Japan deletes military comfort women and other expressions in textbooks and South Korea expresses regret
China News Service, September 11, According to a report by South Korea’s Radio International on the 10th, the South Korean government deeply regrets the Japanese government’s decision to no longer use the expressions “comfort women in the military” and “forced conscription” in teaching materials.
A related person from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on the 10th that in April 2021, the Japanese government reviewed and approved a statement of defense that downplayed the compulsory nature of the issue of Japanese military comfort women victims and forced conscription. Recently, the Japanese Textbook Publishing House applied for deletion and modification of related expressions, and obtained approval from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. The Korean government deeply regrets this.
A person from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the compulsory mobilization, recruitment and transfer of Japanese comfort women is an undeniable historical fact. The living testimony of the victimized grandmother is stronger and clearer than any document as evidence that the Japanese military forces the mobilization of comfort women.
Japan has also recognized it, and the international community has also made a clear judgment on this.
The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed regret to the Japanese government through diplomatic channels.