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Japan WWII 'comfort women' were 'necessary'. Bloody hell.

(11 Posts)
HerrenaLovesStarTrek Tue 14-May-13 09:28:21

"A prominent Japanese politician has described as "necessary" the system by which women were forced to become prostitutes for World War II troops."

BBC link

I had no idea this sort of rhetoric was still acceptable.....

HerrenaLovesStarTrek Tue 14-May-13 11:31:56


bollockstoit Tue 14-May-13 11:43:06

Yes soldiers can't possibly live without sex hmm. Reducing women to the level of cigarettes and chewing gum.

JuliaScurr Tue 14-May-13 11:49:17

what do they do about female soldiers these days?

HerrenaLovesStarTrek Tue 14-May-13 12:07:58

Do you mean in Japan in particular, juliascurr?

I think it's an archaic attitude too bollockstoit.

Springdiva Tue 14-May-13 18:54:08

He must be nuts. The Chinese and Koreans don't need another reason to hate the Japanese.

edam Tue 14-May-13 19:05:44

What a nasty piece of work he is. I'm glad it seems most politicians are distancing themselves from him.

GreenLeafTea Tue 14-May-13 19:12:00

He's a right wing twat!

I do wonder if he would offer his arse and mouth up to support the troops. I'm guessing not, somehow.

BadLad Wed 15-May-13 13:07:52

It's progress of a sort - previous politicians have denied that there were any of these comfort women, or that they were in any way forced into what they did.

The politician in question is the former mayor of Osaka. His views are nothing compared to the former mayor of Tokyo - Shintaro Ishihara, one of many who deny that the massacre of Nanking ever took place, insists that Japanese involvement in WW2 was denfensive and intended to liberate other countries, and referred to women as baby machines.

Meanwhile the cabinet here regularly go and worship the enshrined war criminals at Yasukuni shrine.

The politicians in the UK are gems compared to the turds running this country. PM Abe's grandfather was charged with war crimes, although the investigation petered out. Wartime PM Hideki Tojo's granddaughter Yuko is involved in politics and regularly belts out how unjustly Japan (and her hanged grandfather) were treated in the war.

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 15-May-13 15:26:41

Unlike the Germans, I believe the Japanese doesn't teach WWII history to the children. Most are ignorant about what they have done. And like BadLad says, it's an improvement they even acknowledged comfort women exist and that they were not willing participants.

Planetofthedrapes Sat 18-May-13 08:44:59

I think the Japanese Government should hang their heads in disgrace. Then they should apologize and pay compensation to all the comfort women from WWII who are still alive, now before they die of old age.

This politician is so disrespectful to the comfort women, and in fact to all women.

I hear that some Korean comfort women are going to Japan to campaign for justice. I hope Japanese feel ashamed, and so they should sad. In Korea, these ladies are treated with respect for the suffering they went through during the war.

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