西岡力氏が書いた『よくわかる慰安婦問題』（草思社）の英訳 - kmiura - 従軍慰安婦問題を論じる経由で、つい読んでしまった。海外メディアが取り上げてくれないとご立腹の様子だが、無理もなかろうて。
LIES BECAME TRUTH
According to a statement issued by the Japanese government in 1994 (commonly referred to as the“Kono Statement” after then chief Cabinet Secretary Kono Yohei, who delivered it) mentions that “in many cases [comfort women] were recruited against their own will.” This means that they were deceived by procurers or were born into poor families who sold them into prostitution. It also acknowledges that “at times, administrative/military personnel directly took part in the recruitments.”Here, the statement is referring to exactly one case in which several Japanese soldiers stationed at an outpost in Java, Indonesia, forced a female Dutch prisoner of war to work as a prostitute for approximately one month, in violation of military regulations. When military authorities got wind of the crime (a war crime), they immediately shut down the brothel. The Allies later tried the perpetrators of the crime (five soldiers and four private citizens), who were executed or given prison sentences.