Equipo Nizkor
        Bookshop | Donate
Derechos | Equipo Nizkor       


China slams NHK head's "comfort women" comments

China has reacted angrily to a comment by the new chief of Japanese public broadcaster NHK that army brothels were "common" worldwide during war.

"His words show that a force in Japan attempting to downplay or even deny Japan's war crimes," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a daily press briefing.

Qin said that sexual slavery was a heinous crime committed by the Japanese military during WWII which still harms victims' physical and mental health to this day.

The NHK leader's comment has the same subtext as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to a shrine where 14 Japanese Class-A WWII criminals are honored, said Qin.

Qin urged Japan to face up to crimes, tackle the issues and win the trust of the people of Asia and the international community through concrete steps, adding that Japan should adopt a responsible attitude and respect human rights.

[Source: Xinhua, Beijing, 27Jan14]

Tienda de Libros Radio Nizkor On-Line Donations

East China Sea Conflict
small logoThis document has been published on 31Jan14 by the Equipo Nizkor and Derechos Human Rights. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.