The Comfort Women and Japan’s War on Truth
NYT published an article by Mindy Kotler, the director of an leftist NPO. NYT cautiously avoids restating their version of "historical truth". Because, without Yoshida, there is no hard evidence of "sexual slavery" by the Japanese Army.
The scholarly community had long determined that Mr. Yoshida’s claims were fictitious, but Mr. Abe seized on this retraction by The Asahi to denounce the “baseless, slanderous claims” of sexual slavery, in an attempt to negate the entire voluminous and compelling history of comfort women. In October, Mr. Abe directed his government to “step up a strategic campaign of international opinion so that Japan can receive a fair appraisal based on matters of objective fact.”