Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura said on 24 Nov. 2017 that Osaka would dissolve a sister-city relationship with San Francisco (The Asahi Shimbun) , but the prostitute statue will not be removed.
The agreements concluded between Japan and South Korea about the problem of comfort women (28 Dec. 2017) were broken.
The government is still going to keep a friendly relationship with South Korea.
Yoshiaki Yoshimi wrote a book, which was published by Iwanami Shoten on 20 Apr. 1995.
It was translated in English and can be bought in Amazon.
Its title is “Comfort Women”. Its subtitle is “Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military During the World War II”.
“Sexual Slavery” is incorrect. “Prostitutes” is correct.
If you access my web site, you will understand.
Makoto Sakurai’s speech in the Tokyo gubernatorial election in front of the Sugamo Station Front Exit (29 July 2016)