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2 former sex slaves cancel Japan mayor meeting

Former South Korean comfort woman Kil Un-ock, center, who was forced to serve for the Japanese troops as a sexual slave during World War II, shouts slogans during a rally against the recent comment of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto in front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, May 15. AP

OSAKA, Japan—Two Korean former sex slaves have canceled a meeting with an outspoken Japanese mayor who last week said Japan’s wartime practice of using many Asian women as prostitutes was necessary to maintain military discipline.

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, also co-leader of a nationalist party, has enraged Japanese neighbors with his comments about so-called comfort women.

Supporters of Kim Bok-dong and Kil Won-ok, both in their late 80s, said Friday that the former sex slaves had nothing to talk about because Hashimoto has showed no remorse over his remarks.

Their supporters say they are demanding that he apologize and resign as mayor.

Hashimoto, 43, also angered the US by suggesting American troops based in southern Japan should patronize legal adult entertainment establishments to reduce sex crimes there.

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Tags: China , Comfort Women , Crime Against Humanity , Japan , Military , Philippines , prostitution , South Korea , World War II

  • kanoy


    • CommonSens6

      Is that the reason your wife left you for your neighbor or your just too undesirable you can’t get a woman/man or both?

  • kismaytami

    No harakiri yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

    Sabi ng lola ko noong unang panahon kapag dumarating ang mga hapon kailangang magtago para hindi makita ng mga maniakis na hapon, pero ngayon kapag dumating yung mga hapon sa bansa ang mga kadalagahan sila pa ang nag priprisinta na magpakilala sa mga hapon, nakakahiyang pag usapan pero totoong nangyayari sa atin ito…

  • Handiong_Haringmakabayan

    Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto says “Comfort women were necessary to instill discipline. American troops based in southern Japan should patronize legal adult entertainment establishments to reduce sex crimes there.”

    Hahahaha! Some Japanese politicians are so naively funny. Great sense of humor! I meant it in a non-racist and non-angry way.

  • $18209031

    Japo criminals will always remain criminal in heart. THey are of the same hentai loving bloodline.

  • Kronos2

    Only Hashimoto has the balls to tell the world what Japan did was a necessary evil. Countries who dance on political correctness dont have the gall to accept that it is a reality of war. It happened. Japan was in power and had the power to do it for the benefit of its troops. Move on world What the ‘leader of the first world’ is doing in countries where they shouldn’t have any presence is doing more damage in all types of areas–infrastructure, economic, morale etc and still continues in doing so for the sake of ‘security’ and ‘world peace,? Would love to be enlightened by them.

  • nakedsatan



    so when will he commit seppuku lol

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