Today(January 1, 2007), Representative Michael M. Honda (CA – 15) introduced a bipartisan resolution before the U.S. House of Representatives calling on the government of Japan to formally and unambiguously apologize for and acknowledge the tragedy that comfort women endured at the hands of its Imperial Army during World War II. More than 200,000 such women suffered gang rape, forced abortions, and other humiliations under Japan’s colonial and wartime occupation of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War II.
Upon introducing the legislation, Honda noted, “I would like to emphasize in the strongest terms that the purpose of this resolution is not to bash or humiliate Japan,” he said. “This legislation, rather, seeks to achieve justice for the few remaining women who survived these atrocities, and to shed light on a grave human rights violation, that has remained unknown for so many years.”
The resolution is cosponsored by: Representatives Edward R. Royce (CA – 40), Christopher H. Smith (NJ – 4), Diane E. Watson (CA – 33), David Wu ()R – 1), Phil Hare (IL – 17), and Delegate Madaleine Bordallo (GU).
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