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Japan Prostitution

Sorry for Nothing

Ian Buruma | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Ian Buruma

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is once again stirring Asia's cauldron of national rivalries and historical resentments. This time, he has instructed a committee of historians to reexamine the official apology delivered in 1993 to World War II-era sex slaves held in Japanese military brothels. It is clear from various recent statements that some of Abe's closest advisers believe that the apology was not in order, so the committee might well conclude that Japan was never officially involved in prostitution, and that its "sincere remorse" should therefore be withdrawn. What perverse reason could Abe have for pursuing such an outcome?

Japanese Man Busted For Arranging Elderly Sexcapades

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Police in Japan have arrested a 70-year-old man over claims he arranged sexual encounters among senior citizens through newspaper adverts soliciting "...

Osaka Mayor: Sex Slaves Comments May Have Lacked Sensitivity

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

TOKYO — An outspoken Japanese mayor who outraged many with remarks about Japan's wartime and modern sexual services stood by his comments Thursd...