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Japanese Newspaper Apologizes for Using the Term 'Sex Slaves'

Japan’s largest newspaper issued an apology Friday for having used the term “sex slave” and “other inappropriate expressions” in place of the euphemistic term “comfort women,” to describe up to 200,000 women who were forced to work in brothels patronized by Japanese troops during World War II. In a statement, the conservative Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper cited 97 articles from 1992 to 2013 that used the terms in the English-language version of the paper. “The Japan News apologizes for...

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