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2014-11-19 Wed 00:59
Japan has asked a U.S. publishing firm to change descriptions in its world history textbook about women who were forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters on Tuesday.
Kishida was referring to the textbook entitled "Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past," written by historians Jerry Bentley and Hebert Ziegler, and published by the New York-based McGraw-Hill Companies.
"The Japanese army forcibly recruited, conscripted, and dragooned as many as two hundred thousand women age fourteen to twenty to serve in military brothels, called 'comfort houses,'" the textbook says in its fourth edition.