On November 4, 2012, an advertisement which intends to distort the history of the ‘comfort women’ history was placed on the Star-Ledger, a prominent newspaper in New Jersey.
The ‘Comfort Women’ issue is widely acknowledged as a human right issue by several countries. Many, including the U.S., Canada, and Netherlands, passed resolutions asking for the Japanese Government’s acknowledgement of the historical truth on ‘Comfort Women’ and official apology to the victims. Recently, Japan also came under criticism for sexual violence against women perpetrated by its military before and during World War II by the a working group of the United Nations.
Despite the criticism on Japan over ‘comfort women,’ the ‘Comfort Women’ memorial in Palisades Park, NJ, was defiled with a stake by a Japanese right-wing extremist.
The group that placed this advertisement, “Committee for Historical Facts”, cooperates with organized with a Japanese extreme rightist organization, journalist, composer, and a professor. This advertisement includes the names of those who support their argument. Some of the figures are politicians, professors, political commentators, journalists, and movie & TV producers in Japan. This group also attempts to distort the ‘comfort women’ history on YouTube, with a video titled “Sex, Lies, and Comfort Women.”
This is a matter of grave concern that Japan still denies the “human right issue” and distorts the historical truth.
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