Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sex slaves testify to force Japan apology

Who SHOULD BE apologizing now?

Japan, here:

Supporters want an apology similar to the one the U.S. government gave to Japanese-Americans who were forced into internment camps during World War II. That apology was approved by the Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Regan in 1988.

Japan objects to the resolution, which has led to unease in an otherwise strong U.S.-Japanese relationship. Its leaders repeatedly have apologized. Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, for instance, said in 2001 he felt sincere remorse for the comfort women's "immeasurable and painful experiences."

In a letter to the subcommittee, Japan's ambassador to the United States said his country has recognized its responsibility and acknowledged its actions. "While not forgetting the past, we wish to move forward," Ryozo Kato wrote.