japan presented the position in a written answer to questions from the committee, which demanded an explanation on Japan’s claim that there is no evidence of forced recruitment of comfort women.

As for the committee’s question on whether Japan has intent to include the sex slavery issue in school textbooks, Tokyo said that it is not in the position to answer the question on education, as it does not adopt state-designated textbooks.

Since 1994, the committee has urged Japan to present its final position on the matter and to admit its responsibility and compensate victims.
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