The Daily Manila Shimbun


Japan protests UN committee over comfort women pact

May 24, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government has lodged a protest with the UN Committee against Torture, following the panel's recommendation for a revision to the 2015 Japan-South Korea agreement on the issue of Korean comfort women.
The letter of protest was presented to the committee as of Friday via the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami told a press conference Tuesday.
The UN committee earlier this month advised South Korea that the pact be revised, saying it "fails to provide redress and reparation, including compensation," for the women, who were forced into prostitution for Japanese troops before and during World War II.
Japan said in the letter that the recommendation is not acceptable. The agreement has been praised by the international community, and it is important that the pact continues to be implemented steadily, the letter said. (Jiji Press)