Skip to comments.Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were necessary [OK, FR Ladies Get Angry]
Posted on 05/14/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT by SandRat
An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle.
The comments made Monday are already raising ire in neighboring countries that bore the brunt of Japan's wartime aggression and have long complained that Japan has failed to fully atone for wartime atrocities.
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coming from a country where kiddie porn possession is still legal
Just ask the survivors of the Bataan Death March about Japanese morals. They have none.
This hurts the tourist trade a lot.......... a vital resource in these tough times.
Never wanted to visit, despise their perversion.
They can be strange people.
Hard to believe anyone in a prominent position could say something so stupid and outrageous.
November 1995 — The U.S. Navy admiral who announced plans to retire after touching off outrage with his off-the-cuff remark about the rape of a Japanese schoolgirl spoke out again Sunday, but this time Richard Macke was apologetic.
“My comments were insensitive and offensive,” he said.
In his original comments to reporters last Friday, Macke, U.S. commander of Pacific forces, had suggested the three U.S. servicemen accused of the crime and now on trial in Okinawa should have paid for a prostitute instead of raping the 12-year-old girl.
After saying military officials had found nothing in the background of the three accused servicemen to suggest they would commit such a crime, he said, “I think it was absolutely stupid. I have said several times: for the price they paid to rent the car (used in the crime), they could have had a girl”.
After the angry reaction he issued an apologetic statement, but the outrage did not die and the four-star admiral with 35 years in the military announced his retirement the same day.
I’m sure this will be of interest to the Chinese, who now have a severe shortage of women, and look upon the Japanese as their historical antagonist.
It is what they believe.
They also don’t think they lost WWII, only that we cheated.
These would be the same ‘disciplined’ soldiers who murdered prisoners by the boatload, and raped and slaughtered civilians on their their way across China and southeast Asia?
Is the mayor Muslim?
and our troops face UCMJ punishment for frequenting prostitutes!!!
Or Unit 731.
Good point.Today the Japanese seem to have a far,*far* different attitude when a single one of their women is violated.Of course they’re correct to be disgusted in such a situation but with our military it happens once in a great while whereas during WWII the Japanese did it routinely.
Unless they do the violating.
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