'Japan Has Nothing to be Ashamed of Regarding Comfort Women Compensation Issue'
Write : 2017-11-17 15:21:02 Update : 2017-11-17 15:53:11
A Japanese government official has reportedly said Tokyo has nothing to be ashamed of regarding a recent UN Human Rights Council report which urged the country to adopt proper actions to compensate the victims of its wartime sexual enslavement.
According to Kyodo News on Friday, Tokyo's delegate to the UN in Geneva Yoshifumi Okamura told reporters the day before that the council's review of the so-called "comfort women" issue had been made on the request of South Korea and China. However, he said he personally believed there was nothing that Japan should be embarrassed about.
The UN panel on human rights, after releasing the report, reiterated its call on Tokyo to "sincerely apologize and compensate the victims" of the Imperial Japanese Army, as well as promoting fair and accurate historical education of the past, by including the stories of the women affected.
Okamura said Tokyo will look into the recommendations and decide whether or not to adopt them by February or March next year.
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