Abe has strong intention to revise Kono Statement: Japanese lawmakerUpdated: 2014-04-02 11:59:47 (KST)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will uphold a landmark apology to victims of its wartime sexual enslavement, but one Japanese opposition lawmaker isn't so sure.
At a seminar in Washington D.C. Tuesday, Satsuki Eda of Japan's Democratic Party said the Abe administration still intends to review the Kono Statement and issue a revised version sometime next year.
Eda, who expressed concern about the move, added the new statement would contain Japan's official stance on war and draw international attention.
The lawmaker's comments run counter to what Prime Minister Abe said last month ahead of his first official meeting with President Park Geun-hye, when he pledged to uphold the 1993 apology.
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