A few days ago, a Japanese right-winger Fujii Shihiko kicked the bronze statue of “comfort woman” located in the city of Taiwan with his foot. However, this video was taken by the surveillance camera next to the statue. After the surveillance video was exposed on the internet, it caused dissatisfaction and protests from people in mainland China and Taiwan and asked the Japanese government to make an apology.
Then, on September 10th a dramatic scene appeared. The Japanese man made a public statement on social media: “At the time, my leg was numb, and I accidentally kicked it when I stretched my leg”. Chinese mainland and Taiwan citizens satirize: “when I met you, I also had a numb leg.” It is obvious that the Japanese protestors refused to apologize on the issue of “comfort woman”.
As is known to all, during the Second World War, the Japanese army used the means of coercion and deception to have about four hundred thousand Asian women become “comfort women” of the Japanese army, including more than two hundred thousand Chinese women, who were devastated by extermination.
After the defeat of Japan, the Japanese government expressed its guilt and willingness to compensate for the Japanese army’s forced women from South Korea, the Philippines, and Singapore to serve as comfort women during World War II. However, the Japanese government’s attitude of forcing Chinese women to act as comfort women shows a silent and evasive attitude that confuses the entire world.
There are only eight “comfort women” still alive in China and this number is declining. They may not get the apology and compensation from the Japanese government before they die. Japanese right-wingers and officials have been distorting historical facts, trying to justify Japanese militaristic beasts and even beautify their aggression crimes, challenging the moral bottom line of humanity.
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