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On ‘comfort women’ and Japan’s war history, Abe’s historical amnesia is not the way forward

Jeff Kingston says the anniversary of the Kono Statement, in which Japan apologised for its treatment of ‘comfort women’, is a reminder that the country must reckon sincerely with its past if it wants to build a new future with its neighbours

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