During World War II, Japan used women of the conquered countries as sex slaves or comfort women. This problem related to this issue has recently sparked conflicts in the Korea-Japan relationship, developing into an issue receiving the spotlight of international society.
Although a US congressman, Mike Honda, is Japanese American, he stated that Japan should formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept historical responsibility in a clear and unequivocal manner, refute any claims that the issue of comfort women never occurred, and educate current and future generations about this horrible crime while following the recommendations of the international community with respect to comfort women.
Honda is urging Japan to make an unambiguous apology for the use of sex slaves, and educating the truth about the criminal actions carried out during war.
Japan should take Honda's advice into deep consideration. If Japan no longer wants to be condemned by the international community, they must apologize, and accept historical responsibility for the horrible crimes committed.