Japanese daily promises reform after 'comfort women' coverage rebuked

December 22, 2014 7:03 PM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The president of Japan's leading liberal newspaper pledged to fundamentally transform the paper for the better after its coverage of women forced into sex work during the Second World War was sharply criticized in a report.

The Asahi Shimbun took years to withdraw incorrect articles on "comfort women", as those forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels are known, and has since faced a barrage of criticism from Japanese conservatives and become the target of harassment and threats of attack.

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