Derechos | Equipo Nizkor
NHK chief apologizes for inappropriate comments
The new president of Japanese public broadcaster NHK has apologised for his inappropriate remarks on forced prostitution during World War Two.
Answering questions from Japan's lawmakers, Katsuto Momii said he's sorry for "causing trouble" as he said the use of military prostitutes, which in Japan were called "comfort women", was common in all countries at war, not just Japan.
Last Saturday, Momii also criticized South Korea for the issue of compensations. His remarks were slammed both in Japan and South Korea, and South Korea's ruling party urged Momii to resign. But Momii said he will hold the post of NHK's head.
[Source: Xinhua, Beijing, 01Feb14]
East China Sea Conflict
|This document has been published on 19Feb14 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.|