Asian women fund completed its

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Please turn on "JavaScript" and use it. January 14, The Government of Japan launched a thorough fact-finding study on the issue of comfort women in December and announced its results in July and in August Public documents found as a result of such study are now open to the public at the Cabinet Secretariat.

Asian Women's Fund

Asian Women's Fund - Wikipedia

It is a big concern about the after care for the former comfort women after AWF's closing, and there is certain movement to bear and support it. We take this opportunity to make several statements. The Asian Women's Fund started when Chief Cabinet Secretary Kozo Igarashi announced its establishment on June 14, , based on an agreement made in the same year by the three ruling parties. The Fund was established as a means of expressing the government's awareness, remorse and apologies concerning the comfort women issues as expressed in the statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono on August 4.

The Comfort Women, the Asian Women's Fund and the Digital Museum

Wada Haruki, translated and introduced by Gavan McCormack. The original Japanese version is available here. Six decades have passed since the end of the Pacific and East Asian War and the collapse of the Japanese colonial empire, but responsibility for colonialism, war, and their accompanying atrocities, continues to agitate Japan and East Asia. It is widely believed that Japan refuses to apologize or face the truth of history, much less compensate victims. Such a belief is, however mistaken, although it is true that it took five decades before any such steps were taken and the adequacy of the steps taken has been debated and continues to be debated.
On the Japanese general election on July 18, , the Liberal Democratic Party lost government for the first time since As expressed by Murayama at a press conference on July 18, [6] the government's goal was defined as following:. The fund was formally established on June 19, Bunbei Hara was the first president from to It was a quasi public organization, but it was managed by volunteers who were private citizens.