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”There is no way to erase the fact that during the war there were women who were forced to serve as sexual partners for Japanese military personnel.”
Look squarely at essence of 'comfort women' issue http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG8L674NG8LULPT00L.html
Q: What are comfort women? http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG8L674PG8LULPT00N.html 2014年8月22日10時00分
Q: What are comfort women?
A: Women who were forced to serve as sexual partners of military personnel at comfort stations
created under the involvement of the Japanese military during a time of war.
In the statement released by the government in August 1993
under the name of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono (the Kono statement),
there was wording that said,
"this was an act, with the involvement of the military authorities of the day,
that severely injured the honor and dignity of many women."