Japan refuses to comply with UN recommendation on wartime sex slavery victimsUpdated: 2013-06-19 16:02:22 (KST)
Japan has refused to comply with the latest recommendations by "the United Nations Committee Against Torture" to correct some Japanese politicians' abusive comments towards the Japanese military's former wartime sex slaves.
Citing a civic group in Japan, Seoul-based Yonhap News reports Tokyo responded to an opposition lawmaker's question on the matter saying that the UN recommendations are not legally binding. And therefore the Japanese government has no obligation to comply.
Following Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's recent remarks that the military brothels were "necessary" during the war, the UN body had advised Japan to refute such claims, and to provide related documents.
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