Atonement for the former comfort women:
Kato hief Cabinet Secretary 1992
The Government again would like to express its sincere apology and remorse to all those who have suffered indescribable hardship as so-called "wartime comfort women", irrespective of their nationality or place of birth.
Kono the Chief Cabinet Secretary 1993
The Government of Japan would like to take this opportunity once again to extend its sincere apologies and remorse to all those, irrespective of place of origin, who suffered immeasurable pain and incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women.
Murayama Prime Minister 1995
The problem of the so-called wartime comfort women is one such scar, which, with the involvement of the Japanese military forces of the time, seriously stained the honor and dignity of many women. This is entirely inexcusable. I offer my profound apology to all those who, as wartime comfort women, suffered emotional and physical wounds that can never be closed.
Hashimoto Prime Minister 1998
Recognizing that the issue of comfort women, with an involvement of the Japanese military authorities at that time, was a grave affront to the honor and dignity of large numbers of women, I would like to convey to Your Excellency my most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences and suffered incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women.
Koizumi Prime Minister 2001
As Prime Minister of Japan, I thus extend anew my most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences and suffered incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women.
Abe Prime Minister 2007
I, as Prime Minister of Japan, expressed my apologizes, and also expressed my apologizes for the fact that they were placed in that sort of circumstance.
(2) the fund
Asian woman fund
The problems with the fund pointed out.
In case of Germany
Federal compensation act (連邦補償法)
Over 90% people who were compensated were Germans or residents in the former colonized place.
The strict proof of the authenticity for the victims was demanded.
The bureaucratic procedure turned out to be complicated,
So German human right activists recommended to set up the fund to deal with the issue flexibly when Japanese human activists visited German to ask for suggestion..
After the unification, the fund was set up for the victims in Russia and Poland.
And the compensation was handed to the victims with the letter similar to Japanese counterpart.
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Note this is not for the former prostitutes exploited by German troop. . According to Hata, a historian, few German even realise that there were such brothels despite the fact there were 500 brothels just like Japanese counterparts(Franz Seidler).
Let me know if somebody know German apologized to the former prostitutes in the way Japan did.
SYDNEY, March 27 Kyodo
An Australian grandmother who was forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II has welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s apology to so-called ‘’comfort women.'’
Speaking on local television, 84-year-old Jan Ruff O’Herne said Monday night the apology had given all such sexually exploited women their dignity back.
‘’It’s just fantastic news, I could hardly believe it,'’ Ruff O’Herne said.
‘’It means the comfort women, they’ve got their dignity back. We’ve been waiting for this for 60 years,'’ she said.
Abe reiterated Monday afternoon that his administration stands by a 1993 statement admitting that the Imperial Japanese Army was ‘’directly or indirectly'’ involved in setting up and running the brothels and transferring women to them.
Asked if the government has no intention of issuing an official apology, Abe told the parliamentary committee meeting, ‘’As the prime minister, I am apologizing here.'’