Abe Warns Officials against Controversial Comments on Wartime Sex Slavery
The Japanese Prime Minister has warned his officials to exercise care in the aftermath of controversial comments made by a ruling party lawmaker who identified wartime sex slavery sufferers as hookers.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday issued the warning during a House of Councilors meeting.
He advocated Japanese government and ruling party officials to make opinions based on the recent Seoul-Tokyo settlement of Japan’s wartime sex slavery.
Prime Minister Abe was asked to reveal his stance on comments by ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada who said comfort women were “prostitutes by profession.”