denial, to the bitter end

There's been a lot of progress regarding HR121, the House resolution calling for the government of Japan to apologize for the sexual enslavement of women and girls during World War II. However, on the flip side, there are people who apparently aren't happy ("surprised and shocked") about it. Conservative Japanese politicians, scholars and journalists plan to write to U.S. lawmakers urging them to revoke the resolution, arguing that there were no sex slaves, and that the women were licensed prostitutes: Japan politicians to protest at U.S. sex slave vote. Denial, denial, ridiculous denial.

UPDATE: More on Japan's reaction here: Japan Warns U.S. House Against Resolution on WWII Sex Slaves. And more on the stories of comfort women in this recent local news segment from KNBC: Comfort Women Demand Apology

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