U.S.-based rights groups ask Biden to seek historic justice for victims of wartime sexual slavery
Updated: 2021-05-18 15:59:46 KST
Ahead of the Moon-Biden summit on Friday, four advocacy groups based in the United States have written to the White House asking President Joe Biden to press Japan to assume clear, legal responsibility for its wartime sexual slavery.
The groups accuse Japan of publicly distorting historical facts regarding the provision of the so-called "comfort women" during World War Two saying they would like an opportunity to discuss a "victim-oriented, inclusive resolution to this unreconciled historic injustice" with the U.S. President.
Delivered last week by Congressman Adam Schiff, the letter includes the signature of former Congressman Mike Honda, who led the passage of a resolution in 2007 demanding that the Japanese government accept historical responsibility and apologize for sexually enslaving young women leading up to and during World War II.